VIM Fitness Gym – Central Square Location Review

VIM Fitness Gym - Central Square Location Review

Founded in 2004 as a local independent company, VIM Fitness (VIM) offers a gym with a spa vibe. Encompassing bros and barres, VIM offers weight training and ballet barres. Their personal training program is well known and draws excellent reviews. Their facilities utilize Feng Shui in their decor and boast environmental awareness. In 2008, VIM was certified by the Sustainable Business Leader Program.

(Visit to see a list of steps VIM takes in order to be green.)


VIM has two locations, University Park and Central Square, both in Cambridge, MA. This review is on the Central Square location.


Some of the classes offered at VIM are:

  • AfterBurn – Team Training
  • Alloy Small Group Training A, B and C
  • Barre Fusion – inspired by Classical Ballet, Modern Dance and Classical Pilates
  • BollyX – Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program
  • Bootcamp X – traditional calisthenics mixed with body weight exercises with interval and strength training
  • Boxing Conditioning – offense and defense moves, great for core strength, muscle speed and tone, balance and self-defense
  • Circuit Breaker – a metabolic-conditioning class set up as a continuous circuit; dive into strength, cardio and plyometric exercises for a full-body workout.
  • Core Yoga – Vinyasa class, builds focus, strength, self-awareness and confidence
  • Flow and Restore – Vinyasa flow class for both newcomers to yoga and experts
  • Pilates Mat – incorporates modern exercise techniques with contemporary thinking about spinal rehab and athletic performance enhancement
  • Tabata – proven to physiologically transform your body with 8 cycles of 20-second intense work followed with 10 seconds of rest.

(To see a full list of classes offered and VIM’s class schedule go to

Some of the programs offered at VIM are:

  • Pilates programs
  • Small Group Training
  • Personal Training
  • Private Yoga Lessons
  • Company Wellness – with discounted gym membership (see Membership Info below)
  • Company Health Club Design and Management
  • Health Seminars
  • Site Classes
  • Nutrition Services – work with trainer and nutrition coach Christine Galvin

(For more information on these nutrition services go to


  • Over 18,000 square feet
  • 2 large group exercise studios
  • Expanded cardio area with over 40 machines
  • Expanded free weight area with over 50 machines
  • Expanded fully stocked locker rooms
  • Expanded stretching area
  • Complimentary towel service
  • Company Wellness services
  • Nutrition Program
  • Complimentary Personal Training Assessment
  • Saunas
  • Fully Stocked Changing Rooms/Showers
  • Validated Parking

Membership Info

Some benefits of membership:

  • Access to both locations
  • Over 60 cardio machines
  • 3 strength training circuits
  • Over 80 group exercise classes per week
  • Steam rooms/saunas

Resident Rates

  • $99/1 month
  • $74/monthly
  • $700/yearly
  • $69/12 month commitment

Company Wellness Rates

  • $64/monthly
  • $575/yearly

Nutrition Services Plans

  • $200/1 month
  • $175/3 month commitment

Pilates Package

  • $120
  • 1 60 minute private session
  • 2 60 minute semi-private sessions
  • Use of Pilates by Sanctuary VIM locker rooms

Personal Training Plans

  • $425/5 sessions
  • $799/10 sessions
  • $1499/20 sessions
  • $3499/50 sessions
  • 3 Month Option Plans
  • $319/month – 12 sessions
  • $619/month – 24 sessions
  • $899/month – 36 sessions

Small Group Training

  • $89/30 Day trial
  • Complimentary Assessment
  • 4 small group training sessions in a personalized setting
  • Unlimited Team Training classes
  • Open gym membership

Current Deals

  • Join VIM and have your initiation fee waived – valid through April 30, 2018
  • Sign up for VIM’s Introductory Pilates Package for $120 – 60% off original price
  • For new personal training members only: get 6 sessions for $399 (1 time purchase only)
  • Try 30 day small group training trial for $89 (limited to first 50)


VIM Central Square has a ⅘ rating on Yelp with positive comments regarding the “zen-like” spa atmosphere, friendliness of the staff, knowledge of instructors, and newness of equipment. Negative comments regarded difficulty in canceling memberships, lack of communication with management, and parking inconveniences.


VIM Fitness Gym - Central Square Location Review

VIM Fitness – Central Square
579 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


HOURS (Central Square Facility)

Weekdays: 6am-10pm
Weekend: 8am-8pm



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