Gym membership

Our fitness centre is well equipped with over 50 stations consisting of cardiovascular equipment, resistance equipment and a midsection training area as well as a weights room and a functional fitness space. 


COVID-19 update

Updated 1 September 2021

The Sports Centre is now open in line with government guidance for gym use, fitness classes & facility bookings. As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of our customers & staff, so we will be gradually returning to normal and following university guidance on remaining restrictions in place. The university's level of operation will be Level 2 from 1 September 2021, to find out more about this, please click here.

Memberships are now live, you can purchase yours by heading to our Sports Centre reception on campus or calling our Sports Centre reception on 01782 733368. Our most popular membership is the Academic Gym membership, which is just a one off payment of £158 from 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2022 (working out at less than £14 a month) and also includes the UNIversal BUCS membership.

Fitness classes are now back Monday - Friday, you can find our fitness class timetable here. Please note we will be updating our timetable and adding classes before Welcome Week 2021. Tennis, Outdoor Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis & Badminton sessions are also available.

For all gym sessions, fitness classes & outdoor bookings, please book these in advance through our online booking form, or call the Sports Centre reception 01782 733368. Our fitness classes, gym use and one-off facility bookings are now available to everyone. If you have a block booking query, please contact

Keele's grounds and public spaces are available for individuals to use and enjoy in line with the current government guidance on outdoor recreation. 

As we take cautious steps towards returning to normal we appreciate your continued support and understanding, please keep an eye on our social media and webpages for further updates.

We will continue to also provide online support for your fitness journey, with challenges, live classes, activities and motivation. Please follow us on social media for more information.

For any enquiries, please email Any AU teams can contact their captains or the AU for updates. 

 UPDATE 06/04/2021

We will be re-opening the Sports Centre gym on Monday 12th April. Booking a gym slot is required for all gym sessions. If you don't hold a membership with us, we have a pay as you go option available. New memberships will be available to take out in September.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our services, we are offering our members the opportunity to claim a refund for any remaining time on their membership.
If you held a current gym membership when we entered the last period of lockdown in December you will have received an email providing details on how to claim your refund.

Although we have not been able to open the Sports Centre or offer our usual services over the past few months, we have encouraged you to stay active through our virtual offer and we hope you found this useful.

Rather than offer any additional extensions to existing memberships, we will be offering refunds on the outstanding time on your membership.

We ask that all members who wish to claim their refund do so by 30th April 2021;no further refunds will be given after this date. Anyone who does not claim a refund by this date will have their membership automatically run its remaining course and end on its renewal date.

If you currently have a gym membership and have not received your email or any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on or 01782 733368

Our gym membership offer

Our gym membership offers everything you need to incorporate fitness into your life, whether you have specific performance goals or just want to be active and healthy. As a member of our student-friendly gym community you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A free online induction
  • Access to over 10 classes per week included in your membership
  • A free personalised fitness programme
  • Advice and support to help you reach your goals from our qualified fitness instructors

Plus, there's NO joining fee when you sign up!

UNIversal gym membership

If you take out our annual gym membership, you also get the BUCS UNIversal membership. This means when you're at home, you can use your local university gym for free! 

Over 100 Universities across the country are now partnered with us and signed up to this scheme. For more information about the UNIversal gym scheme please come into the sports centre and speak to our staff or visit the BUCS website to find out what gyms are signed up!

PLEASE NOTE: UNIversal gym access will currently be subject to individual institution restriction.

Opening times

Mon/Tue/Thur  9.45am-9.45pm
Wed/Fri  1pm-6.30pm
Sat/Sun  10.30am-4.15pm


Gym memberships (including classes)

Staff and student academic year all inclusive


Staff and student full year all inclusive   


Concession full year all inclusive


Standard full year all inclusive


Staff and student 3 months all inclusive


Standard 3 months all inclusive


Concession 3 months all inclusive


Staff and Student 1 month all inclusive


Concession 1 month all inclusive (Not currently available)


Standard 1 month all inclusive (Not currently available)



Pay as you go

 Student and staffConcessionStandard
Pay as you go              £4.60/Session £5.10/Session £5.60/Session

How to join

If you require an induction please watch the online induction video.

If taking part in online classes, please read our Online Health Commitment Statement.

There's NO joining fee when you sign up and non-contractual memberships are available (in other words we don't do direct debit and therefore won't tie you in to a 12 month contract if you'd prefer to try a shorter membership)

Please call us on 01782 733368 if you have any questions

Sports Centre Gym

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