Sport and gym facilities
Our sports facilities include outdoor pitches stretching across 40 acres as well as extensive
We have an impressive selection of
indoor and outdoor activities and facilities, including our first-class Evolve Gym which
members of the public are welcome to use.
The University works not only with its own athletes but young people and sports clubs throughout the east of England.
Our Sports Centre and facilities at the Colchester Campus, include a state-of-the-art
gym, fitness classes, tennis and
squash courts, outdoor pitches and much more. Find out about our general public memberships.
Human Performance Unit
Our Human Performance Unit (HPU) offers
practical lab sessions for schools, triathlon coaching and sport
science testing. Our HPU team works with top athletes to improve
Our holiday camps (CHUMS - Children’s Holidays at
the University of Essex Multi-Activity Sports) activity club for eight to
fourteen-year-olds welcomes hundreds of children during the Easter, summer
and Christmas holidays.