Queen Margaret University Sports Centre has a wide range of state-of-the-art sports facilities that are open to use for students, staff and the general public. From our indoor Fitness Suite and Weights Room to our outdoor gym and all-weather pitch, you will find everything you need to get fit with QMU Sports.

Fitness Suite

The Fitness Suite contains state of the art cardiovascular equipment supplied by Life Fitness including exercise bikes, treadmills, X-Trainers and rowing machines.

The Fitness Suite also contains a range of fixed weights machines designed to target all the major muscle groups. The machines are designed to be easy to use for individuals of all fitness levels placing you in the ideal exercise position to optimise results.

On your first visit to the suite you will receive an induction for the use of the equipment and can be provided with a training programme developed to suit your lifestyle. Training programmes are on going and can be reviewed at any time.

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, you must book your session in advance.  You can do this by using our online booking system or by contacting the Sports Team.

To book for a programme please contact the sports reception.

Fitness Suite & Weights Room Charges

QM Sports Centre Members: Free
Non Members: £6.30 peak times or £5.30 off peak
Induction (non members first visit only): £6.30 peak times or £5.30 off peak
Programmes (non members only): £19.00

Off Peak times: Monday - Friday before 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm

Weights Room

Our Weights Room is situated next to the Fitness Suite and contains the following equipment:

  • Dumbbells 2.5kg - 35kg
  • Olympic bar x 3 & plates 1.25kg - 25kg
  • Bumper Plates (5kg and 10kg) Curl Bar (10kg)
  • Half racks x 2
  • Bench x 2
  • Micro Plates

All users of the Weights Room must have an induction in its use prior to access being granted.

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the equipment in this room has been temporarily reduced to 1 half rack, 1 bench, 1 bar and 1 set of Olympic weights.  There is no change to the dumbbells.

To use the Weights Room, you must book your session in advance. You can do this by using our online booking system or by contacting the Sports Team.

Fitness Suite & Weights Room Charges

QM Sports Centre Members: Free
Non Members: £6.30 peak times or £5.30 off peak
Induction (non members first visit only): £6.30 peak times or £5.30 off peak
Programmes (non members only): £19.00

Off Peak times: Monday - Friday before 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm

Induction & Fitness Programmes

Our friendly Sports Team are here to help you throughout your finess journey.  Whether you are completely new to the gym or an experienced gym user, they will work with you to help you identify and achieve your fitness goals.  Services we can offer are:

Induction

A member of the Sport Team will show you around the facilities and provide you with instructions on how to use the fitness equipment safely and effectively.  Inductions take approx. 15 - 30 minutes depending on your needs and previous experience.

Fitness Programme

Having a programme can help to build your confidence, add structure to your workout, increase exercise knowledge and most important of all, help you achieve the results you want.

Fitness programmes are perfect for you if you:

  • would like to know how to get the most out of your time in the gym
  • have a specific aim or goal
  • would like a bit more variety in your workouts
  • would like to try more advanced exercises

Programmes are split into two appointments.  The first appointment is a consultation where you will have a chat with a member of the Sports Team to enable them to gather the information that they need to create your personal programme.  They will then arrange your second appointment where they will run through the programme that they have created for you.

Cost:

Members: Induction and fitness programmes are included within your sports centre membership.  

Non Members: Induction is included within your entry fee.  Programmes are £19.00.

To arrange your induction, please contact the sports reception.

Sports Hall

The sports hall is available for one off or block bookings for the following activities:

Badminton 4 courts
Netball 1 court
Volleyball 1 court
Basketball 1 court
Football 5-a-side

Equipment is available for hire for any of the above sports.

Please note that due to Covid-19, the Sports Hall is closed until further notice.

Hourly Hire Charges

Booking Standard Off Peak
Badminton £15.00 £12.10
Table Tennis £7.40 £5.45
1/2 Hall £31.40 £20.60
Full Hall £59.70 £37.30

Off Peak times:

Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Outdoor All-Weather Pitch

The floodlit, all weather Astroturf is home to 1 seven-a-side or 2 five-a-side football pitches. The astroturf is available for one off or block bookings.

Hourly Hire Charges

Booking Standard Off-Peak
1/2 Pitch £22.50 £17.40
Full Pitch £43.50 £32.60

Off Peak times:

Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Fitness Studio

The Fitness Studio is home to our fitness classes. Please see class timetable for details of current classes and how to book. This multi purpose area that can be used for exercise or dance with its sprung floor and wall mirrors is available for hire to clubs and groups.

Please note that our fitness class programme has currently been suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Hourly Hire Charges

Booking Standard Off - Peak
Hire £22.00 £15.90
Fitness Class (QM Sports member) £ FREE £ FREE
Fitness Class (non member) £ 6.30 £ 5.30

 

Outdoor Gym

Our outdoor gym facility can be found at the far end of the academic building near the pond. This facility is open all year round and it offers a range of bodyweight based resistance equipment which includes:

  • Pull up, Press up and Dip area.
  • Chest Press
  • Row Machine
  • Pulldown
  • Cross-trainer

The outdoor gym is free for everyone to use whenever they want.

When using the outdoor gym, please remember to observe social distancing rules and to sanitize your hands before and after using the equipment.

Bookings:

To book on an ad-hoc basis, please use our online booking system or contact the sports reception on 0131 474 0000.

If you would like to arrange a block booking, please contact Sarah MacDonald, Leisure Services Manager on 0131 474 0000.

Please see the Sports Centre Terms and Conditions

Sports Centre

Opening Hours 

Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm

Saturday - Sunday 9am - 4pm

Show Contacts

Sports Centre

Sports Reception Please ask for "sports reception"
0131 474 0000

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