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 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 South Building Fitness Center is OPEN. The South Building Gym is open Monday through Friday, from 6 AM – 6 PM. The Riverdale Fitness Center is OPEN. The Riverdale Gym is open Tuesday through Thursday, from 11 AM – 5 PM. Please email us with any questions: [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, 6:00am - 6:00 pm
202-720-8995 or [email protected]
Room Number:

Riverdale Fitness Center General Information

Tuesday-Thursday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
301-851-2650 or [email protected]
Room Number:
1C-03 (1st Floor, near the Cafeteria)

Membership Rates:

Processing Fee:
Day Use:
$5.00 per day (no application required)
Payroll Deduction:
$12.00 Per Pay Period
Monthly Membership:
10 Day Pass:

Questions? Contact Us


Available for rent at the South Fitness Center only

1 year:

We also have LIMITED 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 workout. Items left behind are subject to be removed.


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.