Hemenway Gymnasium

1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Cardio Equipment

Hemenway offers cardio equipment, most with personal televisions which have auxiliary inputs for headphones (that members must provide).

The cardio equipment is dispersed on two levels: the entrance level and the upper gallery immediately below the entrance:

  • Stairmasters 
  • Recumbent Bikes 
  • Peloton Bikes
  • Treadmills 
  • Ergometers 
  • Ellipticals 
  • Total Body Elliptical
  • Upright Bikes 



Strength Training Equipment

The lower floor of Hemenway Gymnasium holds a wide variety of resistance machines and free weights:
  • Power Cage Smith Machine
  • Super Squat
  • Assisted pull-up and dip machine
  • Hip abductor and adductor machine
  • Dumbbell racks (5-120lbs)
  • Weight plates (2.5-45lbs)
  • Hampton Dumbbell racks (2.5-25lbs)
  • Nautilus Nitro Leg Press
  • Adjustable Olympic Benches
  • Decline Olympic Bench
  • Plate loaded seated calf raise

The lower gallery, right below the entrance level, also holds our Express Circuit; this floor is designed to quickly work all major muscle groups. It also contains a Hoist Multi-purpose handicapped accessible machine.

Machines on this level include: 

  • 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

Multi-Purpose Room

Located on the top floor of Hemenway, the multipurpose room holds all of Hemenway's group exercise and specialty classes.

The room provides space for stretching as well as access to fitness balls.

During down times between classes members and personal trainers can utilize the space for their workouts. Check the group exercise schedule here or at the Hemenway front desk.


Gym Floor

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.


Harvard Law School Intramurals can reserve the gym floor by contacting Operations Manager. No other reservations will be accepted.

When floor space is not reserved, the gym floor has time allocated to a variety of sports throughout the day, which all members are free to join:

  • At the start of each hour, the assigned sport holds the court until 10 minutes past the hour. After this time, if the court is not being used, it is first come, first serve.
  • At the start of each hour, the schedule-assigned sport gains access to the court, regardless of who is on it at that time.
  • For open gym slots please be respectful of others. 
  • The schedule is subject to change

Squash Courts

Hemenway has two international squash courts for reservation, located on the bottom level of the facility along with the free weights.

Racquets are available to borrow at the front desk (although we do not guarantee that any will be available), and squash balls are available for purchase ($5) at the front desk. 

Hemenway's squash courts may be reserved up to 72 hours in advance, in one hour blocks. Reservations must be placed online.  
  • Reservations are for squash use only.  Reserving for any other activity is not permitted.
  • If the court is not in use, stretching and body weight exercises are permitted.
  • When there are no reservations, walk in squash play takes precedence over any other users.
  • When your reservation time has expired, please leave the space to allow the next reservation on the court.
  • Failure to cancel or show-up for your reservation may lead to loss of reservation privileges.

Reservation Policies

Please click here to reserve a squash court at Hemenway Gymnasium