Produced by Hannah
BA (Hons) Social Work
Are you interested in sports and fitness? At Bournemouth University we have some fantastic offers that will keep you healthy and well through our sports BU membership. Situated on Talbot Campus we have the Training Zone, Rees Suite High Performance Gym, two fitness studios and a Sports Hall. Our facilities are open from 7.15pm-10.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am-8pm on weekends during term time. Outside of term time periods, our hours differ slightly, and we’re open from 9am-8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm on weekends. Unfortunately, we are closed over Christmas and all bank holidays throughout the year to keep you and our staff well rested.
We offer four types of passes or memberships. For the heavy gym-goer, there’s the Annual Premium Membership that covers unlimited gym and classes, universal gym access (access to other university gyms in the UK), half price off-peak facility hire, 14 day book in advance fitness classes, access to our Bring a Friend for Free day, valid 1st of every month, and discounted membership for a referred friend. This membership costs only £180 for the year.
If you’d prefer to pay termly, for £65 a term you can access unlimited gym and unlimited classes every day. Monthly is the same access, except you’d be paying £25 a month. If you just want to book as and when, the £5 gym session pay as you go, might work for you. If you’re looking for more flexibility, you can opt for our £10 for 10 days trial as a new member.
All of our different ranges of memberships entitle you to your own complimentary gym induction, which involves an introduction to all equipment and a friendly consultation with a qualified Personal Training to see if we can help and advise you best on how to achieve your goals. However, if you’re confident at the gym, you can sign a waiver to skip your induction.
If you’re a student at Arts University Bournemouth, you can also benefit from our student discounts as above. If you’re not a student, however, you can still access our gym and full prices.
When booking a class, you can choose from over 50 sport and activities. From adventure sport, cardio and conditioning classes, muscle toning, outdoor sport, self-defence or fitness, you’ll never be bored of choice.
For families or children, we also have things to suit you. SportBU Kids offers sporting and fun activities for children. We offer children’s celebration parties, holiday camps for school breaks and weekend junior activities. Families may be interested in our family membership, which allows 2 adults and 2 children on one pass for £400. For the price it includes unlimited gym, classes, free premium health events, half price off-peak facility hire, the ability to book in advance for fitness classes, Bring a Friend for Free days monthly, discounts for referred friends, unlimited access to ‘Super Saturdays’ activities for children, 25% off children camps over Christmas, Easter and the summer and a 25% discount off birthday parties.
Alongside all of this, SportBU is a part of the Academy of Performance Coaching where you can train, at a student discounted rate, in gym instructing, personal training, sports massage, instructing studio cycling, instructing kettlebells and circuit sessions. These are all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework and are recognised qualifications by the Register of Exercise Professionals.