Bard Athletic Center

Bard Athletic Center is Columbia University Irving Medical Center's go-to resource for fitness activities and programs. Conveniently located on levels 2B and 3B of Bard Hall, we help thousands of CUIMC students, faculty, and staff work out and improve their health.

Develop your personalized workout program using our treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, stair climbers, and dumbbell sets and benches. We also offer a number of fitness classes throughout the year, and our facility and pool are accessible.

Questions? Contact us at 212-304-7010.


All Membership Packages will be pro-rated as of April 1, 2018. 

Regular Hours of Operation

Our hours and scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notification, though we do our best to post information on our website when possible.

BAC is closed on all Columbia University Irving Medical Center-designated holidays.

On Saturday, May 26, our extended hours pilot program is concluding. We loved seeing you during our extended hours! Our next step is to evaluate the success of this pilot program. Starting Saturday, June 2, we will return to our regular weekend hours.


 Bard Athletic Center Hours  

Pool Hours



6 a.m.–10 p.m.


6:15 a.m.–9 a.m.
12–3 p.m.
5–8 p.m.



7 a.m.–8 p.m.


7–9 a.m.
12–3 p.m.
5–8 p.m.




10 a.m.–5 p.m.


12 p.m.–8 p.m.

11 a.m.–1 p.m.  

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

12 p.m.–4 p.m.