Fitness Centers

Harvard University Recreation
Harvard University offers several fitness centers for student use.  Hemenway Gym on the Law School Campus is the closest to HDS (see a full list on the Harvard Recreation website). Gym memberships through Harvard are partially subsidized by HDS, but there is a cost to the student. HDS chooses not to fully subsidize the cost because our students may want to make a choice about whether or where they join a fitness center. 

Harvard University Health Services
Wellness programs include group classes, massage, acupuncture, group and individual therapy, and other mental “fitness” options.

Other area fitness centers:

Art and Soul
Art, performance, and yoga classes.
91 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Bally Fitness
Pool, cardio, weights, good selection of classes.
1815 Massachusetts Avenue (in basement of Porter Exchange)
Cambridge, MA 02140

Boston Sports Clubs
Two locations in Cambridge/Somerville area:

1 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

625 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Fitness, exercise, and dance classes at reasonable prices.
42 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Cambridge Racquet & Fitness
Classes, running club, yoga, martial arts, free parking. Check out their website for special monthly membership promotions.
215 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
(3 blocks from Kendall Square Red Line stop)

City of Cambridge
There’s a wealth of information here, including information about recreation and facilities.

Specially developed 30-minute workout for women. Multiple locations in Cambridge and Somerville.

Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women
Pilates studio, fitness classes, cardio, weights.
Porter Square (above the CVS)
Cambridge, MA 02140

Mass Bike
A $15 student membership in MassBike also provides a wealth of benefits while supporting safe and fun cycling.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Visit this site for information on outdoor activities, hiking trails, and bike trips in and around Boston.

Quad Bikes
A non-profit bicycle shop for the Harvard community. Refurbished bikes, repairs, parts, and mechanics classes.
Harvard University Quadrangle

Somerville location:

101 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Cambridge location (pool, gym, sauna, rock wall, fitness classes):

820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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