There are many discounts available to Columbia faculty, staff, and in some instances, students. Visit the HR Benefits website for a comprehensive listing of discounts, including computers, phones, arts and travel.

The Office of Work/Life maintains several discounts for bicycles, child care centers, gym memberships, and prenatal classes.  These are listed below.

Bicycling Discounts

Get discounts on bicycle purchases, tune ups, repairs, and more at local bicycle shops when you bring your Columbia ID!        
Vendor Name Contact Information Cross-Street Discounts Website
UWS, Morningside, and Harlem    
Innovation Bike Shop 105 W 106th St, New York, NY  (212) 678-7130 106th and Columbus 10% on merchandise 
Champion Bicycles 896 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY  (212) 662-2690 104th and Amsterdam 7% 
Eddie’s Bicycle Shop 490 Amsterdam AveNew York, NY (212) 580-2011 84th and Amsterdam 10% on all services and products 
Washington Heights and Fort Lee, NJ     
Victor’s Bike Repair 4125 Broadway, New York, NY  (212) 740-5137 Between 174th and 175th and Broadway 5% on merchandise and repair
Strictly Bicycles 2347 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ  (201) 944-7074 Hudson Terrace and Myrtle Avenue (Across the GW bridge) 10% on merchandise




Child Care and Prenatal Class Discounts

92nd Street Y Parenting Center offers a 10% discount on Parenting Center classes and drop-ins to Columbia faculty, staff, and students. The Parenting Center offers a number of fun parent/child classes and resources for families, including Lamaze classes, new parent support groups, breastfeeding consultations with a certified lactation consultant and more. 

A 10% discount is available with a Columbia University ID. The offer can be redeemed by phone at 212.415.5500 and at the box office, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. For drop-in classes, the ID can be presented when coming to the class (no advance registration is required). 

Note: 2s Together and 3s Together Programs are not included. 

The Learning Experience Child Care Centers offer a discount to Columbia University families at locations across the country. Columbia University families are eligible to receive a 10% discount, plus waived extended care fees.  If your child is currently enrolled at The Learning Experience®, please contact Sandy Sandquist at (561) 886-6400 ext. 245 so that you and the other Columbia families can avail yourself of the discount. 

For information on The Learning Experience®, including discounted rate information or participating centers, please callSandy Sandquist at (561) 886-6400 ext. 245 or Jessica Zacot at (561) 886-6400 ext. 250.  You can also visit The Learning Experience® nearest you or their website:

Stork and Cradle offers a 15% discount to Columbia employees for prenatal classes taught at New York Presbyterian-Sloane Hospital.  These classes include Lamaze, breastfeeding, baby care, and infant CPR classes. When registering for classes, use the discount code: Columbia.

For more information and to see the class schedule, click here or call (646) 627-7334.

Classes are held in the lobby of the New York Presbyterian-Children Hospital of New York (CHONY) tower:

3959 Broadway at 165th Street
Tower 103 Conference Room -Lobby
New York, NY 10032


Gym Discounts

Bard Athletic Center at CUMC is located in Bard Hall. Memberships to this facility are available to Medical Center students, faculty, officers of administration, and staff, post-doctoral research fellows, alumni, and employees of Presbyterian Hospital, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Audubon Research Park. All eligible employees and their spouse/domestic partner may gain access to the facility and equipment by purchasing either Trip Tickets or an Annual Membership Package.

Crunch is a collection of state-of-the-art health clubs that has championed the cause of making serious exercise fun by pioneering a philosophy of entertainment and fitness. Columbia has partnered with Crunch to offer all employees and graduate students discounted monthly dues and enrollment fee on All Crunch and One Crunch month-to-month memberships. To get the discount, bring your Columbia University ID to your closest Crunch location. Download this flyer for more information and to get a free 3-day pass. Contact Randi Zinker to get more information. 

Dodge Fitness Center at Columbia University is a comprehensive wellness facility on the Upper West Side, conveniently located on the Morningside campus. Whether your interests include fitness improvement, lifetime sports or wellness and recreation, the Dodge Fitness Center community has an offering that is right for you. Memberships for faculty and staff are available at a competitive, reduced rate compared to the rate offered to affiliated neighbors. Visit the Dodge website for  information about membership options.


New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC) is a full-service health club with fantastic amenities including over 600 weekly classes, racquetball, basketball and squash courts, state-of-the-art equipment, pools and spa facilities, personal training, babysitting and much more.

NYHRC is offering Columbia faculty and staff a discounted membership of $85/month , with no initiation fee. A 12-month commitment is required.  The membership includes access to all NYHRC club locations and all classes. 

Stop by the Work/Life office in the North Gallery (balcony behind the statues) on the 4th floor of Low Library to request a free one-week membership to try the facilities. Enroll online using your email. For more information, please contact NYHRC representative Kiel Brink at (212) 220-0688 or

NYPH Fitness Center is exclusively for New York Presbyterian Hospital employees, retirees, Columbia University employees, students and alumni,the 6,500 square foot, state-of-the-art NYPH Employee Fitness Center Powered by Plus One is a fun, effective and convenient place to get fit. Membership is $60 per month. Call (212) 305-1800 or email for more information. 

New York Sports Club  offering Columbia faculty and staff the opportunity to join for $59.95 per month and an annual fee of $49.95.  Membership can be canceled at any time with 30 days notice.  To enroll or for more information, please contact Melynda Egenberg or call (646) 553- 3351.  Download this 3-day pass to check out NYSC for free.  Interested Columbia employees should see the attached application.   Join now to beat the March 2018 rate increase

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