Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139
P. 617-661-9622


Located in Central Square, the Cambridge YMCA is handy for public transportation commuters or those who drive. We are on the Red Line for train service, and buses frequently pass by our Mass. Ave. site. Driving we can be reached via the Mass. Pike, Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive (monthly and yearly parking permits can be purchased). We are in close proximity to the Charles River, which serves as a loop for runners who set out from our Y for a jog. On either side of us in this city is Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We have a full childcare center encompassing preschool, after school, and summer vacation programs. In May 2003, the City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Historical Commission presented the YMCA with an award for outstanding achievement in historic preservation for the work completed on Durrell Hall, our lovely Victorian theatre that was officially opened in 1897 and re-dedicated in December 2003. During our first year of operation, we hosted, on many occasions to a full house, a variety of theatrical performances, readings, book signings, concerts and plays. Our fitness facility is open seven days per week, year round.

1st Floor

  • Yoga Studio
  • Dance/Indoor Cycling Studio
  • Women’s Locker Room
  • Basketball Court
  • Restrooms

Upper Basement (UB)

  • Men/Child Changing Room
  • Women/Child Changing Room
  • Men’s Locker Room
  • Indoor Running Track (Above Boxing Gym)
  • Pool

Lower Basement (LB)

  • Racquetball Court
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Restrooms
  • Stretching Area
    • Mats
    • Assisted Chin-up Machine
    • Hyper-extension Bench
    • Medicine/Stability Balls
  • Cardio Room
    • Treadmills
    • Ellipticals
    • Stairmasters
    • Recumbent Bikes
    • Upright Bikes
    • Rowers
    • Full Nautilus Circuit
    • Kettle Bells
    • Jump Ropes
    • 3 – 50 lb. Dumbbells
    • Bosu Balls
    • Medicine/Stability Balls
    • Chin-up Bar
  • Boxing Gym
    • Heavy Bags
    • Speed Bags
    • Double End Bags
    • Slip Bag
    • Jump Ropes
    • Timer
    • Dumbbells
    • Elevated Ring
    • Medicine Balls
    • 720 pound tire
    • Plyo Boxes
  • Free Weight Room
    • 3 – 100 lb. Dumbbells
    • Barbells
    • Open Benches
    • Bench Presses
    • Incline/Decline Presses
    • Preacher Bench
    • Chin-up Bar
    • Squat Rack
    • Pec-Deck
    • Full Dual Cable Apparatus
    • Cable Lat Pull Down with Attachments
    • Seated Cable Row with Attachments
  • Olympic Lifting Room
    • Platforms
    • Half Racks
    • Barbells
    • Bumper Plates
    • Chin-up Bar