Sport & Exercise

Join online

Students can now join Sport & Exercise online. Full year, off-peak and semester memberships are available and it is quick, easy and secure.

Book your exercise class online

Most exercise classes are free to Sport & Exercise members who can also pre-book their places online.

Link to virtual tour of Sport & Exercise facilities

Take a virtual tour

Take a 360-degree look around our extensive range of facilities from the comfort of your own home.

Student memberships


Sport & Exercise offers the best value full and part-year memberships in Edinburgh with no joining fees and numerous benefits!


Mental health and wellbeing awareness week open day

Let's Talk

University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise is participating in Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Week

About us

Exercise classes

Sport & Exercise offers a diverse range of group exercise options designed to fit into busy lives - we’re sure to have something to suit your needs and ability.


Get Qualified with Sport & Exercise

Get qualified

We run a range of  instructor courses  throughout the year.

Innovative Learning Week at Sport & Exercise

Innovative Learning Week

Courses and tasters running during ILW

Centre contacts

About us

The University of Edinburgh’s superb sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK.

Pleasance Gym

Pleasance gym

The University of Edinburgh's Pleasance sports centre and gym is one of the finest sports and fitness facilities in the country.

FASIC sports medicine centre

FASIC sports medicine

Our Fitness Assessment and Sports Injuries Centre (FASIC) is Scotland’s premier multi-disciplinary sports injuries and physiotherapy clinic.

Peffermill playing fields

Peffermill playing fields

The University of Edinburgh's Peffermill playing fields boasts some of the finest sports pitches in Scotland.

Firbush outdoor centre

Firbush outdoor centre

Firbush Point is our residential outdoor activity centre located on the south shore of Loch Tay, near Killin.

Performance sport

Climbing wall

The Pleasance sports centre houses our two climbing facilities: the Tower climbing wall and the Rock bouldering area.

Sports clubs

Swimming pool

Sport & Exercise is able to take advantage of the University of Edinburgh’s fantastic 25 metre six lane swimming pool.

Healthy University

The Healthy University Project aims to actively promote and deliver tangible health and wellbeing benefits for the University community through the promotion of physical activity.

This includes the Support for Physical Activity (SPA) programme, designed for students at The University of Edinburgh who want to be a bit more active, a bit more often.

performance sport

Performance Sport

The University of Edinburgh is among the country’s leading sporting universities. Sport & Exercise and Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) jointly run Performance Sport support programmes for exceptionally talented student athletes.