University of Brighton Gym Eastbourne

University of Brighton Gym Eastbourne

New gym opens at Eastbourne


With cutting-edge equipment, gadgets galore and the opportunity to watch movies from your iPod while you train, Eastbourne’s new £750,000 fitness suite is the ultimate combo of innovation and inspiration.

Those familiar with the traditional gymnasiums and weights areas that used to make up Eastbourne Sport Centre’s fitness suite will be in for a shock when they see the new development. Resplendent in purple and metallic grey, the new gym is chock full of state-of-the-art equipment and technology which is already proving a hit with students and lecturers alike.

University of Brighton Gym Eastbourne The Chelsea School received funding through the Capital Project Initiative by the University to develop a fitness suite. Both Chelsea School and Sport Brighton were quick to combine their expertise to increase academic teaching opportunities for the sports science programme and provide excellent facilities for the University community. Costing £750,000, the fitness suite is testament to the collaborative efforts of The Chelsea School, Sport Brighton and all those involved in bringing the project to fruition.

Rob Harley, Principle Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science at Chelsea School, said:

“It’s a million times better than before… I’m very excited to be using the facilities as are the students. There’s a positive atmosphere surrounding the gym.”

University of Brighton Gym Eastbourne, The collaboration between Chelsea School and Sport Brighton produced an equipment spec tailored to benefit the Sports and Exercise Science lecturers and students as well as general gym users. In other words, the partnership delivered the kind of gadgetry guaranteed to get any sports scientist or trainer salivating.

The more technical additions to the new fitness suite include an analysis room which contains an Isokinetic dynamometer (for measuring muscle strength). There’s also a Plyometrics track to be used in academic lectures and supervised sessions and six lifting areas with two force analysis platforms, making the gym one of the best equipped in the country.