Physical Well-being | Fitness & Outdoor Activities

Campus Resources

Gyms and Lessons
Cooley Center – main athletic facility on the medical campus
9th Floor Fitness Center – fitness center at public health school
Bayview Fitness Center – well outfitted facility on Bayview campus
Personal Trainers – trainers available at Cooley & 9th floor facilities
Exercise Classes – group classes at Cooley
Intramural Sports – intramural atheletics, from soccer to raquetball
Hopkins climbing gym – climbing wall & bouldering cave on Homewood campus

Yoga, Meditation, and Massage
Yoga – outdoor summer yoga, and indoor yoga sessions at many campus sites:
    Eastern , Homewood , Keswick , Weinburg , Monument St , and CCP-Candler .

Mindfulness meditation – currently offered at the Homewood campus
Seated massage – discounted massage at many campus sites

Tobacco cessation – get the support you need to quit using tobacco

Baltimore & Mid-Atlantic

Fitness Centers – discounts available at these Baltimore area fitness centers
Under Armour Performance Center – state-of the art fitness center
The November Project – free Baltimore fitness group meeting Wed and Fri mornings

Baltimore County Golf – BCG runs five course in the Baltimore area
Pine Ridge – an well-maintained, attractive 18-hole, par-54 course north of the city
Mount Pleasant – an 18-hole, par-71 course on bent grass, former site of the Eastern Open

Patterson Park tennis courts – 10 free public tennis courts
Druid Hill Park tennis courts – 24 free public tennis courts
Cross Keys Tennis Club – open year-round, $28-39 per hour
Orchard Indoor Tennis Club – open year-round, $32-42 per hour

Other Sports
Pick-up soccer – at Patterson Park in Baltimore every day of the week
Ultimate Frisbee – pickup ultimate frisbee in Baltimore most days of the week

Biking in Baltimore – Bikemore's guide to Baltimore area biking
Bike share – take advantage of bike share stations throughout Baltimore
Jones Falls bike trail – 11-mile through the city
Gwynns Falls Trail – 15-mile network of bike paths around the city
Northern Central Railroad hike & bike trail – 21-mile trail extending to Pennsylvania
Maryland bike trails – trails & maps for throughout Maryland

Baltimore Road Runners Club – organized training, races & social outings
NCR Trail Snails – free club with weekly Saturday morning runs
Federal Hill Runners – free running club with weekly Monday morning runs
Baltimore Pacemakers – Saturday long runs and Wednesday track workouts
Run, Gab, Gulp & Go! (RG3) – a network of Baltimore runners of all levels
Charm City Run – the best running store and a hub for runners in Baltimore

Parks and Recreation
Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks – info on parks, trails & programs
Baltimore County Dept of Recreation & Parks – info on parks, trails & programs

Happy Trails – Baltimore magazine’s guide to 55 area hiking spots
Maryland hiking trials – from flat, short footpaths to more challenging routes.
Hiking around Baltimore (HAB) – largest group for area hiking enthusiasts with regular weekend hiking trips; there are many other hiking meetup groups as well
Canton Hiking Club – relaxed group with events at least once per month
Mountain Club of Maryland – the oldest hiking club in Maryland, with hikes all over the state
Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Club – opportunities for outdoor activities & activism in Maryland and beyond

Earthtreks – climbing gym with locations near Towson and Columbia
Mid-Atlantic Climbers (MAC) – organization dedicated to ensuring responsible rock climbing and access in Maryland and Virginia
Mountain project – comprehensive information on area rock climbing spots
Indy’s underground climbing guide – covers most of Maryland’s rock climbing areas
Patapscorock – information on the majority of rocks in west Baltimore

Boating and Kayaking
Canton Kayak Club – access to kayaks at multiple locations in Baltimore, and outings around the area
Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers – members have a wide range of boating interests and abilities, from placid cruising to class V whitewater
Kayaking the Potomac Gorge – information from the National Park Service
Baltimore Canoe & Kayak Club – group of paddlers from the Baltimore/Washington area
Loch Raven Reservoir – just north of Baltimore, open for fishing, canoeing, and electric motor boats
Maryland and Delaware beaches – only a few hours away