Fitness and Well-Being Programs

Group Exercise Programs

A combination of in-person classes and online classes will be taught at The Jo for students.  Examples include yoga, mediation, high-intensity interval training, weight training, and spin.  Visit myHC for more information and registration details. 

Orientations & Goal Setting

Campus Recreation will meet with students to introduce them to the fitness facility and work with them to start or maintain a workout routine.  An orientation is typically 30 minutes in length and will provide you with a tour of the building and the basics of how to use the weight machines and cardio equipment. Dress for light activity. 

Email to set up an appointment. 

Community Hours

The Luth Athletic Complex is available to current faculty, staff, students, & emeriti faculty for the following: 

  • Pool lap swim 
    • Academic year: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 -3 p.m.
    • Summer 2023: Monday-Thursday Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
    • Note: TBD during Winter Break
    • Note: hours are not available during Spring Break
  • Ice rink open skate is available mid-October thru mid-April, Monday & Thursday 12 -1 p.m. (bring your own skates or borrow them from the Sader Center; see hours below) 
    • Note: not available during Winter Break or Spring Break
  • Locker rooms are available 

Recreation Equipment Loans

The Office of Student Involvement is making recreational equipment available for students to borrow at the Hogan Campus Center. Available items include ice skate loan, snowshoes, bocce ball, croquet, Spikeball, badminton, and pickleball. Available games include giant Jenga, giant connect 4, PS4 gaming equipment, and assorted board games.

  • The SADER Center (Hogan 1st Floor)  hours, Fall 2023:  Monday - Wednesday: 11am to 3pm, Thursday-Friday: 11am to 7pm, Saturday-Sunday: 1pm to 6pm.
  • To check out equipment: Students should come to the SADER Center during the hours listed above and bring their Holy Cross ID to check out equipment. Students may sign out and return equipment anytime throughout the weekend, but all equipment must be returned to the SADER Center by 4 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Borrowing terms: Students may only check out one set of equipment at a time. All students will be expected to clean equipment before and after use with the provided cleaning supplies.

Holy Cross's Natural Area Trails

Get some fresh air by taking a walk through the Natural Area Trails on campus. Right off McCarthy Ln, the HC community will find the Natural Area that curves behind the Athletic Fields. It's great for walking, running, listening to birds, or simply breathing some outdoor air. Try both the Purple and White trails (marked with metal signs).