University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

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Provider: University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

Eligibility: All staff

When you can start/stop this benefit: 
Start anytime with available memberships. Cancelling a Sport & Fitness club membership is subject to a notice period.

How you enrol: To enquire about memberships contact

Further information: See below

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What is the benefit?

The University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club provides staff with exclusive rates on membership (subject to availability), as well as a range of classes, climbing on the 10m climbing wall, coached and social sport sessions, swimming lessons, and access to courts and pitches for indoor and outdoor sport.

Inclusive memberships allow you access to the 200-station gym, with top-of-the-range Technogym cardio and resistance equipment and free weights as well as an introductory gym programme; the 50m swimming pool which can be split into two 25m pools of varying depths, 5 classes a week, 3 hours free parking in the multi-storey car park and access to free member events.

The club is situated on campus to easily enable you to workout before work, take an active lunch break or break a sweat at the end of the day. 

How does it work?

Memberships can be paid for annually or via a monthly Direct Debit. Other services, such as classes, climbing, sport sessions and pitch / court bookings are provided on a flexible Pay & Go system making it easy to try something new. Swimming lessons are separate and can be booked via our Swimming team at

What are the Tax and NI implications?

There are no tax and national insurance implications associated with this staff benefit.

How do I join?

To enquire about available memberships you can contact our friendly team on  You can also find information about Pay & Go services on the website at

Are there any opportunities to try a sport before I join?

Try a Sport and Social Sport

The University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club run 10-week courses across a range of sports during University term time, available to all adult members and non-members. These sessions are taught by experienced coaches and equipment will be provided, so all you need to bring is the motivation to discover, develop and achieve. Sport & Fitness also offer Social Sport sessions, where you can drop in and play sports such as netball, basketball and badminton, facilitated by Sport Activators. For more information visit the Try A Sport page on the website, or the Social Sport page.

Pay & Go classes

The University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club's full class timetable has over 100 classes a week, open to both members & non-members with Pay & Go. Sport & Fitness is affiliated with Les Mills, meaning you can access their global programme of classes such as Body Pump, Body Balance and Body Combat, as well as other favourites such as Zumba, Yoga, Aqua Fit and Pilates. For more information visit the classes page on the website.

Visit the Sport & Fitness club's website for more information on memberships, classes, and Pay & Go options, or chat to our team at You can also take a virtual tour of the facilities from the comfort of your home!

For further information

Visit the Sport & Fitness club's website.

If getting out in the great outdoors is more your thing, our community running club Cool Runnings is a social running club with a focus on participation and a pressure-free environment, with the support of a friendly group of runners at the same time.

Throughout the year, Sport & Fitness also run a series of events, from wellbeing yoga classes, expert talks, spectator events and friendly tournaments, to the Birmingham 10k Great Run. Check out the Events page on our website for all upcoming events, and keep an eye on our social media channels @UBSportFitness for the latest information and updates.

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