About Us

Our mission is to help build a healthy community on Boston University’s campus and beyond. We cater to students, alumni, faculty and staff, families, and the community. With decades of combined experience, we manage a dizzying array of state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities in one of the largest and premier fitness centers in the Northeast. Add in a mix of friendly, positive vibes, and you’ve got the Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center (affectionately known as FitRec). Whether you’re into group workouts, solo sweats, or trying something new, we’re here every day to help you prioritize well-being in your life.

Take a tour and learn about our programs.

Now for a little about us.

The Fitness & Recreation Center opened its doors in 2005 as part of the John Hancock Student Village, replacing an aging, outdated gymnasium. Among other things, FitRec boasts an 18,000-square-foot weight and cardio room, a 1/7th-mile indoor running track, a climbing wall, a Pro Shop, racquetball and squash courts, two swimming pools, and the lazy river, which is wildly popular among kids and kids at heart. FitRec members also have access to fitness and recreation facilities at the Case Center, Track & Tennis Center, and Sailing Pavilion.

And if numbers are your thing, check these out.

6,500 students, faculty, and staff swipe in every day


34 club sports, from fencing and rugby to water polo and cricket


7,000 participants in intramural sports


100 physical education classes, from yoga, dance, aquatics, and equestrian, to court sports, emergency response, and martial arts


Summer camp for kids, as well as a program during the academic year, through the Family Recreation program

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