Key information about our fitness suite and opening times.
12:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 11:00 - Female Only Gym**
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 17:55*
09:00 - 12:00 - Quiet Gym**
12:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 10:00 - Female Only Gym**
09:00 - 13:00
*Please note the fitness suite will close at 17:55 to male users on Wednesday evenings for the foreseeable future, in order to accommodate a female only gym. Thank you for your understanding.
** £3 per session Pay As You Go (PAYG) or free for members. We do not offer PAYG at any time except for the specific gym sessions stated above. Please see below for more information on specific gym sessions.
The Fitness Suite is closed during Easter, Christmas, New Year and Bank Holiday weekends.
The Fitness Suite contains the following equipment that will allow for a full body workout:
- 3 Bikes
- 3 Treadmills
- 2 Arc trainers
- 2 Rowers
- A SciFit Upper Body Ergometer
Fixed and Free Weight Equipment, including:
- 2 squat racks with dip, grappler and pull-up attachments
- A range of resistance machines
- Dumbbells (up to 30kg)
- Kettlebells (up to 40kg)
- Powerbags (up to 25kg)
- Swiss Balls
- Medicine Balls (3 - 5kg)
The Foss Building contains changing rooms, including open plan male and open plan female changing rooms with curtained showers, and an individual changing room (with shower and toilet) which is gender neutral and accessible. There are also toilets available near the changing rooms, including male, female and a gender neutral/accessible individual toilet.
We have lockers available for day time use, these require a £1 coin to operate which is returned. Please note that lockers are cleared out regularly and should not be used for overnight storage. Lockers can be found in the corridor on the way to the Sports Hall, near the toilets and changing rooms.
The following Fitness Suite membership tariffs will be introduced from 17 September 2018. York St John University Staff members may pay £10 per month, which can be deducted from their wage through the payroll system.
(01/09/19 to 31/01/20)
(01/02/20 to 31/05/20)
(01/06/20 to 31/08/20)
Discounts apply if joining once the term has started. Members who join mid-way through a month will be charged the amount listed for the beginning of that month. Please see the table below for deductions. If you are an International Student finishing part way through a semester please ask YSJActive staff about the correct membership fee.
Fee deductions if joining once term has started
How to join
Complete the Fitness Suite Membership Form and the PAR-Q Plus then visit YSJActive in Foss reception to pay (card, cash or cheque acceptable). All payments are non-refundable.
- Fitness Suite Membership Form 2019-20 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
- Large Print - Fitness Suite Membership Form 2019-20 (PDF, 0.2 MB)
- Fitness Suite Terms and Conditions (PDF, 0.4 MB)
- PARQ Plus 2019 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Staff must complete an additional form to authorise the deduction from pay:
Information on the Fitness Suite is available in alternative formats upon request.