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November 13, 2014

For all current South End Fitness Center members
a special offer from the YMCA of Greater Boston

The YMCA of Greater Boston has reached out to the members of the South End Fitness Center .The Executive Director and the Director of Operations has invited us to try their newly renovated state of the art facility on Huntington Ave in Boston. This is a short term offer of one month to end no later than December 14th at the discounted cost of $30 for the month. After that period you would decide whether to make the commitment through ACH at the going rate of $50 per month. All members of the South End Fitness Center who join the YMCA and pay the $30 membership fee will have full-facility access which includes group fitness classes and fee-based programs.

The YMCA would require 15 days notice of cancellation for the monthly membership. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. Normally there is a joiners fee however, we want to assist SEFC in every way possible and will be waiving that fee for any interested folks.

For more details call (617) 929.8040 or visit the Huntington Avenue YMCA at 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.

For more information on hours, classes and pool schedule visit the website at ​ 


March 23, 2015

We appreciate your ongoing patience as we work to recover from the closure of the Long Island Bridge in October.  As you are aware, the South End Fitness Center continues to operate as a temporary homeless shelter.  We write to inform you that we anticipate that we will need to continue to operate the shelter in the South End Fitness Center into the summer months.

As we stated in our last letter, BPHC is happy to extend membership (1 month, 3 month and annual) for the full amount of membership time lost due to the closure.  You may also request a refund by completing a membership reimbursement form. To download reimbursement form, please (click here) or you may call the SEFC at (617) 534-5822 and we will mail you a copy.  Reimbursements may take several weeks to process.

BPHC and the staff of the SEFC understand this is a significant inconvenience to our members, which includes many of our own employees.  BPHC will continue to provide as much information as possible regarding the gym closure.  Please check back here periodically for updates.


South End Fitness Center (SEFC) is a fitness and wellness facility with a uniqueness that sets us apart from other health and fitness centers.  We are one of a variety of preventative health services provided by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), whose mission we have adopted as our own "to protect, preserve, and promote health and well-being of all Boston residents, especially those most vulnerable." We are part of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control division of the Community Initiatives Bureau. Special partnerships with Boston Medical Center, other non-profit organizations, community groups, and Boston residents makes SEFC a great community resource that reaches out to all individuals regardless of their level of income, education, or experience in fitness and exercise.  Our dedication and commitment to a "harassment-free environment" ensures that a diverse group of members can enjoy our wellness facility in complete comfort as they strive to reach their fitness goals. 

 All memberships to SEFC include use of our basketball court, abundant strength training equipment, cardiovascular equipment, 25-yard swimming pool, exercise studio, group fitness classes (at a nominal fee), locker rooms, and showers. Members receive a free one hour fitness orientation with our own Fitness Specialist at no extra cost to evaluate fitness goals and discuss proper technique and equipment usage on a personalized fitness program. Discounts on yearly memberships may apply to certain individuals. Please remember to check with our front desk for swimming pool and basketball court availability as times may vary.

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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