Palestra Fitness Center

Williams Club members have free access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the Palestra Fitness Center provided by the Penn Club along with special privileges to golf and squash facilities provided by other clubs. With a picturesque 13th floor terrace overlooking midtown Manhattan, the Palestra Fitness Center is a great place to achieve fitness goals and have a spot to cool down and work.


For additional charge, members also have the opportunity to meet with a personal trainer for fitness consultation, nutritional counseling, and weight-loss programs. In addition, spa and massage therapy services are available for members that include aromatherapy, reflexology, sports/deep tissue massage, shiatsu, and Swedish massage. Laundry and locker rentals are available for members. Please feel free to contact the Williams Club in regards to rates and pricing.

Summer Membership

For full-time Williams or affiliate school students under age 21, membership is available solely for the Palestra Fitness Center for a flat cost of $150 plus sales tax. Membership is from May 1st to August 31st and access is limited to the facilities and locker rooms. To apply, please download and complete the Palestra Summer Membership Application and email this to

Complimentary Access

Hours Of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6:00AM – 9:00PM


Weekends & Holidays: 8:00AM – 4:00PM


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  • Cybex weight training machines

  • Free weights

  • State-of-the-art treadmills, all equipped with individual televisions and personal remotes

  • Upright & recumbent lifecycles

  • Concept II rower

  • Stairmasters

  • Nordic Track skier

  • Precor Elliptical Trainers

  • Exercise room for classes (e.g. yoga, spin, etc.)

  • Weight scale


  • Gift shop

  • Outdoor terrace

  • Complimentary use of towels

  • Complimentary toiletries (e.g. body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, comb, Q-tips, cotton balls, anti-perspirant, hand lotion, mouthwash)

  • Complimentary daily locker use

  • Laundry and yearly locker rentals

  • Hairdryer

  • AED (automated external defibrillator)

  • Staff certification in CPR

  • Post-workout refreshments available for purchase