Sport & Exercise

Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym

The University of Edinburgh's Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym boasts some of the finest sports and fitness facilities in the country.

As well as one of the country’s leading gym facilities the Pleasance also houses two multi-purpose sports halls, catering for a diverse range of indoor sports - everything from badminton to ultimate frisbee. There are also a number of sports-specific areas including dance studios, squash courts, boxing and martial arts areas, archery and rifle ranges and climbing/bouldering walls. So, whether your interest is an occasional visit to the gym or competing at a national level, we’re sure to have something to suit your needs.

Our gym offering

A view across the new gym and its equipment
Whether you're interested in cardiovascular exercise, circuits, fixed or free weights, we have a gym space to suit your fitness needs.

Bouldering and roped climbing

We have two climbing rooms at the Pleasance: a roped facility (the Tower) and a bouldering room (the Rock).

Weekly class timetable

Spin bikes at the Pleasance gym
View our weekly class schedule to find out when your favourite class is on. Classes are available to all our members as part of your membership but need to be pre-booked online.

Indoor sports facilities

From basketball to badminton, we have activity areas for a variety of individual and team sports.

Pleasance Gym social media

Lady lifting a dumbbell at the Pleasance gym
Connect with us on our social media channels for all the latest news and events at the Pleasance Gym.

Performance Gym

Performance Gym
Refurbished in summer 2022, our Performance Gym offers a state-of-the-art and private training space for our elite student athletes. The Performance Gym is also used by national and international athletes and teams.

About us

Our facilities, virtual tour, opening times and our location information.