Newman University Sports Centre

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Newman University Sports Centre

Newman University Sports Centre

Sports Centre

Newman University Sports Centre is situated within the Edwards Building on the University campus. The University Sports Centre was officially opened by Olympic bronze medalist, Kristian Thomas. The Sports Centre facilities are accessible to students, staff of the University and all local community members.

The facilities include a recently refurbished Cardio Suite and a Sports Performance Suite, which enable our members to achieve a broad range of fitness goals. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide you with cutting edge information regarding nutrition and training recommendations, as well as setting a variety of gym challenges to keep you motivated through the year. The Sports Centre staff would like to encourage all interested staff, students and community members to drop in and see the facilities we have to offer.

The Fitness Suite and Sports Performance Suite features market-leading equipment from Technogym including:

  • Purpose built air conditioning
  • 16 Cardiovascular equipment stations (including 5 treadmills, 2 exercise bikes, 3 spin bikes, 2 cross-trainers, 2 rowers, and 2 steppers)
  • Matted area for trunk exercises and stretching
  • 11 Resistance machine stations (Leg Extension, Leg Press, Chest Press, Low Row, Vertical Traction, Shoulder Press, Dual Adjustable Pulley System, Ercolina, Plate Loaded Row, Plate Loaded Incline Leg Press)
  • 1 multi-functional half rack and 2 Olympic lifting platforms
  • Dumbbells running up to 32kg
  • Plate loaded equipment and 800kg of plates

View the recently installed Technogym equipment (via the Technogym website).

The Sports Centre will continue to offer membership prices at a competitive rate, to enable students, staff and local members of the community to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. There is no joining fee required to activate a membership.

Facility Community Prices Student / Staff
Fitness Suite:
 Pay as you go £5 £4
1 Month £25 £20
3 Months £60 £45
6 Months £100 £75
All Weather Pitch £32 per hour (one third) £32 per hour (one third)
Sports Hall £32 per hour £32 per hour
Badminton £6.50 (45 mins) £6.50 (45 mins)
Squash Courts £6.50 (45 mins) £6.50 (45 mins)
Gymnasium £20 per hour £20 per hour
Dance Studio £18 per hour £18 per hour

Opening Times


Student & Staff Access: Monday – Friday 7.00am – 10.00pm* (closed 11.00am-11.30am)

Community Access: Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 10.00pm


10.00am – 5.00pm


10.00am – 3.00pm

*Term time only, holiday periods apply.

Free Induction

Our professional and qualified staff are available for free scheduled inductions for the Fitness and Sports Performance Suites on a daily basis. To book or enquire about induction times, please drop in during opening hours, call or email the Sports Centre. It is compulsory to complete an induction before using the equipment. This process should take 20 – 30 minutes depending on your level of experience.


We prefer payments by debit or credit card for memberships and facility charges. Payment must be made in person at the Fitness Centre receptions.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about the Sports Centre please contact:

James Hodges
Duty Officer
Sports Centre
Newman University
Birmingham, B32 3NT
Tel: 0121 483 2286