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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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Fall 2021 Eligibility

We are open to Students and Faculty and Staff in the COVID Monitoring Program beginning on Monday, August 30th. Please see the hours of operation. Students must arrive to the facility with their GWorld and will need to show their CURRENT “Clearance Badge” in the website. Screenshots will not be accepted! The clearance badge must correspond with the date and time checking in to the facility, and must show “CLEARED” with a green background (see example below). No exceptions will be made.

Clearance Badge Status Example

Faculty and Staff may enroll in a two-week trial or membership at their convenience starting on Monday, August 30. For more information visit the faculty/staff membership page or email [email protected].

At this time we are not able to provide facility access to Community or Alumni members living in the 20037 or 20006 zip codes or UHS and MFA employees of the hospital for the fall semester. The ability to grant access during the Spring 2022 semester is still pending. We will do our best to keep you updated.

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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

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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!!!"