LJMU Sports Centre

The LJMU Sports Centre is open to all LJMU students, staff and alumni. The Sports Centre is part of LJMU’s multi-million pound development on Copperas Hill in Liverpool City Centre. The Sports Centre includes an 8 court sports hall, two multifunctional studio rooms and a two floor gym comprising of over 120 training stations complete with the latest Technogym Excite range of equipment.

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Spread out over two floors, the gym comprises of over 120 exercise stations complete with the latest Technogym Excite range. The first floor includes many cardio machines and Technogym’s Skill range as well as an area for free weight training. On the ground floor there are four weight lifting platforms, further free weights and strength resistance machines.

Membership Fees
  • Student Annual £120 (Sep-Sep) The fee is reduced at a pro rata rate throughout the year
  • Staff Annual: £175 (Sep-Sep) The fee is reduced at a pro rata rate throughout the year
  • Staff Monthly £15 Payable via recurring card payment (minimum 12mth contract)

All memberships include full access to the LJMU Gym, attendances at all fitness classes, discounts on facility hire and the use of the BUCS UNIversal Gym scheme.

When choosing to subscribe to a gym membership, please note that we have already partially created your account to give you learner access into the Sports Centre, so please click on 'Forgotten Password', input your LJMU email address (example: A.Gym2021@ljmu.ac.uk), and make a note of your Member ID in the reset email you will receive.

Download the LJMU Sport app or follow this link to join the gym


Fitness Classes

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There will be over 40 health and fitness classes to choose from each week. The classes are included within the Sport Centre membership and non-members can book and pay for individual classes.

There will be a huge variety of classes to match your ability and goals. Some classes are designed to strengthen and tone whilst others are designed to improve flexibility and leave you feeling relaxed and calm.

The classes will be very popular and you are advised to book ahead to avoid any disappointment. You can attend as many classes as you wish and all equipment is provided.

Instructor led classes are taught by qualified instructors and are ideal for all levels and abilities.

Download the LJMU Sport app or follow this link to book a class


Active LJMU Participation Programme

The Active LJMU Programme is run by the Sport and Physical Activity Department.

Intramural leagues

‘Intramural’ means ‘inside the university’. We offer a wide range of leagues, cup competitions and tournaments. You’ll compete against teams and players of LJMU students and staff. This is your chance to make up a team from your halls, your class or just a random group of friends. The competitions take place at lunchtimes and the weekend. You will be able to keep up to date throughout the eight week season with fixtures, results and top goal scorers.

Play Sport

‘Play Sport’ is an exciting programme that does exactly what it says on the tin… just turn up and play sport! There is no membership, you are not in a league and all you need to do is come along every week just to have fun and ‘Play Sport!’ You can attend as many sessions as you wish with no weekly commitment to attend. You need a basic skill level and a member of staff will organise all the activities. It is a superb way to keep fit, make friends and have fun. Please remember to book early as places are limited.

Facility Hire

Our sports halls and studios can be hired out for a range of activities on an ad-hoc or block booking basis. Spaces are also available for larger events. 

Sports Hall

The wooden semi sprung Dynamik flooring equipped sports hall can be home to many sports including football, futsal, basketball, badminton, netball, cricket, volleyball, archery, trampolining, cheerleading and judo. The hall is equipped with top of the range Continental sports equipment including two cricket lanes, archery target boards and has built in stereo speakers and GPS Catapult sensors.  Each sports hall measures 34.5 x 20m.


Two multi functional studio rooms, fitted with wooden semi sprung floors are both equipped with integrated stereo sound and one with built in posture mirrors, The studios provide opportunities for a range of group exercise classes and martial art disciplines. Each studio measures 15 x 15m.

Download the LJMU Sport app or follow this link to hire our facilities


Useful Information

Term Time Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 07.00 – 22.30
Saturday, 08.30 - 16.30
Sunday, 09.30- 20.30

Contact Details

E: Activeljmu@ljmu.ac.uk
T: 0151 904 6550
A: LJMU Sports Centre, 10 Brownlow Hill, L3 5AJ

Frequently asked questions

How do I join?

  • Download the ‘LJMU Sport’ app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  • Click on the ‘Join the LJMU Gym’ tile which can be found at the top of the LJMU Sport app home screen
  • Click on the ‘Forgotten your Password?’ link
  • Input your LJMU email address (e.g A.surname@2021.ljmu.ac.uk) and click ‘Request Password’
  • When you receive your password reset email, make a note of your Member ID and then reset your password

How much does it cost?

The annual student membership of the LJMU Gym, which includes access to fitness classes, discounts on facility hire and use of the BUCS UNIversal Gym scheme is charged at £120.00. The fee is reduced at a pro rata rate throughout the year.The annual staff membership is charged at £175.00. The fee is reduced at a pro rata rate throughout the year. Staff can pay for the membership with a monthly reoccurring card payment.

Do I need to book?

You will not need to book your gym session in advance of your arrival, unless you are on a 'Pay as You Go' visit.   

Do I need to book an induction?

No, on confirmation of your membership you will be sent a link via email to watch your health and safety gym induction video. However, if you would like to arrange a training induction at any time, please email activeljmu@ljmu.ac.uk 

Can I use the showers without being a gym member? 
Yes, as part of the University’s commitment to healthy lifestyles students and staff can shower and use any lockers in the Sport Centre free of charge.

Where are you?

We are located next to the Student Life Building on Copperas Hill. YLJMU Sports Centre, 85 Copperas Hill, Liverpool, L3 5AJ.

I’m not an LJMU student or staff member, can I join?

Unfortunately, not. Gym memberships and facility hire are currently only open to LJMU students and staff members only.

I may need some help using equipment, can you help?

Of course, we can. Our Technogym equipment contains guidance stickers depicting how to safely and effectively utilise each piece of equipment. If you are still unsure, just ask one of our team and we can help you!

What are your COVID-19 safe environment arrangements?

We are operating to restricted capacity numbers, we are encouraging social distancing and regular hand sanitising, and we are following all LJMU guidelines on the wearing of face coverings.

Do I need a Technogym Mywellness account?

To maximise your user experience, we advise that you create a Technogym Mywellness account here, before downloading the Technogym ‘Mywellness’ app (Apple App Store and Google Play Store) and signing into your newly created account.

I’m still unsure about something and/or need further help.

Don’t worry, call us (0151 904 6550), fill out the ‘Contact Us’ form at the bottom of our webpage here, or come visit our team at the LJMU Sports Centre reception.

About Us

LJMU has a proud reputation for sport from the iconic physical education programmes developed at IM Marsh, to world leading sport science programmes developed at Liverpool Polytechnic under Professor Tom Riley.

The University is now going through some major changes with the closure of the IM Marsh Campus and the development of exciting new facilities at Copperas Hill. The higher education landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. The new £14m Sports Centre is a significant investment by the University in sports facilities for students and staff. The new programmes and facilities will also help develop a sense of community and will assist in preparing students for life beyond university.

A new Sport Strategy has been developed that will link into the strategic plans in Estates, the Students Union, Professional Services and the Faculties. This will ensure a coordinated approach to the development of facilities and programmes that will result in an excellent sport service for all users. There will be new programmes available on a daily basis to increase fitness, health and well-being. There will also be an emphasis on increasing the number of competitive student sports teams at the University.

The new Sports Centre, opening in July 2021, will be at the heart of linking the Campuses within the city. The facilities will host the academic teaching of sports courses, research projects, student teams, recreational sport, staff wellbeing activities, community sport and external groups. In addition, the new facilities could be used for non-sports events such as Fresher’s Fayre, Career Fayres, Open Days, examinations as well as conferences in the vacations.

The Active LJMU team sits within the Estates and Facilities Management department of LJMU. The team is made up individuals with a vast amount of experience skills and qualifications in higher education sport, the leisure industry and sport governing bodies including BUCS, UKActive and Sport England. The team is committed to ensuring that all of the LJMU community is given an opportunity to use the new LJMU Sports Centre.

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