BUA Announces Enhanced Partnership with BU’s FitRec

Boston University Academy has partnered with BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec) to offer BUA students broader access to the wealth of physical fitness opportunities that FitRec provides.

BUA is committed to collaborating with our colleagues across the University to make BU resources, where appropriate, available to BUA students.  This agreement with FitRec represents the latest step toward more fully taking advantage of the breadth of Boston University’s facilities and resources.  Thank you to Dave Stone, BUA’s director of athletics, and to the leadership team at FitRec for their dedication and hard work over the last several months to bring this enhanced partnership to fruition.

Beginning this week, all BUA students 16 years of age or older will have access to FitRec free of charge. BUA’s new agreement with FitRec is in addition to the enhancements we have recently made to our restructured Physical Education program, which gives students a broad range of fitness options to choose from within the FitRec facility in ninth and tenth grade.

BUA students 16 years of age or older are permitted to:

  • Utilize fitness equipment, weight rooms, multipurpose fitness studios, aquatic facilities, squash, racquetball, and basketball courts
  • Sign up (at an additional cost) for personal training
  • Sign up (at an additional cost) for non-credit classes including yoga, Pilates, rock climbing, dance, swimming, tennis, and more

BUA students continue to not be permitted to:

  • Sign up for intramural sports teams
  • Take a class for academic credit except with permission of Dr. White and Mr. Stone

All BUA students, including those who are under 16 years of age, will soon be able to sign up for a twice-weekly small-group fitness program at FitRec in addition to BUA’s regular PE classes.  This program will begin after spring break and run until the end of the academic year.  The focus of this non-credit class will be on advanced personal conditioning and weight training. There will be an additional cost associated with the small-group fitness class, and financial assistance will be made available to families that qualify. Students: please complete this interest form if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.

We are thrilled to be able to offer greater use of this 270,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center to BUA students, and hope many take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

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