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Location: Lewiston, ME US 04240

Moving ME Forward is a local 501(c)(3) organization whose vision is to be a cultivator of social change in the area of health and fitness within our Maine communities. 

To facilitate achieving this vision, Moving ME Forward has partnered with Bates College to provide community access to the Merrill Indoor Gymnasium! We believe that this unparalleled access will allow community members to continue to safely work on their health and fitness goals throughout the fall, winter and early spring months.

The Merrill Indoor Gymnasium houses a 200-meter, six-lane Mondo Super-X track and four tennis courts, all newly resurfaced in 2008. The building also houses the eight-lane, 25-meter-long Tarbell Pool, with one- and three-meter diving boards. 

Membership Levels

Moving ME Forward Fitness Friend @ Bates

This membership offers access to the indoor pool, track and tennis courts at the Merrill Gym at Bates College on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as outlined below, beginning on October 15th and running thru April 30th (facility unavailable during holiday/school recess periods)

Pool 7:30am-9:00 am; 1:00pm-2:00pm

  • Lap swim 7:30am-9am
  • Aqua fitness 7:30am-8:30am
  • Lap swim 1:00pm-2:00pm

Track 6:05am-9:00am

  • Open walk/run 6:05am-9:00am,
  • Organized walk/jog 6:05am-7:00am
  • Organized run club Wednesday only 6:05am-7:00am
  • Post walk/run stretching/yoga 7:00am- 7:30am

Tennis 6:05am-9:00am (matches must be scheduled)

  • Court 3 6:05am-9:00am
  • Court 2 6:05am-8:00am

B-Well Boot Camp 8:00am-9:00am

  • Membership includes one punch card which can be used for the B-Well Boot Camp morning class or group exercise classes at the Central Maine Community College Mustang Fitness Center (not valid for spin classes). Additional punch cards are available for purchase.



Maximum Number of Members Included in Membership: 1

Membership Options

Moving ME Forward Running Club Fitness Friend

This membership is free for active members of the Moving ME Forward Running Club! Members can participate in a weekly organized track workout on Wednesday mornings from 6:05am-7:00am. Stretching/Yoga for Runners available post workout from 7:00am- 7:30am.

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Maximum Number of Members Included in Membership: 1

Membership Options

Club Officers
Name Title E-mail Phone
Bob Brainerd Coach
Club Contact Information
Merrill Gymnasium at Bates College
Lewiston, ME US 04240
Phone: 2077866255

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Facility Closure Dates

The Merrill Gym is closed or has limited access during the following Holiday and Recess Breaks:

2018 Fall Session:

  • November 19-21 Thanksgiving Recess- Building open but subject to cancellation
  • November 22-23 Thanksgiving Recess- Facilities Closed
  • December 17-21 Holiday Recess- TBD
  • December 15-January 2 Holiday Recess- Facilities Closed

2019 Winter/Spring Session:

  • February 18-22 February Recess- Facilities Closed
  • April 15-19 April Recess- Facilites Closed
Fitness Friends @ Bates College Schedule

Please see attached schedule to view Moving ME Forward Fitness Friends @ Bates access to the Merrill Gymnasium.

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Mustang Fitness Center @ Central Maine Community College Offerings

Moving ME Forward Fitness Friends @ Bates members can use their punch pass for group exercise offerings at the Mustang Fitness Center in addition to the B-Well Boot Camp class offered at Bates College. Attached is the current schedule.

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Medical Intake and Consent Form

Members must complete the Medical Intake and Consent Form prior to use of the Bates facility.

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