Looking for help with your everyday wellness journey? Here are some internal and external resources from Campus Recreation to assist you in maintaining well-being in your mind, body, and soul.

Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page before beginning any exercise featured on this page.

Join Team BC in NIRSA's Recreation Movement Challenge, as we join over 60 other schools from across the country to log 5 million minutes of movement by the end of May! 

You can find complete details on our Special Events page.

Weekday Wellness Checks with Campus Recreation

Weekdays through the spring we are offering a variety of wellness activities with some of our Campus Recreation staff. Each day has a theme: Mindfulness Monday, Tabata Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Trailblazer Thursday, and Fitness Friday. Join us on select days for an at-home fitness class via Zoom! Do not worry if you cannot make it, we will archive all the posts and videos below so you can access the content at your leisure when you need it most.

Mindfulness Monday Short and sweet mindfulness activities that you can practice on your own time. Shared through graphics, videos, or short descriptions. A gentle and mindful way to start your week.
Tabata Tuesday This 45 minute class features various bodyweight exercises fit for all levels in TABATA style: 8 rounds of 30 seconds of work with 20 seconds of rest. Each workout will feature multiple TABATAs that will change every week to bring you the benefits of high intensity interval training in the space of your own home. 
Wellness Wednesday A mixture of yoga, pilates, and meditation classes accessible for all-levels. These 30 to 45 minute classes focus on creating space, inviting movement, and cultivating a shared experience. 
Trailblaze Thursday Thursdays are for total body workouts that will highlight one piece of equipment you might have in your home, such as a single dumbbell, kettlebell, or resistance band. Don’t have any equipment? Don’t worry - creative modifications with household items or bodyweight options are included!
Fitness Feature Friday

Will it be Bootcamp, HIIT, Pilates, Yoga, or some brand new fitness idea? Who knows! The fun is in the surprise!! Check out our Instagram story on Friday mornings for our announcement of what will be on Zoom later that day.

 

Resources from the Office of Health Promotion

The Office of Health Promotion is offering a number of services to support and encourage the BC community through this time. Email healthpromotion@bc.edu to set up Health Coaching appointments, substance use conversations and appointments for food, body image and exercise concerns or check out these ten tips for staying healthy. You are also invited to participate in a 30 Day Wellness Challenge!

Online Resources for Well-Being

Here are some useful online resources available outside Boston College to maintain your daily well-being of mind, body, and soul. 

MIND

Mental health, resilience, time, and stress

Type of Resource Name Description
Website Wellness Phone Apps From Oregon State University, Cascades
Website Calm Currently free meditation resource during the pandemic
Website Barre Intensity Online video platform for barre classes
Article Mindful "How Mindfullness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic"
Article Olympic College Recreation "What's Possible When Stuck at Home"
Article Talkspace "What is Catastrophic Thinking? (And How to Stop)"
Article Coronavirus Resource Hub Multiple articles on how to deal with the pandemic
App Headspace Guided meditation at home
App Oak Meditation and breathing exercises
App Insight Timer Free at home guided meditation
App Spotify Playlists for calming, meditations, and more
App Scribd Books, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers (free for 30 days)

BODY

Nutrition, alcohol, sleep, and exercise

Type of Resource Name Description
Website Under Armour Challenge Map My Fitness Under Armour Challenge
Website Trainer Plus For trainers to assist patrons virtually
Website LifeFitness Workout of the Day Challenge
Website Yoga Girl Free online yoga classes
Website Super Hero Fitness TV Hip hop & island dance fitness
Website Free Yoga Personal Page of Instructor
Website Y360: Virtual YMCA Youtube channel with free classes
Website OTX Yoga Free yoga via Zoom
Website Core Power on Demand Yoga classes (free for now)
Website Les Mills on Demand Les Mills classes (free for now)
Website 6 Minute Workouts New York Times 6-minute workouts
Website Yoga Journal Online yoga classes (free through May 14th)
Website Get Healthy U TV Subscription accessed workouts
Website Alcohol Education
Online AA
Online Intergroup AA
Info about tolerance, BA, metabolism, & more
Website Smokefree Tools to quit smoking
Video Jessica Valant Pilates Pilates workouts with a performer
Video Fitness Blender Free workout videos
Video Pop Sugar Fitness Youtube channel with workouts
Video The Fitness Marshall Youtube channel with dance fitness
Video Energy X Fitness Studio Free online total body workouts
Video Georgia Howard Yoga & Meditation Youtube channel with yoga and meditation
App Openfit On-demand workouts, live classes, & nutrition
App Down Dog Personalized at-home workouts
App PRx Fit Free daily workouts
App ZMovement Facebook message the app for workout advice
App Peloton At-home workouts (free for 90 days)
App Gio At-home yoga for a cost
App FitOn App Free workouts with trainers
App Nike Training Club Free workouts with other paid programs
Other Pure Barre Facebook page for local barre studio

SOUL

Relationships, community, social life, and spirituality

Type of Resource Name Description
Article Talkspace "Remaining Emotionally Connected While Practicing Social Distancing"
Article Talkspace "5 Tips for Maintaining Community During the Coronavirus Crisis"

Outdoor Knot Series

Learn to tie knots with our Outdoor Adventure Center and build a skill useful from the wilderness to your backyard!

The Figure 8    |   The Figure 8 Follow Through   |   The Figure 8 on a Bight  |  2 Loop Figure 8    |  Bowline

DISCLAIMER:
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.