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Student Life

Fitness and Recreation

Whether it's working out in our new Recreation and Wellness Center, challenging yourself on the two-story climbing wall, joining a group class or hitting the nearby trails for a hike, you're never short of options for staying active, having fun and keeping fit. We offer dozens of classes and experiences each week, including Balletone, barre, bootcamp, HIIT, several types of yoga, hiking, meditation, Pilates, small group training, Spinning®, Ugifit®, and Zumba®.

We’re all athletes

A student hangs onto grips as she climbs the two-story rock wall

No matter your level of fitness, we'll help you get in shape and perform at your best in our fitness centers across our 3 campuses — from exercising your body through powerlifting programs and Spinning® classes, to sharpening your mind through yoga sessions and recreation opportunities.

Our new Recreation and Wellness Center is a thoughtfully designed facility that underscores the university’s commitment to educating the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Of the new 60,000-square-foot space, 15,000 is dedicated to health and counseling, offering a full suite of counseling and healthcare services through Quinnipiac’s partnership with Hartford HealthCare. Nearly 100,000 square feet remain from the attached Athletic and Recreation Center.

When you're not hitting the gym, head outside and serve up a game on our tennis and volleyball courts, pass the ball on our outdoor basketball courts and athletics fields, and if you’re on the Mount Carmel Campus, simply cross the street and embrace the miles of hiking trails and beautiful seasonal views at Sleeping Giant State Park.

Join Us for a Fitness and Recreation Event

Sunrise Yoga

February 27, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Spinning® Class

February 27, 2024

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Spinning® Class

February 27, 2024

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 205 Studio Strong

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Yoga

February 27, 2024

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Open Recreation

February 27, 2024

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 160-3 Recreation Center Court 3 (AC 150-3)

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Spinning® Class

February 27, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Body Power fitness class

February 27, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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Yoga

February 27, 2024

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Yoga

February 27, 2024

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (ET)

Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci MNH 309 Relaxation and Wellness Studio

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Pilates Mat

February 27, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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Intramural Basketball

February 27, 2024

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 160-2 Recreation Center Court 2 (AC 150-2)

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Intramural Basketball

February 27, 2024

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 160-3 Recreation Center Court 3 (AC 150-3)

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Zumba Fitness class

February 27, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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Club Men's Volleyball Practice

February 27, 2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 160-4 Recreation Center Court 4 (AC 150-4)

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Yoga

February 27, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Pumped Up Strength

February 27, 2024

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 205 Studio Strong

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Spinning® Class

February 27, 2024

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Spinning® Class

February 27, 2024

8:30 PM - 9:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Harp Meditation

February 27, 2024

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Spinning® Class

February 28, 2024

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Wellness Wednesday

February 28, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 100 Lobby

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Barre fitness class

February 28, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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Spinning® Class

February 28, 2024

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Spring 2024 Success Series - Skills & Tools to Improve Your Academic Habits

February 28, 2024

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 218 Shared Conference Room

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Open Recreation

February 28, 2024

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 160-3 Recreation Center Court 3 (AC 150-3)

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Pilates Mat fitness class

February 28, 2024

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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Barre Workout

February 28, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)

Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci MNH 309 Relaxation and Wellness Studio

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Yoga

February 28, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 201 Studio Breathe

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Spinning® Class

February 28, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 212 Cycling Studio

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Zumba Fitness class

February 28, 2024

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (ET)

Recreation and Wellness Center RWA 203 Dance Studio

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See the full schedule and register for classes

Visit the RecWell website

 

RecWell Regular Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

York Hill Campus Fitness Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Recreation and Wellness Center By the Numbers

19,120 Pounds of free weights

64 Matrix cardio pieces

4 Living Green Walls

  • 20 Matrix selectorized machines
  • 5 Eleiko Lifting Racks with Platforms
  • 5 Matrix Plate Loaded strength pieces
  • 6 SciFit and Nu-Step Adaptive Cardio Pieces
  • Approximately 2700 wood panels throughout the space
  • 1 large dance studio modeled after the competition floor at UDA Nationals
  • 1 medium group exercise studio with retractable doors leading out to a deck overlooking Sleeping Giant State Park
  • 1 Spin studio
  • 1 dedicated yoga studio
  • Athletic training room dedicated to club sports athletes
  • 27.5-foot tall climbing wall complete with 2 TrueBlue Auto-Belays and 2 manual belaying lanes
  • Outdoor and camping equipment storage and rental
  • Fully turfed functional training area complete with the following:
    • 2 tire flips
    • 1 sled-mill
    • 1 sled
    • 4 plyoboxes
    • Battle ropes
    • 3 dual-cable cross trainers
    • Agility ladders and yardage marking painted on the turf
    • Kettle Bells
    • 2 Fitbenches
    • Slamballs
    • Light dumbbells

Fitness and Recreation Programs

We offer programs through the week and all semester long. For the complete list and to sign up, students, faculty and staff should use the RecWell website.

  • All Core
  • Athletic Stretch
  • Balletone
  • Barre
  • Barre Basics
  • Body Blitz
  • Body Power
  • Bootcamp
  • Butts & Guts
  • Cardio Core
  • Destress Program
  • Extreme HIIT Chaos
  • Gentle Stretch & Flow Yoga
  • Gymology
  • HIIT Bootcamp
  • HIIT The Barre
  • Hike the Giant
  • Kick It by Eliza
  • Mash Up!
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Movement Screening
  • Pilates Mat
  • Power Nap - the practice
  • Pumped up Strength
  • Reflective Hike to Yoga
  • Rise & Shine Yoga
  • Slow Flow Yoga
  • Small Group Training
  • Spinning is my Self-Care
  • Spinning®
  • Strengthen and Sweat
  • Strong for Summer
  • Strongest Bobcat Competition
  • Sweet Dreams! (Or, let's just nap!)
  • Totally Toned
  • Ugifit®
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Women's Wellness Night
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and Ugi®
  • Yoga/Meditation Fusion
  • Zumba®

 

See the full schedule and register for classes

Visit the RecWell website

Connect With Us

Call

General phone number for the facility: 203-582-8280

 

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