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Fitness & Wellness

University of New Haven Fitness & Wellness

ChargerREC Fitness & Wellness programming isn’t just about working out!  While physical activity does play a large role, we are also focused on shaping the mind and spirit. Our programs encompass a wide range of disciplines, from group fitness, fitness equipment instruction, personal training, wellness seminars and events, and more!

  1. Fitness Center

    Our Fitness Center:

    Our Fitness and Wellness Center covers approximately 6000 square feet of the David A. Beckerman Center.  The upper level consists of a wide variety of cardiovascular and selectorized strength equipment while the lower level is made up of a hefty selection of free weight and plate-loaded strength equipment.

    Our fitness attendants are eager to help you with any questions you may have!

    Cardio Equipment

    Our selection of cardio equipment includes:

                    Life Fitness, Precor, and Woodway Treadmills
                    Stairmaster Step Mills
                    Precor Upright and Recumbent Stationary Bikes
                    Concept II Rowing Machines
                    Life Fitness and Precor Elliptical Cross Trainers 
                    Precor AMTs (Adaptive Motion Trainers)
                    Sci-Fit Upper Body Ergometer


    Enjoy your exercise even more with the option to watch TV!  Over half of our cardio pieces are equipped with cable-ready personal viewing screens.

    We also offer a full line of Nautilus Nitro selectorized equipment, four Star Trac Human Sport functional training stations, a multi-purpose cable cross machine, and a variety of Nautilus plate-loaded strength and free weight equipment.

    What if I’ve never worked out before?

    Don’t worry!  Our fitness attendants are ready and willing to help!  We are happy to offer a 30-minute FREE orientation to anyone who has the desire to use our facility but lacks the basic know-how.  You’ll learn which machines work what systems and muscle groups, as well as how to operate the equipment.  You will not receive any exercise prescription during this time.  If you’re looking for more personal assistance, click here to see Personal Training page.

    To register for a Fitness Center Orientation, visit our front desk to schedule yours today!

  2. GroupX

    ChargerREC GroupX

    The ChargerREC GroupX program is a comprehensive group fitness program designed to fit a wide variety of needs.  This program is included in your membership at no additional cost and offers up to 35 classes per week.  From AbSolution to Zumba, we’ve got you covered! 

    Click here for the current GroupX Schedule!

    Classes you can expect to see at ChargerREC this year*:

    BOSU Blast
    Zumba MashUp
    Lower Body Burn
    Zumba Step 

    *Not all classes may be offered simultaneously and are offered based on Instructor and space availabilities

  3. Premium Classes

    Premium Classes

    Our Premium Classes not only encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, they're fun too!

    Premium classes are different from our GroupX workout classes. In these classes, you will get a great workout, but you will also gain knowledge of very specific skills. Every time you come to class, you learn something new and exciting!

    Additionally, class sizes are small, so you get to know your classmates and instructor. This environment makes it easy to enjoy yourself and let loose while developing a lifelong skill.

    Whether your goal is to meet new people with similar interests, gain knowledge, or get a great workout, you can find a class that fits your lifestyle.

    Be sure to sign up early at the Beckerman Recreation Center Welcome Desk, as most Premium classes fill up fast! Minimum enrollment numbers must be met for the classes to be held. Cancellation decisions will be made at least two days prior to the class start date

  4. Personal Training

    What is Personal Training?

    Personal Training is a fitness program built just for you! ChargerREC has nationally accredited Personal Trainers that offer exercise regimens to help you reach your fitness goals. Our trainers will build  a challenging, yet inclusive environment, regardless of a member's ability, age, or goals. ChargerREC provides this program as an avenue for all of our members to attain their fitness and wellness goals.

    To view our Personal Training page click here.