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Teesside Sport

The Gym

Gym and sports membership

Teesside Sport we want to support and inspire a healthier, happier you. We’ve got a great range of sports facilities, a first class gym and fitness classes for beginners to regular gym goers.

Free weights in the Olympia sports building

The Gym

Putting health and well-being at the heart of the Middlesbrough campus and University life, this attractive, high-quality facility for staff and students provides:

  • state-of-the-art equipment
  • sprint track, free weights areas, cardio and resistance equipment and flexible studio spaces
  • fitness studio
  • open and staffed 7 days a week

Opening times

Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

  • Monday - Friday: 7.15am - 9.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday: 12.00pm - 8.00pm

Closed bank holidays and university Christmas vacation period.

Membership benefits

  • unlimited access to The Gym during opening hours
  • access to Olympia facilities – badminton and squash courts, Astroturf pitch, climbing wall and sports hall (free to members but booking required)
  • access to fitness classes – Pilates, HIIT, Zumba, Yoga and Cycling (free to members but booking required)
  • online induction and booking system
  • access and induction to the climbing wall
  • free access to secure lockers via TUSC

For non-members a casual payment option is available for each use of the gym and sports facilities.

Fitness timetable and class details

Download the timetable

Personal training

The Gym offers personal training to provide that bit of extra motivation to reach health and fitness goals.
More about personal training

How to join


Student membership is taken out per semester. Although this means you need to renew each semester, it offers a flexible approach rather than committing to a full year’s membership.

  • Semester 1 membership £40. Purchase from 19 September 2023 - 21 January 2024
  • Semester 2 membership £40. Purchase from 8 January 2024 - 19 May 2024
  • Summer membership £40. Purchase from 20 May 2024 - 15 September 2024 (Not available to students who graduate in 2024)

Sign up online (students)


Staff membership is £120 per year (Payroll deduction £10 per month).

Staff membership can be taken out at any time and cancelled at any time, email

Staff can join the gym by completing the attached Payroll deduction and Health Commitment Statement and emailing it to


Alumni membership is £150 per year, paid in one instalment.

This membership is currently open to those who have graduated at any time within the last two calendar years.

To gain membership, proof of graduate status is required. For each year of membership, reissued proof of eligibility is required.

To process your membership, email

Request proof of eligibility

Casual use

Pay as you play for each activity or access to the gym is available as and when you take part:

  • only available to Teesside University staff and students
  • card payment required at Olympia reception
  • £3.50 per session for students
  • £4.50 per session for staff


All new members must complete a Health Commitment Statement before using the facilities. If you join online you will be prompted to do this. Those paying by card for casual use or staff paying by direct debit need to complete one at reception. When taking out membership you must complete an online induction prior to using the facilities for the first time. If you're using the climbing wall facilities you are required to book an induction session with an instructor first before you can book and use the wall facilities.

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