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Live gym availability

To help plan your visits to the gym, students and staff can use the iExeter App which contains a live feed of how many people are currently in the Russell Seal Fitness Centre or St Luke's Sports Centre. In the App, click on Sport > Live gym availability.

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We have two excellent gyms at the University, one based on Streatham Campus (200 station) and the other on St Luke’s Campus (30 station). Both include quality cardio machines, weight machines and free weight equipment to help maximise your workout. 

Russell Seal Fitness Centre (Streatham)

Location: Streatham Campus, EX4 4QN, 01392 725117

Over £6.5 million has been invested to ensure that the Russell Seal Fitness Centre provides the ultimate Gym experience for all customers. The 200 station fitness centre offers gym users the latest technological innovations alongside state-of-the-art equipment to maximise workouts at all levels. All are welcome to visit the Centre for a tour with one of our members of staff, and we also provide an online virtual tour of the facilities. There are two different membership packages available plus 'bolt-on' options, all of which are available to purchase online. You can also complete a free online induction for the centre to help you get started and train safely.

Equipment includes:

Cardio Around 100 pieces of high quality CV kit including bikes, rowers, cross-trainers, treadmills and climbers to provide an unrivalled fitness experience.
Free weights A dedicated downstairs weights room features the latest in Hammer Strength free weights equipment, including six Olympic lifting platforms. The room also offers a multitude of flat and inclined benches, four 8ft half racks, dumbbells, barbells and extra resistance weights.
Life Fitness™ Life Fitness™ cross trainers, treadmills, bikes and climbers offer enhanced interaction, internet connectivity and entertainment options at your fingertips.
Lifescape Our Lifescape cross trainers, bikes, summit trainers and treadmills are the pinnacle of motivational gym training equipment.
Resistance weights Both the upstairs and downstairs gyms are equipped with a variety of resistance weights and plate loaded machines including seated leg presses, shoulder presses, pull-downs, chest presses, seated curls, flys and much more.
S-Drive The S-Drive Performance Trainer provides the same benefits as self-powered treadmills, weighted sleds, resistance parachutes and harness systems to help athletes elevate their explosiveness and endurance whilst refining their form.
SkiErg The Concept2 SkiErg is more than just a ski trainer. Providing brilliant core exercises and body conditioning, the SkiErg can also focus on the upper body and help improve flexibility, co-ordination, balance and posture alongside cardiovascular elements.
Synrgy 360 High impact and high intensity, Synrgy 360 is the ultimate circuit-style exercise station including TRXs, medicine balls, monkey bars, chin up bars, battle ropes, platforms, a power pivot, rebounder and a punch bag.
Watt Bikes Endorsed by British Cycling, the Watt Bike is the perfect tool to monitor every aspect of your cycling performance - within seconds you can be accurately measuring your power output, pedalling technique and heart rate.

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 Opening times - Summer (Saturday 15 June - Sunday 8 September 2019)

Day Time 
Weekdays 06:30 - 22:00
Saturday 08:45 - 18:00
Sunday 08:45 - 18:00

Opening times - August Bank Holiday Monday

08:45 - 18:00


Opening times - Term Time

Day Time 
Weekdays 06:30 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

St Luke's Fitness Suite

Location: St Luke's Campus, EX1 2LU, 01392 724940

Based in the heart of St Luke's Sports Centre, St Luke's Fitness Suite provides a friendly and more personal training environment. The 30 station gym has benefitted from an investment of £50,000 to deliver some of the very best Life Fitness cardio, resistance weights and free weights equipment.

Equipment includes:

  • Exercise bikes
  • Wattbike
  • Cross-trainers
  • Concept 2 rowers
  • ARC Trainers
  • Treadmills
  • Powermill
  • Power rack
  • Synrgy 90
  • Single adjustable pulley
  • A range of weight machines
  • A range of free weights
  • Stretching and core work area

Whatever your fitness goal, our qualified on-site instructors can help you achieve it. Personalised programmes on request.

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St Luke's Sports Centre

Opening times - Summer (Saturday 15 June - Sunday 8 September 2019)

Day Time 
Mon-Thurs 06:30 - 21:00
Friday 06:30 - 20:00
Weekends 08:45 - 15:00

Opening times - August Bank Holiday Monday

11:00 - 18:00


Term Time

  Day Time
Weekdays 06:30-22:00
Saturday 08:45-18:00
Sunday 08:45-22:00


The Halo Fitness app is available to members of the Rusell Seal Fitness Centre. Members have the ability to set goals, create workouts, or request and receive workouts from fitness advisors. Members can also book onto gym floor classes and lifting workshops.

The Halo Fitness app syncs with compatible Life Fitness and equipment. After completing a workout, the results are automatically saved and added to your timeline.


Have you ever wondered why despite training hard and following a well-balanced diet your weight on the scales doesn’t change? Or why you can see your body changing in a positive way, but the scales still give you the same numbers?!

At the Russell Seal Fitness Centre you are able to use the latest Boditrax technology to measure more than just your weight and BMI. With a quick scan you can get over 20 body composition measurements. The best thing is it can track your progress and tell you exactly how your body is changing in relations to your exercise programme.


Personal training

All of our personal training programmes begin with a free consultation, enabling us to create a training regime that fits your objectives and schedule. Once in the gym we'll give you constant feedback, help you achieve the right technique and motivate you to go the extra mile. Whether you’re a performance athlete or just starting your fitness journey, we have the personal trainer for you.

Group training

Group personal training is an excellent way for squads or groups of friends to work together towards the same goal and share the costs. Our trainers can work with a group of up to five people. We'll begin by assessing you as a group, before prescribing exercises that you can work through together as a team.


Personal training - from £25.00 per hour*

Group personal training - from £25.00 per hour*

*First session includes free consultation

To find out more about how we can help you, or to book a personal training session, please contact us on 01392 725117 or speak to a member of the gym team.