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.


Fitness Savings

Effective Monday, March 17: Pay only $50 for the rest of the semester and unlimited workouts until May 10

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

Available to students only

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

Phone: 617 262-0600

Owners/Instructors: Yao Li, Joshua Grant

Pay membership directly to Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi.


Effective Monday, March 17: Pay only $50 for the rest of the semester and workout every day until May 10

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 and a personal trainer on the premises. 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.

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 Ave. holds monthly open houses for the Berklee community. Contact livewell@berklee.edu for exact dates and times. The YMCA offers great savings. Membership includes pool access at Chinatown Y, over 40 weekly group classes, a huge selection of strength training equipment, courts at Northeastern and Chinatown Y, and use of any of the Y's 14 facilities.

April open house dates: April 3, 4, 10, and 11 from 5:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Price: $31/month, $25 joining fee (note that there is no joining fee on open house days ).

Phone: 617 927-8060

Membership director: Anthony Attride


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

Available to students only

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).

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

Phone: 617 859-7700

Membership contact: Emilie Welch