The Training Zone

Free Weights Training Area at SportBU Gym - Bournemouth University  sportbu Gym  

Fully refurbished, extended and rejuvenated in 2012, the SportBU gym is the perfect place to train! It houses an increased range of brand new, state of the art fitness equipment, and there’s a lively and friendly atmosphere too.You’ll find:

  • State of the art touch-screen cardiovascular (CV) machines, each offering individual built in entertainment and new for 2013 Personal Accounts feature allowing you to track your progress and receive customised workouts direct to your cardio machine
  • Extensive range of fixed resistance equipment
  • Free-weight area containing heavy duty racks, Olympic platforms, bumper plates, bars, dumbbells, Olympic benches and much more
  • New functional training area for those looking to expand their exercise repertoire with various bands, balls and bodyweight exercises
  • New core and stretch “pods” giving you the space for you to warm up, cool down or work in a small group.

Memberships and induction

Picture9If you would like to join the gym and take advantage of unlimited use of all the gym facilities, you can purchase our all-inclusive SportBU Membership. You can also try the Pay As You Go option if you don’t want to commit to a membership right away, just £5 for students or staff and £6 for members of the local community. Inductions are not compulsory but are available upon request.


Astro Pitches

Summer kickabout        

Talbot Arena – the very best in Astro pitches. The arena comprises two fully enclosed floodlit 5-a-side 3G pitches that can be hired by anyone. New in 2011, the 3G pitches are the next generation in football pitches. 3G football surfaces represent a new development in synthetic turf, are more realistic than Astroturf, safer than grass, but with similar playing characteristics. So come along and make the most of this fantastic facility! Please note metal studs and blades are not to be worn on the pitches, only moulded boots and trainers allowed.

Rees Suite


A high performance suite is available that accredited strength and conditioning coaches can use to train their athletes. The facility can also host weightlifting and is a great environment for clubs, teams and individuals. The suite contains:

  • Olympic bars
  • Bumper plates
  • Lifting platforms
  • Squat racks
  • Dumbbells/kettlebells.

Contact Us for more information and to book.


We have two modern fitness studios that provide the facilities for the majority of our group fitness programme. With a fully mirrored walls, music systems and air conditioning, these studios are a great place for groups and individuals to hire out for anything from dance to table tennis.

Spin City

Spin city is home to our group fitness spin classes and is filled with the top of the range spin bikes so our members can really be put through their paces by our skilled instructors.

Sports Hall

We have a full size sports hall that can accommodate futsal, handball, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Our spacious and well lit hall is also available to hire as a space for activities, and equipment can be provided.