Gerald Tsai, Jr Fitness Center
Keep fit in our 18,000 square foot weight training and cardiovascular conditioning area. The Fitness Center offers the latest in exercise equipment, from free weights to selectorized weight systems, to treadmills and ellipticals. Check out our Trixster bikes for a workout in a virtual environment.
beautiful facility features two swimming pools to accommodate
all types of users. The Recreation Pool serves special groups
and the general student population, while the Competition
Pool accommodates the Varsity teams and other lap-swimming
individuals, classes, or competing groups. The Competition
Pool is an amazing 10-lane by 16-lane pool with the ability
to change from meters to yards by use of a movable bulkhead,
set according to activity. The depth slopes from 7 feet to
13.5 feet, appropriate for water polo, synchronized swimming,
and diving. The Recreation Pool has many features for working
out, playing, and just plain relaxing. Jog against a water
current in the lazy river, join a shallow water aerobics class,
or get a group of friends together to play water volleyball!
This smaller pool also features three 20-yard lanes, a zero
depth ramp for wheelchairs, and slopes from three feet to
five feet in depth. At 86 degrees, the warm water is a great
therapeutic space, as well as ideal for teaching beginners
and children. After a long day of classes and studying, take
in a relaxing soak in the 15-person whirl pool or chill out
on a floating mat.
Indoor Rock Climbing, an exciting sport that has been gaining popularity in the United States, emphasizes strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. But rock climbing is more than just a work-out: it challenges your mind and your body. The Barreca Climbing Wall, located within the Fitness & Recreation Center, provides a safe and fun atmosphere for climbers of all ages and abilities. With routes ranging in difficulty from 5.4 to 5.12 (YDS), both beginners and experienced climbers alike will find something to challenge themselves. The Wall is available for use by all members of the Boston University and greater Boston communities with a valid FitRec membership, by taking one of our classes or through a private or semi-private rental.
The state-of-the-art 230-seat dance studio/theatre,
Boston University is able to create a balance between educational
programs that benefit our students, outreach programs that
serve the Boston community,
and rental opportunities that meet the needs of nonprofit
and commercial entities. The space is outfitted with all the
amenities that make it an ideal teaching environment, desirable
concert hall and attractive facility for special events. The
central Boston location, box office services, light and sound
package, competitive pricing and wheel chair accessibility
make it a viable rental facility.
Elevated Jogging Track
it's cold and snowy outside, nothing is more popular than
our 1/7 mile indoor jogging and walking track. Suspended over
our multipurpose 4- Court Gymnasium, the track is a great
place for informal use - jogging or catching up with friends
while walking! This area also contains the speed and heavy
Fitness & Recreation Center boasts 7 courts of gymnasium
space. The 3-Court Gymnasium has been essential in the development
of our intramural sports programs, like indoor soccer and
floor hockey. This space allows us to accommodate more
Club Sports, like badminton and volleyball, now have a great
place to practice and compete.
The 4-Court Gym is used for everything from structured
instructional time to open recreation for basketball
and volleyball. This gymnasium has the elevated jogging track
around its perimeter.
There are several rooms throughout the facility
that are suited for dance, yoga, group cycling, aerobics,
Pilates and martial arts.
Policies and Procedures for Drop In Member Use of multi-use rooms
Racquetball and Squash
Unique to this facility is the four
racquetball and two international squash courts. Members are
able to reserve court time. For those of you who are new to
the these sports, we offer instructional classes each semester.
The facility also hosts a Pro Shop, so you can pick up a new
racquet or balls on your way to your match!
Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
With orthopedic medicine, rehabilitation services,
The Ryan Center provides
exceptional care to a wide variety of athletes.