Re-opening our sports facilities

In-line with the latest government guidance, we will be welcoming students, staff and community members back to our facilities from Monday 7 September.

Whilst work nears completion on our stunning new sports complex, we are programming a range of services and activities, both on-site and digitally, to fulfil your health and wellbeing needs over the coming months. We have accelerated the completion of our new app and online portal to provide information, activity and bookings at the touch of a buttonwhich you can read more about below.

As a result of the delayed completion of the new facilities, we ask for your patience and co-operation as we do our best to facilitate your sport, health and fitness experiences in the short term. We are working to put in place optimal access and membership options for you in advance of opening the new facilities in a couple months’ time. Your help and understanding with any short-term arrangements is very much appreciated.

We want you to enjoy your University of Stirling Sport experience and feel comfortable coming back to a health and fitness environment. Therefore, all our facilities and activities will have appropriate public health measures in place to keep you and our staff safe and happy (find out more below).

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Using the gym and fitness classes

What to expect when returning to our temporary gym and fitness classes.

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Keeping you safe

Read about the health measures we’ve introduced to keep our users and staff safe.

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How to book with University of Stirling Sport

Use our brand new app or online portal to book your sessions.

So what’s happening? 

Please find the latest updates for our facilities and services below…

Our temporary gym will re-open on Monday 7 September. The area has been rearranged to maximise our huge range of cardio, resistance and free weights equipment, whilst ensuring physical distancing. Read more about using the temporary gym.

Gym sessions will be bookable and available on a pay-as-you-go-basis. Please be assured this is an entirely temporary solution for the current circumstances and all memberships will remain frozen and extended. We will communicate separately regarding memberships in due course.

Read more about booking gym sessions and prices.

Physical distancing measures, hygiene stations and a rigorous cleaning regime will all be in place to give our users piece of mind. You can read more about what we're doing to keep our users and staff safe.

Please note our temporary services will only be available to University of Stirling students, staff and existing community sports centre members (including memberships that expired during the closure period).

 

 

A programme of on-site fitness classes will be available when we re-open, ranging from indoor cycling and Zumba to HIIT and functional circuits. As per the gym, classes will also be bookable on a pay-as-you-go-basis and physical distancing will be in place. Read more about accessing the gym and attending fitness classes.

You can also read more about how to book fitness classes and prices.

Online classes will continue to be available in their current format but will move onto our new virtual platform over the coming weeks. We will keep you posted of any updates!

Please note our temporary services will only be available to University of Stirling students, staff and existing community sports centre members (including memberships that expired during the closure period).

Our student sport programme will include the popular social sport football leagues as well as a number of Just Play Sport sessions for those looking for a more recreational environment.

You will be able to book all your Just Play Sport sessions, which are free of charge for all students, via our brand new app and online portal. Read more about how to book your Just Play Sport sessions.

Our fabulous student sports clubs have not been furloughed! Joining a sports club is the best way to meet new friends and enjoy a brilliant student experience during your time at the University of Stirling. It is a great opportunity to try new activities or indeed represent the University in your chosen sport. The Sports Union and student clubs are busy preparing an innovative and engaging programme of activity to welcome new and returning students.

For test and trace purposes, Sports Union club members will need to book into their club training sessions via the app or online portal. Find out how to book your place.

Our individual and group personal training programmes offer a more tailored experience to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. For more information contact fiona.sinclair@stir.ac.uk

Bookings can be made through our brand new mobile app (see below) or online portal via a desktop computer. Read more about how to book your gym sessions, fitness classes and student sport activity.

Please note our temporary services will only be available to University of Stirling students, staff and existing community sports centre members (including memberships that expired during the closure period).

Our brand new mobile app is a one-stop-shop for all your sport, health and wellbeing needs! Check out the latest timetables, book your classes, activities and other fitness services and receive push notifications for important news and alerts.

DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW

Or search 'University of Stirling Sport' in your respective app store.

Your gateway to all things online and digital! Our new virtual fitness hub will be home to hours of on-demand workouts, goal-specific programmes and a range of community challenges.

The tailored platform will be available as a supplementary app and will be a key element of our brand new state-of-the-art gym with a range of interactive features. We hope to announce details of its launch soon.

Live online classes will continue to be delivered via the existing format but plans are for them to move into the virtual fitness hub. We will keep you posted of any changes and the existing classes can continue to be accessed on our Fitness Class page in the meantime.

Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure all possible public health measures are implemented across our facilities and services. This includes physical distancing requirements in all settings, customer hygiene stations, designated work spaces in the gym and classes, rigorous and regular cleaning sessions throughout the day and controlling the number of users.

Find out more about how we are keeping our users and staff safe.

If you have any particular queries or concerns before you return to our facilities, please get in touch and one of the team will be happy to assist.

Work is well and truly back under way on our fabulous £20m sports facilities redevelopment project which we hope to open by the end of 2020. You can see some sneak preview images and find out more about the project on our dedicated facilities redevelopment page.

We will continue to keep you up to date with announcements around the project and hope to share details of our transition into the new facilities within the next couple of months.

University of Stirling Sport automatically froze/extended all memberships when we closed in March 2020. We are currently reviewing the reactivation of memberships in the context of new facilities due to open in a couple months’ time. We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

Please be assured the pay-as-you-go model for the temporary gym is completely separate from memberships which remain frozen and extended.

As the swimming pool is now fully connected to the new facility development, it is not currently possible to provide safe access and egress - in line with the current covid-19 guidance – to the public. Therefore, it will remain closed to students, staff and community members at this moment in time, however, will re-open at the earliest possible opportunity and updates will be provided.

Due to the public health circumstances and availability of facilities, our sports development programmes, including all lessons, will continue to be paused until further notice. We hope to have further updates available in the coming months.

We will provide further updates in due course on the use and bookings of other facilities, such as the tennis courts, pitches, athletics track and sports hall. There are currently no plans to re-open the golf course at this time.

Hold on a second

All services and activities will be subject to change depending on the latest government guidance.

Therefore your co-operation is greatly appreciated to ensure we can re-open the current facilities, keep them open and deliver your brand new facilities as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience! Stay well.

Have a question?

Please contact us if you have any queries about the return of sports services and activities.