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Small Group Training

Session II programs on sale now!

Faculty/Staff Yoga and Grad Student Yoga are now listed under our Premium Group Fitness Classes Tab on the Group Fitness page.


Class Dates Days Times


Fit Over 40 10/ 28 - 12/9*
Tues/Thurs 12:00-1:00 pm $42 $84
Fit Over 40 10/27 - 12/8*  Mon/Wed 7:00-8:00 am $42 $84
Fit Over 40 10/ 28 - 12/9*  Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00 am $42 $84
Synergy Circuit Training 10/ 28 - 12/9*  Tues/Thurs 12:00-1:00 pm $42 $84
Synergy Circuit Training 10/ 28 - 12/9*  Tues/Thurs 5:30-6:30 pm $42 $84
TRX & Kettlebells Fusion 10/ 28 - 12/9*
Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm $42 $84
TRX Interval Training 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9  Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm $5 per class $5 per class
Ultimate Strength and Conditioning 10/27 - 12/8*  Mon/Thurs 7:00-8:00 am $42 $84


Small group training blends the best of group fitness, the motivation of working out alongside like-minded individuals in a specialized format, with more attention similar to personal training. Groups of typically 6-8 participants per one trainer are led through workouts.

These classes are typically held in sessions of 5-8 weeks, with the exception of our TRX Bootcamp Fusion class, which is open for drop-in single class reservations. Registration is required to reserve your spot in all classes. Trials are not available, unless specified. Health and fitness assessments are not included, unless specified.


Class Dates Days Times


Member Price
Faculty/Staff Fit Club: Weight Loss Program 9/8 - 12/10 M, Tu, Th, F 7:15 - 8:15 am NA $364
Beginner 5K: Res to Bandanna 9/9 - 10/23 Tues/Thurs 7:15 - 8:15 am $49 $98
Fit Over 40 9/9 - 10/16 Tues/Thurs Noon - 1 pm $42 $84
Fit Over 40 9/9 - 10/16 Tues/Thurs 7 - 8 am $42 $84
Synergy Circuit Training 9/9 - 10/16 Tues/Thurs 12 - 1 pm $42 $84
Synergy Circuit Training 9/9 - 10/16 Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 pm $42 $84
TRX & Kettlebells Fusion 9/9 - 10/16 Tues/Thurs 6 - 7 pm $42 $84
Ultimate Strength and Conditioning 9/8 - 10/20* Mon/Thurs 7 - 8 am $42 $84
*  There will be no classes on 10/13

Fit Club: Weight Loss Program (formerly Biggest Loser)

Via HEALTHY YOU: For the following program, HR--through the HEALTHY YOU program--will reimburse benefits-eligible employees 50% at the conclusion of the program if the participant attends at least three out of the four classes per week.

Are you looking to create some life-long habits to help you reach a healthy weight? Fit Club is a semester-long small group training program and support group for individuals who are overweight, with a BMI greater than or equal to 27. The program includes goal setting, scheduled assessments, small group training workouts four days per week, fitness challenges, nutrition and fitness round-tables, and lots of support and encouragement. Our trainers will work their hardest to keep you motivated. There are no fads here, just research-supported exercise, nutrition, and behavioral guidance. In order to register, a consultation with the Graduate Assistant of Fitness is required for new and returning participants.

Eligibility criteria must be met in order to participate. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. Must have a BMI greater than or equal to 27. Check your BMI at the following link by entering your height and weight:

  2. If BMI is less than 27, but at least 25, you must have a body-fat percentage greater than 30% for females, and 25% for males.

  3. Fill out the Small Group Training Application Packet (printed copies are also available in Member Services). Return the forms to Member Services in a signed, sealed envelope.

  4. The Graduate Assistant of Fitness will review your application and schedule a brief 15-minute consultation with you. If approved for the program, you will then need to get a medical waiver signed by your primary physician before you can participate.


Fit Over 40

Fit Over 40 is an exercise program designed to meet the needs of adults over 40 years old. Exercise is important for your overall mental and physical health and is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle! This well-rounded program includes a combination of weight training, cardiovascular, neuromuscular (balance/coordination), and flexibility exercises, geared to help you keep in shape all semester long!


Beginner 5k: Res to Bandanna 

Train for a 5k run in this beginner-friendly program! A trainer from Heartbreak Hill Running Co. will lead you in workouts around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and in the Flynn Recreation Complex, with the ultimate goal of preparing you to run the Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna 5k on Saturday, October 25. Participation in the Red Bandanna 5k is elective and is not covered in the program cost. Please visit the Red Bandanna website to register for the race.


Synergy Circuit Training

Form a stronger, more consistent, exercise regimen with Synergy Circuit Training! The trainer will deliver an appropriate full-body, circuit-training workout regimen to help you reach your goals. Workouts will be held on the new Life Fitness Synergy 360, and in other fitness areas utilizing a variety of equipment. Jumping and explosive movements will be incorporated in this workout, but individualized progressions of certain exercises will be recommended to keep participants of different fitness levels safe.


TRX and Kettlebells Fusion

Combine the suspension training of TRX for an incredible strength training boost with the high-intensity cardiovascular and explosive power work from Kettlebells in this fusion class! This total body workout blends the best of TRX and Kettlebells to keep you working hard.


Ultimate Strength and Conditioning

Are you looking to revitalize your workout routine and become more fit? Ultimate Strength and Conditioning is a Small Goup Training program geared toward the young professional (late 20s – late 30s) who is looking for a fast-paced, intense workout with results! The class will focus on total body strength and conditioning.


TRX Interval Training

Combine TRX and interval training in this 60-minute class for a total-body workout! Major muscle groups will be worked to exhaustion safely and effectively, all while keeping it fun with our TRX-trained instructor Perrey Sobba. This is an individual drop-in class and requires prior registration.


Refund Policy: Generally, refunds will not be issued for small group training once sessions have started, because space is limited.

Late Policy: All sessions begin on time, with or without all participants in attendance. Late participants are asked to complete a warm-up prior to joining the class. Late arrivals are discouraged.

Drop-In Cancellation Policy: To cancel a drop-in appointment for a single class reservation, you must contact Member Services at least 24 hours in advance.

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Starting is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1.  To register, stop by or contact Member Services at or 617-552-0797.

2.  After you register, the Small Group Application Packet will be emailed to you, or you can fill it out in advance and return to Member Services upon registration. The packet must be returned in a signed, sealed envelope. We cannot accept online forms with personal health information.

Please note that some participants may need a medical clearance. This will be communicated to the participant within three business days upon receipt of forms. If required, the medical clearance will need to be submitted prior to class participation. Participant registration packets and medical waivers are good for one year, unless medical history has changed.

3.  Attend your first class!

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