September 18, 2017

Referring Recreation: Students to Receive Free Access to Exercise and Wellness

This fall, MIT Recreation and Student Support Services (S3) are partnering to launch a new pilot program that reduces the barriers to exercise and wellness by providing eligible students with free access to massage, nutrition, personal training and group exercise classes.

This new program is called ENGINEERyourHEALTH Plus (EYH+) and aims to enhance the student life experience through fitness, exercise, wellness and recreational opportunities. For the next three years (FY18 – FY20), the program will be supported with generous funding provided by the office of the Vice President for Student Life.

Beginning September 18, 2017, students who visit their Dean within S3 may be referred to MIT Recreation.  Once a referral is made, MIT Recreation will begin reducing barriers such as cost, access, and awareness.  By proactively reaching out to the student after the referral is made, MIT Recreation will work with students to customize the right exercise and wellness solution.  Think of it as red-carpet access.

EYH+ is a pilot program and as such, assessing its effectiveness is important to ensuring its viability.  Therefore, students who participate will be asked to help us evaluate their experience.  Students who respond to a post experience survey will are eligible for continued free access to one of the four MIT Recreation programs included with EYH+.  By providing continued access, MIT Recreation and S3 hope to help students establish a healthy routine that equips the student with the knowledge and resources needed to continue integrating health and wellness into their daily lives.

Students interested in learning more can schedule an appointment with their Dean in S3, may contact MIT Recreation at, or visit the EYH+ webpage.