Sport & Exercise

Free weights

The Pleasance gym has three dedicated free weights training rooms designed for training at various levels.

Additionally, there are some lighter free weights in our Circuits gym.

Free Weights: Vaults

Our FW Vaults gym (pictured above) is provisioned with 45 state-of-the-art bench weights stations housed over two vaulted cellars. This area features:

  • 36 power-lift benches
  • Ivanko dumb-bells; 6-70 kilogrammes
  • Six power-lifting platforms
  • Two Pullum cable machines

Free Weights: Olympic

Our Free Weights: Olympic gym offers the ultimate in strength training:

  • International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) approved Olympic competition bars and plates
  • Olympic benches and cages
  • Four power racks
  • Six Olympic lifting platforms
  • Chin/dip station

Circuits gym

Our Circuits gym provides numerous items of training equipment including free weights:

  • Dumbbells: 1-12.5 kilogrammes
  • Barbells: 4-25 kilogrammes

How to book

None of these areas are bookable spaces. However, if you or your group have specific training needs please contact the Client Services Team.

Sports Centre Client Services Team

  • Sport & Exercise

46 Pleasance

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  • The Vaults can be accessed via a lift.
  • FW1 Olympic is fully accessible directly on the ground floor.
  • The Circuits gym is on the third floor and can only be accessed by stairs.

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