InnerCity Weightlifting, Inc. Gym Review

If you’re looking for a gym with a mission, check out Innercity Weightlifting in Cambridge. Ranked “Best of Boston” in 2015, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is being a force for change by helping combat youth violence with love, direction and purpose. ICW trains at-risk youth to be personal trainers and strives to reduce youth violence by offering opportunities they’d otherwise not have. To quote their website:

“Love becomes our weapon for change. The gym is where our students come to find hope, to build trust with positive adults, and to belong to a new community that provides unconditional support. It’s a positive, logical alternative to the streets. For some, the gym becomes a career path in personal training. For others, it’s the start of a new network: they meet our staff, partner organizations, and personal training clients, creating job and academic opportunities outside of the gym. What starts with trust and hope becomes an inclusive network that creates understanding and economic mobility. A community that began inside the gym extends beyond, creating systemic change. By specifically targeting young people who are the highest risk for street violence, we have an exponential impact in the communities we serve.”


(To read more about the impact ICW is having:


ICW is located in Cambridge, MA., near One Kendall Square, Cambridgeside Galleria, Luke’s Lobster Back Bay and the MIT Flea Market.

Classes / Programs

Some of the classes offered at ICW:

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Lifting
  • Core Moves

Some of the programs offered at ICW:

  • Personal Training
  • Corporate Training
  • Elexson’s Club – a group of individuals who support the mission and work of ICW


  • Comprehensive Fitness Evaluations
  • Unlimited 60-Minute Training Sessions
  • Private Lot Parking
  • Bike Parking
  • Good for Kids
  • Showers
  • Towel Service
  • Introductory Membership Offers
  • Open Gym Layout
  • Motivational Inspiration Blog
  • Store – money goes back to the cause


ICW has a 5/5 rating on Yelp with no negative reviews posted and positive reviews on their staff, instructors’ knowledge, prices, impact on their community and their personal training programs.


Hours (By Appointment Only)

Mon      6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue       6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed      6:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Thu       6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri         6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat        Closed
Sun       Closed

Contact Information



InnerCity Weightlifting, Inc. - Gym Review

InnerCity Weightlifting, Inc
PO Box 171313
Boston, MA 02117


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Post by Andrea Rogers