Fitness Assessments

How fit are you? In your 30-minute fitness assessment, done in a small group of 1—8 people, a certified personal trainer will assess your weight, body composition, Body Mass Index (BMI), upper body strength, and core endurance.

Your trainer will then make recommendations for some improvement areas. Please wear workout clothes and sneakers (no jeans, flip-flops, or oxfords).

 Gym & Machine Orientation

Want to use the fitness equipment at the MAC and/or Hemenway, but need some pointers? Learn your way around the spaces and how to use the basic machines safely and properly.

In this 45-minute session, done in a small group of 1—8 people, a certified personal trainer will show you how to use the strength machines in the strength circuit, as well as the cardio equipment. You’ll also receive:

  • A list of the weight machines in the strength circuit, along with tips on technique, moderation, progression and machine adjustments.
  • A basic cardio training program.

Please note that this is an informational session only and will not be a workout, nor is it a customized personal training session. This introduction does not include dumbbells or cable machines.  Please wear workout clothes and sneakers.

HOW MUCH do these cost?

They’re FREE for members. All undergraduates are members as soon as they set foot on campus!

 REGISTER for an Assessment or Orientation

If you'd like to sign up for a time, please email Joel Waithe (he works at Hemenway) at

If you need to cancel, just make sure to email Joel at least 24 hours in advance.

If you don’t see a time that works for you, email Joel to set something up.

The times below have been set aside for either fitness assessments or equipment orientations. Just contact Joel to set up an appointment during one of the time blocks!

Mondays 10am-12pm

Tuesdays 2-4pm

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Thursdays 2-4pm


Oct 3rd @ MAC

Oct 4th @ HEM

Oct 5th @ MAC

Oct 9th @ MAC

Oct 10th @ HEM

Oct 11th @ MAC

Oct 12th @ HEM

Oct 16th @ HEM

Oct 17th @ MAC

Oct 18th @ HEM

Oct 19th @ MAC

Oct 23rd @ MAC

Oct 24th @ HEM

Oct 25th @ MAC

Oct 26th @ HEM