Local Fitness Clubs

Six area clubs (including branches) provide discounted student membership. Some 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 for 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 and 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 to Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and 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. to 4:00 p.m. Pay membership directly to Tennis and 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 room, and locker facilities, as well as great savings. It holds monthly open houses for the Berklee community.  Get a guest pass and enjoy a free day at the current Y, and get a sneak peek at the new YMCA! Join 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 Kevin Durand.

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—save 10 percent. Speak with membership director Kevin Durand.

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


With 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: 617-545-6106

Membership contact: Erica Evans

5. Leap Fitness • 71 Lansdowne Street (The Fenway)

Leap Fitness is across the street from Fenway Park. The club's members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including free and innovative classes, access to highly qualified personal trainers, brand new equipment, and an extremely friendly staff. Leap Fitness also has a physical therapy clinic located on site.

Employees: inquire about Berklee employee discounts.

Phone: 617-536-6066

Membership contact:  Wesley Kwok

6. GymIt • 920 Commonwealth Avenue (near Boston University)

GymIt is born out of the simple idea that gyms are for working out. Enjoy more than 100 pieces of cardio equipment, three strength training areas, and long hours (open 24 hours, Monday to Friday) for only $20/month.

Phone: 617-208-4555

Membership contact: Joey Kamay


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