Sports Centre

Our fantastic £10.8 million Sports Centre and surfaces are fully equipped to enhance levels of physical activity and sporting success for student, staff, and our local communities.


We've teamed up with Everyone Active to bring you a fantastic leisure facility that’s packed with all the very latest sports and fitness equipment to help you on the way to your goals. Whether you prefer to hit the gym, give climbing a go on our indoor wall, try a variety of sports and activities in the versatile double sports hall, we’ve got something for you.

The centre also boasts two squash courts, two outdoor tennis/netball courts, two group fitness studios, a group cycling studio and two outdoor 3G synthetic pitches. We recently refurbished our fitness suite and offer a range of weekly classes for you to enjoy, keeping you healthy. 

For more information about how to join and what's available visit the Everyone Active website or download the Everyone Active app available from the App Store or Google Play

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Everyone Active

The University is working in partnership with award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active in the management of the sports centre facility. Everyone Active has over 30 years experience and is committed to helping more of our community to improve their health and wellbeing by getting active.

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The Gym

Our fantastic gym is packed with all the very latest fitness equipment that will help you reach your goals. Whether you prefer a heart-thumping cardio workout, pumping iron in the free weights area or working the resistance machines, we’ve got you covered.

Our 2023 refurbishment doubled our squat racks and added additional pieces of equipment in high use weights making waiting for equipment a thing of the past. We have also introduced new plate loaded equipment, created a new Theragun recovery area, and now have equipment that interacts with your wearable technology.

Whether you’re an old fashioned heavy lifter, new starter, or a high tech fitness tracker we have the high quality space for you.

The University of Derby fitness experience

Everyone Active host a variety of fitness classes in our fitness and cycle studio. Classes include Zumba, Bootcamp, Pilates, Total Toning, Boxing fitness, Legs Bums & Tums, Yoga, kettlebells, group cycling, and Les Mills virtual spin. Whatever your fitness and wellbeing goals are, be sure to book on via the Everyone Active app and to see the schedule.

Not been in the gym for a while? New to fitness? Want to develop your existing skills?

These sessions will give you everything you need to build your confidence. We'll start with very basics so you’ll never feel out of your depth. Explore your options via the Everyone Active app.

If you are a member heading home for the summer you can access over 90 other university gyms across the country at no extra cost. As part of the annual student and staff membership the BUCS UNIversal scheme, a British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) initiative, helps you stay active all year round.

Our climbing wall offers 164 square metres of top-rope and lead climbing, abseiling and bouldering.

Roped climbing walls are up to 13m long with over 20 individual route options for people of all ages and abilities. The abseil balcony is 10m high with easy access for all. The 4m-high bouldering walls provide challenging climbing at a lower level with crash mats underneath in place of the rope system.

The climbing wall is open to groups of all ages and abilities from schools to University students and staff, and from birthday parties to corporate team building. Competent climbers or those just wishing to boulder can register as a climbing wall user and climb anytime it is open.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a swimming pool on our site. However, because our gym is powered by Everyone Active which also powers Derby City Council’s Moorways £42 million 50 meter swimming pool, ask our staff for more information about membership types that can help you access all areas or consider it on pay as you go basis.

We host kids parties onsite. Play 5-a-side, climb the wall, or get a in a game of basketball. Get in contact to discuss you party ideas in more detail.

Everyone Active recruit for various positions all year round. Opportunities are available part time and on a casual basis for positions including lifeguards, swimming teachers, activity leaders, and coaches. Contact Everyone Active via the contacts section for more information.

Contact us


Phone: +44 (0)1332 497525

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