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Fitness classes

We offer an exciting and varied range of health and fitness classes suitable for all abilities.

Lifting ball with legs during pilates class

Changes to classes

Some classes have restarted, please see the timetable. Circuits is temporarily suspended. Classes need to be booked through the online store.

Class schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Circuits (Foss Fitness Suite) - - 6.00pm - 7.00pm - -
Pilates (currently suspended) - - - - -
Spinning (Haxby Road) (currently suspended) - - - - -
Staff multi-sports (Foss Sports Hall) (currently suspended) - - - - -
Yoga - Vinyasa (venue - please refer to online store listing) 5:00pm - 6:00pm - - - -
Yoga - YSJU Staff Only (Foss Sports Hall) (currently suspended) - - - - -
Zumba (venue - please refer to online store listing) - - - - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Attending our classes

All fitness classes need to be booked through the University online store. Unfortunately we are unable to grant entry to any fitness class without a booking through the online store. Please use the search bar on the left of the store page to find the class if necessary.

Where possible please arrive at the class dressed ready to participate. The Foss building changing rooms are open but limited to 4 people at a time.Lockers are available in the Foss building if required.

Please bring a mask with you as these are required when moving around all University buildings (they do not have to be worn whilst exercising). Social distancing must be observed at all times.

Please see below and the online store listing for more information on each class, venue details can be found on the online store listing for the class


Class leader: Tristan Trigell
Price: £3.00 per class, pay as you go
Ability: All

Circuits involves performing a number of different exercises in succession, with a focus on aerobic and strength conditioning, working at your own pace.


Class leader: Marina Crowe
Price: £3.00 per class, pay as you go
Ability: All

Please bring your own mat. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide these.


Class leader: Rachel Sullivan
Price: £3.00 per class, pre-booking essential
Ability: All

Spinning classes are bookable in our online store. Class sign ups can be done 2 weeks in advance and close at 3:00pm on the day of the class.

Staff multi-sports

Price: £2.00 per class, pay as you go
Ability: All

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.


Class leader: Lynda Murphy
Price: £3.00 per class, pay as you go
Ability: All

Please bring your own mat. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide these. You may wish to bring socks and a jumper for the relaxation aspect of the class, blankets are available.

Yoga - YSJU Staff Only

Class leader: Jenny Carpenter
Price: £2 (Monday classes are free between 21 September and 12 October)
Ability: All
Booking: York St John Online Store (Search yoga in the left hand search bar)

Jenny is a qualified yoga teacher, ex-primary school teacher and senior lecturer in Education at York St John. Yoga is about connecting the mind, body and spirit. In her classes you can expect some gentle vinyasa flows, relaxation and meditation so that you will feel calm and revitalised, ready for what the rest of the day may bring.


Class leader: Mariana Lopez
Price: £3.00 per class, pay as you go
Ability: All

A Latin dance move inspired class that will give you a great aerobic workout. No dance skills required, we aim to provide a relaxed, friendly environment. After one or two sessions you should start to feel confident with the routines and steps.

Online classes


Free Zumba live streams for York St John University staff and students.

Get fit and have loads of fun with Zumba live streams. They are free and take place every week on:

  • Mondays at 6.30pm (Zumba)
  • Tuesdays at 7:00pm (Zumba Toning)
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm (Zumba Step)
  • Thursdays at 5.30pm (Zumba). 

For more information and to sign up email using your York St John University staff or student email address.

Get in touch


York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX

Get directions

01904 876 200
01904 876 340

Our phone lines are not currently available. Please contact us by email. 

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