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Sport and fitness

Our sports facilities are top class and our expert staff are here to train and support you

Get active at Middlesex

We've got something for everyone interested in sport and fitness at Middlesex from Olympic medal winners to students learning new skills.

*If you're a seriously competitive athlete, you want to make friends doing something more casual, or you're looking to improve your fitness and mental health, you’ll have loads of options here.

The Fitness Pod gym

Our gym has an exciting Multi-Functional rig alongside our range of static machines and free weight areas. The changing facilities in MDX House also have showers, lockers and vanity areas. Take a look inside.

Fitness Pod membership

We offer no joining fee, no contract, no hassle memberships for students, staff and the general public at very competitive rates. We have a variety of flexible membership options, so there's something for everyone. Check out the latest information on our memberships.

Sports Injury Clinic

Make the most of treatments from sports massages to a full injury rehabilitation programme. All treatments are given by placement students on our sport and exercise science degree courses who are supervised by professionally qualified practitioners.


We've got leisure classes to suit all abilities, from high intensity crossfit to chilled yoga and more unusual activities like aerial hoop. All of our classes are led by qualified instructors and are open to members and non-members.

Personal training and health checks

  • All new gym members receive an induction to ensure you can use the facilities safely and confidently
  • For more support to achieve your fitness goals, book personal training sessions with one of our qualified trainers
  • You can also get a health check at the Fitness Pod and get our experts’ recommendations on fitness measures including body fat, blood pressure, BMI and daily calorie needs.

Sports facilities

Use our excellent outdoor and indoor sports facilities on campus including:

  • 2x 3G 7-A-Side football pitches
  • 3 floodlit outdoor courts (MACS), with markings and posts for tennis, basketball, netball and 5-A-Side football and even cricket nets
  • Bouldering wall
  • Table Tennis tables and Basketball Hoops which are free to use
  • Our very own real tennis court

You can book any of the pitches and courts to play with friends. Plus as a Middlesex student, you'll have access to local facilities for sports including rugby, golf, hockey, athletics, canoeing and swimming.

Join University sports teams

We have over 30 sports teams at Middlesex competing in a range of student leagues and competitions. Our sports teams have achieved success at regional and national competitions and out students have represented Great Britain in international competitions, such as the World Student Games and even the Olympics.

We have teams competing in all the most popular sports like football, rugby and tennis, as well as some more unusual sports like futsal, cheerleading and taekwondo.

Come along and try out for a team, with trials taking place at the start of term. Even if you're not selected for a team, you can still take part by joining in our Free Social Activity Programme or play with friends on campus.

What helped me make my university experience outstanding was joining the volleyball team. We are not only teammates but also very good friends.

Georgia, BSC Psychology with Human Resource Management

Support and development

Coaching and volunteering

Middlesex University Sport and Recreation offers students different National Governing Body coaching and officiating awards, as well as first aid qualifications. Get sports or fitness-related qualifications in exchange for volunteering when you can use your skills for real life projects. It's great experience for future paid part-time work as a sports coach or match official.

Volunteering abroad

We have an exciting international volunteering programme, providing students with opportunities abroad on local projects including event management and leadership training. For example, you could get the chance to travel to China or Mauritius where you'll join staff to deliver sports coaching to local communities.

Scholarships and support

Our sports scholarships are available to talented sports performers who are keen to compete for the University. You might be eligible for a scholarship, bursary or award.

See our scholarships, bursaries and awards

More ways to get active

There are plenty more ways to stay fit and active while studying with us. Try a new sport or just get a bit of encouragement to pursue your own fitness goals. Here are some popular options

Learn It Love It

Try a new sport or activity at these sessions for complete beginners where you can learn the basics and meet other students at the same level. The programme changes depending on demand but recent activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Weightlifting
  • Trampolining
  • Muay Thai boxing
  • Volleyball

Free social activity programme

Join inur free social sports sessions on campus. You don’t even have to book – just turn up and get involved. Have fun, get fit, save money and meet new people.

Sport for the local community

As a local community member you're welcome to use our excellent sports facilities. Whether you want to join the gym, get treatment for a sports injury or hire a pitch to get active with your friends, we'd love for you do it here on campus.

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