General Lab Information

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Weight Room

Notice: As a result of the current high transmission rate of COVID-19 in Suffolk County, face coverings and social distancing of 6 feet are required when using the Lab's weight room. Every other machine is removed from service to help maintain social distancing. Please do not partake in weightlifting activity if a spotter is needed.

NOTE: the Laboratory's weight room is for the use of Brookhaven Lab employees, guests, retirees, and family members only. It is not open to the general public.

Weight Room Summer hours for employees are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Gym and locker room will be closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Summer Camp which runs from July 5 to August 26.

Membership Fees

The BERA Store accepts membership payment by cash or check (payable to "BERA BBC") when open.

Employees, Facility Users, and Laboratory Guests $20 for the balance of 2022*
Post-docs $20 for the balance of 2022*
Summer Students $20 for the balance of 2022*
Family member $20 for the balance of 2022*
Retirees Free

* If you paid in 2020, there is no charge.

Access and Requirements

Laboratroy employee ID badges are used for Weight Room access. In order for your badge to be activated to allow entry into the Weight Room, you must complete a required web-based training video.

Any contractor or family member (including spouse/partner, adult children, guests/contractors) wishing to use the weight room must present a copy of their medical insurance card and initial a receipt that states they have insurance in place. The Recreation Office in Building 400 will keep this receipt on file.

  • Non-BSA employees must bring proof of medical insurance.
  • Adult children (18+) and spouses/partners may join and must have a BNL badge for facility access.
  • Retirees must have a valid badge for facility access.

Helpful Information for Gym Use

Top 10 Gym Mistakes

Workouts can be challenging and mistakes in the gym are common. At times, these mistakes can cause mild strains or more significant injuries. By changing small parts of your routine, you’ll begin to see incredible results.

Gym Etiquette Rules

Always make sure there is someone in the vicinity - do not work out alone. Wipe down the equipment when you are done, etc.

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The gym is located in Building 461. Locate this building on Google Maps.

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