YSJ Active: Active Opportunities - Fitness Suite

Opening times

Monday

08:00 - 10:00 - Female Only Gym** (last session 12 November - moving to Tuesday mornings)

12:00 - 19:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 10:00 - Female Only Gym** (First session 20 November)

12:00 - 19:00

Wednesday

12:00 - 17:55*

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

Thursday

08:00 - 10:00 - Be You Gym: LGBTQ+ Community**

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 female only gym.  Thank you for your understanding.

** £3 per session PAYG or free for members.  Please see below for more information on specific gym sessions.  

The Fitness Suite is closed during Easter, Christmas, New Year and Bank Holiday weekends.

For 2018, we will be closing at 3.30pm on Thursday 20 December and we will re-open at 12pm on Wednesday 2 Januray 2019.

Be You Gym - LGBTQ+ Community

This is a weekly gym session for members of the LGBTQ+ Community. 

  • Thursdays: 08:00 - 10:00

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 bring a workout buddy with them, buddy entry is £1.50, 1 buddy per attendee.  Workout buddies do not have to identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but must be aged 18 and over.  

Please note you (and your buddy, if applicable) 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 PAR-Q Only 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 Sarah Hawley (she/her) on:
E: s.hawley@yorksj.ac.uk 
T: 01904 876804

Female Only Gym

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 PAR-Q Only 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: s.hawley@yorksj.ac.uk 
T: 01904 876804

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 lifting platforms
  • 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

(17/09/18 to 31/01/19)

£68  £90      £90  £113 

Term 2

(01/02/19 to 31/05/19) 

£60  £80  £80  £100 

Term 3

(01/06/19 to 31/08/19) 

£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 

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Term 1

01/10/18 £60  £80  £80  £100 
01/11/18 £45  £60  £60 £75 
01/12/18 £30  £40   £40   £50 
01/01/19 £15  £20   £20    £25 
Term 2 01/02/19 £60  £80  £80   £100  
01/03/19 £45 £60  £60  £75  
01/04/19 £30  £40  £40   £50 
01/05/19 £15  £20  £20   £25  
Term 3  01/06/19 £45 £60 £60  £75  
01/07/19 £30  £40  £40   £50 
01/08/19 £15 £20 £20   £25  


How to join

Complete the Fitness Suite Membership application form and 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.

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