MCLA students kayaking

Fitness and Recreation

Fitness & Recreation - Move It!

MCLA has many ways for you to stay fit. The Campus Center houses a Fitness Center; gymnasium; a dance complex for activities including dance, boxing, Aikido, and aerobics; and locker rooms. 

Biking on the Ashuwillticook trailYou can reserve the sand volleyball court in front of Hoosac Hall through the Student Development Office (413.662.5252). 


Intramurals are a very popular, accessible way to get exercise, have fun, and make new friends. Sign up for one or more of our many intramural teams.

Hiker on the Appalachian trailBike

Bike into town or on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail with MCLA's free bike share.


Day-trip and picnic at The Cascades or Natural Bridge. Or challenge yourself to hike Mount Greylock or the Appalachian Trail. 


MCLA Ski ClubSwim, kayak, canoe or raft in the region's many lakes and rivers.


Did you say snow? Ski or snowboard at nearby Jiminy PeakMount Snow or Berkshire East, all less than an hour away. Or take a weekend trip up North Route 100, Skier's Highway, to Stratton, Bromley, Magic MountainOkemo, Killington and so many more! Yes, we have snow.

the new trailblazer fitness center!

trailblazer fitness centerAccess 

               Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

               Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

               Saturday 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m.

               Sunday 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Holiday hours will be updated on social media. Follow us on Instagram at TrailblazerStrength or on Facebook at MCLA Fitness Center. 

  • All users must complete the NEW Fitness Center Waiver via dynamic forms before using the facility. 
  • Users will scan in with their MCLA ID card when entering the facility and scan out again when leaving to maintain an accurate record for contact tracing. 

Each time you scan into the Trailblazer Fitness Center, you agree to the following:  

  • I confirm I do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19.
  • If the above status changes, I agree not to visit the facility until symptoms are gone or I have been tested negative for COVID-19.
  • I agree to wear a face covering/mask, keep a minimum of 6 feet between myself and other users while in the Fitness Center or on the track,  and to adhere to any other proactive measures of safety implemented by the College.
  • I agree to disinfect all equipment before and after use. 
  • I agree not to use or enter closed off areas or equipment.  

Safety & Hygiene 

  • fly machineAll users and workers are required to wear a mask/face covering.  
  • Paper towels, wipes, cleaner, and hand sanitizer will be provided.  
  • Users are expected to clean machines after use.   

fitness center trackThe Track  

The track is accessed on the first floor of the Campus Center, in the hallway where you exit the Centennial Room at the opposite end. 



Locker Rooms 

  • Locker rooms are located on the ground floor across from the Trailblazer Fitness Center.
  • Lockers are for day use only. 

We are excited to have members of our MCLA community use our amazing new facility! If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Deb Raber, Coordinator of the Fitness Center, at