Student Membership to the GAC includes:

  • use of all of the club facilities (pool, gym, weight room, squash/tennis/badminton courts, Group Cycling and Group Exercise classes, sports field, locker rooms, etc.)
  • reduced pricing on all paid programs (Personal Training, Boxing, Karate, Masters Swim, Learn to Swim, Stroke Improvement, etc.)
  • free weight room orientation
  • free student squash clinics/demo nights
  • free participation in swim challenge
  • employment opportunities
  • health and wellness benefits (relieve stress, stay in shape, be healthy)
  • networking opportunities

To get your membership card, bring $ 20 and your YU card (to confirm your student status) to the GAC Membership Office, fill out the paperwork, and you are set to go for the academic year.  Memberships must be renewed each September!

Please note: Membership to the GAC is a privilege that may be modified or revoked for cause, at the discretion of the GAC management.

We offer fat blasting courses designed to keep you motivated and coming back for more. Our highly skilled professional instructors know how to keep the classes just out of reach so they remain challenging for all skill levels.

Please refer to the “Paid Programs” section for full program descriptions and instructor biographies. Note that discounted program rates are available for York Student members.

Back by popular demand – discounted Personal Training, private or semi-private, for York Student members!

Whether your goal is to lose weight, rehabilitate an injury, improve athletic performance or just feel good about yourself, personal training is the right choice for you. Our trainers are nationally certified and are equipped to provide you with the appropriate exercises, intensity, enthusiasm, energy and most importantly, the tools to help you get to the next level of fitness. You will leave each session looking forward to the next!

Working just one-on-one, you will learn the fundamentals such as proper stance, footwork, combination punching, defense, and much more. You will improve all aspects of your fitness including power, speed, agility, coordination, balance, reflexes, stamina and endurance. Your training session will mostly consist of padwork, heavy bag work, defense drills, speed drills and core work. Boxers are some of the fittest athletes in the world so book a session TODAY!

Student Prices for boxing and personal training:
Private: $ 65 for one hour
Semi-Private: $ 30 per person for one hour

To take advantage of this great offer, contact our Fitness Coordinator at 416-736-2100 ext. 88229 and get started – don’t delay!

Learn how awareness, mind-set, physical skills and self-confidence can minimize your risk of assault. Designed by and for women, this introductory course covers the basic proactive and reactive aspects of self-defence, including both the psychological and physical elements.

Instructor: Tap into the experience of Isabelle Aubert, a traditional karate teacher and self-defence instructor who has been committed to the well-being, empowerment and self-development of women for decades. Isabelle’s teaching style provides a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere, making self-defence accessible to all women.  Isabelle is able to teach in both English and French.

*this class is free of charge to all York Students.

Two sessions this year: September to December and January to April. Students will have the opportunity to compete for bragging rights.  You will sign up (for free!), swim and record your lengths and have FUN! All participants will be eligible for prizes and/or ribbons in the following categories:Swimming Pool

  • Male & Female swimmer who accumulate the most lengths each session
  • Top three swimmers each month
  • Participation prize for all participants

Winners will be notified by email. All first session participants can pick up their prizes at the Membership Office in January and all second session participants in April.

Event information will be posted on the pool bulletin board and on the GAC website.

Our squash and tennis professionals enjoy the opportunity to work with players on an individual basis or in a group. Taking a lesson could make a huge difference between being safe on the court, enjoying the game and avoiding frustration.


Private: $ 35 for 40 minutes
Semi-Private:$ 20 per person for 40 minutes


$ 50 for 1 hour
$ 35 per person for 1 hour 

To book a private lesson, contact our Racquets Professional at 416-736-2100 ext. 88344 or by email at

(please refer to the Paid Programs section for full details)Squash racquets

Open to all GAC members, including York students! Join the program – meet other players and enjoy competitive match play at the same time! Once registered, you will be placed on a team of 4 to 5 players. Matches will be scheduled for you on a weekly basis. Game scores will be tallied and team results will be posted. Price includes an end-of-season social.

The Intramural program at York offers numerous intramural sport opportunities for students in more than 40 tournament and league sports. Accumulate points for Glendon in men’s, women’s and coed divisions and battle against other colleges at York throughout the year for the coveted York Torch. Glendon students can register for intramural sports either through the GCSU office or the GAC main office. For a complete list of sports being offered, please refer to the York event calendar or check the website at

For more information on Intramurals at York, contact Aaron Rodrigues at 416-736-2100 ext. 88344.

The Glendon Athletic Club is the largest employer of students on the campus. We are always looking for hard-working, service-oriented students to work with us. Jobs include front desk receptionist, weight room attendant, lifeguard and swim instructor. Job applications are available at the Membership Office or download an application here.  Once you have completed the form, please direct it to the appropriate manager, either by email or in person at the GAC.