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Fitness and Recreation

The Boston Conservatory has a unique relationship with Northeastern University that offers students the option to purchase a 9-month, 12-month, spring semester only, or summer only, Fitness and Recreation Membership to their fitness facilities. The facilities are located on Northeastern's campus just a few blocks away from the Conservatory.

*PLEASE NOTE: Sign ups for the 2014-2015 fitness memberships are changing. Students will pay Northeastern Directly via the NEU Recreation Website. Students will not be billed for a membership through The Boston Conservatory.
Sign-ups will not start until the week of August 11th.*

ALL STUDENTS (regardless of whether you live on- or off-campus) have the OPTION to purchase the Fitness and Recreation Membership.

The membership fees are as followed:

Academic Year, September 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015, $360.00

Spring Semester Only, January 1, 2015 – May 31, 2015, $190.00

Summer, June 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015, $135.00

Full Calendar Year, September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015, $480.00

Membership provides access to the following:

  • Marino Center, offering a variety of equipment including stair-climbers, treadmills, upright and recumbent exercise bikes, cross-country ski machines, rowing ergometers, elliptical climbers, basketball courts, track, sauna and locker rooms
  • Cabot Gym, offering an indoor pool
  • Access to all fitness classes: Students must register for these classes which cost a small one-time fee.

Please visit for more detailed information about locations, hours, classes, and equipment. 

For more information about the Fitness & Recreation Membership, please contact: 

Nicole Bihler
Director of Wellness Services
Student Center 
24 The Fenway 
Phone: 617-912-9260
Fax: (857) 207-3260

Huntington Avenue YMCA

316 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA 02115 | 617-927-8060

Another fitness option for students is to purchase a membership at the Hungtinton Avenue YMCA, which is also located in close proximity to campus. Membership at the YMCA includes access to cardio and strength-training equipment, fitness classes, and the ability to utilize 13 YMCA locations in greater Boston. Membership can be paid on a monthly basis and there is no contract. This may be a good option for those students seeking a more flexible arrangement or for students who reside further away from campus. For more information, please visit the YMCA website. When signing up, be sure to specify that you are a Boston Conservatory student.

On-Campus Alexander Technique

Students can take two free Alexander Technique sessions. The sessions deal with performance and practice issues; treat/prevent stress and injury; and release/manage tension.

The Alexander Technique helps students understand their movement patterns and how to improve performance and comfort. They also find practical ways to manage everyday stress.

Students can sign up for one or two half hour individual sessions. You are encouraged to sign up for both. Two sessions are definitely better than one!

To request a session, students can go here.

Instructor Information

Karen Marshall is a certified Alexander Technique teacher, working with individuals, groups, and multi-session classes. She teaches private sessions in Brookline, MA, and Stockbridge, MA.

Boston-Area Recreation

Looking for ways to get active off campus? Check out the links below!

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