Faculty and Staff Memberships

We are pleased to be able to continue to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff on the Boston campus to use the student fitness center located in the Sackler building.

The Tauber Center was built with donor funds specifically for use by students. However, monitoring usage, we believe that we can accommodate a small number of faculty and staff during hours in which students are generally in class.

Because the center is small - total capacity of 35, 17 cardio machines, locker rooms with three showers apiece - we are offering gym membership for 75 faculty and staff through a lottery. Only faculty and staff who are Boston Campus employees who are benefits eligible per our HR department, will be eligible for gym memberships.

The membership fee is $25.00 per month and will be pre-billed quarterly: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Any individuals wishing to cancel may do so after any quarter and their space will be filled by the next person on the lottery waitlist. The membership fee is non-refundable.

To use the Center, employees will show their IDs and sign in at the front desk. Members may participate in Fitness Center classes that are offered during their eligible usage time. Sometimes a small fee is charged to cover the cost of the instructor.

Hours for faculty and staff usage will be 6am-2pm daily and 12pm-7pm on weekends. During holidays/vacations, full access will available for the more limited hours (typically 12-7pm) and summer (mid-May to mid-September) as follows: Monday 7am-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 7am-8:30pm, Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm. Note that during certain holidays and vacations, the Center may close.

If you are interested in joining the Tauber Fitness Center, please email the Fitness Center Coordinator, Jackie Desmarais, at jackie.desmarais@tufts.edu to submit an application. Please include your full name, UTLN, email address and School Affiliation. Please note that only benefits-eligible employees may enter the lottery. You will be notified via email if there is room for you to join the Fitness Center Membership.

Many employees have expressed interest in fitness classes, which cannot be accommodated within the Tauber Center studio's capacity of 10. We have made special arrangements for the Wang YMCA for Boston campus faculty and staff to participate in classes without joining the Y. Classes will be offered at a rate of $10/class with a sign up at the Y. You can find the current Wang YMCA Group Exercise Schedule on their website.