Local Fitness Clubs

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Four area clubs (including branches) provide discounted student membership. Program costs have been further reduced by subsidies from Berklee’s LiveWell strategic initiative. Questions may be directed to livewell@berklee.edu or Jane Stachowiak at 617 747-2411. Employee discounts are available.

 

1. Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute  •  883 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor

Available to students, staff, and employees

For more than 20 years, Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute has been instructing the Berklee community in tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing. Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi invites students to enjoy the benefits of learning and practicing martial arts. Yoga and martial arts classes are also available. Located close to campus, students gain energy, focus, and clarity from the practice, which often then flows into their music.

Semester price: $90 Students; Inquire about Berklee employee discounts by contacting Yao Li.

Phone: 617 262-0600

Owners/Instructors: Yao Li, Joshua Grant

Pay membership directly to Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi.

 

2. Tennis & Racquet Club Fitness Center  •  939 Boylston Street, Ground Floor

Available to students, staff, and faculty

Conveniently located, this unlimited use cardiovascular fitness center offers weight training equipment, a personal trainer on the premises, comfortable and clean locker rooms, and amenities including steam and sauna.

Student hours are Monday to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Employee hours are Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Semester Price: $90

Phone: 617 536-4630

Manager: Tom Dobbins

Sign up any weekday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Pay membership directly to Tennis & Racquet Club.

 

3. The YMCA of Greater Boston Huntington Avenue Branch  • 316 Huntington Avenue

Available to students, staff, and faculty

YMCA Huntington Avenue offers a new gym, pool, workout, and locker facilities, which is Phase 1 of a $30 million renovation. Phase 2 will be completed by September 30, 2014. The YMCA holds monthly open houses for the Berklee community. Contact livewell@berklee.edu for exact dates and times. The YMCA offers great savings.

September 2014 open house dates: September 10, 11, 18, 19, 24, and 25 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a free day at the current Y and get a sneak peek at the new YMCA! Join up in September and they'll waive the $25 joining fee.

Price: $40/month for students (financial assistance available on request)

Phone:  617 927-8258

For other types of memberships, speak with membership director Angela Sotolongo.

Regular price: $40/month for young adults* plus a $25 joining fee (note that there is no joining fee in September).

*Price reduction available for those in financial need, upon request.  

 

Berklee employee rates available. Speak with membership director Angela Sotolongo.

 

4. Healthworks for Women • Copley Square, 441 Stuart Street (closest location)

 

Wide a variety of classes offered, Healthworks for Women presents workout programs at your choice of four locations, including nearby 441 Stuart Street (Copley Square/Back Bay).

Student Membership prices: $70/basic/month (inquire about current promotions)

Employees may inquire about Berklee employee discounts.

Phone: 617 859-7700

Membership contact: Emilie Welch