Essex sport

Southend and Loughton

Simply Gym Southend, Essex Sport

We have an exclusive arrangement with Welcome Gym Southend, offering students and staff discounted memberships for unlimited access to their extensive gym and wide range of fitness classes. The Gym Group offer exclusive fixed-term student memberships with the gyms having everything you need to stay fit while studying. 

The New City Fitness Centre is just a 7-minute walk from the Loughton campus. Offering a flexible pay-as-you-go membership deal with no contract or joining fee. 


Welcome Gym in Southend is a convenient, spacious, and well-equipped gym, offering amazing value, they provide over 40 ‘instructor-led' fitness classes, every week.

University of Essex students and staff can take advantage of a discounted membership rate at Southend's Welcome Gym, with no joining fee, and all classes included, for just £23.99 a month instead of their usual rate of £29.00 a month or get a 9 month membership for £152 instead of £190 with their 20% discount. All you have to do is use the code STUDY2425 at the checkout to redeem the offer.  

The Gym Group offers student discounts through UNiDAYS, this is a 5% discount on fixed-term memberships or 10% off and no joining fee. 

You can redeem this offer by creating a UNiDAYS account and generating a code for The Gym Group this can then be used at checkout when purchasing your Gym Group Membership.  

Essex Sport memberships do not cover Southend.



University of Essex students and staff at the East 15 Acting School can take advantage of an exclusive discounted membership at Epping Forest's New City Fitness Wellness Centre, with no joining fee, no contract and no direct debit payments, just a £15.00 a month pay as you go membership.  

Join now for £15.00 and don't pay again until January 2024. 

How to Join: 

  1. Head to New City Fitness in Epping Forest and present your student or staff ID card when purchasing to activate the discount. 
  2. Pay £15.00 for the month. 
  3. You will be issued with a membership card. 
  4. Enjoy the unlimited access to the gym. 

The New City Fitness Gym is located next to the East 15 Acting School.

Memberships can be topped up one month at a time or payments for multiple months can be paid in one go (at £15.00 a month).

The membership includes access to the New City Fitness Gym in Hackney.

This discount is exclusive for East 15 Acting School Students and Staff.  

T&C's Apply.

Essex Sport memberships do not cover the Loughton Campus.

New City Fitness

Our exclusive agreement with New City Fitness Wellness Centre, includes a no joining fee, no contract and no direct debit payments membership, for just a £15 a month, pay as you go.

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Welcome Gym
367 Chartwell West, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5SR
New City Fitness Epping Forest
Epping Forest Wellness Centre, Borders Lane, Loughton, IG10 3SA
Telephone: 0208 502 8776
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