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. Scroll down to see our Coach Lane programme. There is also a number of great services, such as hand massages and mindfulness sessions, available to staff through the Northumbria University Staff Well-being programme which can be found here.

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

Throughout the summer we will be hosting FREE Pilates and Yoga sessions for University staff.

Class Date Time Room
Pilates Tuesday 11th June 13:15-14:00 Corry
Yoga Monday 17th June 13:15-14:15 Corry
Pilates Thursday 13th June 17:15-18:00 Corry
Yoga Monday 24th June 13:15-14:15 Corry
Yoga Monday 1st July 13:15-14:15 Corry
Pilates Tuesday 9th July 13:15-14:00 Corry
Yoga Monday 15th July 13:15-14:00 Corry
Pilates Thursday 18th July 17:15-18:00 Corry
Yoga Monday 22nd July 13:15-14:15 Corry
Pilates Tuesday 13th August 13:15-14:00 Corry
Pilates Thursday 15th August 17:15-18:00 Corry


Our Pilates sessions are open to all levels and focus on activating the whole body by working the core through a set of repetitive and low impact exercises. So if you're looking to improve your posture and create more balance throughout the body this is the perfect class for you.


Our yoga sessions welcome all levels and focus on the fundermental postures and techniques to help improve flexability and balance throughout the body not to mention peace of mind via meditative practises. So if you're looking to bring more zen in your life this could be the new class for you.



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.

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 >


Book Now >>

To book your FREE class simply login online via the booking link above or download the Northumbria Sport App.

How To book a class/session on our website

1. Follow this link to ‘Book Online’ (e.g. the red box on most pages including the Active Staff page)  

2. Log in with your Sport Central account (If you haven’t got one, create one)

3. Click ‘Make a Booking’

4. Choose activity type - search under 'Staff Activities'

Northumbria Moves

Get rewards such as free coffees and other discounts just for staying active. Move more alone or with colleagues with the free Northumbria Moves wellness programme. Click here to sign up for you free account.