Active Staff

We have a great programme open to all staff. All of the staff sessions are FREE for over 55s or for those with a fitness membership and just £4 for non-members under 55. The sessions below are exclusive to staff.

To help us continue to develop our Active Staff offer, please take a few minutes to complete our Staff Activity Survey 2018/19.

Staff Activities

The following activities take place in Sport Central. Sessions can be booked onto using the Northumbria Sport App, or at Sport Central reception 








 £4 / Free to Fitness Member




£4 / Free to  Fitness Member

Beginner Running



 £4 / Free to Fitness Member




£4 / Free to Fitness Member 




£4 / Free to Fitness Member 


Thursday  17.15 - 18.15 



Location: Sport Central, corry or squash courts 

This class is exclusive to staff and aims to improve every aspect of your life; good posture, a fit and supple body, breathing and meditation for the mind and spirit. 


Location: Sport Central, Corry or squash courts 

Come along and play with colleagues or meet other staff after work for some badminton. This session is a turn up and play offer giving you the freedom to use all the courts from 17:00 – 18:00 every Tuesday. All abilities welcome and equipment is available from Sport central reception.

Staff Notice, the following sessions will not be running:

  • 6th November 2018– careers fair
  • 4th December 2018 – academic congregations
  • December 25th 2018– Christmas closure
  • January 1st 2019 – Christmas closure

Beginner running 

Location: Meet at Sport Central reception 

Beginners running group is designed to work with people who want to get into running. No experience is needed as this offer will teach you how to get going. Join other staff members all looking to get the running bug and start running every week with Active Staff! 

Staff Notice, the following sessions will not be running:

  • 13th November 2018


Location:  Sport Central, squash courts 

Our staff squash sessions are the perfect way to keep fit all year round. We welcome all abilities to come and take part in this turn up and play offer. Running every wednesday on your lunch break, staff squash is the perfect way to keep active during the week. 

Staff Notice, the following sessions will not be running:

  • 7th November 2018
  • 12th December 2018
  • December 26th 2018 – Christmas closure
  • 16th January  2019 
  • 23rd January 2019 


Location:  Sport Central

Back to Netball sessions provide women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport. Qualified coaches cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. From losing weight, developing the body’s cardiovascular system and improving muscle tone, taking part in Back to Netball is great for you in so many ways.

Staff Notice, the following sessions will not be running:

  • 29th November 2018– external event 
  • 20th December 2018
  • 27th December 2018 – Christmas closure


Memeberships and Other Activities

All of the activities on our exercise class timetable are open to staff. These are also free with a Fitness Membership. We offer staff who sign up to pay by salary deduction a monthly rate of £20/month (usually £26/month).

Fancy doing your own thing? Our badminton, table tennis and squash courts are available to book for all staff and members get them for a discounted rate. Check out the Facility Pricing page for individual court bookings and use our app to book.

Active Staff Over 55 memberships - We've partnered with Sport England Active Ageing to battle in older age. Get a full annual membership for just £55. Find out more >

Sports and Clubs

Our Clubs are also open to staff! From archery to table tennis there’ll be something you love. Click here to view our clubs.