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Lerner Health and Wellness Center


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Temporary Closure

GW’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center is temporarily closed from May 16 until mid-fall 2022 in order to perform extensive HVAC work throughout the building.
During this time interior spaces will undergo a refresh and reorientation.



Workout Room Open in University Student Center for GW Students*

All of the equipment in the room is self-powered, ie: free weights, yoga mats, training balls, self-powered rowing machines. Treadmills, stairmasters, etc are not available. 

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 7 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7 am - 6 pm

The University Student Center will be closed on Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4 for these university holidays.  

*This alternative workout space is available to current GW students only. Faculty and Staff, please check out these physical well-being opportunities. 


Walking/Running Routes: Explore the Area This Summer 

We mapped out several walking/running routes that allow you to explore Foggy Bottom and some of our surrounding neighborhoods – including the National Mall.  These routes range from 1-8 miles. 

We are continuing our plans to offer sponsored runs/walks and possible outdoor education trips later this summer.  As events are finalized we will post information here. 


Student Discounts Offered at Local Gyms

Gyms in the Foggy Bottom/West End area are accepting new members, and some offer discounts to college students when you show your student ID. Please contact each individual location about membership options, including Orange Theory Fitness, Soul Cycle, PureBarre, SolidCore, Medabolic, VIDA Fitness, and Washington Sports Club.

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THE CENTER HAS two gymnasia with two basketball courts each. All courts accommodate volleyball and badminton, plus two of the courts accommodate indoor soccer and indoor hockey. Warm-up and cool down areas border the gyms. There is a three-lane suspended jogging track overlooking the third floor gymnasium. There is a three-lane lap pool that supports open swim and aqua aerobics. On the P3 level, there are two racquetball suites and one multi-purpose suite. On the 3rd and 4th floors, there are six total squash suites available. All suites feature viewing areas. The fitness center includes large free weight, fitness, wellness and cardiovascular fitness areas complete with sound and video systems. A large sub-dividable multipurpose room is used for aerobics, dance, martial arts and other functions. Support areas include locker rooms, family locker rooms, an equipment issue desk, lobby, lounge, parking and administrative areas. There is also a courtyard on the north side of the building open to the public.