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South End Fitness Center

South End Fitness Center (SEFC) is pleased to announce the re-opening of it's facility on Monday, February 1, 2021. Opening is subject to guidance from the City of Boston and the state's workplace safety standards.

The SEFC will open at 25% capacity, as mandated by Phase III, Step 1 of the state's reopening plan. All members, visitors, and workers will need appropriate face coverings, except where unsafe due to medical issues. We will enforce social distancing requirements. There will also be a strict adherence to all safety and hygiene protocols.

SEFC management will continue to monitor City, state, and federal guidelines. We want to ensure the safety of all guests and staff. Please note: Reopening is subject to change.

785 Albany Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Sunday: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-9:30 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-9:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-9:30 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
South End
Indoor pool
Gym / Fitness center


Membership rates:
  • One-day pass: $15
  • Three-month membership: $120*
  • Six-month membership: $210
  • One-year membership: $360

Discounted memberships are available for employees of the Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Health Commission, and the City of Boston. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens. Community organizations are also welcome to inquire about membership arrangements for their employees. 

Payment can be made by personal check, money order, and credit card. No cash payments accepted.

All memberships include use of the following:
  • Basketball court
  • Strength training equipment
  • Personal fitness assessment and orientation with a fitness specialist
  • Cardio equipment
  • Lap pool
  • Exercise studio and group fitness classes
  • Locker room with daily use lockers and showers
  • Two hours of validated, free parking in the Northampton Square garage

Family Fun at the South End Fitness Center

What we offer

About the center

We offer seven weekly classes in our exercise studio, which is currently suspended due to COVID-19. The studio can also be reserved for personal use. Please check with the desk attendant for available times. Ask about our monthly basketball schedule or enjoy the basketball court on your own. 

Our newly renovated six-lane pool is Boston’s hidden gem. The pool area also has a warm-up room, kick boards, aqua jogger belts, flippers, and water dumbbells. The pool closes 30 minutes prior to closing. All swimmers must be 18 years old and know how to swim.

Weight equipment:
  • Variable and plate-loaded equipment
  • Dumbbells
  • Medicine balls and kettlebells
  • Body bars
  • Xertubes
  • Stability Balls
  • Speed bag
Cardio equipment:
  • Treadmills and ellipticals
  • Stairmasters
  • Upright and recumbent stationary bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Heavy bag

Hours and location

Hours and location
Gym location:

785 Albany Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118



SEFC members get two hours of free parking in the Northampton Street garage, located at 35 Northampton Street. After parking, enter the lobby through the black door located at the Albany Street end of the garage. Take the elevator to the 4th floor​ to get to the gym.


The SEFC is conveniently located on the following MBTA bus routes: 1, 8, 10, 47, CT3. Those with a SEFC membership may open the door at 785 Albany Street with their swipe card. Insert the card in the black box (blue side facing left), and slide it downward.

If the ramp gate is down, walk to Northampton Street (to your left) and enter through the 35 Northampton Street garage ramp. Once inside, walk to your right through the garage to the black door and take the elevator to the 4th floor.

Regular Hours:
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pool hours:

All six lanes are available except for the following times, when lanes will be limited:

  • Monday: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Locker rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing. Pool closes 30 minutes prior to closing​.