Sport & Exercise

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

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 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!


The inaugural Edinburgh Sport & Exercise Medicine Conference is set to bring a host of high profile speakers to the capital.

Pleasance Refurbishment

The Pleasance gym will be undergoing a refurbishment over the next few months to make its facilities better than ever.

Scottish Varsity Match 24th September 2016

Tickets are now available for the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Rugby Varsity Match

About us

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.


Swim Only Memberships now available

From 1 August 2016 we are introducing a new Swim Only Membership option for University of Edinburgh Students and Staff.

2016-17 Student Memberships now available

Student memberships for 2016-17 are now available.

Centre contacts

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

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

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

Peffermill playing fields

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

Firbush outdoor centre

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

Performance sport

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

Sports clubs

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

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

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.