Using our facilities

What you need to know

Gym opening hours
DayTime
Monday - Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 6am - 8pm
 

Before arrival 

  • Students and staff are automatically assigned an account when enrolling at the University.
  • A valid membership or booking is required to access the facilities via the barrier system.

On arrival

  • Enter using the main entrance at the front of the new building.
  • Your student, staff or community membership card will grant you access to the building, via the swipe entry gates, at any point during opening hours if you have a valid membership on your account.
  • If you haven't received your student card yet, please report to reception on arrival where your attendance will be recorded.
  • If you have lost your membership card, please go to reception on arrival and we will provide a replacement at no extra cost. Please note any further replacements will incur a charge.
  • There are also access pads on the doors to the fitness suite and strength and conditining areas which you must swipe for access.
  • You will be automatically checked-in when your card is detected.
  • Face coverings are compulsory when entering the facilities but can be removed once you arrive at your work space and begin your session. Users can continue to wear their coverings during their workout if they prefer.
  • Please report to reception if visiting the cafe.

Facility-specific information

When in the gym

  • Cleaning equipment is available at most workstations, and hand sanitiser at key locations around the gym areas. We ask that each piece of equipment is cleaned before and after each use.
  • Organised group training sessions are not permitted and spotting or assistance is only allowed for those from the same household or accessible users (see more below about accessible access).
  • If you feel unwell whilst in the facility you must immediately report this to a member of staff and leave the facility.
  • Please respect other gym users and limit your time on each piece of equipment so that others can make the most of their time in the gym.

Attending classes

Bookings

  • Fitness classes and yoga and pilates are bookable up to 7 days in advance.
  • Please only book a class if you know you are able to attend.
  • Avoid pre-booking mulitple classes that are on at the same time.
  • Booked classes can be cancelled via the app or portal 30 minutes before the class is due to start. We ask that customers please cancel their space as soon as they become aware they are not able to attend. There are limited spaces available, therefore cancelling will provide opportunity for other customers to take part.
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On arrival

  • Members gain access through main gates at any time during opening hours.
  • Please enter through the main gates at reception using your student, staff or community membership card (new members can collect cards from reception).
  • If you haven't received your student card yet, please report to reception who will record your attendance.
  • Classes are hosted in our new studios on Level 2, cycling studio on Level 3 and sports halls on Level 1.
  • Access studio 1 and 2 via the doors marked 1 and 2.

Other information

  • Face coverings must be worn on arrival and departure but can be removed for the class.
  • Health measures, such as cleaning and safe distancing, will remain in place as per Government guidance.
  • We will supply mats and cleaning products, but feel free to bring your own mat if preferred.

Attending swimming pool sessions

  • Lane and recreational swimming sessions are available to members and non-members. Please see our  for the latest information.

Accessibility information

Our facilities continue to be fully accessible and users who require functional support to enable their participation can be accompanied by someone to support their session. This support can be provided by a coach or other individual. In such circumstance the designated individual should only attend in a supportive capacity and would require a membership or pay as you go pass if looking to participate themselves.

If you require access to our blue badge car park, please contact us on 01786 466900 or sportreception@stir.ac.uk.