University of Essex Gym Classes

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University of Essex Gym Classes

University of Essex Gym Classes

Fitness classes

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Our online booking facility for is available for Evolve and Evolve+ members. You can book fitness classes, badminton, squash, table tennis and tennis courts.

Our fitness classes are designed to inspire and motivate you. From yoga to zumba and beatbox to body blitz, there’s a fitness class for everyone. Our activity studios are light, spacious and offer a fully air conditioned environment.

All our classes are included at no extra cost in your Evolve+ membership, and classes before 3pm are included with your Evolve membership.

To book a class you can use our online booking facility or contact the Sport Centre reception.

Please contact us if you are unable to attend a class for which you have booked. This should be done at least one hour before the start of the class. Failure to do this could result in a debt on your account.

Colchester classes


  • About the classes

    • Classes are suitable for all levels of ability unless specified otherwise.
    • Aerobics classes start at 10 past the hour and are 40 minutes in duration at lunchtime, 45-60 minutes in the evening/weekend.
    • You will need to have a valid ticket and your student/membership card to show the instructor on arrival.
    • Please inform the instructor of any health concerns or medical conditions at the start of the session.
    • Please ensure you arrive promptly. Once the class has started latecomers cannot join in.
  • Cancellation of classes

    Occasionally the Sports Centre has to cancel classes at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. To keep updated on any class changes or cancellations, we recommend you subscribe to the Sports Centre mailing list:

  • Fitness class fees

    If you are an Evolve member and would like to attend peak time classes, or an Evolve Early or Sports Pass member that would like to attend any of our fitness classes, the following fees apply. All fitness classes are included in Evolve+ memberships at no extra charge. Alternatively, fitness classes are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    • £5.50 Public
    • £5.00 Concession
    • £4.50 Staff
    • £3.50 Student
    • £2.75 Junior

    Gym and fitness classes

    Fitness classes

    Group classes

    Fitbox, Beatbox, STEP, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Just combat, DanceXtreme, you name it! It all happens in our fitness classes. Come and join in.

    Evolve Gym Colchester

    Our Evolve Gym and fitness studios at our Colchester Campus offer excellent facilities for students, staff and members of the public. Our memberships offer fantastic flexibility and value for money.

    Gym facilities in Southend

    In Southend we have an exclusive arrangement with Rush Fitness, where our students and staff benefit from a great membership discount.

    Gym facilities in Loughton

    Just 20 minutes walk from the campus is the Loughton Leisure Centre just off the town’s main shopping area. This public sports centre has a main and teaching swimming pool, fitness suite and exercise classes.