Payne Whitney Gym

Located just a five minute walk from the Law School, Payne Whitney Gym contains training centers for crew, gymnastics, swimming, general exercise, recreational and varsity strength and conditioning, group fitness classes, and a state of the art fencing salon. Payne Whitney Gym is free to all Yale students, and memberships are available for purchase for student spouses.

Membership and Schedule Information

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Intramural Sports

Graduate-Professional Intramural Sports are managed by Payne Whitney Gym and are open to students, faculty and staff of the University. IM sports have four different seasons, and offer activities such as volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball and ultimate frisbee.  For more information, including details about registering a team, see the PWG website.

Meditation Sessions

YLS offers free meditation sessions every Wednesday at 12:10 pm.  Most sessions are led by Sue Neufeld, a Level 2 certified ParaYoga instructor. Meditation sessions are held in the Law School, and will begin for Fall 2016 on Wednesday, January 20.

If you're interested in starting a meditation practice, we invite you to try the 40 Day Meditation Challenge (Yale NetID required).

Learned Feet Running Club

Join Professor Ian Ayres for a weekly jog around New Haven. All paces are welcome to join, for as much of the jog as you'd like. During Spring 2016, the group will meet on the following Tuesdays: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19.

Please meet the group inside the law school at the Grove St. entrance at 4pm.

Fitness Fridays


The Law School offers a special group fitness class for the YLS community at no cost throughout the semester. Classes are held in the Payne Whitney Gym E/F exercise room on the 5th floor from 4:00-5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.  No prior experience is required for any classes. The tentative schedule for Spring 2016 can be found below. 

Boot Camp: Friday, January 22, 4:00 pm

High-intensity cardio intervals and bodyweight strength training are combined for a total body workout. This is a workout you can do anywhere! Modifications will be available for all exercises to increase or decrease intensity as needed.

Class at SHiFT Cycle New Haven: Friday, February 5, 4:00 pm

SHiFT Cycle's instructor, Allie, uses interval training (high intensity bursts followed by recovery) to deliver fun, calorie-burning, heart-pumping ride.

Additional information coming soon!