Balch Street Fitness Center

Balch Street Fitness Center

(330) 375-2446 220 South Balch St., Akron, OH44302
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday:  6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: closed


Recreation & Parks division oversees one fitness facility – Balch Street Fitness Center.  Balch Street offers aquatics facilities, weight training equipment, a variety of fitness classes and many more amenities at affordable rates.  Parking is free.  Stop by and tour the facility to see if we have what you need.  Get ready to start your journey to a healthier you!

Fitness Center Features
  • 20 Yard Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • Full Basketball Court
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Racquet Ball Court
  • Group Exercise Room
  • Treadmills & Recumbent Bikes
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Stair Master Machines
  • Free Weights

Fitness Classes
With our Fitness Class Pass, you can attend multiple classes at multiple centers across the city.   Our certified instructors will help get you on track and keep you on task!   Try your first class for free.  Participants must register for a pass on RecDesk.  If you have a Balch Street Membership, you may also attend these classes.

Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 AM and Saturday at 12:00 PM. This class is held in the pool and allows you to jump, hop, skip and run without undue stress on your joints. Low impact.

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday at 11:00 AM. A variety of exercises to improve your everyday fitness. Moderate impact.

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  Up to 3 courts available for use.

Tuesday/Thursday at 12:10 PM.

Monday/Friday at 12:10 PM.

Open Gym
Currently, we are not offering any open gym/drop in rates for basketball or pickleball.  You must be a Balch Street Fitness member to use the gym for open basketball play. 

During the colder months, Open Pickleball play is now a part of the Fitness Class Pass.  In order to register for this membership, please visit Akron.RecDesk for additional information.  Courts will be available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM for any Balch Street members or fitness pass holders.

Balch Street Memberships
Adults age 18-64
$35 per month OR
$315 per year

Seniors age 65+, APS and County employees & Veterans
$25 per month OR
$225 per year

Youth age 17 & under
$20 per month OR
$225 per year

Membership Sign-Up
Monday– Friday:  6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday:  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


To register for a membership, make sure you have an account on

Cash, Check & All Major Credit Cards Accepted.  Prices subject to change.
You must be 16 years and older to use weight and fitness rooms.

Members and guests may not record or take pictures in the City of Akron Fitness Centers. This includes recording or taking pictures of class instructors and/or participants. Electronic devices are not to be used during fitness classes.