Some students like to use the gym to get regular exercise, others find it very useful as a way to keep fitness if the weather is terrible, to cross-train for other sports, or to keep fit if they're short of time.
New students who would like to use the main site gym are given an induction in Freshers week to introduce the equipment and make sure everybody knows how to use each piece safely. There are also posters with diagrams in the gym.
Equipment in the gym includes:
- Two treadmills
- Two elliptical trainers (or cross trainers)
- An exercise bike
- Various weight resistance machines
- A mat
- A large exercise ball (also called a stability ball or a Pilates ball).
For students who row, there is a second gym at the nearby College boathouse.