For those who prefer a smaller class size and would like more personalized attention from the instructor, we offer a variety of small group training programs, which usually target a specific piece of equipment, workout style, participant age group or demographic.
Small group programs consist of typically 6-8 participants per one trainer and there is more of a focus on progression and skill development over time. Trainers aim to develop challenging workouts that build upon what you’ve learned in their previous classes. The smaller class size allows for the instructor to help each participant focus on achieving specific goals while providing more thorough form correction and targeted motivation throughout the class.
Small group training programs are usually held in sessions ranging from 5-8 weeks long and require prior registration to reserve your spot. These classes are a great, affordable option if you enjoy having a set schedule to help you work out more consistently and prefer exercising with like-minded individuals to help keep you motivated.
Intro to (Power)lifting
Intro to (Power)lifting is a strength-based class focused on developing power in the three major lifts of the sport: bench press, squat, and deadlift. Under careful guidance from our trainers, participants will see their strength skyrocket as they push themselves farther than they could have imagined. In order to maximize strength gains, each week will be a progression from the previous, keeping the class fun and functional. This class will also contain mobility and flexibility work, necessary to keeping muscles pliable and enhancing growth. The goal is for participants to leave this class each week feeling stronger and more comfortable with compound lifts.
Fit Club: Weight Loss & Fitness Program
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 two out of the three classes per week (75% of all classes throughout the program).
Fit Club is a BC faculty and staff (non-student) weight-loss program designed to jumpstart a workout regimen for all participants.
The program includes goal setting, bi-weekly weigh-ins, bi-weekly optional group meetings, total body workouts three days per week, cardio and strength-based fitness challenges, 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 guidance. The goal is to encourage participants to incorporate exercise in their daily lifestyles and to ultimately feel empowered and comfortable to workout independently at the end of the semester.
Queenax Circuit Training
Take advantage of our brand-new Queenax rack in this circuit training class! This fast-paced class will use all of the unique attachments that come with the Queenax to challenge you in different modes and movements you may have never tried before! Strengthen and tone your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance, and increase your comfortability in using the Queenax. Jumping and explosive movements will be incorporated into the workout. Learn how to use the Queenax rig and all the things it has to offer in a fun, circuit-style training session.
Boxing bootcamp is a class for those looking to get in shape and learn the sweet science of boxing. This class is lead by an instructor with competitive experience and will include technical aspects as well as conditioning used by competitive boxers. Though Boxing Bootcamp is modeled after realistic training principles and methods, there will be no fist-to-face contact, so mouthguards are not required. While we do recommend that participants bring their own wraps and gloves, we will have gloves available. Wraps will be available for purchase at the Equipment Desk. The goal of Boxing Bootcamp is to undergo an incredible workout while learning the skills and confidence of a fighter!
Want to learn how to work out on your own, but don’t want to commit to class every single week? Join our Kickstarter Program! An experienced personal trainer will meet with you for the first two weeks of the (semester/session) to build a workout routine with you, and then you will be able to confidently work on your program on your own time! Class will meet every third week to check progress, update your program, and add challenges to keep you on track with your training. If you give a gym-goer a class, they will workout for the day, but if you teach them a program, they can workout forever!
Glide Fit Yoga
If you enjoy stand up paddleboards and yoga, then try Glide Fit Yoga! This class is about balance, coordination and focus, while getting a yoga workout. Grab a couple of friends and try out this new and fun class on the water! The Glide Fit boards will be in our Dive Well, so members must be comfortable swimmers and not afraid to get a little wet. Swim attire is required. These classes can be registered as one-time classes, rather than a weeks-long commitment.
Women & Weights
This class is for BC’s female population who are interested in strength training. Contrary to popular belief, cardio is not the only way to get muscle tone. With proper guidance from our excellent trainers, we will put you through a total body strength training routine to help develop independence and confidence in the weight room. The goal is to make weight lifting more approachable for women while giving them a great workout!
Fit for Life
Fit For Life (formerly Fit Over 40) is an exercise program designed to meet the needs of adults over 50 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!
Strengthen and stabilize using TRX suspension straps and bodyweight exercises in a fun, stimulating circuit workout. This class focuses on full range of motion and time under tension to show you how strong all elements of your body can be and how your core supports your active lifestyle. Enjoy “hanging out” with suspension training and expect a burn that is sure to bring you one step closer to your goals!
BCX-Fit is Boston College's own functional fitness program that combines aspects of multiple types of training styles for an engaging, challenging workout. This class utilizes our new Functional Training Area on the fourth floor and will include mobility, strength, cardio, and body weight training as well as exercise techniques used in gymnastics, power lifting, boxing, running, and more. If you are looking to shake up your routine and improve your body's functional strength and endurance, this class is for you! This class is modification heavy to provide a safe workout for all fitness levels.
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.