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Fitness & Wellness

University of New Haven Fitness & Wellness

Click here for the ChargerREC GroupX Schedule

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!


Fit For Duty Program Sign-ups are Underway

Registration for the Fall 2014 Fit For Duty Class and the Fit For Duty Mock test has begun! This program is designed to train and prepare participants for Law Enforcement physical assessments, and is perfect for Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Forensic Science students. The Mock Test will be held Tuesday 9/9, and the Fit For Duty Program starts Tuesday 9/16. For more information on Fit For Duty and to sign up for the Mock Test, please click here.


  1. Fitness Centers

    Our Fitness Centers:

    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.

    Our fitness centers are equipped with a wide variety of cardiovascular equipment including:

    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 AMT's (Adaptive Motion Trainers)
    Sci-Fit Upper Body Ergometer

      Enjoy your exercise even more with the option watching 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 this 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, see our Personal Training information.  
      To register for a Fitness Center Orientation, visit our front desk to schedule yours today!

    • 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*:

      Butts & Guts
      Mat Pilates

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

      • Lifetime Health & Skills


        Our Lifetime Health & Skills courses (LHS) not only encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, they're fun, too!

        Lifetime Health & Skills classes are different from our GroupX workout classes.  In these classes, you may get a great workout, but you also learn very specific skills that you don't get from our traditional GroupX classes. 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 will find a class that fits your life.

        Be sure to sign up early at the Beckerman Recreation Center Welcome Desk, as most LHS 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.  

        For more information on Fall 2014 LHS Offerings - Click the links below

        Fit for Duty                 $20

        Get FIT (PDF)            $10

        HIIT it (PDF)               $60

        Zumba Toning (PDF) $30

      • Personal Training


        Do you want a challenging and time-efficient workout based on your individual fitness goals?
        Do you need someone to help motivate you and make workouts more fun?
        Is your current exercise program is not providing the results you want?
        Do you need guidance to improve your health by reducing common risk factors associated with lack of exercise?

          If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you may want to consider a Personal Trainer.

          WHAT WE DO

          With careful attention to your personal history and goals, our personal trainers will design and implement an effective workout regimen as well as provide the motivation and tools to get you on track to a healthier way of life! Our personal trainers are skilled in the technical aspect of physical fitness as well as in the art of creating a comfortable and non-intimidating environment for each and every client regardless of age, ability, or goals.

          We offer packages of five, ten, or twenty one-hour sessions, and the more you buy, the more you save! 

          All new clients receive a FREE Comprehensive Fitness Assessment, a $30 value!


          3 Sessions broken down as follows:

          45-minute facility orientation given by our trained welcome staff
          60-minute comprehensive fitness assessment with a trainer
          60-minute one-on-one session with a trainer

            *All three sessions must take place within 2 weeks of purchase

            Personal Training Rates

            Body Composition Assessment$10

            Comprehensive Fitness Assessment $30

            "Start Me Up" Package $75

            Five-Session Package $125

            Ten-Session Package $235

            Twenty-Session Package $440


            How fit are you?  Spend an hour with us to find out!

            You’ll spend one hour with one of our certified Personal Trainers, who will assess the following:

            Body Composition
            Body Mass Index
            Blood Pressure Reading
            Cardio Vascular Endurance Sub-Max Test
            Muscular Endurance
            Muscular Strength
            Resting Heart Rate
            Waist/Hip Ratio

              The trainer will also interpret the results for you and give basic suggestions on areas of improvement.                      


              The Body Composition Assessment is performed by a Personal Trainer and takes approximately 15 minutes.

              Take control of your health by investing in our Wellness Services today!  

              Sign up for any of these services at our Welcome Center or Equipment Services Desk!

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