When you’re in college, it can feel like a challenge to find the time—and energy—to commit to a regular gym routine. Between classes, clubs, internships, and a social life, getting in a good workout three or four times a week can easily become an afterthought. Inconvenient facility hours, out-of-the-way locations, and a lack of workout options don’t help either. At the NYU Palladium Athletic Facility, the opportunity to overcome those challenges is at your fingertips.

While Palladium might not be able to help with that class presentation, its extended hours (6:30 to 12:00 a.m. during the week and 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekends) mean you’ll have the chance to relieve some stress beforehand—or burn off the adrenaline that comes after you pass.

And even though Palladium can’t help you decide between the concert, comedy show, or charcuterie tasting this weekend, it does give you access to an amazingly diverse range of fitness opportunities—including rock climbing, swimming, interactive spin classes, state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, stretching, and bodyweight training—that’ll keep you looking and feeling your best wherever you end up.

Just a short walk from NYU’s Washington Square campus, Palladium is the ideal setting to help you start, maintain, or strengthen your commitment to your physical and mental fitness.

Student tying a knot for rock climbing harness.
One student free climbing on rock climbing wall while another student spots them from below.

“I started climbing early last year and it’s become one of my favorite hobbies. The people are great, and it’s a fun way to get a good workout. The fact that it’s free is amazing as well.”—Justin Nguyen, Tisch School of the Arts, 2022

“It’s great having access to all the different kinds of exercise equipment and services in a building so close to campus.”—Ashlyn Winship, College of Arts and Science, 2021

Student lifting large weight on bench while another student spots them.
Hands lifting up a 15-pound weight from a stand.

“People who don’t have an athletic facility like Palladium have to worry about different ways to maintain their fitness. This gym gives me one less thing to worry about.”        —Bertin Kenol, Tandon School of Engineering, 2020

“Working exercise into my schedule keeps my life balanced and in control. It’s also extremely necessary to help me de-stress and not think about anything for a little bit.”    —Hannah Rothbard, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 2022

Student pulling down a cable machine’s handlebars.
A group of students running on treadmills.

“Between seeing my friends and other patrons I regularly encounter at Palladium, I feel like I’m part of a community that I don’t think I would’ve found elsewhere.”              —Jade Bourke, College of Arts and Science, 2020

Since joining NYU’s University Relations and Public Affairs Office of Marketing Communications, Nathan has been integral in helping the university strengthen its brand and share its value with the world. He enjoys uncovering and sharing the stories that hit audiences on a deeper level and guiding partners across the university toward more engaging and informative brand and storytelling experiences. Nathan has also worked as a teacher and academic counselor. He earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.