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YSJActive

Fitness Suite

Key information about our fitness suite and opening times.

YSJ Active fitness suite

Opening times

Monday

12:00 - 19:00

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 - Female Only Gym**

12:00 - 19:00

Wednesday

12:00 - 17:55*

18:00 - 19:00 - Female Only Gym**

Thursday

09:00 - 12:00 - Quiet Gym**

12:00 - 19:00

Friday

08:00 - 10:00 - Female Only Gym**

12:00 - 19:00

Saturday

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.

This is a weekly gym session for people who would prefer a quieter environment to train, and beginners to the gym who would like to seek advice from a trained professional. There will always be a Fitness Instructor available for questions relating to training and health.

  • Thursdays: 08:00 - 12:00 (First session 31st January 2019)

These sessions are £3.00 PAYG or free for members of the Fitness Suite.  These sessions are open to those aged 18 and over.  

Attendees are welcome to wear headphones as there will be no music played through our speakers.

Please note you will be required to complete a short medical questionnaire on your first visit (unless you are a member), so you may wish to arrive a couple of minutes early so this can be done before the start of the session.  Alternatively, if you would like to complete the form in advance and bring it with you please click on  for a copy.  Completed medical questionnaires are confidential and will be kept securely so you only need to do it once, please just let us know if anything changes with your health.  If you have any health conditions it may be a good idea to speak to your GP before attending.  If you answer yes to some of questions on the health questionnaire you may be asked to obtain a note from your GP confirming it is safe for you to exercise before participating.

For information about our Fitness Suite and changing facilities please see below.  

Sessions will be capped at 20 users on a first come first serve basis.  Please note that our facilities are closed on Bank Holidays and during Christmas.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions or feedback please contact Jon Dawes on:
E: j.dawes@yorksj.ac.uk
T: 01904 876200

 

 

We have 3 female only gym sessions running each week:

  • Tuesday: 08.00 - 10.00
  • Wednesday: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Friday: 08.00 - 10:00

These sessions are open to those aged 18 and over, who self-identify as female. 

These sessions are £3.00 PAYG or free for members of the Fitness Suite.  

Please note you will be required to complete a short medical questionnaire on your first visit (unless you are a member), so you may wish to arrive a couple of minutes early so this can be done before the start of the session.  Alternatively, if you would like to complete the form in advance and bring it with you please click on  for a copy.  Completed medical questionnaires are confidential and will be kept securely so you only need to do it once, please just let us know if anything changes with your health.  If you have any health conditions it may be a good idea to speak to your GP before attending.  If you answer yes to some of questions on the health questionnaire you may be asked to obtain a note from your GP confirming it is safe for you to exercise before participating.  

For information about our Fitness Suite and changing facilities please see below.  

Sessions will be capped at 20 users on a first come first serve basis.  Please note that our facilities are closed on Bank Holidays, therefore sessions that fall on a Bank Holiday will not run.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions or feedback please contact Sarah Hawley (she/her) on:
E: j.dawes@yorksj.ac.uk
T: 01904 876804

 

 

Strength and size

See below 5 example fitness programmes designed around developing strength and muscle definition. There is an example programme from as little as 2 days per week up to 5 days per week.

We recommend using each programme for a period of 6-8 weeks while implementing the principles of progressive overload.*

Fitness plan - 2 x full body (PDF, 7.4MB)

Fitness Plan - 3 x push, pull, legs (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Fitness Plan - 4 x upper_lower split (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Fitness Plan - 5 x body part split (PDF, 7.4 MB)

Fitness Plan - 5 x push, pull, legs, upper, lower (PDF, 7.4 MB)

*Progressive overload is the systematic increase in training frequency, volume and intensity in various combinations (Baechle and Earle, 2008). Examples could be increasing the weight each session and keeping the reps the same, or increasing the reps from last session and keeping the weight the same.

Cardio

Low Intensity workouts (PDF, 7.9MB)

 

 

Equipment 

The Fitness Suite contains the following equipment that will allow for a full body workout:

Cardiovascular Equipment:

  • 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)

Facilities

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.

Membership fees

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.

Full Membership

 

YSJ Students/Alumni

NHS Sodexo External

Term 1

(01/09/19 to 31/01/20)

£75 £100 £100 £125

Term 2

(01/02/20 to 31/05/20)

£60 £80 £80 £100

Term 3

(01/06/20 to 31/08/20)

£45 £60 £60 £75

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 

    YSJ Students/Alumni NHS Sodexo External
Term 1

01/10/19 £60 £80 £80 £100
01/11/19 £45 £60 £60 £75
01/12/19 £30 £40  £40 £50
01/01/20 £15 £20  £20 £25
Term 2 01/02/20 £60 £80 £80 £100
01/03/20 £45 £60 £60 £75
01/04/20 £30 £40 £40 £50
01/05/20 £15 £20 £20 £25
Term 3  01/06/20 £45 £60 £60 £75
01/07/20 £30 £40 £40 £50
01/08/20 £15 £20 £20 £25


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. 

Staff must complete an additional form to authorise the deduction from pay:

Information on the Fitness Suite is available in alternative formats upon request.

YSJActive offers an exciting and varied range of health and fitness classes suitable for all abilities. The Fitness Classes operate on a pay as you go basis and you do not need to sign up in advance (apart from Spinning, which is bookable online, please see below). However, please allow a few extra minutes before the start of the class to pay and sign in. Changing facilities and lockers are available. If you have any questions or would like advice on health and fitness, achieving a personal goal or challenge then please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Please see the sections below for up to date information on each class.

Class Schedule 

Classes & LocationMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Circuits 
- Foss Sports Hall

18:15 - 19:00

   

18:15 - 19:00

 

Pilates 
- Foss Sports Hall

12:00 - 13:00

   

17:15 - 18:00

 

Spinning 
- Haxby Road 

 

  18:10 - 18:50    

Staff multi-sports
- Foss Sports Hall

  17:00 - 18:00      
Yoga 
- Foss Sports Hall

17:00 - 18:00

 

 

12:00 - 13:00

08:00 - 08:45 

Zumba 
- Foss Sports Hall
        17:00 - 18:00

Please note all classes will stop for the Christmas break on the w/c 16th December 2019 and recommence on the w/c 27th January 2020.

Fridays: 17:00 - 18:00

This class is for all abilities and just £3.00 per person. 

Just turn up and Zumba! No need to book.

Come and join us for a fun, Latin dance move inspired class that will give you a great aerobic workout and hopefully a laugh or two. You don't need to be a dancer and we aim to provide a relaxed, friendly environment. After one or two sessions you should start to feel confident with the routines and steps. At the end of the day, the important thing is to keep moving and enjoy yourself.

Please pay and sign in at Foss Reception before the start of every class.

Please note the following changes to Zumba, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Friday 20th December 2019 - Friday 24th January 2020

No Class

Mats are provided

Mondays: 12:00 - 13:00 with Marina Crowe.

Thursdays: 17:15 - 18:00 with Marina Crowe.

Please note the following changes to Pilates, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Monday 16th December 2019 - Friday 24th January 2020

No Class

Wednesdays: 18:10 – 18:50 with Rachel Sullivan.

All classes are for all abilities and are £3.00 per person. 

Class sign up and payment will be done via the online store. Registration only takes two minutes and sign up to classes is quick and simple; type spin in the search bar and available classes will show up. 

Class sign-ups can be done two weeks in advance and close on 15:00 on the day of the class. 

10 class pass members and WellU members may email to book a space in advance.

*Please note that all spinning classes are non-refundable.

Please note the following changes to Spinning, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Monday 16th December 2019 - Monday 6th January 2020

No Class

All Monday classes

No class until further notice

Mats are provided. 

Mondays: 17:00 - 18:00 with Lynda Murphy.

Thursdays: 12:00 - 13:00 with Lynda Murphy.

Fridays: 08:00 - 08:45 with Lynda Murphy (starts 29th November 2019).

All classes are for all abilities and are £3.00 per person. 

Please pay and sign in at Foss Reception before the start of every class.

Please note: As it is now colder, you may wish to bring socks, a jumper and a blanket with you, so that you can stay nice and warm during the relaxation aspect of the class.

Please note the following changes to Yoga, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Monday 16th December 2019 - Friday 24th January 2020

No Class

Come and join us for a fun, social game of badminton (every week) and basketball or football (attendees can decide on the day).

It doesn't matter whether you're a pro or a beginner; the aim is to have fun and burn off a few calories.

Sessions are £2 per person and will take place on Tuesdays in Foss Sports Hall 17:00 - 18:00.

For further information please contact us here.

Please note the following changes to staff multi-sports, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Tuesday 17th December 2019 - Tuesday 21st January 2020

No Class

Mondays: 18:15 - 19:00 with Dan Partridge.

Thursdays: 18:15 - 19:00 with Dan Partridge.

All classes are just £3.00 per person.

Please note that this class is suitable for all abilities, no previous experience is required.

Circuits is a fast-paced training class that involves performing a number of different exercises in succession, with a focus on aerobic and strength conditioning. The classes are run so that you can take a break if necessary and you only work as hard as you can. A great way to see quick improvements in fitness and help to live a healthier lifestyle.

Please pay and sign in at Foss Reception before the start of every class.

Please note the following changes to Circuits, we apologise for any inconvenience caused:

DateChange

Mnday 16th December 2019 - Thursday 23rd January 2020

No Class

Contact us

YSJActive Team

E: ysjactive@yorksj.ac.uk 

Foss T: 01904 876200

Haxby T: 01904 876340

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