Group Fitness Options
Campus Recreation offers group fitness classes to all members free of charge. You must pre-register for group fitness classes up to 24 hours in advance.
Click on the class name for detailed information about each session. Be sure to visit this page regularly for the latest updates and schedule changes.
Group fitness classes are free to all members.
Barre: Combinations of ballet-inspired lower body work, low-weight resistance training, and bodyweight work, make for an intense, yet low-impact toning workout. Moves are done on the mat and at the barre. No dance experience necessary.
BODYCOMBAT: A high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.
BODYPUMP: A barbell workout for using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, giving you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music.
Bootcamp: This class combines resistance training and body weight exercises for a total body workout.
Cardio Kickboxing: Jab, punch, and kick your way through a fun and intense workout.
GRIT: A 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and bodyweight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.
HIIT 45: High intensity interval training (HIIT) sequences with explosive cardio and strength moves, to keep you moving, motivated, and sweaty.
Pilates: The class will start with a mind/body warm-up and progress in intensity to work the abs, arms, legs, and glutes. All this combined with upbeat music in order to feel strong, empowered, and sweaty!
Spin 45: Indoor cycling taught to energizing music by a wide variety of instructors with different styles!
Total Body Circuits: Resistance bands, dumbbells, body bars, mats and more are used in this circuit-style head to toe strength training class with cardio bursts!
Yoga - Hatha: Focus on yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation to achieve balance between the mind and body. Improve flexibility, strength, concentration and relaxation.
Yoga - Iyengar: A type of Hatha Yoga which emphasizes precision and alignment. Postures are held for a longer duration to experience them fully. Build strength, circulation, relaxation, coordination and balance.
Yoga - Power: This class will introduce a more vigorous, athletic approach to yoga. The format is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath.
Yoga - Restorative: Slow down, breathe, and stretch passively for long periods using blankets, blocks and bolsters to aid in deep relaxation.
Yoga - Vinyasa: This class consists of a continuous series of postures, which flow together. Postural alignment and coordination of breath and movement are emphasized.
Zumba: This class uses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness dance program that will blow you away. You will develop core strength and cardiovascular strength, all while having fun!
MPR A: Mind/Body Studio
Located on the 2nd Floor, left of the stairs
MPR B: Spin Studio
Located on the 2nd Floor, next to the Aquatics Center Observation Deck
MPR D: Studio 316
Located on the 3rd floor, next to the second entrance to the Wood Courts
Arrive on time for class and avoid leaving early if possible. Late arrivals are not allowed in the room 5 minutes after the start of class. If you must leave early, please let your instructor know at the beginning of class.
Entering a class in progress is prohibited. Please refrain from entering the room before the current class has finished completely.
Please follow the instructor’s routine and keep conversations to a minimum.
Appropriate athletic attire is required. Athletic shoes are required in most classes, with the exception of certain mind/body classes. Jeans or pants with buttons/hardware are not permitted.
All personal items should be kept in a locker or cubby. Staff is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
Mobile phone use is not allowed during class. Phones must be left in a locker or cubby during class.
Personal music devices may not be used during class.
No food or drink except water in a closed, unbreakable container is permitted.
Profanity, excessively loud or offensive language will not be tolerated.
Only BC Campus Recreation approved staff are permitted to teach in facilities during scheduled class times.
Approval is required for use of studio during unscheduled times.
Individual use of the facility stereo equipment is prohibited.
Instructors reserve the right to cancel a group fitness class if two or fewer participants are in attendance.
Scheduling: The scheduling of Fitness Outreach requires a minimum of 7-day notice and classes are not guaranteed. Classes can be scheduled at the Margot Connell Recreation Center or off-site on the Boston College campus. Off-site spaces must be reserved by the group requesting the class. On-site space requests will be handled by Campus Recreation staff and are not guaranteed.
Participation: Class participation at the Margot Connell Recreation Center is limited to members. Any non-members, including coordinators of the event, seeking to participate in a Fitness Outreach class will be required to purchase a Single Day Pass in order to participate.
Payment: Payment for services is due 48 hours prior to the class.
Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy, please notify both the Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness as well as the assigned instructor a minimum of 48 hours in advance to cancel. Any cancellation requests with less than 48-hours notice will be subject to payment unless due to inclement weather and early closure by the University.
If you choose to exercise on any platform with Boston College and its affiliates, you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that there is an innate risk of injury when participating in any physical activity. Participation is voluntary and practiced in a safe place suitable for this activity. Some practices may not be safe under certain medical conditions. You agree to consult a doctor if you have any medical concerns. If you experience any physical or emotional pain or discomfort, you will listen to your body, adjust the practice, and ask for support from a medical provider. You hereby agree to irrevocably release and waive any claims that have now or hereafter may have against Boston College and its affiliates. You have read this disclaimer and have acknowledged it prior to participating in any activity.