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Sport and Wellbeing

Further information about the new memberships

What activities are affected by the peak period?

Swimming, gym access (JSC, Mayflower and TSG), all classes, all casual bookings in the squash courts, Team Southampton Hall, Jubilee Sports Hall and Wide Lane and access to the Bouldering Wall will be affected by the Peak Period.  If you do not have Peak Performance membership (or Workout Central for the Mayflower Gym and Mayflower Classes) then you can still access these activities/bookings during the peak time, but will need to pay the non-member price.

Will there be differential pricing for 'Pay as you Go' for peak and off-peak?

No, this will be that same regardless of the time you are accessing the facility.

How will AU Club Sailing and Windsurfing work?  Which membership will they need?

Peak Performer, Frequent Fitness and Sports Pass holders will be able to access the recreational sessions for free, but non-members will need to pay £20.00 per session.

Can I upgrade my membership? (i.e. from Frequent Fitness to Peak Performer)

Yes, you can upgrade at any point.

Can I downgrade my membership? (i.e. from Peak Performer to Frequent Fitness)

No, you will not be able to downgrade your membership during your contracted period.

Does Sport make money for the University?

No, on the contrary. When investment and central functions like HR and Finance are taken in to account, sport is constantly a net cost to the University, especially if you also consider the AU funding supplied at the start of each academic year by the University to the Union for them to distribute to the clubs.

What investments has Sport and Wellbeing made over the last 5 years?

The investments are many and varied - some key ones are:

What membership will I need if I am on the Focus sport programme?

The Sports Pass will give access to Focus Sport sessions but no other gym access.

What membership will I need to access Glen Eyre and Connaught gyms?

Peak Performer and Frequent Fitness will be able to access these gyms between 07:00 and 22:00 (no peak time restriction), although this is subject to review if they get too busy.

If my membership is Frequent Fitness and I want to attend a class, use the gym or have a swim at peak time (16:00-20:00), what do I pay?

You would pay the Pay As You Go (PAYG) price.

If I am first year Alumni would I be able to purchase membership at the Student Rate?

Yes.  Alumni, in their first year after finishing their course, can have membership at the same rate as students.

Are the times for the Frequent Fitness membership adjusted throughout the year to take into account the reduced usage/ capacity issues and reduced opening hours over University closure periods, bank holidays and term times?

No, the times will remain the same.  This has been taken in to account when the prices were decided.


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