Discounted memberships are available to McGaw residents and fellows at LA Fitness located at 355 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, near the downtown campus. Additional information concerning this benefit is available via the Chicago Fitness and Recreation page on the Northwestern University site. Please note that payroll deduction option for membership dues is not available to McGaw residents and fellows. Thus, a check for a full year's dues at the discounted rate should be submitted to University Services with your application.

In addition, housestaff members have access to the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Norris Aquatics Center, and Combe Tennis Center (SPAC) located at 2379 Sheridan Road on the University’s Evanston campus. For information on the SPAC please call 847-491-4300. A valid WildCARD is needed for admission. Annual membership fee is $215 plus a $100 annual registration fee and is good for admission to either facility.