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.

Notice: Free Aerobics Classes at the Bard Athletic Center

  • Thursday, September 20, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Zumba Dance Training Class in the Aerobics Room or Basketball Court (*depending on attendance).

Come try out a few free Aerobic classes as we try and start the aerobics program back up. Student/Member participation is necessary for us to continue giving these classes on a monthly basis (and at a discounted rate). Tell your classmates and friends.

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.



 Bard Athletic Center Hours  

Pool Hours



6 a.m.–10 p.m.


7 a.m.–9 a.m.
12–3 p.m.
5–8 p.m.



7 a.m.–8 p.m.


7 a.m.–9 a.m.
12–3 p.m.
5–8 p.m.


8 a.m.–8 p.m.

8:15 a.m.–10 a.m.

11 a.m.–2 p.m.