There is no charge to utilize the Palestra Fitness Center when members are staying in the overnight guest rooms. For those who are not staying overnight in the guest rooms, an a la carte rate of $15 per visit applies. However for those who wish to work-out more regularly, they can save by joining the Palestra Fitness Center as a gym member.
Palestra Fitness Center Membership
For an additional yearly fee, members may add the Palestra Fitness Center to their account at any time. New members will be given two (2) complimentary Fitness Evaluation/Personal Training Sessions. Membership to the Palestra Fitness Center is an annual contract, billed quarterly at $110 or $125 each quarter (depending on age) and pro-rated by the month you join. Members who add this option will have these fees billed quarterly to their house account upon admittance into the Penn Club. Only members of the Penn Club may become members of Palestra Fitness Center.
To receive a membership package with our application and current dues rates CLICK HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your affiliation to Penn, or call (212) 403-6627. To download a membership application, click here.
Palestra Summer Membership
Palestra membership is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania during the summer. The graduating class is not eligible for this membership. This option is available for those who may or may not be 21 years of age, and is subject to availability - sign up early. Palestra Summer Members are not full Penn Club members. As such, access is limited to the Palestra Fitness Center facility and the locker rooms only. The squash courts at the Yale Club, Penn Club events, business center, overnight rooms, dining and banquet facilities are not open to Palestra Summer Members. Please download, complete, and fax the Palestra Summer Membership Application to sign-up for membership.
Overnight room guests and guests of members must be at least 18 years of age to work out at the Palestra Fitness Center. Members are billed $15 per visit for guests of members. Overnight room guests do not incur a per visit fee while they are staying in the overnight rooms.