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.

Hours of Operation

HRC General Hours

Monday –  Friday 6 a.m. – 9 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. during the spring and fall semesters.

Closed for the following holidays:

Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving: closed 3 p.m. on Wednesday – Friday, Christmas holiday: closed 24-26 and New Year’s holiday: closed Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Pool Hours:

Monday , Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 6 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Wednesday 6 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Saturday 8 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Changes for events, swim lessons, and lifeguard breaks will happen throughout the semester. For information on daily pool closures and schedule changes please see here.

Contact Us

Phone (502) 897-4720



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Facility Information

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Children's Department

The Children’s Department is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children of the seminary community. It is our goal to serve families by offering programs that strive to encourage the children of Southern.

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Southern Childcare

Southern Childcare offers weekly class times that engage children in whole brain teaching. With the use of “The Gospel Story Curriculum” our trained staff will walk children through God’s Word with engaging activities and creative crafts.

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Fitness Childcare

Fitness Child Care has been created to serve parents who are pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Childcare will be offered during select fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.

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Women's Events

Our institution hosts a number of women’s events. Take advantage of all that Southern has to offer by placing your children in our care. Women’s Events include SWI, Koinonia,, Equip, and much more. Like our weekly programs children will be presented with the gospel each time they walk through our doors.

Date Nights

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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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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Southern’s aquatics team offers a variety of lessons to encourage a life long love of swimming. Choose from our Baby Swim, Swim Lessons, or for older children, Swim Team. Classes take place throughout the year thanks to our heated pool.

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Pool Information

Our Natatorium features a just under junior Olympic sized swimming pool, a spa, a kiddie pool, and an outdoor fountain pool open between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Free Services

Need help taking the next step in your fitness and nutrition journey? Our free services are a great place to start.

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Group Fitness Classes


The Health and Rec Center offers an array of Group Fitness classes to get you moving towards your fitness goals.


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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 adaptation 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.

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, and fitness equipment available for rent. Some items are available to check out while in the HRC or Seminary lawn for free. All recreation and game rental requests can be submitted online.


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Policies and Membership

The Health and Rec Center policies exist to maintain a safe environment that allows for  fitness, fun, and fellowship for athletes of all skill sets and ages.

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Online Store

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