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A group of students sit on the top of Sleeping Giant during a Reflective Hike to Yoga session.

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.

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

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


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