Off-campus sport and fitness



Even outside the university, there are plenty of ways to keep fit and stay active. Search for a gym near you here, as there are plenty of options in Manchester with varying prices and facilities to suit any budget or fitness goals. Many gyms or leisure centres have swimming pools or classes that you can take part in, often with pay as you go options, or specialise in a certain area of fitness, such as CrossFit.

For those of you looking for something more adventurous, look no further than Salford Quays for unique and exhilarating ways to get fit over summer. The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre offers a whole range of watersport activities to dive into including wakeboarding, dinghy sailing, canoeing and kayaking, windsurfing and more. And round the corner Uswim offer the unique opportunity for open water swimming at Dock 9, so put down that textbook and get your wetsuit on!

And if that isn’t your thing, The Trafford Quays Leisure Village is home to a whole host of leisure destinations and offer great value activities throughout the year. Chill Factore, the UK's largest indoor ski slope, offers skiing and snowboarding as well as more unique activities like airboarding and extreme sledging. Taster lessons last around one hour, making is super easy to fit something in around your university timetable. If extreme sports are what you’re after, take a look at indoor skydiving at Airkix just round the corner, with beginner’s classes starting at around £30. And within walking distance from the Trafford Centre is the Aerial Extreme High Ropes Adventure Course, which offers a unique tree top inner-city urban adventure course, including 38 obstacles and 2 zip wires.

For those cycling enthusiast out there, why not test the track of the British Cycling Team at Manchester Velodrome? The centre offers classes from taster to advanced, so whether you’re the next Olympic cyclist or just want to try out the track, this really is an opportunity not to be missed.