ESRA Fitness Centers

ESRA offers a full service fitness center located in the sub-basement of the USDA South Building. The facility has a cardio room, free weight room, Free Motion equipment machines, an ab/stretch room, as well as a full aerobics class schedule taught by certified instructors. All of the classes are included in your membership! We also offer a fitness center in Riverdale, Maryland which has an aerobics room with classes and an equipment room with cardio machines and free weights. Payment to the fitness center gives you access to both facilities.

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Our Fitness Centers remain physically closed at this time.  However, we are offering virtual group exercise classes via Zoom to our members. These can be done from the comfort of your home and with little or no equipment. Please email us for the schedule and login information: [email protected]

***Membership dues are still being charged; we cannot freeze accounts. It is up to you to cancel your membership. The PRD Cancelation forms are below.  Please send it to your Human Resource specialist to cancel, as ESRA cannot complete this process for you.

South Building Fitness Center General Information

Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 7:00 pm
202-720-8995 or [email protected]
Room Number:

Riverdale Fitness Center General Information

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 7:00 pm
301-851-2650 or [email protected]
Room Number:
1C-03 (1st Floor, near the Cafeteria)

Intern Special:

All Interns can join for only $20 per month with no sign-up fees!

Questions? Sign Up Form

Membership Rates:

Processing Fee:
Day Use:
$5.00 per day (no application required)
Payroll Deduction:
$12.00 Per Pay Period
3 Month USDA Employee:
3 Month Contractor:
6 Month USDA Employee:
6 Month Contractor:
1 Year USDA Employee:
1 Year Contractor:

Questions? Contact Us


Available for rent at the South Fitness Center only

6 Months:
1 year:

We also have DAY USE lockers at no charge, but you may store your items only while working out. All items must be removed by the end of the day.


The locker room has showers that are available for any USDA employee or contractor to use at no charge. You do not have to be a member to use these facilities.

*Payroll Deduction: Payment through payroll deduction is offered for USDA employees whose HR can process this request. The agencies we accept payroll deduction for are: APHIS, AMS, ASCR, FAS, FS, FSA, FSIS, GIPSA, OO, OSEC, OBPA, OCE, OCIO, OGC, OM, OIG, NRCS, NASS, RD, RHS and RUS. The fee is $12.00 per pay period and there are 26 pay periods per year. You can cancel this deduction at any time through your HR.

*There is no month-to-month membership. Members may pay with payroll deduction, or for multiple months at a time.

*Processing fee applies to all members and those who rejoin after 6 months of cancellation.