Burning Energy and Exercising on Campus

With the weight of midterms on everyone’s shoulders, sometimes burning energy is just what a student needs to relieve their stress. Here at BSU, there are a lot of great opportunities to do that, especially at the Thornburg Fitness Center in the Adrien Tinsley building.

“It’s an opportunity that students have,” says Glenn Gonsalves, the associate director of Athletics and Recreation-Operations. “Some other schools don’t have that opportunity.” Here at BSU, students can access a completely free gym membership for the entire school year and use all of the gym’s machines, whether it’s to burn off energy, exercise, or even just improve your mental health.

But what if the gym isn’t for you? 

“There are quite a few options for students regardless of what their interests may be,” states Dan Rezendes, the assistant athletic director for recreation and wellness. One other option is the group fitness programs offered in the Kelly Gymnasium from Monday to Thursday, 10 times a week. Some of the most popular programs here are Zumba and Spin. The Kelly Gym also has an indoor track and a swimming pool for students to enjoy as well, in case walking isn’t your thing.

If you’d rather enjoy the beautiful outdoors during the fall season, BSU also has the Great Hills Trail, which is a 3-mile trail in the woods on campus. There are even guided hikes a few times a semester. There is also a newly reconstructed basketball court by the parking garage on east campus and a fitness court in University Park, which offers 8 sessions a week in case you have no idea how to use the equipment.

And the best part? These programs are free. With so many opportunities on campus and so many different ways to exercise, students should take full advantage and try them out! If you are interested in getting a slot for programs such as the guided workout, sign ups can be found on bsubears.com or on EngageBSU.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Come One, Come All: PC’s Annual Carnival

Program Council’s (PC) free Annual Carnival took place on Sunday, April 14th in the Moakley Lot, providing plenty of space for each attraction. This year’s carnival was larger than last year. “The carnival kept falling on rainy days [last year], so we couldn’t do as much,” said Phoebe Wilmot (she/her), Spirit and Traditions Director of […]

The Bridge Unveils 21st Edition at BSU Arts Fest

The 21st edition of The Bridge, Bridgewater State University’s annual literature and arts journal, was unveiled to much anticipation on April 24 at University Park as part of the BSU Arts Fest. The staff of the journal introduced the first, second, and third place prizes for both art and literature, and the winners spoke about […]

AKA’s Upsilon Iota Chapter Fosters Community Leaders

On December 8, 2018, at 6:08 p.m., the Upsilon Iota chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. (AKA) was chartered on the BSU campus as its first Black Greek organization.  Since then, it has been a space to empower Black female students at BSU and become stand-out members of their communities. The Comment interviewed line sisters […]

BSU Confronts Fast Fashion With Art Installation

Walking into the Rondileau Student Union (RSU), you might do a double take. But no, that’s not a pile of dirty laundry (cue residents everywhere running to check their washers). The Aftermath (2021) is a multimedia sculpture that is on loan to BSU until May 17. The huge pile of clothing highlights the impact of […]