Sports, social and gym

It’s not all work and no play here at the Wellcome Genome Campus. Membership of our Sports and Social Club is just £5 a month and membership of the Campus gym is just £4 a month.

From air shows at Duxford to Jazzercise in the Sports Hall, archery, cookery and pottery classes, there’s always something fun going on.

Membership of our Sports and Social Club

Membership of our Sports and Social Club is subsidised and all Campus staff can join, including PhD students, visiting workers and contractors, for just £5 a month.

Exercise classes

Some of the exercise classes held in the Sports Hall on Campus, organised by the Sports & Social Club are, Jazzercise, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Belly Dance and Aikido.

Sporting leagues

Touch Rugby and Cricket are a couple of the sporting leagues held on Campus for Sports & Social Club members to join.

Tennis court

The Campus has its own outdoor tennis court that can be booked by employees free of charge. During the summer months there is also an all-Campus tennis tournament for those who are members of the Sports & Social Club.

Sports Hall

Exercise classes organised by the Sports & Social Club are held in the Sports Hall, which is also available for Sports & Social Club members to book for various different sporting activities, including badminton and volleyball.

Sporting and social events

The Sports and Social Club team arrange sporting and social activities that punctuate the Institute’s calendar.  Burns Night Supper, Summer Solstice Punting, Fireworks Night and the Christmas Ball are favourites with staff.  Day trips out, quiz nights and other events throughout the year pack the social calendar, helping people across the whole Campus to meet and get to know each other.

Gym membership

The Campus gym is located conveniently at the centre of the Campus in the Cairns building. Everyone on Campus is welcome. Anyone who is employed on the Campus may join the Campus gym for a very low, flat rate membership fee of just £4 per month.

Showers, lockers, changing rooms and long opening hours allow your visit to the gym to work flexibly around your own daytime and worktime routine – whether you like to use the gym before or after work, at lunchtime or other times of the day. Members can just walk in anytime from 6am to 11pm Monday to Friday and even access the gym at weekend by card access.

Whatever your level of fitness, the Campus gym offers a great variety of options to help you to achieve your personal goals. Our extensive range of equipment includes high quality cardio equipment, floor equipment and a great range of equipment to develop strength and conditioning.

Cardio:
  • Treadmills
  • Upright bikes
  • Watt bike
  • Cross-trainers
  • Fitness stepper
  • Versa climber
  • Rowing machines
Strength:

  • Pulldowns
  • cable rows
  • leg extension
  • leg curl
  • bench press
  • incline press and shoulder press
  • bicep and tricep cable machine
  • Hexagonal dumbbells, 1-20kg and Olympic dumbbells
  • kettlebells: 4-24kg
  • 5ft Olympic bar
  • 4ft ez curl bar
Other/floor equipment:
  • 3 ab/ stretch mats
  • Selection of gym balls
  • Bosu trainer
  • Ab wheels
  • Foam rollers
  • Medicine ball
  • Ab cradles
  • Leg raise frame
  • Incline sit up bench

Cafes and catering

Three cafes and an on-site restaurant provide breakfast and lunch in popular spaces where staff can socialise.

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