Gym membership and staying active

Sport and physical activity

Whether you're studying at Preston, Burnley, or Westlakes you'll enjoy access to amazing facilities. Each location boasts green spaces and countryside.

Something for everyone

Our friendly 'turn up and play' sessions are perfect for busy lives, you can choose from over 35 different clubs. We have award-winning mental health and wellbeing support available for all students. We offer a wide choice of exercise classes, led by our supportive staff, designed to cater for every fitness level. 

Preston Campus

Gym and sports facilities: You'll have access to gym membership and fitness classes when you study at our Preston Campus. Enjoy access to our state-of-the-art Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and Sports Arena. Why not start your own club and hire out a pitch for a bit of friendly competition.

Membership includes: Double indoor sports hall; squash court; fitness suite with over 100 Technogym stations; two dance studios; numerous instructors led classes; two floodlit 3G Astro pitches; one floodlit hockey pitch (sand-based); four tennis courts/netball courts; floodlit athletics track; 7 grass pitches; cycle track; strength and conditioning facility. 

Burnley Campus

Gym and sports facilities: If you're studying at our Burnley Campus, you can become a member at Burnley Leisure Centres. You'll also have access to the Active Network, providing access to 18 leisure centres across the North West. For more information email our Student Support Team.

Membership includes: 25-metre swimming pool and training pool with a moveable floor; gym with Synrgy 360 equipment and free weights; free personal training sessions; two glass-back squash courts; group exercise studio; a dedicated indoor cycling studio; two sports halls for badminton, five-a-side football etc; sauna, steam room and spa.

Westlakes Campus

Gym and sports facilities: Westlakes Campus students can sign up for gym membership through Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL).

Membership includes: 25 metre six-lane main pool; teaching pool; gym and multi-functional studio space for fitness classes; classes from TRX suspension; yoga; body conditioning; swimming lessons and water-based activities.

UNIversal Gym Membership

If have a sports membership for Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and UCLan Sports Arena you’ll qualify for a free UNIversal Gym Membership. With a UNIversal Gym Membrship you’ll gain access to over 70 gyms across the country at no extra cost.

This means when you visit friends, family or if you're on a short term placement, you can use gym facilities all over the country at no extra cost.​​​​​​​

You can activate your gym membership once you enrol at UCLan. Simply call into Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre or UCLan Sports Arena with your University ID card to start your gym membership.

Interested in playing sport socially?

With over 35 clubs and the option to turn up and play, there's something for everyone at The University of Central Lancashire.

Play sport socially

MOVES+ app rewards 

When you study at UCLan, you have access to the fitness rewards app, MOVES+.

MOVES+ rewards you the more you move and over time, your logged activity is then converted to points. You can exchange your points for rewards - anything from a coffee to a hoodie, and much more. 

Once you enrol at UCLan, you'll find information about the MOVES+ App on the Student Hub.

Explore more

  • Explore the outdoors

    Your well-being is important to us, so we encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy nature, adventure, and fresh air. So when you need a rest, take a well-earned break from our bustling city centre campus and explore Lancashire's great outdoors.

  • Entertainment and nightlife

    When night falls, the city comes alive. Preston has a little bit of something for everybody, no matter interests you, or what night of the week it is.

  • Shopping and culture

    Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a food lover, or a fan of unique finds, Preston is sure to have something to meet your shopping needs.