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Get Moving!

Outdoor & Fitness

You’ll need a break from studying. Get moving. Go outside. Explore the area. Or check out Bridgewater’s state-of-the-art fitness center. You’ll find a variety of recreational opportunities on campus and in surrounding areas.

A healthy lifestyle is an important part of your personal development. Start working out. Try a fitness class. Go hiking, rock climbing or mountain biking at a nearby national park. Explore history during a day trip to a Civil War battlefield, at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello or at the Frontier Culture Museum. There’s so much you can do.

Clear your mind. Relieve stress. Stay in shape. Make new friends.

Find Adventure

Adventure is just a short drive away from campus. Hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Canoeing and whitewater rafting. Skiing and snow tubing. Caving. Trail riding. You’ll find something to do in every season.

Take a trip sponsored by Bridgewater staff or outside experts through the Outdoor Program—or venture out with your friends. You can borrow tents, camping stoves, sleeping bags, canoes and other items from our Outdoor Center.

Fitness Centers

Physical fitness is an important part of your personal development. You’ll find something for every fitness level at Bridgewater.

The Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness is just steps away from your residence hall. Try out our treadmills, elliptical cross trainers and stationary bicycles. Take a yoga, cycling or turbo kick class. Build strength using free weights or selectorized weight machines. You can also make use of the fitness room in the Wright/Heritage Link. Or visit the indoor pool in the newly renovated Nininger Hall.

Funkhouser Center Hours

Semester Hours: Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9 a.m. to Noon

Athletics at Bridgewater

Interested in competition? Join one of our NCAA Division III athletic programs. We have more than 20 women’s and men’s sports—from lacrosse, track and field, and volleyball to football, basketball and baseball.

If you prefer playing on a team with friends, check out some of our intramural programs throughout the year. Flag football, basketball, bowling, kickball, sand volleyball, softball, soccer and so much more.

Anyone can join. You’ll get fit. Compete and practice good sportsmanship. Relieve stress. Have fun.