Gym FAQs


How can I use the facility?

To gain access to the Fitness Centre, it is necessary to attend a 20/30min accreditation (currently no charge). These are offered regularly throughout the term and can be booked up to a week in advance at the Sports Centre Reception. (01970 62 2280).

After your induction, those competent can work unaided, whilst those requiring a little moral support can come during the supervised sessions (10am-9.45pm Monday-Friday). Those requiring specialist advice for their training can always make use of our Personal Training Service.

Do I have to be a member?

You do not have to be a member to use the Fintess Centre,  however it is considerably cheaper if you are. Check out the membership options.

How much does it cost to use the gym?

Please consult our Prices page for information about how much it costs to use the gym.

What is the Platinum Pass?

Platinum membership gives you unlimited access to the Wellness Centre and the Free Weights, Group Exercise Classes on our Fit-together Programme, Group Spinning, Swim&Sauna and acces to the Climbing Wall. Information on costs and options can be found at our membership pages.

Can I get additional support after completing the Induction?

We have supervised times during the week, these tend to be 10.00am - 9.15pm Monday to Friday. Our qualifiied gym instructors are there to assist you if required.  Alternatively, if you are looking for a specific programme design or goal, please check out our Personal Training Service.

I have been inducted elsewhere, do I have to be inducted again?

It is compulsory for you to go through the University accreditation process to gain access to our facilities which is provided by qualified instructors and is tailored specifically to the Fitness Centre. This complies with health and safety legislation.

Do I need to bring anything to the Induction?

The accreditation is partly active, so you will need to be wearing gym clothes such as tracksuit and trainers. (Please do not come in jeans or shoes). You will get to try the equipment and ask questions, some people will take notes during this session, or make notes of the correct machines settings for future reference.

A water bottle and towel is also recommended.