Group Fitness Offerings

Harvard Recreation offers a wide variety of classes.

These classes fall into 2 categories: Group Fitness classes and Specialty Programs. 

Group Fitness Classes include Barre, Cycle, Row, Zumba, Yoga, Mat Pilates, Hip Hop, Water Fitness, and many more.  These classes are drop-in classes: attend when you can, as many times as you like, and try them all!  Click here to add Group Exercise class access to your membership (FREE for students during the academic year).  

Specialty classes include Swim Classes, TRX, Tabata Bootcamp & Harvard Slim Down. These fee-based, progressive courses are offered each semester. Participants can register online. 

"Break It Down" Group Fitness Classes

Are you interested in trying group fitness classes, but feeling a bit nervous? Come to Break It Down - the "know before you go" secret to confidence and success.  We'll share insider tips and tricks, give you a heads up about proper technique and answer all the questions you're afraid to ask. Your friends will wonder how you got to be such a pro!  Come dressed for a short workout and bring a water bottle. These classes are FREE for Harvard Recreation members! Please swipe into the front desk and ask for a class pass 15 minutes before class is scheduled to begin.

  • For Cycle, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Row & ShockWave:  Wear athletic footwear.
  • For Yoga: Bring your own yoga mat, borrow a loaner from our studio or purchase one at the desk for $15.00.

Break It Down classes will resume in late January and February 2017!

Facility Schedules

Group Fitness Classes are held in the MAC mezzanine, Hemenway multi-purpose room & indoor cycling studios at both facilities.

When class is not in session the MAC mezzanine & fitness room 2 as well as the multi-purpose room at Hemenway can be used for personal workouts. Click here to check out when these spaces are available. 


Private Group Fitness Classes

Private Group Fitness classes are a great way to get your teammates, friends & collegues moving! If you are looking for a fun & motivating experience for your group this is for you. 

 Any format that we offer on our fitness schedule can be requested for your group.  We can accomodate groups of 5-39 participants at Malkin or Hemenway.  If you have access to an on-campus space, we can bring a Private Fitness Class to your location! 

Upload the form here to request the format of your choice for a group of friends of colleagues.


Are you interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor? 

Harvard Recreation is continually seeking and grooming new talent to add to our team of instructors.  We frequently host a variety of certifications and mentoring programs.  Upcoming trainings include: Fitness Instructor Training Course, Barre Above Instructor Training, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor Training

Quick Links

  Class Procedures & Guidelines
 MAC Fall 2016 GX Printable PDF
 Restore, Relax, Recharge Workshops 
Hemenway Fall 2016 GX Printable PDF

Interactive Group Fitness Schedules