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Fitness & Well-being

Yoga is offered every Wednesday in Funston Studio
Yoga is offered every Wednesday in Funston Studio

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.

Hazelton Fitness Center Hours:

Regular Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-11:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-9:00pm


Trinity Natatorium Pool Hours:

September 2nd - November 1st

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Koeppel Comunity Center Hours:

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


Spinning: (Trin-cycle)

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.

Central Rock Gym, Glastonbury, CT

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. 

  1. Allen street loop: 1.8m
  2. Vernon street loop: 1.6m
  3. 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) 
  4. 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. 

  1. Talcott Mountain State Park - Avon, Simsbury 
  2. West Hartford Reservoir Trails: MDC property - Farmington, West Hartford, Avon
  3. Chase Mountain - Manchester  
  4. Ragged Mountain loop - Southington 

The Recreation Director and Assistant reserve the right to suspend or disqualify individuals or an entire team for unsportsmanlike conduct.  Additionally, violators of the Alcohol & Drug Policy and Good Sportsmanship Policy may face disciplinary action. 
Alcohol & Drug Policy
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.  
Hazing Policy:
Please refer to page 75 of the Trinity College Student Handbook about hazing, in all its forms.