Get out of Gund and get moving (mouse clicking doesn’t count as exercise). Seriously, don’t underestimate the power of sweat to not only improve your physical health, but also help your brain find the clarity to organize your thoughts.
Harvard Department of Athletics
Getting a Harvard Gym Membership
You can purchase a Harvard gym membership online. After registering, just swipe your ID card to enter the gym. $290/calendar year, $115/semester.
Harvard Gymnasia & Sports
Hemenway Gymnasium is the closest gym to Gund. They provide cardio, strength training, group exercise and other athletics.
1515 Mass Ave
Malkin Athletic Center serves as the University’s primary recreation facility and as a satellite location for several varsity sports.
39 Holyoke Center
Murr Center houses squash, tennis, strength and conditioning facilities and serves the community as a recreational hub.
65 N Harvard St
Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center is a smaller facility with a cardio room, strength training area and locker rooms. Tennis courts on the roof!
66 Garden Street
Intramural Sports are mostly oriented toward undergraduates, there are informal grad students leagues. See “Club Sports” at gocrimson.com.
Other Harvard Facilities
Sailing Center, Weld Boathouse, Blodgett Pool, Bright Hockey Center, Gordon Indoor Track and Tennis Center
Facilities Outside Harvard
Baptiste Power Yoga: hot power yoga classes for $13 with student ID.
2000 Mass Ave
Healthworks Fitness Club for Women is exclusively for women with all kinds of equipment, classes, personal training and massage. Student rates.
35 White St
Jae H Kim Tae Kwon Do: lessons for all levels from a former national Korean champion.
2000 Mass Ave
Karma Yoga Studio: yoga classes, plus a large fitness studio. Classes as low as $7. Memberships around $100 per month.
1120 Mass Ave
The Dance Complex: over 60 teachers representing more than 20 countries teach classes and conduct workshops in a wide variety of movement art forms. Class prices range from $5 – $20 per class.
536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Dance Freedom: a community event that is a joyous celebration of life’s energies expressed every Wednesday in an evening of dance and music. Sliding scale rates from $10 – $20.
First Congregational Church, Mason and Garden Streets
Dance Freedom Meetup
War Memorial Recreation Center: community rec center with small pool and gym down the street across from Darwin’s.
1640 Cambridge St
Rec Center Site