Office of Research Services - Serving the NIH Community
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The following vendors have offered membership discounts to NIH employees.

The Division of Employee Services (DOES) staff cannot solicit discounts from private vendors. The DOES 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.


DATS Contact Information
  Chris Gaines
Project Officer
(301) 402-8180
  Pamela Jenkins
Quality Assurance Specialist
(301) 402-8180
  Carole Harman
Quality Assurance Specialist
(301) 402-8180
NIH Fitness Centers
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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

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

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 & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment: Offers free 7-day pass to NIH employees
$93.46 per month (equal to 15% off of published price) with a 12 month agreement. Early termination results in minor penalty.

This is a full service health and wellness club. Membership includes the following features:
7 Tennis Courts (3 indoor - 4 outdoor) with several club pros - 3 Racquetball Courts with club pro - 3 Squash Courts with club pro - Indoor Pool with Aquatic Exercise Classes - Basketball Court (full court - indoor) - On-site massage therapists

A full range of brand new equipment including:
FreeMotion - Pilates - Free weights - LifeFitness weight training and aerobic machines

A full range of classes including:
Spinning - Aerobics - Yoga - Dance - Pilates - Rep Reebox Muscle Sculpt - Martial Arts - and much more

Additional Amenities:
Totally renovated locker rooms with full-time attendants - Unlimited Towel Service - Sauna/Steam Room and Whirlpool - Childcare only $1.00 per hour - Children's Programs

Soap - Shampoo - Conditioner - Hairdryers - Body Lotion - Shaving Cream - Body Wash - Deodorant - After Shave - Hair Spray - Cotton Balls - Q-Tips - ironing boards and irons all provided free of charge.

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

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Be You Bi Yu 
5602 Shields Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817                    Telephone Number: (301) 493-4911

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm    
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Must show NIH ID

10% off services and exercise classes Monday through Thursday

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Fitness First 
Must show NIH ID.
Benefits are good at any Fitness First location.
$50 to enroll, and $30 per month.

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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.

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Life Time Athletic (Coming Soon in September 2008) 
7211 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD 20854                    Telephone Number: (301) 656-9570

Size of Facility: 70,000 sq. ft.

Hours of Operation:
24 Hours, 7 days a week

Membership Types:
Onyx, Month to Month
30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Charter Memeberships are available to NIH employees for a $29 total initiation fee ($135 off current rates).
This offer is only good through Grand Opening and memberships are limited, so call and make an appointment to visit the Preview Center today.

Charter Member Rates:
Individual - $89.95
Couple - $169.90
Family - $239.85

Amenities Include:
24/7 operation, no contracts and a 30-day 100% money back guarantee - Full Service Day Spa and Salon - The largest group fitness offering in the area lead by world renowned fitness professional Robert Sherman - LifeCafe: serving a culinary menu for gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner, nutritional supplements and performance enhancers - The finest in cardiovascular and resistance machines - Certified personal trainers and nutrition coaches - Luxurious dressing rooms featuring a full time attendant, whirlpool spas, dry saunas, steam rooms and cherry red wood executive sized lockers - Stone sculpture accents and granite features - Child center with interactive play areas and a computer center

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Gold's Gym 
5546 Randolph Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850                    Telephone: (240) 290-GOLD

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:
Rockville Gold's Gym only: $69 enrollment/$29.99 a month.  All Other Locations: $69 enrollment/$37.99 a month or $165 enrollment/$29.99 a month

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 - Self Defense - and MORE!

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

Additional Services:
Fitness Evaluation - Body Composition Testing - Massage Therapy - Tanning - Group Cycling - Nutritional Evaluations & Programs - Complimentary Orientation Session - Chiropractic Care - Sauna - Steam Room - Sports Rehabilitation - Child Care

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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

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Washington Sports Club  
19 Area Locations

Hours of Operation: (varies by club)
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.    
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Membership Enrollment:
Online enrollment only at: Enter your NIH email address ending in (

A Wellness Benefit for Employees of NIH (PDF)
$0 initiation fee; $59 processing fee and $62.95/month.
Passport membership - all club access
One year agreement

Types of Memberships:
Passport Membership: 1-year commitment
Unrestricted access to all club locations (including all NYSC, BSC, PSC clubs- 148 total club locations)

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

Total body conditioning - State of the art cardio and strength training equipment - One-on-one fitness orientation - Xpressline: A 22-minute workout with a personal trainer- FREE daily

Swimming Pool (Silver Spring and South Bethesda only) - Individual flat screen TVs on most cardio pieces - Locker Rooms and amenities (full time housekeeping!) - Steam/ Sauna rooms

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