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Non-NIH Fitness and Wellness Centers

The following vendors have offered membership discounts to NIH employees.

  • Anytime Fitness, Kensington
  • The Aspen Hill Club, Silver Spring
  • One Life Rockville or One Life Pike & Rose
  • Bethesda Chevy Chase YMCA
  • Lakeforest Sport & Health
  • Thrive Yoga, Rockville
  • The Mindfulness Center, Bethesda
  • Washington Sports Club

The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) staff cannot solicit discounts from private vendors. The DATS provides this list for information purposes only. It is possible that other commercially owned fitness centers exist that provide employee discounts that do not appear on this list.

This information neither constitutes nor should be inferred to be an endorsement or recommendation of any product, service, or enterprise by the National Institutes of Health, any other agency or employee of the United States Government.

Anytime Fitness, Kensington

4265 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895
Telephone Number: (240) 242-3053


240) 242-3053
(Ask about our Dollar$ For Scholars fundraising program, which benefits local schools.)
"Recently Expanded! More strength training. More core work. More cardio. More flexibility. More variety for your workouts!"

Hours of Operation:

24 hours/7 days a week

Membership Enrollment:

Special NIH Group Membership Plan:
$99 Security Access Fee
$44.95/month for a standard, 12-month membership
Monthly rate lock!
(Ask about further discounts when paying the annual membership in full.)

Fitness Center Amenities

Securely Monitored Keycard Access 24/7/365 to over 1600 Anytime Fitness locations nationwide - Complimentary Fitness Assessment - State-of-the-Art Life Fitness, Cybex, and Precor Cardio, Strength Equipment, and Free Weights - TV equipped ellipticals and treadmills - Expansive Stretching Area with Core & Balance - Group Fitness Classes at no additional cost - Personal and Small Group Training - Free On-Site Lighted Parking - Lockers, cubies and private restrooms with showers - Money-back guarantee for 7-day passes - Complimentary Speaker Series on Health/Fitness related topics: Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Self Defense and more

Full Range of Group Fitness Classes:

Spinning - Yoga - Total Body Conditioning - Core Training - Zumba Dance - and more!

The Aspen Hill Club

14501 Homecrest Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Telephone Number: (301) 598-5200

Size of Facility:

Over 120,000+ sq. ft.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

Must show NIH ID to qualify.
One Year or non-Commitment memberships. Initial or Join fee - $49 to $199 depending on the promotion selected.

Types of Memberships:

Individual Couple
Presidential $99/month $154/month
Congressional $84/month $119/month
Congressional Corporate $69/month $98/month*
*The join fee would be waived for 5 or more people joining at the same time.

Children may be added for the following costs:
6 weeks - 13 years: $15/month
14 years to 18 years: $20/month
19 years to 22 years: $25/month

Membership may include but will not be limited to:

Tennis - Free Weights - Racquetball - Indoor Pool - Aerobics - Sauna - Aquatics - Weight Machines - Indoor Track

Bethesda Sport & Health*

4400 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20815
Telephone Number: (301) 656-9570


Free 7 day VIP Guest Pass, to schedule a tour of facilities, membership information and enrollment.)

Size of Facility:

85,000 sq. ft.

Hours of Operation:

(Holiday Hours may vary)
Monday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

12 month term (Membership includes all 22 locations)
Individual: $79.99/mo
Couples: $119.99/mo
Family: $139.99/mo

Welcome to the New Bethesda Sport & Health Club!

More than 2 million in improvements - doubling the size of the fitness center - over 50 new pieces of equipment including the latest treadmills with personal viewing screens - cardio entertainment and flat screen televisions - new strength training area upstairs - new member lounge with juice bar and wifi - new stretching area - new state-of-the-art spin studio - new group exercise room and mind-body studio - boxing - expanded parking

This is a full service health and wellness club. Membership includes the following features:

6 tennis courts (4 outdoor/2 indoor) with several club pros - 4 racquetball and squash courts with club pros - indoor pool with aquatic exercise classes - full basketball court - on site massage therapists

A full range of classes including:

Spinning - Yoga - Pilates - body pump - muscle up - step - abs - pure stretch - cardop dance - cardio kick - turbo kick, zumba, and more

Additional Amenities:

Renovated locker rooms with full-time attendants - unlimited towel service - sauna/steam rooms - whirlpool - childcare only $1.00 per hour - soap - shampoo - conditioner - hairdryers - body lotion - shaving cream - deodorant - hair spray - cotton balls - Q-Tips - ironing boards and irons all provided free of charge

*Note, currently, discounts are available only at these locations.

Gold's Gym

15 Locations in the Metro DC Area

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

$39.99 enrollment/$19.99 bi-weekly or $559.73 paid in full/year.
Add Ons: $0 enrollment /$16.99 bi-weekly.

The above options include a one-on-one training session to help you develop an individual fitness program specific to your needs. Additional personal training is priced dependent on how many sessions are requested.

Member Services:

Free Weights - Cardio Vascular Equipment - Personal Training - Nutritional Counseling

FREE Group X Classes:
Yoga - Kickboxing - Spinning - Zumba – Tai Chi - Step - Pilates - and MORE!

FREE - VIP travel passes to use at over 600 Gold's Gyms worldwide.

Additional Services:

Child Care - Cardio Cinema - Smoothie Bar- Basketball Courts - Body Composition Testing - Tanning - Group Cycling - Nutritional Evaluations & Programs - Complimentary Orientation Session - Sauna - Steam Room - Sports Rehabilitation.

Lakeforest Sport & Health*

700 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Telephone Number: (301) 258-0661

Size of Facility:

54,000 sq. ft.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

Must show NIH ID to qualify. Free 7-day trail to all NIH employees. Individual, couples and family members start at our new low rate of $39.99 a month!

This is a full service health club - Amenities Include:

A full line of the newest cardio equipment, new circuit weight training stations, over 50 group exercise classes a week, 9 racquetball courts, volleyball/wallyball, 25 meter heated indoor pool, Pilates reformer studio, free weights, steam room, sauna whirlpool, tanning, childcare/kidz klub, spa services and massage.

Additional Amenities:

Soap - Shampoo - Lotions - Hair Spray, and towel service upon request.

*Note, currently, discounts are available only at these locations.

The Mindfulness Center

Online Only
Telephone: (301) 986-1090

Hours of Operation:

We offer classes 7 days a week, ranging from 6:45am-7:30pm.

Membership Enrollment:

10% off all classes and services for NIH employees, and 5% discount for family members. Please provide NIH ID.

The Mindfulness Cetner:

Offering classes in Fitness, Meditation, Stress Management.
Wellness programs, including weight loss, life coaching and nutritional counseling.
We also provide massage, acupuncture, hypnosis, qigong and other bio-energy therapy services.

Fitness Classes Include:

Yoga, Nia, Mind Body Sculpting, Rise & Shine Workout, Easing Into Working Out, and Mind Body for Low Back, Hip and Knee Pain

Meditation Classes include:

Mindfulness Meditation, Moving Meditation, Couples Meditation, Meditation for Children (K-12), Gentle Mind Body Stretching and Spiritual Energy
We are always adding new classes, so please view our website for updates!

Thrive Yoga

1321-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone: (301) 294-9642 (YOGA)

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

(Discount - Must show NIH ID, no exceptions, please)
One month unlimited yoga - $69.00 for NIH staff

Member Services:

5-Series and 10- Series packages - Monthly and multi-Monthly passes - Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga - Heated and Non-heated Rooms - Yoga - Pilates - Gentle Yoga - Kids Yoga (different classes from age 3 - teens)

Additional Services:

Massage Therapy - Child Care - Teacher Training - Workshops - Boutique - Special Events and Parties

Washington Sports Club

15 Area Locations

Hours of Operation:

(varies by club)
Monday through Friday
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:

Online enrollment at:
Log in with your NIH email for your corporate discount.

*Requires one year term commitment. There is a standard $149 initiation fee and a onetime $49.99 processing fee due at point of sale. Initiation fee may be lower with monthly promotions. Contact Corproate Account Manager Brendon Hill for details

Contact Brendon Hill at or at 202-809-9274 for more information concerning promotions and to try out the clubs. 

Types of Memberships:

Passport Membership: Unrestricted access to all club locations (including all WSC NYSC, BSC, PSC clubs – 160+ total club locations)
Discounted Passport membership for only $64.99/month (retail $99.99).  Enroll online at

North Bethesda Core Membership:  One club access to our North Bethesda club only.  10400 Old Georgetown Rd #8, Bethesda, MD 20814

Discounted Core Membership for only $19.99/month (retail $49.99).  Visit our North Bethesda location to sign up for this offer

Member Services:

Complimentary 1 hour Personal Fitness Workout with a certified personal trainer.

Motivating Group Exercise classes such as:
Cycling - Yoga - Pilates - Boxing

For club details and class schedules visit

State of the art cardio and strength training equipment - Xpressline: A 22-minute workout with a personal trainer - FREE daily - Swimming Pools (South Bethesda, Silver Spring, Columbia Heights locations) – Basketball courts - Individual flat screen TVs on cardio machines- Locker Rooms and amenities - Full time housekeeping – Towel Service, Steam/ Sauna Rooms - Babysitting