The Health and Recreation Center

The Health and Recreation Center is dedicated to serving the seminary community by providing education, programming and facilities that encourage and assist seminary community members and their families to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles.

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The Health and Recreation Center is closed for chapel every Tuesday and Thursday 9:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


Holiday Hours

Dec. 23 Closing at 5 p.m. | Dec. 24 – 26 Closed

Jan. 1 Closed



– The pool is open all year round and closes 30 min prior to closing.

– The pool closes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

– The pool is closed on Sundays.

Holiday Hours: December 27-30 

 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.



Online Store

Visit our online store to see what is available for purchase.

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Group Fitness Classes

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Known as the “gentle art” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has taken the mixed martial arts world by storm, proving that sharp technique can conquer brute strength. This class is designed for everyone, especially those with no martial arts background. No GI required. Open to men and women (women must bring another female participant).

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Pilates Mat I

A beginner’s course that will give ladies the fundamentals of mat work with an emphasis on core strengthening exercises. The blend of strength and flexibility training helps improve posture creating long and lean muscles. The perfect complement to add on to your regular fitness routine.

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a 50 minute workout designed to increase muscle tone, flexibility, cardiovascular health, core strength, and functional capacities. Anyone whether experienced or inexperienced with exercise, will benefit from this class. Avoid getting bored in the gym or plateauing in your workout by visiting a Boot Camp! Women only.

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MamaFit is a great, full body workout for all ladies, moms or not. It is both cardio and strength training. During the workout, you’ll have the option to involve your baby in the movements or have your baby next to you on the mat. Baby age: 4 weeks to 1 year.

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CrossFit SBTS


CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program focused on performing “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” The CrossFit program is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible.

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Our mission at CrossFit SBTS is to build capacity to take the gospel to the nations and glorify God by being good stewards of the body that he has given us. We place a high priority on cultivating a God-honoring environment through modest apparel, appropriate music, and attitudes of humility. Whether you are a stay at home mom, a seminarian, or an athlete, at CrossFit SBTS you will be welcomed and challenged by your coaches and teammates. At the end of every class the coach will read the weekly bible verse, take prayer requests, and pray over the class.

Children's Programs

Morning Childcare

Morning Childcare is designed to serve parents as they exercise, do homework, or run errands. During this time, parents are not required to stay on-campus. Children will have the opportunity to interact with their peers as they are cared for by Southern’s staff.

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MotorSkills strives to take children, ages 3-5 years old to a whole new level of both fitness and skill. MotorSkills combines the elements of basics sports, athletic movements and fine motor skills while learning the truths of God’s word.

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KidsFit seeks to grow the lives of children physically, mentally and spiritually through fellowship and athletic activates. Through playing sports, building relationships, memorizing scripture and gospel centered devotions; KidsFit strives to create an atmosphere of health, fitness and spiritual growth.

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Date Night Out

Date Night Out offers parents the opportunity to take a break from life and relax in each other’s company. Parents are able to entrust their child(ren) into the care of Southern’s Children’s Department in order to go on a date with their spouse.

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Date Night In

Date Night In is marriage success training for couples who are serious about growing and improving their relationship.  As parents equip themselves to successfully build oneness over a lifetime while in ministry, the Children’s Department will invest in their children by providing games, snacks, and devotionals all centered on God’s Word.

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Bella Ballet

The goal of Bella Ballet is to provide a classical ballet class that offers strong technique and vocabulary while offering a warm, Christ-like atmosphere to teach that ballet is a gift from God and should be used for his glory.

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Group Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons are available for children ages three through nine.

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Swim Team

Swim Team is teaches children age 7-12 the basics of competition swimming. Throughout the semester students will have two opportunities to compete against their teammates. Students will be challenged with memorizing scripture and will gain the experience of working as part of a team.

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Intramural Sports

In addition to mind and soul, keeping one’s body healthy is an important goal for the seminary student. If you enjoy sports, intramurals are a great opportunity to stay in shape.

If you are a student, student spouse, community member, SBTS/Boyce employee, or alumnus you are welcome to participate.


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The Health and Recreation Center has a wide array of games, sports, fitness, and camping equipment available for rent. Some items are available to check out while in the HRC or Seminary lawn for free.


All camping, recreation and game rental requests can be submitted online.

View rental options here

Policies and Membership

These policies and ground rules exist to maintain a safe environment that cultivates an environment of fitness, fun, and fellowship for athletes of all skill sets and ages.


Current SBTS & Boyce Students, SBTS & Boyce Staff/Faculty

Current students at SBTS and Boyce, and SBTS and Boyce Faculty have full access to the Health and Recreation Center and its amenities. In addition, spouses and dependents of those mentioned above also have full access to the Health and Recreation Center.


Graduated Alumni are granted free membership.

Seminary shield cards are required in order to enter the Health and Recreation Center. Campus security creates new cards for spouse and legal dependents of graduated alumni. Legal dependents are those who are under 23 years of age and are living at home or attending college. Members may host three guests or non-dependent family members for a fee of $5 per person (children 11 and under are free). Hosts must stay with guests.

Legacy Hotel Guests

Legacy Hotel guests are invited to visit the Health and Recreation Center for free during their stay. All guests must bring their room key with them to the recreation center. Visitors have free towel service and access to our many activities. Modest dress is required: see policies.

Seminary Trustees and Foundation Board Members

All seminary trustees and foundation board members have full access to the Health and Recreation Center and its amenities. Trustees and board members also receive free towel service.

Contract Employees

Full time employees of Lifeway, Sodexo, and Pioneer Food Services, along with their spouses and dependents, have full access to the Health and Recreation Center. Spouses & dependents must request an HRC card for access to the facility.

Age Requirements

  • Children under 12 must be with an adult (18 or older) at all times while in the Recreation Center.
  • 12-15 year olds must be with a parent or legal guardian (18 or older) in the weight room.
  • No children are allowed in the weight room.
  • Adults (16 years and older) have unrestricted access.
  • Parents are responsible for their children while in the locker rooms. Children 6 and older are not allowed in the opposite gender locker rooms.
  • Dependents of SBTS/Boyce staff & students 19 years old or older do not have access to the Health & Rec Center. Dependents 19+ years can apply for a Community Membership.

Swimming Pool

  • Children under 12 must be with an adult in the swimming pool at all times regardless of swimming ability.
  • A parent must be within arm’s reach of a child who cannot swim at least 15 yards unassisted.
  • Children 16 and under are not permitted to use the Whirlpool.

Check in Procedure

All patrons must present a SBTS/Boyce ID card, student ID number, HRC Membership card or Legacy Hotel key to the front desk worker for entrance into the Health and Recreation Center.

HRC Dress Code


Purpose Statement: The purpose of the HRC Dress Code is to promote Christian virtue, gospel living, and love for one another in the way that we dress.


• Modesty: Modesty is a virtue that shows love to others and brings glory to God through appropriate dress.

• Discernment: Discernment is the process of making careful decisions in our thinking about truth.

• Our goal is to provide a structure that will support the principles of Christian modesty and godly discernment for the purpose of loving one another.


• Modest apparel is expected.
• Apparel with inappropriate language or pictures are not permitted.

• Shirts must be worn at all times.
• No form-fitting or excessively loose tank-tops.
• Shorts should be at a length and fit that is body-shape appropriate.
• Yoga pants are permitted.

• Shirts must be worn in all areas except the pool or locker room.
• Tank tops are permitted.


Modest attire is expected. Swimming attire for women presumes: one-piece suits or tankini swim suits that covers the chest, midriff, and prohibits bikinis. For men, loose fitting swim shorts are required, and prohibits spandex briefs (“Speedos”).

Guest Policy

All guests must be hosted by a SBTS/Boyce affiliate (student, student spouse, employee etc.) and must stay with their host during their visit. A waiver will need to be signed from the guest and SBTS/Boyce host.

Three guests per visit or one family group are welcomed per visit.


SBTS/Boyce employees and employee spouses may host guests without cost.

SBTS/Boyce students and Alumni may host a guest at a cost of $5 per person.

Out of town guests are free and must present their out of town driver’s license or ID card.

Children under the age of 11 are free.



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