We are a non-profit organization. All revenues we generate go right into operating the club. We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly club where people get to know each other by name. The Club is managed by an elected board of volunteer club members. We are always open to suggestions by members to improve the club. Our Annual General Meeting is open to all club members. Our reception desk is staffed Monday to Friday 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Club is accessible to adult club members 24x7 with card swipe access.
Originally a private health club, it fell on hard times and was taken over by the City of Cambridge. The Cambridge YMCA assumed the management of the club and ran it successfully for several years. When the YMCA decided to build a new facility, the decision was made to close the Southwood operation. A group of loyal squash players and weight lifters approached the City putting forward a proposal to continue operating a fitness facility run by its members. During the early years, many volunteers worked very hard to establish the club and get it onto a sound financial footing. Now, almost 30 years later, Southwood continues as a fitness club run by its members for its members.