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Lincoln Laboratory Fitness Center


  • Lincoln Lab Employees: $130 / yr
  • Resident Subcontractors: $320 / yr
  • Guest Adults: $10
  • Guest Students: $5

Make checks payable to: MIT DAPER
Membership fee is nonrefundable


Monday-Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 7pm

*Closed on Lincoln Laboratory holidays

Member Info

Membership Includes:

  • aerobics
  • beach volleyball
  • cardio theatre
  • elliptical crosstrainers
  • fitness orientation
  • fitness trail
  • free weights
  • half-court basketball
  • horse shoe pit
  • locker room
  • recumbent bikes
  • rowers
  • stairmasters
  • stepmill
  • towel service
  • treadmills
  • upright stationary bikes

Frequently Asked Questions

Who staffs the fitness facility?

Debbie Craig is the fitness coordinator ( Tiffany Proctor and Mark Ryder are the fitness trainers.

Who is eligible to join?

Lincoln Laboratory employees, their spouses and dependents between the ages of 18 and 24, subcontractors, retirees of Lincoln Laboratory, and MIT athletic card holders. All main-campus MIT employees must purchase membership through DAPER at DAPER rates if they wish to use Lincoln Laboratory facilities.

How do I join?

Fill out a membership application (available at the Center or on-line) and bring cash or a check payable to MIT DAPER to the Fitness Center.

Can someone help? I have never exercised before.

Yes. Our staff of certified fitness trainers is available to help you with cardio equipment, weight equipment, and stretching. Appointments are required one week in advance.

What about outside fitness?

Outside enthusiasts can take advantage of the Center's lined half-court basketball area. Basketballs are available for sign-out at the front desk. Structured league play in a 3-on-3 format is also offered during the summer months for all levels of ability.

A beach volleyball court (with sand and net) is available for recreational use behind Annex 3. League play is conducted from spring until fall in several formats with all levels of ability welcome.

Walkers will enjoy the facility's quarter-mile nature walk adjacent to the volleyball court and picnic area. The walking path loops through the woods and is an ideal midday stress reducer.

The volleyball and basketball leagues, as well as the walking path, are open to all Lincoln Laboratory employees. Membership is not required for participation.

What kind of equipment is available?

  • elliptical crosstrainers
  • treadmills
  • upright stationary bikes
  • recumbent bikes
  • rowers
  • AMT's
  • Xdream mountain bikes
  • stepmill
  • a full-body circuit system
  • free weights

What about aerobics?

A schedule of classes is available Online and classes are free to members.

More ... ?

The fitness facility has towel service, showers, transient lockers, and vending machines. A multipurpose room is available for wellness seminars and supplementary fitness activities.