Cary Street Gym

101 South Linden Street
(804) 827-1100

 Aquatic Center
Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center Interior with swimmers in foreground

Located on the lower level, the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center features:

  • Activity Pool (25 yards, 3 ft 6 inches -12 feet deep, ADA lift) with drop slide, 14-foot climbing wall, water basketball, and typically three lanes for circle swimming
  • Leisure Pool (24 yards, 0-5 ft deep, water wheelchair) includes zero entry, bench seating, water basketball and set-up for water volleyball, a vortex with circular current, and typically has 2 lanes for lap swimming
  • Spa (capacity 15, ADA lift) operates at a temperature of 102-104 degrees.
Fitness Center

Cary Street Gym Fitness Center Interior

The Cary Street Gym Fitness Center located on the main level, and mezzanine accessible by elevator and stairs.

The 18,000 square foot Fitness Center features:

  • Free weights
  • Olympic Weightlifting stations
  • functional training equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • ADA accessible equipment
Climbing Area

Two students standing in front of the Cary Street Gym Climbing Wall

The Cary Street Gym Climbing area, located on the main level in the Fitness Center, features:

  • 35-foot climbing wall with six top rope and one lead climbing routes.
  • Freestanding boulder
  • 18-foot bouldering section

Clinics, competitions, and open recreation all take place in the climbing area. Visit the Climbing and Bouldering page to view upcoming activities.

Climbing shoes and harnesses are available for free check out with your VCU Card.

Four Court Gym

Cary Street Gym Four Court Gym

The four court gym is located on the main level. It features: 

  • 4 hardwood courts marked for basketball, with backboards. 
  • Metal bleachers on either end of the courts. 
  • Other activities routinely scheduled on the courts are pickleball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis. 
  • The courts are used for Open Recreation, Intramural games, sport club tournaments, and special events. 
Multi-Activity Court (MAC)

Cary Street Gym Multi Activity Court

The MAC is located on the second level and features:

  • Turf Court, 2 penalty boxes
  • Markings for indoor soccer, lacrosse
  • Activities: soccer, lacrosse, group exercise, dodgeball, frisbee
Group Exercise Studio

BodySculpt class in Cary Street Gym Group Exercise Studio

The Group Exercise studio is located on the main level, across from the four court gym. The studio features: 

  • Hardwood floor
  • Mirrors
  • Ability to be divided into two spaces
  • Sound system
Mind/Body Studio

Yoga participants in Cary Street Gym Mind Body Studio

The Mind/Body Studio is located on the main level, and features:

  • Padded laminate floor
  • Mirrors
  • Barre
  • Sound system
Cycling Studio

Cary Street Gym Cycling Studio

The Cycling Studio is located on the lower level, across from the main locker rooms. It features:

  • 26 bikes
  • Stepped floors 
  • Sound system
Track

Cary Street Gym Track interior

The track is located on the second level, above the four court gym. It features:

  • Three lanes
  • Daily alternating direction of traffic 
  • 8.5 - 9.5 laps per mile
Racquetball Courts

Raquetball racquet, goggles and ball arranged on a hardwood floor

  • Two hardwood floor courts
  • Glass wall
  • Racquets and googles available for equipment checkout
Lockers

For more information on day-use and rental lockers, please visit our Membership page.