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Colchester Gym

colchester gym

Our gym is designed to inspire and motivate you to get fit and healthy. With 160 fitness stations in a light, spacious and fully conditioned environment, and our friendly fitness team on-hand, you have everything you need to reach your fitness goals.

Regular exercise carries many physical and mental health benefits. Going to the gym and combining cardiovascular and strength training exercise can help you to stay fit, control weight, reduce stress, improve your brain power, sleep better, and may reduce your risk of developing some types of disease.

Our student, staff and community memberships support you for a healthier lifestyle.


With 160 state-of-the-art fitness stations and over 300 fitness classes every month at Colchester, there truly is something for everyone. Many of the cardio machines come with TVs and audio systems, so you can watch your favourite shows or listen to your music player whilst you work out!

Before you can access the fitness centres, all users must first watch the induction video below to ensure you know how to use the equipment safely and correctly. 


Opening times

Monday to Friday Weekends
Off-peak  6.30am - 2.59pm 8.00am - 2.59pm
Peak 3.00pm - 11.00pm 3.00pm - 10.00pm

Christmas Vacation opening times

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Monday 23 December 6.30am - 11pm 12 - 2pm and 4 - 10pm
Tuesday 24 December 10am - 6pm CLOSED
Wednesday 25 December CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 26 December CLOSED CLOSED
Friday 27 December 10am - 6pm CLOSED
Saturday 28 December 10am - 6pm CLOSED
Sunday 29 December 10am - 6pm CLOSED
Monday 30 December 10am - 6pm CLOSED
Tuesday 31 December CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 1 January 2020 CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2020 6.30am - 11pm 12 - 2pm and 4 - 10pm
Plus points
  • 160 fitness stations
  • Light, spacious and air conditioned environment
  • Onsite parking

Personal Training

Our fitness team offer personal training sessions to help keep you motivated and take your workouts to the next level.  Your personal trainer will develop and help implement an exercise programme that is safe, powerful, beneficial and entirely suited to you.

Sessions start at £30 per hour. We also offer bespoke fitness programs starting at £20.

For more information please email our fitness team or call 01206 873250.

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