Highbury College is giving people the chance to get fit for less at its gym and sports centre – and members are not tied to a contract.

Students can sign up for just £10 a month or visit on a one-off basis for just £2 while non-students can access the same facilities for £15 a month or £3 a visit – making it one of the best value gyms in Portsmouth.

The sports centre has a range of facilities including free and resistance weights, treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers and static bikes.

There is a full-sized sports hall which can be used for activities including badminton, football, basketball, volleyball, indoor hockey and even roller derby.

There is also a dance studio with a mirrored wall, ballet bar and sprung floor which is home to regular Zumba or Clubbercise classes.

Sports Centre Supervisor Dean Brown said: “I like working at the sports centre because I enjoy meeting a wide range of people of different ages and from all over the world.

“I like helping people looking to do different things within fitness.”

The sports centre is a vibrant aspect of the college and home to its public services students who use the hall for a range of activities including circuit training and military boot camps.

Other students use the gym to practice for top sporting competitions including snowboarding, dancing and body building championships.

However, the majority of users are community members who visit to improve their general fitness, take part in classes or even hire the halls for their own parties or events.

Anyone is welcome to take part in classes which include Choi Kwang Do martial arts, Little Kickers children’s football training, Zumba and Clubbercise. People can even learn to roller skate and take part in roller derbies with Portsmouth Roller Wenches and Scurvy Dogs.

For more information about becoming a member, hiring a hall or taking part in any of these classes click here or call 023 9232 8690.

 

Article Details

  • Date 01/06/2017

Class timetable

Mondays

8–10pm

Portsmouth Roller Wenches

Tuesdays

6–6.55pm
8–10pm

Zumba dance fitness
Portsmouth Roller Wenches

Wednesdays

5–6pm
6–7pm

Choi Kwang Do martial arts
Choi Kwang Do martial arts

Thursdays

7–8pm

Clubbercise dance fitness

Fridays

6–7pm
7–8pm
8–10pm

Choi Kwang Do martial arts
Choi Kwang Do martial arts
Portsmouth Roller Wenches

Sundays

9am–12pm
3–6pm

Little Kickers football training
Portsmouth Roller Wenches

 

Opening times:

Mondays to Fridays 8am–10pm
Saturdays 9am–1pm
Sundays 9am–8pm