Denton A. Cooley Center
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
phone: 410-955-2513 fax: 410-614-8110
Hours of Operation

Cooley Center
Mondays - Thursdays 6:00am-10:30pm
Fridays 6:00am-9:30pm
Saturdays-Sundays 10:00am-6:00pm

9th Floor Fitness Center @ Bloomberg School of Public Health
Mondays - Fridays 7:00am-7:00pm


WELCOME to the Denton A. Cooley Center! We are a fitness center that caters to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute community. We have a main center, the Cooley Center, located on the North-West corner of the campus, facing the Outpatient Building. Our satellite center is located on Wolfe Street at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Building on the 9th floor.

What's Current Now?

Pool Passes on Sale

Early bird pool passes are on sale now, as of 4/25/15. I promise you - you will regret not buying a season pass now, when the prices are lower. You will have access to the JHMI Alumni/Cooley Pool from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.



Our intern, Jordan Holland, will be conducting free assessments of blood pressure, Body Mass Index, skinfold assessments, muscular and cardiovascular endurance.  Please sign up to learn "your numbers" and we encourage you to take the initiative to increase your health awareness.

Dates: 3:00 to 6:00pm on April 21st and 23rd, May 5th and 7th

Learn more HERE.

Sign up at the Cooley Center - it's FREE!

Please contact Jordan if you have any questions:

Join Us for Vegetarian/Pescetarian Week!

May 1st - May 7th

Help us start off May with a healthy alternative week to celebrate not eating meat. Can't go 100% vegetarian? Try pescetarian and eat fish with fruits, vegetables and grains! At the end of the week if you were able to abstain from meat, enter a raffle to win a gift card! Let's start a discussion and you can tell us how you did or what was the hardest part of the week, or maybe tell us how much better you feel and let us know if you loved it...

SPRING Intramurals

  • Start 3/3/15
  • Soccer (A) Mondays starting @ 6:30pm
  • Soccer (B) Wednesdays starting @ 6:30pm
  • Volleyball - Thursdays starting @ 6:30pm
  • Racquetball starts in January 2015

Group Exercise in APRIL!


Members please remember to sign your name on the attendance sheet for the group exercise class you participate in. All classes now require an online class reservation.  Please register in advance online to attend class.

 Walking into Wellness
The Denton A. Cooley Center in partnership with the Weight Management Center wants you to join us! Participate in a 6-week walking program to get you up and moving. Join us and receive a free pre-program body composition test, get in shape with walking sessions, and group exercise classes, with the chance to win incentive prizes. Sign up today at the Cooley Center front desk.
Program starts May 4-June 12.

Get back to basics with our SPECIALTY CLASSES:
These classes are designed with the beginner or inexperienced exercise participant in mind.  

GOTTA DANCE: A fun-filled, energetic 45-minute dance class focused on the basics of jazz technique for the beginning student who loves to move taught by intern, Kaya Eubanks on Wednesday, April 15 (in place of Zumba.)  Come, bring a friend and get your groove on! 

West African Dance Aerobic Workout: A high-intesity, low-impact invigorating dance workout using the movement of West African Dance on Monday, April 20 at 12:15pm (in place of Cardio Jam.)

Class Coverage Update:
4/5: Center is closed for the Easter Holiday. No classes.
4/7: Sara subs Cycling at 12:15pm
4/15: Kaya teaches GOTTA DANCE! at 12:15pm
4/17: Jura subs Spin at 1:00pm
4/20: Reggie teaches West African Dance Aerobic Workout at 12:15pm.


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    TRAINing DAY

    A strength circuit training workout.
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    This class emphasizes core stability and strength using the Pilates method on the mat.
  • 05

    KB Training w/ Sara

    Great strength training workout integrating kettlebell exercises.
  • 05


    It's the Latin dance party! Great music, fun dance moves.
  • 05


    burn lots of calories, great music and fun challenging ride, too.
  • 06


    Aaaahhh! The perfect blend of Pilates on the mat and yoga!
  • 06

    Just Dance!

    It's the 1 hour, fun-filled, energetic dance class works your whole body, especially for those who love to move!
  • 06

    TRX Training

    Learn proper form and technique using a unique training system for bodyweight exercises.

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Sleep Deficit and Work Productivity

The appropriate amount of rest is very significant to help monitor daily functions and reduce the effects of stress, improve decision-making and maintain a healthy body weight.

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Goblet Squat

One of the simplest exercises that is great for total body strength and hip mobility.

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Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

The sturdy texture of corn tortillas works best for these tacos, but you can use flour tortillas. Since the recipe makes more slaw than necessary for the tacos, serve the extra on the side.

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