The mission of the BWH Center for Community Wellness (CCW) at Sportsmen’s is to create a culture of health by laying down the foundations for health justice. The Center provides resources for health & wellness and collaborates with others to dismantle structural barriers and rectify injustices that contribute to health disparities.

CCW Fitness Center at Sportsmen’s

The CCW Fitness Center is open for free to all residents over 18 years of age who live along the Blue Hill Corridor. Please sign our waiver annually, and check in at the desk before each visit. We ask that you wipe down the equipment after each use.

Finished in 2015, Sportsmen’s has a two-level health, wellness, and education center which provides an “under one roof” health and wellness space to conduct our wellness, fitness and health equity programming. We are raising $12 million to further expand our facilities, including adding 3,500 square feet of fitness space for health and wellness programming in Phase II of our Capital Campaign, in the near future.

Brigham and Women’s at Sportsmen’s:
A Sustained Long-Term Commitment

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine. As a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s is dedicated to serving the needs of its local and global community.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital believes that providing residents of the Blue Hill Corridor of Boston with preventive forums on topics such as nutrition, weight reduction, exercise, blood pressure control and diabetes prevention in a non-clinical environment, together with access to free cardiovascular exercise equipment and classes will facilitate community wellness and begin the process of promoting health where it matters most – in the community where our most at-risk patients live.

Why Is Sportsmen’s Focusing on Health and Wellness?

Sportsmen’s sits in a neighborhood confronting ever increasing levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. Many of these diseases are also influenced by other systemic factors related to where people live, go to school, work, and play. Although prevention research has shown that exercise, diet, and smoking cessation can dramatically reduce adverse health events related to disease, wellness programs must work to dismantle barriers and rectify injustices that contribute to health disparities. Preventive intervention, education and advocacy are most effective when it occurs on-site and people in the community drive the programming to best meet their needs.

We also believe heart-healthy wellness habits must be established early in life, and therefore we extend our wellness program across all age groups, including many youth-based programs. Violence prevention is also a core component of our health and wellness strategy, and thus the Center for Community Wellness (CCW) at STEC also runs in coordinated fashion with our Volley Against Violence evening programs supported by the Boston Police Department.