Membership options from 1 August 2023
Information about the membership packages that will be available to students, staff and the wider community from 1 August 2023
Open to, and affordable for, everybody
We are proud to offer a range of affordable membership packages for everybody in our community. All our memberships include access to the world-class facilities at the Pleasance Gym, over 100 exercise classes per week and the swimming pool at St Leonard’s Land.
And, we never charge a joining fee.
University of Edinburgh Students
For the 2023/24 year, we will continue to offer some of the best value student memberships in the country.
Peak Gym, Class, Swim memberships from less than £15 a month*
We will continue to offer a 'Full Peak' membership offering access to the Pleasance and Easter Bush gyms, exercise classes and the swimming pool until 31 August 2023 and an 'Academic Year Peak' membership which will run until 31 May 2023.
Students will also be able to choose to split the cost of their membership with a Semester 1 Peak and Semester 2 Peak membership.
Our Peak memberships also include the use of Sport & Exercise facilities for training and matches for members of Edinburgh University Sports Union Clubs.
Off-peak Gym, Class, Swim memberships from less than £12 a month*
For those students who wish to use the gym at quieter times, we will continue to offer a range of off-peak memberships with a 'Full off-peak to 31 August 23', an 'Academic Year off-peak to 31 May 23' and 'Semester off-peak' memberships.
Climbing memberships from less than £22 a month*
We will also be re-introducing student Climbing memberships, with a range of options available.
Options available until 31 July 2023
For those University of Edinburgh students who may be completing their studies and not returning in September, our 30-day student membership will still be available until Tuesday 8 August 2023.
We will continue to offer a one-off entry rate for students for £6. If you are thinking of purchasing a membership for the new academic year and do not currently have a live membership, or have a membership that is about to expire, you may be better to pay for one-off entry until the new packages become available on Tuesday 1 August as no refunds for any ‘cross-over’ periods will be available
*Based on purchasing a 'Full' membership to 31 August 2024 in August 2023. Full Peak Gym, Class, Swim membership priced at £175, equivalent to £14.58 per month. Full Off-peak Gym, Class, Swim membership priced at £140, equivalent to £11.67 per month. Full Climbing membership is priced at £250, equivalent to £21.47 per month.
Students from other Higher Education Institutions
We will also be offering a discounted rate to students from other Higher Education institutions with a “Peak Full Gym, Class, Swim” and a “Peak Full Climbing” membership until 31 August available. As these memberships require validation of eligibility they are only available to purchase in-person at Pleasance reception.
Students from other Higher Education institutions looking for a shorter-term commitment can choose to purchase a Community Access membership.
We will continue to offer a 30-day and 90-day rate for University of Edinburgh Staff, Community and Seniors (off-peak) for our non-student community. Following a 2 year price freeze, a small increase of £2 per month will be rolled out across all gym memberships. This means a 3-month staff gym membership will be £69, equivalent to £23 a month, and a 3-month community gym membership will be £84 a month, equivalent to £28 a month. We believe our non-student memberships continue to offer exceptional value to our community.
University staff and Community members will also be able to choose a membership that includes access to the Climbing Wall.
We appreciate that some non-student members would prefer to have a longer-term membership and will be working with colleagues in the University finance team and our membership system provider to assess regular payment options.