Designed to inspire and motivate you to keep fit - students, staff and the public can all benefit from a great value membership at our
Evolve gyms in Colchester and Southend.
Sport is an important part of your membership at Essex and we want to make sure all our students get the opportunity
to take part in sport for free.
We’re here for you. Whether you’re a high performance athlete looking to take your
sport to the next level, or if sport to you means improving general fitness, making
new friends and relaxing from your studies, then Essex has you covered through our
superb Evolve Gyms and other indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
Enjoy team sports but not necessarily want to play for an Essex team? No problem. Offering everything from korfball to cricket,
Just Play gives you the opportunity to just play!
The county colours of red and black are the colours of the Essex Blades - our sports teams who compete
against other universities. Find out how you can take part.
Our memberships give you so much more than you'd expect. Included free of charge with your gym membership are our range of fitness
classes and access to a number of other sports and facilities.
We are here to help you make the most of our facilities. So contact us if you want to book pitches,
courts or fitness classes, or if you have any questions about our memberships and facilities.