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As of Saturday, May 29, 2021, the South End Fitness Center is now open at 100% capacity.

The SEFC is open at 100% capacity, per the Commonwealth's and City of Boston's Re-Opening Plans. We will continue to strive for a safe and healthy environment for all staff and members, and will continue to provide cleaning supplies to promote proper hygiene protocols. 

Appropriate face coverings are still required (except where unsafe due to medical conditions) until further notice.

The SEFC management wishes to thank you for your patience, support, and cooperation as we manage to provide a healthy and safe environment for all members.

South End Fitness Center (SEFC) is Boston's gym, run by the BPHC.

All memberships include use of the following:

  • Basketball court
  • Strength training equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Lap pool
  • Exercise studio & group fitness classes
  • Locker room with daily use lockers & showers
  • 2 hours of validated, free parking in the Northampton Square garage
New members receive a free one-hour fitness orientation with our Fitness Specialist, to evaluate your fitness goals, discuss proper training techniques and equipment usage, and develop a personalized fitness program. 


Regular Hours
Monday – Thursday: 6:00am–9:30pm
Friday: 6:00am–8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am–3:00pm

Pool Hours
All 6 lanes are available except for the following times, when lanes will be limited:
Monday: 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00-8:15pm
Wednesday: 6:30-8:30pm
Friday: 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:30-11:00am​
Sunday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Locker rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing.
Pool closes 30 minutes prior to closing​.

785 Albany Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

All SEFC members get 2 hours of free parking in the Northampton Street garage, which is located at 35 Northampton Street, just around the corner from the SEFC address. Once you park your car, entr the lobby through the black door located at the Albany Street end of the garage and take the elevator to the 4th floor
Walking/public transportation The SEFC is conveniently located on the following MBTA bus routes: 1, 8, 10, 47, CT3​

Those with a SEFC membership may open the door at 785 Albany Street with their swipe card. Insert card in black box (blue side facing left), and slide it downward.

If the ramp gate is down, walk to Northampton Street (to your left) and enter through the 35 Northampton Street garage ramp. Once inside, walk to your right through the garage to the black door and take the elevator to the 4th floor.

*SEFC is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Patriots' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  ​

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