University of Birmingham Sport's health and fitness centre is located in the Munrow Sports Centre.


About the gym | Inductions | Opening times | Become a member


The gym in the Munrow Sports Centre is designed to provide you with a range of inclusive equipment for a wholesome workout.

Whether you're young, old, a trained athlete or new to exercise, your heart is the most essential organ in your body. Our vast range of cardiovascular equipment will provide you with a workout to make your heart stronger, improve your stamina and overall fitness.

Cardiovascular equipment:
  • Treadmills
  • Bikes
  • Spin Bikes
  •  Concept2 rowing ergometers
  • Cross trainers
  • Versa climbers


Resistance equipment:

  • Full range of equipment for upper and lower body, including cable machines


Free weights

There is a dedicated free weights area within the gym which is fully equipped with Olympic lifting platforms, Olympic plates and bars and numerous free weight stations.

  • 3 Olympic weightlifting platforms
  • Olympic benches
  • Dumbbells 1-55kg
  • Squat racks
  • Men’s and Women’s weightlifting bars
  • Olympic weightlifting discs
  • Adjustable benches


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You must complete an induction before you use the gym for the first time, however, depending on your experience and intended use of the gym, there are different inductions available. Please choose the one which best suits your needs. 

Basic Fitness Induction In Depth Fitness Induction

Duration: 5.51 minutes 

An online video covering health and safety and general house rules. 

This induction is sufficient if you have prior gym experience.

Watch the gym induction

Duration: 50 minutes

A small group practical session taken in the gym where you are shown and instructed in how to use the equipment. Sports kit needed.

Book this induction if you feel you have very little, or no gym experience. Please book at reception.

Times: Thursday & Saturday 18.10

Free Weights Induction Free Weights Drop-in Session

Duration: 60 minutes

A small group practical session held in the gym covering exercises such as squats, deadlifts, barbell row and overhead press, as well as health and safety and general free weights room rules. Sports kit needed.

This induction is mandatory if you wish to use the Free Weights room. 

Book a free weights induction 

A review of health and safety and general Free Weights room rules for competent free weights users who already have existing experience and can demonstrate how to squat, deadlift and barbell row. Sports kit needed.

Only book this induction if you can do the exercises listed above.

Book a free weights drop in session

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday 06.00 - 22.30
Saturday & Sunday 07.00 - 20.00
Bank holidays

08.00 - 20.00

Bank holidays and University closed days

23 December 2015 - 08.00:16.00

24 December 2015 - 08.00 - 14.00

25 December 2015 - closed

26 December - closed

27 December - 08.00 - 20.00

28 December - 08.00 - 16.00

29 December - 08.00 - 20.00

30 December - 08.00 - 14.00

31 December - 08.00 - 14.00

1 January 2016 - closed 


Off-peak gym times
Monday - Friday 06.00 - 11.00
Weekends 08.00 - 20.00

 Please note last admission to the centre is 30 minutes before closing time.

You must carry your ID card, a towel and some water with you whilst in the gym. This is to ensure both you and other users of the gym have a pleasant workout.

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Become a member

To find the best membership for you, take a look at the membership options then sign up at the Munrow Sports Centre reception.

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