Recreational Activities


Emmanuel College students have access to the Yawkey and Saint Joseph Hall fitness centers on campus. Both facilities feature state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment which includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, and both recumbent and upright bicycles. With over 25 pieces of cardio equipment, each piece is equipped with its own television monitor as well as IPod docks. The treadmills and bicycles also have the capability to store workouts on USB ports if so desired.

The Saint Joseph Fitness Center, which was completely updated in 2010, is outfitted with the following:

  • Four lifting platforms and racks with bumper plates
  • Dumbbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Trainer
  • Leg Press
  • Other circuit pieces

This facility provides an ideal atmosphere for our student-athletes to train and ready themselves for athletic competition.

The Yawkey Fitness Center is outfitted with a complete line of selectorized circuit training equipment, as well as free weight equipment, including:

  • Olympic Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Dumbbells
  • Squat Rack
  • Smith Machine
  • Functional Trainer

The Yawkey Center provides another option for our student-athletes to train, as well as a central location on campus for all students to workout.

Emmanuel Students also have access to the Simmons College William J. Holmes Sports & Fitness Center for swimming, aerobics and other fitness activities. Bring your Emmanuel College ID to the Yawkey Center front desk in order to obtain a Simmons pass. Emmanuel students are also able to participate in the Lifelong Exercise and Activities Program (LEAP) at Simmons College. For more information, please visit:
LEAP at Simmons College.

Emmanuel College's central location means students are close to bike trails, the YMCA, numerous parks and other hot spots for recreational and leisurely activities.