Recreation's Fitness & Well-being
Welcome to Trinity College's Fitness and Well-being program. Recreation at Trinity College is dedicated to providing the community with enriching opportunities that improve mental, emotional and physical well-being. Each fitness option is offered to allow our community to engage in a heathy outlet and promote an active lifestyle.
Effective March 16, 2020, all Trinity College Athletic Facilities are closed until further notice.
September 2nd - November 1st
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Open stick time: Wednesday & Friday 12:00pm-1:30pm
Open skate time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 12:00pm-1:30pm
Group Fitness Classes
All of our group fitness classes are open to students, faculty and staff. Recreation's classes are taught by current students, staff and outside instructors. Each instructor holds a certification in the class being offered and will provide a structured session that engages class participants. Classes are held on a first come first serve basis. Participants must sign in at the door.
Spring 2020 classes:
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm in Funston Studio Room 100
Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm in Vernon Social Center
Monday-Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm in Crescent 76H
Rock Climbing Shuttle:
Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm (Shuttle meets at Mather Circle at 6pm)
Our fitness schedule may change each semester, but class participants can expect to see at least one class offering per day. Registration for classes is on a first come first serve basis. Plan to show up 10-minutes early for our more popular classes to guarantee a space. For up to date information on all fitness classes please follow our social media accounts listed below.
Off Campus Fitness Options
In addition to our on-campus fitness classes the Recreation office has relationships with several off-campus studios and alternative fitness options.
Students, staff and faculty can take advantage of this relationship by showing your Trinity ID at their front desk to receive a daily climbing pass. If you do not own your own equipment you may rent rock climbing shoes, a chalk bag and a belay device for a $5 charge. Students may borrow climbing equipment from the recreation department including a harness, shoes, and belay device by visiting the Unit D recreation equipment cage during open hours. At CRG, participants can get a full body workout through the activities of bouldering or top rope rock climbing. CRG also has a strength training studio and regularly scheduled group fitness classes. To take advantage of these classes you must be a member. To receive the discounted membership rate, make sure to show your ID at the time of purchase.
The Recreation office will also offer a shuttle service to and from the gym every throughout the semester. Contact the Recreation office for further details
Running around campus
One of the most popular runs is the campus loop. There are several options to lengthen or shorten this distance. Other popular runs are also listed below. By using the interactive campus map below you can view the different running loop options. All running distances are approximate, based on distances leaving and returning to the Ferris Athletic Center.
- Allen street loop: 1.8m
- Vernon street loop: 1.6m
- River Run: out and back 3.8m to the CT river passing Buckley High (options exist here to extend your run up to Riverfront Recapture and beyond)
- Goodwin park loop: 3.9m, run down New Britain Ave to Fairfield Ave., run on the road in Goodwin Golf course and return on Broad St.
Trail hiking and running
There are many local hiking and running trails close to campus. Below are just a select few local opportunities 10-25 minutes away from campus. Options exist to explore wooded trails, paved walkways, or cliff side vistas.
- Talcott Mountain State Park - Avon, Simsbury
- West Hartford Reservoir Trails: MDC property - Farmington, West Hartford, Avon
- Chase Mountain - Manchester
- Ragged Mountain loop - Southington
Alcohol consumption will NOT be permitted during any Recreation activity, including Club Sports contests and practices, Intramural Sports contests, Outdoor Education adventure or any other recreation program run by the Recreation office. Violators will be asked to leave the area and offenders may be subject to disciplinary action.
Please refer to page 75 of the Trinity College Student Handbook about hazing, in all its forms.