Reopening of University sports facilities
From 12 April, the majority of University of Bristol Sport facilities will be open, in line with government guidelines. For full details of facilities and activities available, please visit our Latest Updates page. Please remember to book your activity before visiting.
Indoor Sports Centre
The Indoor Sports Centre is located at the heart of the University campus on Tyndall Avenue.
Open plan fitness suite contains state of the art equipment for fitness training and conditioning, and the Gym reception desk.
The facilities continue upstairs, including the exclusive new s-drive treadmills, CrossFit-style rig, free weights and stretching area.
Used for a variety of fitness classes, including exercise to music, circuits, yoga and pilates.
The double-court sports hall is used for badminton, basketball, circuit training, five-a-side football, netball, table tennis, trampolining and volleyball.
Sports Medicine Clinic
Offering expert and comprehensive sports medicine services to all whether you are a student, a member of staff at the University or the wider public community. Our clinicians stay at the forefront of treatment and research and adhere to its high professional standards.
Indoor Sports Centre
We can confirm that we received our COVID-Secure certification from the University for the Indoor Sports Centre in August.
Due to the additional health and safety requirements, there will be some changes to how you access our facilities and services. Please view these short videos on returning to the Gym, Studio 1 and Sports Hall before your first visit back.
- Extended capacity
To provide additional capacity in our gym we have now re-opened the upstairs gym and extended the gym into studio 3. We will continue to maintaining strict COVID-19 social distancing guidelines to ensure safe operation of the facilities. The upstairs gym and studio have maximum room capacities so if you enter either of these areas and it seems to be full please move to a different area of the gym. Our Health and Fitness Team will be available across the gym to provide guidance as required.
- Book online
Access to the gym and classes will be through pre-booked sessions only - book online. Gym sessions will be for one hour and you will only be able to make one booking per day.
- One way system
There will be a one-way system in operation around the Centre (view the videos for more information).
All payments will need to be through your online account, we will not be taking payments at the Welcome Desk.
- Face coverings
Entrance will not be permitted to the Indoor Sports Centre or Indoor Tennis Centre if you are not wearing a face covering. All members will be required to wear a face covering before entering your exercise area. Once you enter your exercise area it is at your own discretion as to whether you wear a face covering whilst undertaking your activity. You will need to wear your face covering when you leave the building.
- Changing facilities
Changing facilities are not currently available, so please bring minimal items with you and arrive dressed for your activity. There will be a few small lockers available for essential personal belongings, e.g. keys, phones, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Exercise mats
For covid-19 sanitation reasons we are currently asking Fitness Class and B:Active Campus class attendees to bring their own mat (where the session requires it), rather than providing shared mats. Mats are available to buy at the ISC reception for £18.
- Please note:
It is really important that if you do feel unwell that you do not visit any of our facilities.
The essence of our service remains the same and we will provide our usual high-level support from our qualified and knowledgeable staff and instructors.
Standard opening hours
|Monday to Friday||6 am - 10 pm|
|Saturday||8 am - 8 pm|
|Sunday||8 am - 10 pm|
Off-peak & peak times
Off-peak hours for the Gym and Classes are from opening to 3:30pm Monday to Friday and any time during opening hours on the weekend.
Peak/Anytime members can access the Gym and Classes at any time during opening hours, seven days a week.
See the Indoor Sports Centre's location and get directions.
See our membership options available to students, staff and members of the public.