Hemenway Gymnasium

Hemenway Gymnasium

1515 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138


Hemenway House Rules (policies)

Hemenway Facility Hours

Group Exercise Schedules

Specialty Course Offerings

Personal Training

Gym Floor Schedule

Squash Court & Gym Floor Reservation Protocols are listed at the bottom of the page.

Hemenway Gymnasium Cardio Equipment









Hemenway offers 60 pieces of assorted cardio equipment, most with Cardio Theater. This personal television entertains members with 20 basic cable channels (members must provide earphones). The cardio equipment is dispersed on two levels: the Entrance Level and the Upper Gallery.

Stairmasters (2)
Recumbent Bikes (6)
Treadmills (22)
Ergometers (1)
Ellipticals (14)
Total Body Elliptical (8)
Upright Bikes (5)


Cardio Equipment Policy

Choose the machine you would like to use. (Note: each machine has a specific number) Your workout may exceed 30 min ONLY if there is no reservation before or after yours. (Note: cool down must be included as part of the 30 min limit) Check the current time.  Please use the wall clock for consistency. Write your name or initials in your desired 30 min time slot for a specifically numbered machine. Your machine only is reserved for 5 minutes after your designated start time. At 5 minutes beyond the half hour, the machine is considered "available." Slots cannot be filled more than 2 hours in advance. (Note: Names will be removed from the sign up sheet) NO EXCEPTIONS!








Hemenway Gymnasium Strength Training Equipment
The lower floor of Hemenway Gymnasium holds a wide variety of resistance machines and free weights.

Machines include, but are not limited to:
Power Cage Smith Machine
Super Squat
Assisted pull-up and dip machine
Hip abductor and adductor machine
3 racks of dumbbells (5-120lbs)
Weight plates (2.5-45lbs)
4 Hampton Dumbbell racks (2.5-25lbs)
Nautilus Nitro Leg Press
3 Adjustable Olympic Benches
1 Decline Olympic Benches
Plate loaded seated calf raise

The Lower Gallery also holds our Express Circuit.

For those of you trying to squeeze in a short yet efficient workout, this floor is designed to quickly work all major muscle groups. Try one set of 15 repetitions without rest at each of the eleven stations in order. Use enough weight at each station to make the last few repetitions difficult. After completing the circuit, rest for 30 seconds OFF the machines (to avoid monopolizing them unnecessarily) and repeat from the beginning of circuit. This floor also has a Hoist Multi-purpose handicapped accessible machine.

Precor Leg Extension
Precor Prone Leg Curl
Precor Lateral Raise
Nautilus Nitro Lower Back
Nautilus Nitro Abdominal
Hoist Rotary Torso
Precor Triceps Extension
Precor Bicep Curl
Icarian Shoulder Press
Precor Vertical Chest Press
Cybex Seated Row

Hemenway Gymnasium Multi-Purpose Room

Located on the top floor of Hemenway, the multipurpose room holds all of Hemenway's group exercise and specialty classes. Light, airy, and mirrored on one side, the room provides space for stretching as well as access to fitness balls. This space is dedicated to group exercise and specialty classes. During down times members and personal trainers can utilize the space for their workouts.

Hemenway Gymnasium Basketball Court

Located on the Second Level, the gym floor at Hemenway houses recreation basketball and Law School Intramurals. Approximately 5,000 square feet, the floor has six hoops and one small basketball court.  To view the basketball court schedule please click here.

Hemenway Gym Floor Reservation Policies

Harvard Law School Intramural reservations can be made by contacting Kerry Antunes at

All other court reservations must be made in person at the front desk. Please see the protocol below:

    * A member can reserve up to 72hrs in advance BUT no less than 2 hours prior to the requested time. Reservations must be completed in person on the sign-in sheet at the front desk.

    *   Reservations can be made for the following sports: volleyball, basketball and badminton. The court is reserved for the SPORT, not the group. Ex. If someone reserves the court for volleyball ANYONE can play volleyball with them.

    *   In fairness to all groups time limit is 1 hour per group. Set-up/breakdown is included in the 1 hour reservation.

    *   The member reserving the court is responsible for set-up/breakdown of the equipment during their hour use. Equipment not properly stored will be  removed immediately.

    * The online court schedule only reflects IM reservations. Open gym floor reservations can be viewed on the clipboard at the front desk of the facility.

Hemenway Gymnasium Squash Courts

Hemenway's two international squash courts may be reserved up to 72 hours in advance, in one hour blocks. Reservations must be placed online.  Courts 2 and 3 are on the Lower Level and are not amenable to spectators. Racquets are available next to the squash court and squash balls are available for purchase at the front desk.

First time users:

   1. Go to:
   2. Fill in your information to create an account (you need not use a Harvard email address)
   3. You will receive an email from "Harvard".  Click on the link in the email to activate your account.
   4. Log in
   5. Follow the instructions to make a reservation

Returning users:

   1. Go to:
   2. Log in
   3. Follow the instructions to make a reservation

Squash Policy Rules

1.      Signups are for 1 HOUR

2.      Reservations can be made online 72 hours in advance

3.      Only one 1-hour slot may be reserved per person per day.

4.      The online reservation system only applies to the courts at Hemenway Gymnasium.

5.      We expect that you will cancel your slot if and when you decide you no longer wish to play at your reserved time.

6.      If the court is vacant at 10 minutes past the hour the reservation is forfeited. At that point the court is first come first serve.

To cancel a reservation:

   1. Sign in at:
   2. Click on the slot in which you made your reservation.
   3. In the pop-up window, click on the little pencil and paper icon.
   4. Click "Delete reservation".