Fitness & Recreation

Fitness Center

About Our Fitness Center

The Tauber Fitness Center has three areas: a 2,500 square foot room with aerobic and strength training equipment; a small exercise studio; and locker rooms and showers. All registered Boston Campus students are eligible to use the fitness center; no fee is required.

The fitness center is located on the lower level of the Medical Education Building and can be accessed by elevator or stairs. You must have a valid Boston Campus student ID with you in order to access the facility and will be asked to use the card swipe at the front desk to confirm eligibility. Should you run into an issue with your ID access, please contact the Public Safety Department at 136 Harrison Avenue. Fitness classes are offered in the studio to all members. classes are available for a small fee on a first-come first-serve basis.


  • Proper workout attire is required.
  • Lockers are for DAILY use - do not leave locks or clothes overnight.
  • Bring your own towel and toiletries.
  • Guests are NOT allowed in the facility - current Boston Campus students and faculty and staff with an active membership have access.

The fitness center, is moderately sized. The main area contains 17 pieces of cardio-equipment, a 9-piece selectorized strength training circuit and a free weight area. To supplement greater fitness needs, we will continue to subsidize membership to the Wang YMCA, where students can take advantage of a full array of amenities, including a pool, basketball courts and a much larger variety of equipment. For questions about subsidized rates, contact your school's Student Affairs office. If you are not familiar with the YMCA, we encourage you to take a look at the Wang YMCA website or visit them at 8 Oak St, Boston, MA.

The Tauber Fitness Center employs a number of student workers. Students who are interested in part-time employment at the fitness center should review the following job description: Student Supervisor

We are also looking for experienced Instructors to teach group fitness classes (Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, etc.) Work Study students are preferred for all fitness center positions. If you are interested in applying or have questions regarding the fitness center, please email Jackie Desmairis, Fitness Center Coordinator, at If you are inquiring about employment, you should include your Name, School, related experience, if any, and your expected hours of availability. Instructors who are are interested in teaching classes, should include the Type of Class, days/hours of class offering, prior teaching experience and references. Applications will be reviewed by the applicant's Student Affairs office and the Tufts Athletic Department.

Students who are selected to work at the Fitness Center must participate in a full training session prior to commencing employment.

  • 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 Medical Education 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 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.

  • Members pay in advance in 3-month increments and can cancel at the end of any 3-month block by emailing Any drop-outs will be replaced with the next individual on the waitlist to keep the faculty/staff membership at 75 individuals.

    Payments of $75.00 ($25 per month) must be submitted to the Fitness Center Front Desk by check (no cash) prior to their first workout. Membership renewals will be processed every three months on Jan 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct 1. Membership fees are non-refundable.

    Members have access to the facility from 6am-2pm Monday through Friday and 12pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Members have access to the facility during holiday/vacation hours (typically 12pm-7pm) and summer hours (mid-May to mid September) : Mon: 7am-7pm, Tues & Wed & Thurs: 7am-8:30pm, Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat & Sun: 12pm-5pm. Note that during certain holidays and vacations, the Center may close.

    Members must check-in at the front desk and provide a picture ID (Tufts ID preferred). The Front desk attendant will verify the membership is active and current and then place the ID in a Card Holder on Front Desk counter for the duration of the member's workout.

    Members have access to the Locker Rooms during the eligible hours and can use their Tufts ID to swipe into the rooms or ask the front desk attendant for access.


    • Proper workout attire is required.
    • Lockers are for DAILY use - do not leave locks or clothes overnight.
    • Bring your own towel and toiletries.
    • Guests are NOT allowed in the facility - only current Boston Campus students and accepted Faculty and Staff members have access.