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The Academy of Sport Fitness Suite

The Academy of Sport has excellent facilities to meet all of your fitness, sports education and development needs

The Academy of Sport at LSBU is proud to house a wide range of facilities and equipment.

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Fitness Suite

Our Fitness Suite has recently been refurbished and has all you need for a full body workout. It is fully equipped with over 40 cardio and resistance exercise stations supplied by four of the world's leading fitness manufacturers: Pulse Fitness, Techno Gym, Concept and Life Fitness. It is also equipped with SMART Centre Technology, so you can monitor your personal performance and keep up with your fitness goals. In addition, we have plenty of floor space for stretching or free weights

Our changing rooms have everything you need including showers, lockers and hair driers.

Inclusive Fitness Initiative registered

The Academy provides accessible facilities and has 'Registered' status in the Inclusive Fitness Initative (IFI) programme. We continuously work with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to ensure disabled people can enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

Functional Training Zone

Our Functional Training Zone (FT zone) is dedicated to suspension training, a form of resistance training that uses body weight for exercises which develop physical strength by using functional movements and dynamic positions.

The FT zone is fully equipped with:

  • Suspension Trainer rails
  • Resistance cord/ Band fittings
  • Monkey bars
  • Pair of elite rings
  • Step-up plate
  • Battling ropes
  • Dip station
  • Vertical resistance slide system
  • Pull-up station
  • Snake legs
  • Four pairs of milo kit suspension trainers

The FTzone is only accessible during classes and free time sessions, as specified on the class timetable (PDF File 610 KB).

Hire the Functional Training Zone

The Functional Training Zone is available to hire for £50.00 per hour.

For more information and to make a booking contact the Academy of Sport reception on tel: + 44 (0) 207 815 7812 or email:

Dedicated free weights room

Our dedicated free weights training room is ideal if you're taking your strength and conditioning training to an extra level.

It is fully equipped with:

  • Three Olympic half rack lifting stations with adjustable benches
  • Olympic bars and plates
  • Dumbbells (1kg-50kg) and adjustable benches
  • Two e-z bars with preacher curl station
  • Smith Machine
  • Kettle bells (6kg-24kg)
  • Escape TBar Station

Opening days and times:

  • Monday to Friday: 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Sports Hall

Our Sports Hall is suitable for a range of activities including five-a-side football, tennis, badminton and basketball. It is the Sport England recommended size of 33m x 18m and is equipped with three ring areas for Taekwondo.

It hosted the French Olympic Judo and Wrestling teams while they trained in the final weeks leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Sports Hall can accommodate - FH (Full Hall); SC (Single Court):

  • Five-a-side football (FH)
  • Netball (FH)
  • Basketball (FH)
  • Badminton (SC)
  • Cricket (FH)
  • Table tennis (SC)
  • Volley ball (FH)

Opening days and times:

Peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 4pm to 10pm

Off-peak times

  • Monday to Friday: 7am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Hire the Sports Hall

The hall is available to hire for events, workshops, training courses and children's parties. Please note all bookings are for 55 minutes

Sports Hall hourly hire charges
Activity Peak Off-peak
Full Hall £90 £60
Half Hall £45 £30
Single court £16 £12

Block bookings

The Sports Hall can also be block booked at £84.00 per hour.This cost is reflective of bookings over a seven day period and maybe subject to VAT.

Dance Studio

This sophisticated facility is spacious with full length mirrors, a ballet bar, full air conditioning, sprung flooring and a fully integrated music system. It accommodates a number of activities including:

  • Dance and exercise classes
  • Martial arts
  • Personal one-to-one training sessions
  • Relaxation classes
  • Workshops and training courses and after school activities

Opening days and times:

  • Monday to Friday: 7am to 10pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Hire the Dance Studio

The Dance Studio is available to hire:

  • Peak times: £30.00 per 55 minutes
  • Off-peak times: £25.00 per 55 minutes

To make a booking contact the Academy of Sport reception on tel: + 44 (0) 207 815 7812 or email:

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