More in Wellness Workshops

Get educated about health & fitness.

FitRec is happy to offer free 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.

Join the Movement Lecture Series

Fall 2017

Triathlon 101

Date:  Tuesday, September 19 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, Room 221

Presenter: Kate Durant and Cliff Merritt

Do you like to run bike or swim? Looking for a (new) activity for lifelong activity? Nervous, Questions- Don’t know where to start? Come learn what you need to know to run and finish your first triathlon!

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Active Commuting

Two sessions: 

Date:  Tuesday, September 26 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationMed Campus, 72 East Concord St, Room R115

Date:  Wednesday, October 25 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, Room 221

Presenter: Carl Larson

Getting a workout on your way to work might be easier than you think. Plus, it’s fun, good for the environment, and can even save you money! Learn tips for integrating physical activity, particularly walking and biking, into your everyday commute. Good news for folks who commute from far away: there are options for you too!

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Release your neck and shoulders

Date:  Thursday, October 19 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitrec, Room 122

Presenter: Rachel Prabhakar

Come explore methods for releasing excess tension in your neck and shoulders. We’ll draw from the Alexander Technique as well as self-massage methods.

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Essential steps to really achieving your nutrition goals

Date:  Wednesday, November 8 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitrec, Room 221

Presenter: Rachel Reynolds

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I know what to do, I just have to do it,” yet months (and maybe even years) go by without lasting changes? In fact, most people KNOW the principles of healthy eating and are genuinely MOTIVATED to eat healthier. So why is it so hard to DO? The answer is in our habits and the power of these habits are rarely considered in behavior change interventions. This workshop offers an introduction to the science of habit formation, tools to build awareness of habits that undermine your goals, and the essential steps to actually achieving your nutrition goals.

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Mindfulness and Mindsets

Date:  Tuesday, November 14 Time: 12 – 1 pm

Location: Med Campus, 72 East Concord St, Room R115

Presenter: Karen Brouhard

Research has shown that altering our mindsets can positively affect our health, performance and wellbeing. This workshop will introduce the science of mindsets and the pioneering work of Harvard psychology professor, Ellen Langer, in using mindfulness to alter mindsets.

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Private Group Exercise Classes

Pictured are staff from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at an after school outdoor bootcamp.  The Wellness Coordinator at the Horace Mann collaborated with Michael Lagomarsine, the Fitness Director at Fitrec, to set up this class once a week at the school in Allston.  Mike met the staff after school and put them through an outdoor exercise class.  This included 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

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