Using the college gym

A male student using an exercise ball in the gym at Christ's College, Cambridge.Christ's has a small College gym in the basement of the Yusuf Hamied Centre in New Court.

Some students like to use the gym to get some 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 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).


"Having the gym a two-minute walk from my room, it was fantastic!"


A male student using a cross-trainer in the gym at Christ's College, Cambridge.University / City Facilities

If you want more gym facilities, you could also use the larger gym at the University Sports Centre (membership required).

There are also two public gyms at Parkside Pools and Kelsey Kerridge, both on the other side of Parker's Piece and just five mins' walk from Christ's.