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As the main recreation facility for the George Washington University Department of Athletics, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center has a variety of membership packages, as well as programs and services, to accommodate the entire GW community. Membership category (and cost) is determined by your primary affiliation with the university, as indicated on the front of your GWorld card.

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Access to the facility for Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community members is predicated on Zoning Requirements set forth by the District of Columbia. Please review the District of Columbia Zoning Commission Order for details.

GW students

GW Students

To start your access, simply show up with your valid GWorld labeled 'STUDENT'. Please note, access does not include programming such as Group Fitness or Personal Training. For more info on these services please visit our fitness and wellness page

summer housing guests

Summer Housing Guests

All GW Summer Housing guests must hold a valid GWorld card in order to purchase a membership during their time on campus and gain access to our facility.




Molly Capko

GW Law '06

"I love the Lerner Health and Wellness Center! It lives up to its name as a "wellness center" with its friendly atmosphere, outstanding staff who are actively engaged and enthusiastic in making things nice for members, and the great pool, gym and other features--it's a place to rejuvenate my body, mind and spirit. The people at Lerner are like family, there when you need them, or just to talk and laugh with. Lerner makes my favorite Latin phrase possible: mens sana in corpore sano. Thank you Lerner Health and Wellness Center--you're the greatest!!!"