Fitzone Facilities


Our FitZone provides a range of fitness classes, instructional courses and gyms that are suitable for any level of fitness.

Based on our Treforest Campus in Pontypridd, FitZone is open throughout the year and accessible to staff, students and members of the public. FitZone offers over 31 classes a week during term time, ranging from hot yoga and kettlebells to Les Mills.

The main hall has six badminton courts, and the gym has over 50 cardio vascular exercise machines plus weight training equipment. There are squash courts, a studio for dance and martial arts, and a strength room. See our facilities overview for more details.


FitZone Autumn Term Booklet ENG

DOWNLOAD OUR AUTUMN TERM 2022 NEWSLETTER

Download our Autumn Term newsletter for the latest information on our health and fitness classes, instructional courses and gym inductions available this term. You can find out further details on a programme of play sport activities and timetable for weekly classes available throughout the term. 


What's included in this term's newletter:


  • Health and Fitness Class Timetable
  • Insructional Courses Schedule
  • PlaySport Activities
  • Individual Fitness Programmes
  • Personal Training Sessions
  • Gym Inductions




USW Sport Membership and Prices

Whether you are a current student, member of staff or public, we offer a variety of USW sport membership programmes that give you access to our sport facilities at the best prices. 

There are three main tiers of membership available that cover all inclusive access across a range of activities and facilities, regular unlimited access to the gym or a pay as you go.  View our memberships categories below for more details.

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Student Membership

All Inclusive Membership Gym Only Membership
Annual - Early Bird Offer* - £170.00 Annual (Early Bird Offer)* - £150.00
Annual - £215.00 Annual - £190.00
Per Term - £80.00 Per Term - £70.00
Monthly (no commitment) - £28.00 Monthly (no commitment) - £25.00

*Take out an Annual Membership before the 31st October and get 12 months for the cost of 6 monthly payments.

Staff/Alumni Membership

All Inclusive Membership Gym Only Membership
Annual - £265.00 Annual - £240.00
Monthly (Via Salary)* - £25.00 Monthly (Via Salary)* - £23.00
Monthly (no commitment) - £30.00 Monthly (no commitment) - £25.00

*Only available to USW Staff

Public Membership

All Inclusive Membership Gym Only Membership
Annual - £320.00 Annual - £280.00
Monthly (no commitment) - £35.00 Monthly (no commitment) - £30.00

Membership Benefits

Benefits All inclusive membership Gym membership Pay as you go
7 day booking privilege ✔️ ✔️
Reduced rates ✔️ ✔️
The Gym Room induction ✔️ ✔️ £5.00
The Strength Room Induction ✔️ ✔️ £5.00
The Gym and Strength Rooms ✔️ ✔️ £5.00
Health and Fitness Classes ✔️ £5.00 £5.00
Recreational Activities ✔️ £5.00 £5.00
Playsport ✔️ £2.20 £2.20


Health and Fitness Classes

We offer a variety of health and fitness classes that take place each week at our on-campus Sport Centre in Treforest. 

There is something for everyone with classes ranging from circuits and HIIT to kettle bells and yoga. Classes are open to everyone and are discounted to USW Sport Membership holders - Free access to All Inclusive Members or £5 for Gym Only Members and Non Members.

How do I sign up?

Members can book online or by telephone up to 7 days in advance. Non-members can book by telephone, up to 24 hours in advance. We recommend booking classes as early as possible as some of them are very popular.  

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The timetabled health and fitness classes available on campus are subject to change and vary each term. 

For the latest information, please view the class timetable.


A 30-minute class, focusing on the core, including lots of abdominal exercises. The instructor will have you working muscles you didn't know you had.

If you’re looking for a total body workout that will challenge your fitness and burn fat, this is the class for you. Timed periods that involve a combination of bodyweight and free weight exercises that will help boost your strength and endurance. This class will be sure to get your heart rate up and help to improve your fitness and you will never get bored with instructors using a varied format and exercises from week to week.

Boxing Fitness is an effective form of cross training. Boxfit is a cardiovascular workout with classes lasting between 45 to 55 mins. It is based on the training used for boxing so expect skipping and boxing drills including footwork, abdominal workouts, and combinations – all focusing on fitness and toning mixed with bags of fun.

Circuits is a classic exercise class that has remained extremely popular because it is so effective. It is a great way to stay fit and remain in shape, using short bursts of high-energy work with rest periods built in. Using various equipment and your own bodyweight.

Hatha yoga is a general category that includes most yoga styles, this class includes the practice of yoga postures and breathing exercises which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

This class is 30 minutes of pure kettlebell training to improve fitness, strength, power, core strength, mobility and balance whilst stripping away body fat.

Spin is a vigorous class using stationary bikes which focuses on strength, endurance, intervals and recovery. It is a fast and ever-changing class. Instructor led riders work out together to the pounding beat of music; the class burns calories and builds muscle.

Spin Blast is a fastpaced 30 minute spin HiiT workout. Expect to work fast to pumping beats to ensure maximum calorie burn.

Dance yourself fit and in great shape with this classic and ever-popular dance-based, energetic workout, set to vibrant Latin American music. Zumba is the world’s fastest growing fitness class that has easy to follow moves to create a dynamic and exciting workout.


Les Mills at Fitzone

Take your workout to the next level with one of the world’s leading workout programmes Les Mills, designed to increase muscle activation, maximise workouts and burn calories faster. We offer a number of different programmes including:

  • BodyCombat
  • Grit.
  • Sprint
  • BodyPump

For more information about these workouts visit: www.lesmills.com


Instructional Courses

We offer several instructional courses each week that are designed to help you learn and develop new skills. Instructional courses are a great way to get involved or try new sports and our courses range from Pole Fitness to Squash - there is something for everyone. 

Each available course runs for four weeks and must be booked in advance. Classes are open to everyone and are discounted to USW Sport Membership holders. 

 

How do I sign up? 

You book yourself on by visiting reception and associated costs depend on your membership level. We recommend booking in advance as some of the courses fill up very quickly. Please note: Limited spaces are available on each course. Contact us to check availability and confirm your booking. 

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The timetabled instructional courses available on campus are subject to change and vary each term. For the latest information, please view the course timetable. 


Personal Training Sessions


Our Level 3 personal trainers will tailor your six week personal training programme exclusively for you.  For more information contact us:

📧 [email protected]  |  📞 (01443) 482681


Membership Status Individual Fitness Programmes Personal Training Sessions
All Inclusive £15 (£7.50 renewal) £20 per session / £85 for a block of 5
Gym Only £17 (£8.50 renewal) £22 per session / £95 for a block of 5
Pay As You Go £20 (£10 renewal) £25 per session / £110 for a block of 5


Fully-equipped fitness gym

Treforest Gym

Refurbished sports hall

Treforest Sport Centre Basketball

Exercise class studios

Pole Fitness

Strength training room

Strength Room Treforest Sport Centre

Health and fitness room

The Fitness Room

Squash courts

Squash Courts