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South Downs College Fitness Centre is open to the public and includes a fully equipped gym and studio for exercise classes.

Whether your goal is fitness, weight loss or bulking up, we have the equipment, knowledge and staff to help you achieve it.

Fitness Centre Activity Price List – Term Time
Monday 18.15-19.15 Pilates £4
Monday 19.30-20.30 Yoga £4
Tuesday 19.15-20.00 and 20.00-20.45 Hooping £5
Thursday 18.00-19.00 Pilates £4

We also offer a range of evening classes for the public. Please contact fitnesscentre@southdowns.ac.uk for a current timetable.

The gym is supervised by qualified Fitness Instructors or Personal Trainers. The classes are run by qualified instructors.


A floor based exercise classes utilising core and torso strength and conditioning exercises, developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. As of 2005, there were 11 million people practicing the discipline regularly.

The Pilates method seeks to increase the strength, flexibility and control of the body. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps to not only build flexibility, but also strength, endurance, and coordination in the legs, abdominals, arms and back.


During the day our gym is used by the students of the College’s Sports, Fitness and Public Services courses and provides the main learning environment for the College’s part time Fitness courses.

The gym is open to the public during term time Mon-Thursday 5.15pm-8.45pm, 5.15pm – 7.45pm Fridays and 9.am-12pm Saturdays. Public sessions cost £3.00

Anyone wishing to use the gym must first undertake an induction carried out by our trained staff. The induction costs £3.00.

The gym is also available to students during lecturer supervised sessions during the day under our enrichment programme.


The studio is also utilised by our full time Sport and Public Services courses. It sees everything from circuit class instruction to uniformed services drills.

The studio also hosts staff sessions and the highly successful Mini Olympics for schools.

Climbing Wall

The purpose built climbing wall is used by Outdoor Adventure courses and opened up to other students through our comprehensive enrichment programme.

Students on the Outdoor courses learn all the skills to go out and qualify as a climbing wall instructor – great experience for their CVs.

Sports Hall

During the day our Sports Hall is used for practical indoor sports such as Basketball, Netball, and five-a-side football and other activities such as uniformed services drills and employment fairs.

It also hosts external bookings for archery/basketball and volleyball.

Rebound Sports Massage Clinic

The College aren’t currently running a massage clinic but are looking to re-launch it October 2016.

Please contact the Fitness Centre for more information.

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