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Department Directory Angie Bryant Director, Beaman Center 615.460.6225 Jamie Zeller Assistant Director, Beaman Center 615.460.6262 Danielle Palmieri Graduate Assistant, Facilities 615.460.6245 Ben Bosse Graduate Assistant, Intramural Sports 615.460.6245


The Beaman Student Life Center is an essential component of the Division of Student Affairs and contributes to the mission of Belmont University as a Christian community that is student-centered. The Beaman Center is committed to cultivating the whole person by providing an array of fitness opportunities in an educational, social and supportive environment. To this end, we are a teaching facility that offers quality programs which foster healthy lifestyles to the Belmont University community.


During the fall of 2003, the Belmont community opened its doors to a state of the art 63,340 square foot fitness facility. The Beaman Student Life Center is located at the heart of Belmont’s beautifully historic campus. There is something for everyone at the BSLC! All full-time students, faculty and staff are members and only need to present their valid Belmont ID card to access the facility. Membership and program opportunities are also available to alumni as well as the spouse or dependent child of any full-time student, faculty, staff or alumni.

hours of operation (During Full Academic Session)



6 a.m.-8 p.m.


9 a.m.-8 p.m.


1 p.m.-8 p.m.

6 a.m.-10 p.m.

*Hours will vary during university breaks and holidays and will be posted in the facility one week in advance. For a complete list of the Beaman Center’s Exception to Standard Hours, please visit beamanslc. Click the “About the Beaman Center” link on the right then click the “Hours of Operation” link on the right.

Kelly Tuttle Graduate Assistant, Group Fitness 615.460.8058 Grant Carpino Graduate Assistant, Personal Training 615.460.8058 Cyrus Eaton Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Pursuits 615.460.6245

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Danielle Palmieri Graduate Assistant, Facilities 615.460.6245

Important Contact Information Access Control Desk 615.460.6313 What’s Bruin 615.460.8022 Group Fitness Reservations 615.460.6225 Rec. Gym Reservations 615.460.6262

facility features • “What’s Bruin” • Meeting Rooms • Student Organization Offices • Dean of Students and Campus Life Offices • Fitness Facility:

3 Group Fitness Room

3 Weight Room

3 Recreational Gymnasium

3 Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

3 Racquetball Courts

3 Locker Rooms

3 Administrative Offices for Fitness

Racquetball Reservations 615.460.6313 Meeting Room Reservations 615.460.8064 Fax 615.460.6497 Division of Student Affairs 615.460.6407

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Kelly Tuttle Graduate Assistant, Group Fitness 615.460.8058

group fitness

Group Fitness strives to bring you the latest and greatest programs in the fitness industry. From new and exciting group fitness classes to local and national events, Group Fitness wants to be your source for enjoyable fitness. Our Sculpting classes aim to strengthen the total body with free weight training. Other classes like Step, Indoor Cycling, Aerobox and Dance are intended to give participants a challenging cardiovascular workout. Yoga and Pilates are classes that cleanse the mind as well as the body. No matter what your need is, Group Fitness can meet it!

Group Fitness Schedule

Exciting and challenging workouts can always be found in our spacious Group Fitness Room. Whether you seek to cycle indoors or take it up in a step class, the Beaman Center’s wide-ranging Group Fitness schedule provides numerous opportunities to enjoy a great workout in a social setting. Check out some of our most popular Group Fitness Classes for a taste of what awaits you at the Beaman Center: Zumba • Indoor Cycling • 20/20/20 Awesome Abs • Dance • Yoga Pilates • Step • And More! To download a copy of the current Group Fitness Class Schedule, please go to


T eam Belmont Do you enjoy walking, jogging, running, or volunteering for your community? Team Belmont places you at the epicenter of all racing action. Team Belmont represents hard working individuals who strive to obtain higher levels of fitness and serve the Nashville community. Check out a few of the races we participate in every year: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Making Strides events are noncompetitive walks ranging in distance from 3 to 5 miles. The event unites people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. Chances are, you’ve been affected by breast cancer in some way, and Making Strides gives you the power to fight back and make a difference. No matter how much you raise, every dollar saves lives. They have provided fun and easy-to-use online tools that allow you to personalize your experience. Whether you upload a photo, tell your story, or add your fundraising thermometer to your Facebook page, you can make this experience your own and share with others your reason for making strides. Please check BIC and the B Fit•BU blog ( for more information on how to get involved in this event with Team Belmont. Country Music Marathon – A staple in Nashville’s spring race calendar, the County Music Marathon and ½ Marathon afford participants sweeping views of Nashville’s most historic landmarks as you traverse the rugged 13.1 or 26.2 miles. Course sound too long for you? The CMM also has many volunteer opportunities for those who prefer to stay behind the scenes. For more information on how you can sign up for these and other events with Team Belmont, e-mail us at Group F.I.T. Love it? Learn it. Lead it! Beaman Center’s Group Fitness Instructor Training program targets those who are interested in learning about leading group fitness classes at the Beaman Center. Become a Beaman-certified instructor today! Exam Exercise Need to escape the stress of exams? Need to regain your focus? Join us during the lunch hour of final exam week for an invigorating hour of exercise that is sure to help you relieve the toiling stress of final exams!

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National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Touted as one of the biggest Beaman Center events of the year, NRSF Day includes planned activities, events and great giveaways that celebrate a national day of health and fitness. Whether you participate in our Polar Bear Fun Run, listen to special speakers or get twisted up with Climbing Wall Twister, you are sure to find something that satisfies your taste in fitness. Come celebrate one of the best and biggest days of the year for the Beaman Center.

Freshmen Fitness

Educate. Eat Right. Exercise. All of these are components of the Beaman Center’s 3 easy steps to BFit BU. The goal of our Freshmen Fitness program is to make these come to life. Each year our program hosts three entertaining, exciting and educational convocations to help those new to campus or new to fitness learn how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Win great prizes and cool T-shirts at all Freshmen Fitness events! Our goal through these events, and those hosted in Residence Halls, is to help everyone take action early to begin daily habits that they will carry the rest of their lives.

The Bruin Loop and Bruiser’s Run

Need a safe place to train outside? Try out our new 1.5 mile or 3.1 mile courses around Belmont’s campus. The Bruin Loop, a 1.5 mile course that hugs the main campus, is the perfect lunch time stroll for your busy schedule. Bruiser’s Run, a challenging 3.1 mile course, takes you on a scenic tour of Belmont’s closest neighborhoods. You can download your copy of the course maps from the Web site or stop by the Beaman Center today for more information.

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Ben Bosse Graduate Assistant, Intramural Sports 615.460.6245

intramural sports

Intramural Sports at Belmont has been a part of campus life for almost 100 years! It is a great way to meet other students and form long lasting bonds and relationships while maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. You do not have to be a superstar athlete to participate in the Intramural Sports program. Our wish is for every student to come out and participate in various sports. We offer leagues and tournaments for both men and women and separate divisions for the more competitive students while making sportsmanship a top priority. Some examples of sports that we offer are: Flag Football • Basketball • Kickball • Dodgeball Tennis • Water Balloon Dodgeball • Volleyball Ultimate Frisbee • And Many More How to Sign Up for an Intramural Sport

1 Look for information about upcoming intramural sports events in the B Fit•BU boards in your Residence Halls, the Beaman Center, on the B Fit•BU blog (http://forum.belmont. edu/bfitbu), on the Beaman Center Web site (www.belmont. edu/beamanslc), BIC and the Intramural Sports Hotline (460.5301).

2 Check the rules concerning eligibility and other guidelines needed to enter an event.

3 In an effort to reduce the amount of paper used by Intramural

Sports, you can email your roster to intramurals@belmont. edu or turn your roster in online by going to www.belmont. edu/beamanslc/intramural_sports.

4 Attend mandatory team/individual information meeting. All

meetings will be held in the Beaman Center’s Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

5 Pay two $10 (CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY) refundable

sport clubs

Welcome to the Sport Clubs Program at Belmont University! The Sport Clubs Program offers a wide variety of sporting activities, including team sports, individual sports, outdoor recreation and martial arts. Many of the clubs teach activities that can be lifelong leisure values and skills. Previous experience is not a prerequisite for membership. Sport Clubs may be competitive, instructional or social-recreational in nature. The Sport Clubs program is designed to serve the interest of Belmont University students, faculty and staff through sports and recreational activities. The clubs are meant to be a learning experience for the participants through their involvement in the organization and administration of club activities as well as the development of sports skills. Clubs may vary in focus and programming since the members are active participants in the leadership and decision-making process of club activities.

forfeit deposits or $5 individual refundable forfeit deposit at the Graduate Assistant’s office or Intramural Event Registration Box.

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personal training

Add More to Your Fitness… You have your workout clothes on, your shoes tied tight, and your Belmont ID is securely in your hand, ready to access the Beaman Center’s workout facility. Now what? To get started, you may consider hiring a personal trainer to lead you in the right direction.

Grant Carpino Graduate Assistant, Personal Training 615.460.8058

Why Hire a Personal Trainer? Knowledge: BLSC trainers can provide you with the latest information on current health issues and fitness trends. Motivation: We can boost your spirits while keeping your exercise program fun and enjoyable! Variety: Want to know how to fix those trouble areas? We can enhance your current exercise routine and target specific concerns. Training: A personal trainer can help you achieve your goals and be at your best for any event or fitness challenge. About Our Trainers Our personal trainers are highly qualified with credentials ranging from university degrees to certifications from accredited health and fitness associations. Many of our trainers are students who are earning degrees in the profession. Read our trainer biographies on our Web site. Nutrition Counseling With so many options for dining on and off campus, it can be hard to know what to eat and when to eat. The Beaman Center Personal Training staff can provide you with the basic nutrition tools to help you determine the best dietary habits for improving your lifestyle and making healthy choices. Personal Training Packages that Fit Your Budget Why go to an expensive gym when the Beaman Center has all you need for personal training? We offer competitive, comprehensive personal training packages that fit your budget and your busy schedule. Packages start as low as $20! Stop by the Fitness Center to speak with our Personal Training Graduate Assistant about how you can afford a personal trainer today! Not looking for a trainer, but still need somewhere to get started? Check out the BFit•BU blog for some of the other options that BU Personal Training offers to meet your health and fitness needs. Let us take your fitness goals to a new level! JUMPSTART Weight Management Program Now in its eighth successful year at Belmont, the JumpStart Weight Management Program is a free program that is designed to help participants begin a healthy dietary, exercise and lifestyle journey. Each participant has their diet analyzed, receives nutritional counseling and meets with a personal trainer twice a week. This program is offered once a semester to faculty, staff and students. Watch as a few weeks turn into a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.

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Cyrus Eaton Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Pursuits 615.460.6245

  Contact Info

outdoor pursuits

The mission of the Outdoor Pursuits program is to provide outdoor adventures for the Belmont University community. It is our goal to educate the students, faculty, and staff of the University about the outdoors and all the wonderful recreational opportunities that it provides. We also strive to create an environment on our trips that is conducive to building new and lasting relationships among the participants.

Belmont University Outdoor Pursuits 1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212


Web site

Phone 615.460.6143 Fax 615.460.6497 (For a detailed description of events and costs, please visit our Web site at www.belmont. edu/outdoorpursuits, the BIC calendars or the B Fit•BU blog The minimum number of participants and cost of trips are subject to change.

Outdoor Pursuits takes several trips and provides events each semester for the Belmont Community. Outdoor Pursuits has taken students whitewater rafting, climbing at King’s Bluff and Foster Falls, explored Mammoth Cave, camped at Fiery Gizzard and canoed the Harpeth River. Each year we also host events such as: Spookydash Climbing Competition • Climbing Wall Twister Belmont Boulderdash Climbing Competition • Adventure Movie Night For more information about these events and much more, please visit the following sites: You may also reach us by calling 615.460.6413.

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outdoor pursuits rental equipment If you cannot join us on one of our trips, we have everything you need to create an adventure of your own. Check out all the equipment available to rent!

Tents 2 Person Tents Day $6

Weekend $10

Week $15

3 Person Tents Day $8

Weekend $12

Week $17

6 Person Tents Day $12

Weekend $20

Week $30

Canopy Tents Day $10

Weekend $18

Week $25

Sleeping bag Lamina 20 Degree Day $6

Weekend $8

Week $12

Lantern Day $4

Weekend $8

Week $14

Flashlights Day $2

Weekend $4

Week $7

Camping Stove Day $5

Weekend $10

Week $15

Rock Climbing Shoes Day $4 Weekend $6

Week $10

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Danielle Palmieri Graduate Assistant, Facilities 615.460.6245

team beaman

The Beaman Center employs more than 70 student workers. Positions for student employment are as follows: Access Control Desk, Fitness Assistant, Climbing Assistant, JumpStart Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Intramural Officials, Beaman Trainers and Student Coordinators.

Intramural Official Intramural referees/officials serve as a liaison for the intramural department and the participants while enforcing the rules, policies and procedures for each sport. Each referee/official will be taught the rules and mechanics necessary to officiate a variety of intramural events.

CSA The Customer Service Assistant is responsible for the Access Control Desk and has initial contact with patrons upon entering or calling the Beaman Center. This includes but is not limited to: customer service skills, answering the phones, checking out equipment and answering any questions that pertain to Belmont’s campus and the Beaman Center.

Beaman Trainers Trainers will instruct participants on proper techniques on a variety of exercises and will be provided the motivation to help participants achieve lifestyle and fitness goals. Trainers will also provide one-onone instruction that incorporates goal setting, health education and workout designs. Trainers must pass a certification test to qualify for this position.

FA The Fitness Assistant is responsible for the observation of the weight room while answering any questions about the equipment or exercises to perform for a specific body part. The assistant will also be responsible for assisting the patrons with weight training either by being a spotter or showing the patrons how to properly perform an exercise. CA The Climbing Assistant is responsible for the observation of the rock wall while answering any questions about the equipment or safe climbing techniques. The assistant will also be responsible for assisting the patrons with becoming belay certified as well as set routes and basic wall maintenance.

Student Coordinators Student Coordinators have the opportunity to work alongside a graduate assistant while assisting in the daily operations in the areas of Personal Training, Group Fitness, Intramurals, Outdoor Pursuits and Clerical Support. Tasks include but are not limited to coordination, promotion, supervision, evaluation, training of the student employees in the area assisting in and other duties as assigned. Previous Beaman employment required to be eligible for this position.

JumpStart Trainers Trainers will assist ‘JumpStart’ participants during a weight management and/or fitness program designed to help members of the Beaman Center meet their health and fitness goals. Trainers will educate, motivate and increase the self-esteem of the participants. Group Fitness Instructors Instructors will lead group exercise classes that are taught to Belmont students, faculty/staff and alumni. Instructors strive to bring the latest and greatest programs offered in the fitness industry. Proper certifications required for this position. To apply for any position at the Beaman Center, go to and submit an application. 8 | The Beaman Guide

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B Fit•BU On August 28, 2007, the Beaman Center launched the B Fit•BU campaign. With the assistance of Belmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher, Commissioner of Health for the State of Tennessee Susan Cooper and former Tennessee Titan Eddie George, the Beaman Center introduced the new B Fit•BU initiative to the Belmont University community. The initiative focuses on raising awareness of the fitness opportunities provided for the Belmont community that lead to a healthy and active lifestyle. The B Fit•BU tagline can now be spotted on all Beaman gear and promotional items as a reminder of Beaman’s commitment to provide a wide variety of programs that are beneficial. In addition to B Fit•BU advertising boards in the lobbies of each residence hall, the B Fit•BU blog ( was also created to give the Belmont community yet another way to become aware of the fitness opportunities on campus. Let us help you develop a lifestyle that is healthy and active and filled with physical activity. Whether it’s hiking, group exercise classes, intramurals, racquetball, rock climbing or strength training, every program that Beaman offers is about helping you to be fit. Make the commitment!

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