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Fitness Center

The Rockefeller University Fitness Center is a free gym for use only by faculty, students, and staff of The Rockefeller University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center joint appointments; and MD-PhD students who are actively performing their PhD work in a Rockefeller laboratory (“Authorized Users”). It is located on the sixth floor of Founder’s Hall. Access can be gained by filling out the Fitness Center waiver form and returning it to the Security desk on the first floor of Founder’s Hall. From free weights to cardio equipment, the gym contains several options to fit everyone’s fitness needs. Locker rooms provide showers and in-transit storage.

Weight training equipment includes:

  • Free weights
  • Squat rack
  • Squat press
  • Incline/flat bench
  • Preacher curl bench
  • Reverse Hyper Bench
  • Press/Pulldown
  • Bench press
  • Leg extension/curl
  • Bicep curl
  • Shoulder machine
  • Calf machine
  • Fly machine
  • Cables


  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical crosstrainers
  • Stair climbers
  • Stationary bikes
  • Rowing machine
  • Spin bikes

Free weights in the fitness center

Free weights in the fitness center

Free weights in the fitness center

Treadmills in the fitness center

For any questions regarding the gym, please contact Human Resources at x8300 or

Additional RU resources include the Tennis Courts and the squash courts. For information regarding these, please contact Security at x8506.

Gym Use Rules