YSJActive: Active Opportunities - Fitness Classes

YSJActive offer 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. 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.

Class Schedule - 2018

Classes & LocationMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Circuits - Foss Sports Hall 6:00pm - 7:00pm     6:30pm - 7:30pm  
Staff Badminton - Foss Sports Hall   5:00pm - 6:00pm      
Staff Football - Haxby Road       5:00pm - 6:00pm    
Tai Chi for Beginners        08:00am - 08:45am  
Yoga     08:00am - 08:45am*  12:00pm - 1:00pm** 


Zumba (restarts 26 January)         5:00pm - 6:00pm


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.

Classes cost £2 each and you can just turn up on the day, there's no need to book (but you can if you'd like by emailing us).

Classes will take place on Fridays, 5.00pm - 6.00pm in Foss Sports Hall.

Zumba classes will re-start on Friday 26 January 2018.

Please pay and sign in at Foss Reception before the start of every class.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by any unavailable dates.

Free Zumba taster - Friday 26 January, Foss Sports Hall, 5:00pm - 6:00pm.  No booking required.


An external class run by Mark Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Sport. 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.

  • Regular Price: £2.50
  • Staff Price: £2
  • Student Price: £1.50
  • 50p discount for Members of Running Clubs and the Territorial Army

Contact: E: m.sullivan@yorksj.ac.uk T: 07960 920 850

Staff Badminton

Come and join us for a fun, social game of badminton. 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 5.00pm - 6.00pm.  

*There are no sessions on the following dates due to exams:

09/01, 10/04, 01/05, 08/05 & 31/07. 



Mats are provided. 

Wednesday mornings the cost is £2 per session

Thursday lunchtimes the cost is £3 per session.

Staff Football

All staff are welcome to come along and play football after a day at work on Thursdays at 5.00pm - 6.00pm. Sessions are £2 per session and take place in the Sports Barn at Haxby Road. 

For further information contact: r.vaughan@yorksj.ac.uk

*no session on 12/10 and from 26/10 - 07/12 sessions will take place in Foss Sports Hall on the same day/time before reverting back to the Haxby Road site


Tai Chi for Beginners

£2, Thursdays 08:00am - 08:45am, Foss Sports Hall (this class is 45 minutes in order to allow people to attend before work).

This class is aimed at those who have never done or are new to Tai Chi. Tai Chi has roots in martial arts and involves sequences of controlled, slow movements which are said to reduce stress and anxiety and improve balance, flexibility and control. It's a low impact form of exercise.



Contact us

YSJActive Team

E: ysjactive@yorksj.ac.uk 

Foss T: 01904 876200

Haxby T: 01904 876340

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