Michael & Larry Smith Fitness Center

Michael & Larry Smith Fitness Center

The Fitness Center for Suffolk University

Facility Information:

  • 5,800-Square-Foot Facility
  • 13-Feet High Ceilings
  • 26 Cardio Machines - treadmills, elliptical, trainers and spin bikes
  • 1,200 Square Feet of Heavy Lifting Space - Free Weights and Benches
  • 10 Units of Circuit Training Equipment
  • Group-Fitness Room 
  • Fitness On Demand in Group Fitness Room, featuring 180-plus workouts from spin to yoga
  • All-Purpose Center - Changing Rooms and Shower Areas

The Michael & Larry Smith Fitness Center is Suffolk's brand new, state-of-the-art, primer location the student-body, faculty and staff on the Rams' campus to meet their healthy lifestyle needs.  

The fitness center is named for alumni Michael S. Smith'61 and Larry E. Smith'65 in recognition of their leadership philanthropy on behalf of the University. 

It occupies the street-level space of the Ridgeway Building that was previous the Suffolk Bookstore.

Facility Hours:

The Fitness Center will be closed on all University acknowledge holidays.

  • Fall Hours
    • Monday thru Thursday- 6 AM - 10 PM
    • Fridays- 6 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturdays- 8:30 AM - 5 PM
    • Sundays- 12 PM - 5 PM


  • Memberships are open to all current students - undergraduates, graduates and law - faculty and staff.
  • Eligible members must bring their Rammy Card and swipe in to gain access to the facility.
  • No guest or alumni access.

Policies & Procedures:

  • Facility is open to current Suffolk University staff, faculty and students. No guest or alumni access.
  • A valid Suffolk University ID must be presented and scanned at time of entry
  • Street clothes and street shoes are not permitted in the fitness center. Please wear sneakers and athletic clothes. Shirts are required.
  • Cell phones are to be used for music only with earbuds or headphones. Please avoid phone calls and conversations.
  • Profanity and foul language are prohibited in the fitness center. 
  • Personal items are to be placed in a cubby or locker while using the facility. 
  • Please return all weights and equipment to their designated rack immediately after use. 
  • All cardio and strength equipment must be wiped down after use. Disinfecting wipes will be provided. 
  • Only water bottles and containers with lids (shakers, Nalgene, etc.) are permitted in the facility. Food, cans and glass bottles and open containers of any kind are never permitted. 
  • Personal training is not permitted.
  • Cardio machines are to be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be respectful of other patrons, during peak hours, a 45-minute limit will be enforced by staff. If necessary, cardio reservations can be made at the front desk. 
  • Studio use is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can only be made through the Director of Athletics.

Athletics Staff reserves the right to revoke your fitness center privileges at any time. 


Ridgeway Building
First Floor
148 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114 

  • Michael & Larry Smith Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the Ridgeway Building

·         Columbus Day Weekend

Friday, October 7th – closing at 2:00 PM, reopen Tuesday, October 8th


·         Veteran’s Day

Closed Friday, November 11th, reopen Monday, November 14th


·         Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22nd – closing at 2:00 PM, reopen Monday, November 28th


·         Fall Final Exams

Wednesday, December 14th – Thursday, December 22nd, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM, no weekend hours


·         Winter Break

Closed Friday, December 23rd – Sunday, January 1st

Adjusted hours: Monday, January 2nd – Friday, January 13th, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM, no weekend hours. Resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 17th.

Closed Monday, January 16th (Martin Luther King Day Observation)


·         President’ Day

Closed Monday, February 20th


·         Spring Break

Friday, March 10th – closing 2:00 PM, reopen Monday, March 20th


·         Patriot’s Day

Closed Monday, April 17th


·         Spring Final Exams

Thursday, May 4th – Wednesday, May 10th, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM, no weekend hours


·         Summer Hours

Beginning Thursday, May 11th through August, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, no weekend hours

Closed for summer holiday observations