Department of Sport


DRSV Fitness Suite 714x335
The latest in fitness technology

Our fitness suites feature the hottest new equipment out at the moment, including a SYNRGY360 training area, WLinear training rig, Watt bikes and the latest cardio equipment from Life Fitness - all connected by the LFconnect app to track your work outs.

Our spacious and light fitness suites have dedicated areas for cardio, fixed weights, free weights, functional training, plate-loaded machines, lifting racks and cable motion.

Our fitness instructors are here to support you

Make the most of your work outs with the help of our knowledgeable team. You can start with a fitness suite induction or jump straight to a personal fitness programme, taster sessions or one of our popular lifting workshops. Our fitness instructors have a huge range of expertise to support you to reach your goals!


How to book:

All the below services are available free-of-charge to UoN sports and fitness members. To book, please speak to a member of our fitness team in any one of our fitness suites, who will schedule you in for a session. 


Fitness suite inductions

Our fitness instructors are on hand to take you through the basics of how to use the equipment correctly, safely and effectively. If you are new to the fitness suite, need some guidance on how to use the machines or would like a fitness instructor to check your technique then we are happy to help!

Duration: 60 minutes

You can also watch our online induction below to find out everything you need to know about training in our fitness suites. Watch this video to ensure you tain safely, follow our fitness suite etiquete and learn about opportunities we have available to ensure you reach your sport and fitness goals.

Fitness programme

Our skilled fitness instructors can design a specific programme to help you reach your goals and make the most out of your time in the fitness suite. If you need some guidance on your fitness routine or if your training has plateaued and you would like fresh ideas, then book in for a fitness programme!

Duration: 60 minutes


At David Ross Sports Village there is a Boditrax machine available for use. Boditrax is a system that assesses your body through Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) and delivers 14 different measurements, such as your ideal weight, your BMI and your metabolic age, fat and muscle mass. You can also review your results with one of our fitness instructors and help build on your personal fitness goals.

It costs £2.50 and accepts contactless payments.

Fitness programme - review

If you have been following your fitness programme for 4-6 weeks, it can be time to change things up and make some alterations to keep you on the track to success. You can book in to review your programme with the same instructor or use the knowledge of another staff member. Don't worry, we won't be offended - change is good every once in a while!

Duration: 60 minutes

Taster sessions

An addition to your workout routine, taster sessions offer an introduction to alternative types of training. Our knowledgeable fitness instructors deliver taster classes in boxing pad work, kettlebells, indoor cycling and Watt bike, stretching and flexibility, nutritional advice, body MOTs and Power Plate.

Duration: 30 minutes / 60 minutes

Lifting workshops and Safety 

If you are new to weight training, these clinics are perfect for learning the fundamentals. Small group sessions cover the important aspects of the three major compound lift styles; deadlift, press and squats. We focus on technique, safety and ways to improve your performance. 

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Please see the below instructional videos designed to ensure safety when lifting weights. 

Standing press

Standing Press

Bench Press

Bench Press

Bent over barbell row

Bent over barbell row



Best Practice and Safety

Best Practice







Personal Training


Personal Training at University of Nottingham Sport

Take your workouts to the next level

Our motivated and dedicated trainers specialise in helping you to achieve your goals, utilising our state-of-the-art facilities. Personal Training is available to all our UoN sport and fitness members as an additional paid service. 

Find out more here



Fitness Suite etiquette

To ensure the safety and comfort of all members using our fitness suite, we kindly ask that you observe our Fitness Suite etiquette at all times. 

Time your work out perfectly

Want to know the best time to fit in your work out? Check out usage data for the fitness suites at David Ross Sports Village, Jubilee Sports Centre and Sutton Bonington Sports Centre below. 

David Ross Sports Village - Usage 
Jubilee Sports Centre
Sutton Bonington Sports Centre

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000