UPDATE: The group fitness class program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Recreational Fitness Classes & Spaces
Being active is important to your physical and emotional well-being. In addition to protecting your body’s health, regular activity improves mood, boosts energy, promotes sleep and social engagement. If time feels like an issue, you can aim for short bursts of movement throughout the day.
There are many fitness options on and around campus.
The group fitness class program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
During the academic year, the office of Health and Wellness Promotion coordinates 9- and 12-week fitness and stress reduction classes for residential students. There is minimal cost to participate and advanced registration is required. Once registered, you're guaranteed a spot in class each week.
All levels are welcome as modifications are offered. Schedules will be posted online during registration periods and students are emailed the class offerings and registration details at the beginning of each semester.
The Slade Hall Wellness studio and racquetball court are currently unavailable for student use due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Slade Hall Wellness Studio
The Wellness Studio, located in the lower level of Slade Hall, is home to weekly fitness and RAD classes. The space features mirrored walls, wood floors and a TV/Blu-ray player. Yoga equipment, pilates rings and resistance bands are available for personal fitness. Residential students may use the space when organized fitness classes are not in session. The studio closes at 10:00 p.m. in observance of quiet hours.
Slade Hall Racquetball Court
The racquetball court on the lower level of Slade Hall is available to residential students on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment is available to borrow. In addition to racquetball, student can use the space for wallyball and dodgeball.
Reserving Recreation Spaces
Recognized student organizations and student leaders may reserve the Slade Wellness Studio or Racquetball Court for regularly occurring practices or one-time events. Reservations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Bentley offers several outdoor recreation facilities, including the track located on lower campus, outdoor basketball courts by the Trees and Copley residence halls, and beach volleyball courts behind Forest and Kresge.
Local hiking is just steps away. Woodland Trails at Stonehurst are just at the corner of Beaver and Forest streets. And Veteran’s Field in Waltham has a walking loop around its turf fields. You can access Veteran's Field from North Campus.