The Pulse Fitness Centre

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A Pulse Membership includes access to all equipmentdrop-in fitness and cycling classes as well as the Feather Family Climbing Wall. In addition, there is always at least one Personal Trainer monitoring the floor at all times so please do not hesitate to ask if you have a question or would like some assistance.

Group Fitness Classes 

Group Cycling Classes


Welcome to the Pulse Fitness Centre! The Pulse is McMaster University's fitness centre and we have just what you need to lead a healthy, and active lifestyle. Our certified staff members have the skills and enthusiasm to put you on the road to a healthier you, no matter what your current fitness level, what your individual interests are, what your personal goals are, or your limited availability. We offer numerous educational workshops and fitness programs that guarantee Fun, Friendship and Fitness!

Please be aware of the following rules and regulations:

  • Our dress code requires a full shirt with sleeves to be worn. Halter tops, sleeveless tops, tank tops, crops tops or shirts revealing the midriff are not permitted. 
  • Shorts, track pants, wind pants, and tights are permitted. Trousers, jeans, cutoffs, and pants with zippers are not acceptable.  
  • Proper athletic footwear must be worn. Bare feet, sandals, work boots, and dress shoes are not acceptable.
  • Bags and other personal belongings must be left in a locker as these present a tripping hazard in the Pulse. 
  • Remember to bring your membership or student card to scan in at the front desk and to check out equipment.
  • View a more detailed list of our rules and regulations here: Our Policies

Hours of Operation (January 2, 2020 - January 5, 2020)

  • Monday to Friday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Hours of Operation (January 6, 2020 - April 21, 2020)

  • Monday to Friday: 6:00am - 12:30am
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am - 10:30pm

Pop-Up Pulse (East Auxiliary Gym - IWC) re-opening January 6

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Facility Closures

  • December 24 to January 1, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • April 10 and 12, 2020