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Kilpatrick Athletic Center

The Kilpatrick Athletic Center is an expansive complex featuring 58,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exercise and recreational equipment.

Exercise Power

Since opening its doors in 1999, the Kilpatrick has been the scene of countless personal triumphs as our members achieve long-sought fitness goals. It’s a place for improving your quality of life, finding community, and challenging yourself.

Whether you swim, play racquetball, practice yoga, rock climb, lift weights, or are into aerobic workouts—the Kilpatrick offers the resources and the support you need to enjoy life-long, integrated solutions to health and wellness. Kilpatrick membership is automatic for all Simon’s Rock students, staff, and faculty, and there are a variety of affordable membership options for community members.


Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Weekends: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The pool opens at 6:15 a.m. and closes at 8:15 p.m.
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84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230


Kilpatrick membership options are flexible and affordable.
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Explore the Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Aquatics Center
The 8-lane, 25-yard pool is housed under expansive wooden beams. See More
Fitness Center
The Fitness Center has state-of-the-art equipment—and there’s almost never a wait to use a machine. See More

Aerobics Class

With its hardwood floors and expansive windows, the Aerobics room and dance studio was designed to shift with the changing dynamics of each class—from gentle yoga and Tai Chi to power stepping, aerobics, Pilates, and kickboxing.


With a 100 meter elevated running track, an NCAA basketball court, and indoor soccer venue, the athletic possibilities are endless. See All Classes and Programs

Squash and Racquetball Courts

Three pristine pro squash and racquetball courts insure that your game is on. Weekly challenges provide the opportunity to improve your game and build a network of local players. See Racquet Clinics and Lessons

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Four beautiful outdoor hard courts, with racquets, tennis balls, and a tennis ball machine also available. See All Classes and Programs

Rock Climbing Wall

Climbers with a variety of experience can challenge their skill any time of year at our indoor rock wall. If you’ve never climbed before, we can show you the ropes. View Open Climb Schedule
Sports Accessory Shop and Snack Bar
The lobby snack bar is the perfect location to gather and eat good food. See Party and Rental Options
The Kilpatrick Athletic Center offers an environment that invites ALL students to participate in wellness activities, which help to relieve and reduce stress, increase awareness and provide for a balance of mind, body, and spirit. See All Student Athletics

Classes, Programs, and Services

A class, a program, a sport for everyone of every age at every fitness level. If you’re new to the athletic center, haven’t had consistent results from past fitness programs, or need direction and motivation, we want to help. We offer a comprehensive variety of fitness programs that are designed around each individual’s needs. All these programs are overseen by knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Please contact our fitness director at 413-528-7774 for more information about the services we offer.

Parties and Rentals

Making plans for a birthday party, corporate event, or group retreat? Our expansive facilities offer a number of venues that are perfect for team building, focus, and fun. Use the pool, gymnasium, or even test your strength on the climbing wall. The lobby snack bar is the perfect location to gather and eat good food.

Meet the Staff

Led by some of the Berkshires’ most knowledgeable and committed staff, the Kilpatrick doesn’t just give you the tools to get fit; our staff helps you get there.