BCYF Family Gym

BCYF Family Gym is a free, weekly play program for families sponsored by
the Foundation for BCYF, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Northeastern University.

BCYF Family Gym promotes physical activity for children ages 3-8 and their families. Each year BCYF Family Gym runs a fall cycle and a spring cycle, offering 16-18 weeks of fun, healthy activity!

Family Gym’s target population is families in neighborhoods with restricted access to healthy and affordable foods and limited or unsafe recreational space. The gym offers moderate-to-vigorous physical activities and educational activities focused on healthy eating, with both takeing place on a regular basis to promote healthy living.

Children and adults move at their own pace in supervised activities.  Colorful play and sports equipment encourages individual, small, and large group play. Families can jump rope, play on an obstacle course, do the limbo, or play parachute games or sports. No pre-registration required, however, caregivers must participate and remain in the gym with their children at all times. Family Gym’s mission is to promote healthy living habits within the family unit as a whole.


In spring 2019, BCYF Family Gym is running Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at BCYF Blackstone Community Center in the South End, BCYF Holland Community Center in Dorchester, and BCYF Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury. Please visit Boston.gov/BCYF-Family-Gym for program details and updates.


We are excited to announce that we are expanding the program from these three sites to an additional six sites within the next three years. Look for Family Gym at the BCYF Menino and BCYF Condon Community Centers in fall 2019!


Through partnership with Northeastern University and other colleges in the Boston area, student volunteers serve as Activity Leaders at Family Gym. If you are interested in volunteering with Family Gym please contact Jasmine Chee at jasmine.chee@foundationforbcyf.org.

Contact Information

Phone:  617-635-4920

Email:  contactus@FoundationforBCYF.org

Address:  1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120


The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and this website are not a part of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) or the City of Boston. The Foundation for BCYF is a separate and independent entity which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs and this website. Neither BCYF nor the City of Boston direct, supervise, or control the Foundation for BCYF and neither BCYF nor the City of Boston are responsible for this website or any of the Foundation for BCYF's contracts, acts, or omissions.

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