For over 100 years, the University of Birmingham has played a major part in the success of the city, the region and the world. For almost as long, we have been recognised globally for our support and development of sport, exercise and movement. In May, the University opened its £55 million University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club at the heart of Edgbaston. The club caters for thousands of community members, teams and groups.
The club provides world-class opportunities for everyone in the region and offers an unrivalled fitness experience. The facility includes Birmingham’s first 50m swimming pool, a large multi-sports arena, six glass-backed squash courts, a 200-station gym, a 10m climbing wall, a Performance Centre and five activity studios, where over 150 classes a week are held. From Body Pump to Yoga, the classes are designed to be mixed ability and there is a huge variety to choose from. If you’re keen on cardio, check out the Indoor Cycle classes, or Body Combat for a high-energy workout. There are toning and holistic group exercise classes for those who want to build on their flexibility and strength, and even a range of Aqua classes in the new pool, perfect for challenging your fitness levels and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Currently, gym, swim and squash memberships are closed to community members, but there’s still plenty of opportunities to get involved. As well as the classes, why not try out a new sport (or pick up an old one!) with our Try A Sport offering? These 60 minute sessions are designed to develop new skills and discover new passions for a sport you may not have tried before, and there are many available - from Basketball to Badminton, from Weightlifting to Touch Tennis. If you already know what sport you love, why not enquire about joining a Sports Club - or, all the new pitches, courts and arenas are available to book out for your own use.
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