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

Boston Sports Clubs

Two locations in Cambridge/Somerville area:

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

  • Fitness, exercise, and dance classes at reasonable prices.
  • 42 Brattle Street
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 617.547.6789

Cambridge Athletic Club

  • 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)
  • 617.491.8989

City of Cambridge


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

Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women

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
  • 617.496.5955


Somerville location:

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