How to stay in shape at Trinity University

Looking for a way to stay in shape on campus, but don’t know where to start? Trinity has many different athletic facilities on campus, so if one doesn’t suit your interests, there’s bound to be something else that will. Below is a brief list of various ways to work out on campus.

The Bell Center: The Bell Center is a great starting point for your basic fitness needs. It has two gymnasiums, an aerobic room, a weight room, racquetball courts, a dance studio and a natatorium.

The Bell Center also rents out equipment so you don’t have to go buy a basketball or tennis racket. A student ID card is necessary to access certain fitness rooms in the Bell Center.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 11 p.m Sunday.

Track/Outdoor Running Paths: Not the treadmill type? Head outside and try the track, or if running laps doesn’t sound fun to you, try the other outdoor track that wraps around the soccer field and tennis courts. There is also a grassy path in the meadow behind Laurie Auditorium-just be sure to put your bug spray on before you head out.

Tennis Courts/Pool: Trinity has three different tennis courts on campus. You can find students and adults alike spending downtime on the courts. Trinity also has both an indoor and an outdoor pool. The indoor pool is available for use when the outdoor pool is closed. The outdoor pool hours vary by month, so be sure to check online.

Recreational Sports: Trinity offers a multitude of recreational sports such as intramurals, club sports and O-Rec, which is Trinity’s outdoor recreational organization. Rec sports are a great way to meet new people. Intramurals and club sports offer students team bonding, and O-Rec offers students outdoor activities like caving and wind surfing that they might not have otherwise had.

Fitness Classes: All students are required to take a Physical Education class, but why stop at one? Trinity offers a variety of fitness classes, varying from kickboxing to country western dancing. It’s a great way to start your morning or a great stress reliever between classes.

The YMCA: If you’re an avid exerciser, you may want to look into getting a membership at the YMCA. It’s conveniently located right next to Trinity, so even if you don’t have a car, you can easily walk to it and get an even better workout! The YMCA has more equipment and aerobic machines than Trinity does, so you won’t have to worry about your machine being taken. The YMCA also offers a plethora of group exercise classes every day.

With so many different ways to work out on campus, fitness has never been easier. Be sure to take advantage of all that Trinity has to offer. More detailed information about each of Trinity’s facilities, as well as a list of PE classes currently being offered, can be found online.