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Staff Fitness Offers

30 Sep 2010

Get fit and stay fit with SPORT at The University of Manchester

Armitage gym

We have a range of exciting activities designed at getting staff into exercise or making it easier to combine physical activity and work. The SPORT department aims to get everyone involved in becoming a more Active Campus and hope to engage staff in the recommended 3 x 30 minutes of physical activity every week!

Here’s just a few ways that you can get involved:

Join over 100 Manchester residents every Saturday in the University of Manchester 5km Parkrun. The run takes place at The Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield every Saturday at 9am and is managed by student and staff volunteers at the university and the local community. To register for the FREE weekly event visit and select the ‘South Manchester’ run.

Ladies we need you! If you are interested in making friends with other people at the University and wish to take part in some fun and social netball then join our staff netball squad called “Staffnet”. We have 3 teams catering for ‘back to netballers’, beginners and people who play regularly, something for every level! For further information and details on how to join please email

Get Walking Keep Walking – Weekly walks start at Sackville Street Building, Granby Row Entrance and Dover Street Building on a Thursday 12:30-1.30pm. Contact Jen 0161 232 3106 for further information or visit

Fitness Classes in your lunch hour or after work! We have over 100 fitness classes taking place across campus every week. To find out more

Learn to swim or improve your technique and stamina with our 10-week swimming course ran by The University of Manchester Swimming Club. We welcome people of all abilities to our weekly swimming lessons. These lessons are taught in small groups by patient, experienced ASA qualified swimming teachers in a private pool. Womens only lessons are available. For further information email

Discount offers exclusive to Staff!

Total Fitness is offering staff at The University of Manchester your first month’s membership for free and a reduced membership if you pay via direct debit. Visit and enter the promotional code 'TUOM2010' to qualify for the offer and to find out further details.

The Armitage Sports Centre, located in Fallowfield is offering staff, student rates for the month of October so you can get a years membership for as little a £165 a year, just £3.17 per week!

Orca Divers would like to offer staff a free underwater photography session when you sign up to a learn to scuba dive session and 10% off to all qualified divers for any PADI diving course.