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Get educated about health & fitness.

FitRec is happy to offer fitness workshops designed to educate participants on current fitness trends and information about overall health and wellness. The workshops include both classroom time and hands-on learning. Workshops are held multiple times throughout each semester. You’ll find the workshop information, date and time and fees below.

In addition, we offer free workshops during the academic year for both members and nonmembers. Check back often to see when new workshops have been scheduled. In order to attend, please RSVP.

Free workshops

How to Set Attainable Fitness Resolutions for the New Year

Date: February 12 Time: 5:30 pm  Location: FitRec, Room 222

Instructor: Val Altieri, EdM, Mental Conditioning Coach

Ready to make permanent changes in your life? With the New Year upon us it’s time to think about our goals for the next twelve months. Whether your goals are to lose weight, build muscle, or to improve health, you need a well thought-out, realistic goal that will allow you to move forward along a set plan. This lecture will teach you on how to set up smart and measurable fitness goals. Infomercial fitness programs and diet plans will be discussed.             

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Confused about What to Eat

Date: February 26 Time: 5:30 pm  Location: FitRec, Room 222

Instructor: Ashley Wagner, MS/Dietetics Student

What to eat? We don’t blame you– it can be a challenge to eat healthy! Join us for an informative nutrition lecture that may help alleviate the confusion. Topics include: The Fallacy of Fat-Free Foods, Reading Food Labels, Mindless Eating, Grocery Shopping Savvy, and Eat This and Not That options.

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Resilience and Mindfulness

Date: March 18 Time: 12 pm  Location: FitRec, Room 222

Instructor: Karen Brouhard, LICSW

This workshop will focus on cultivating resilience; the ability to cope effectively with crises and bounce back quickly from setbacks.  Along with implementing mindfulness practices; which helps us observe, rather than react to upsetting events and negative feelings. In this interactive workshop participants will: explore the sources of their own resilience, learn about the use of mindfulness in cultivating resilience and practice several mindfulness approaches.              

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How to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Date: April 2 Time: 5:30 pm  Location: FitRec, Room 222

Instructor: Michael Kayajanian, DPT/S, ACSM-HFS

Joints allow us to move. But there are several factors that can place stress on your shoulders, knees, and hips that can lead to stiffness, pain, swelling, and tenderness in the joints. There are certain steps you can take to improve the condition of your joints and keep them healthy and functional. Participants will learn key strategies, exercises, and stretches to keep your joints strong and mobile.

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Maximize Your Calorie-Burn with 30-Minute Circuit Workouts

Date: April 21 Time: 5:30 pm  Location: FitRec, Room 222

Instructor: Lindsey Wallis, MS, CSCS, Assistant Manager of Fitness

Spending too much time in the gym and not seeing results from your current program? Try circuit training to burn fat and change your body-composition in as little as 30- minutes a day.  Circuit training is a series of exercise performed with minimal breaks in between. This hands-on lecture will show how to develop easy to perform circuits with little to no equipment.  Athletic wear recommended.

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Private Group Exercise Classes

Pictured are the Horace Mann elementary school teachers at an after school outdoor bootcamp. Fitrec collaborated the Wellness Coordinator at Horace Mann, in order to bring the class to Brighton’s Horace Mann. Michael Lagomarsine, Fitness Director at Fitrec, meets the teachers at school and puts them through an outdoors exercise class. The class includes body weight strength training  and ropes, hurdles, and ladders to keep the teachers working hard. It was a program enjoyed by all.

If your school or business is interested in having private group exercise classes, contact us at fitness@bu.edu


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