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The University provides some excellent facilities to ensure its members can fulfill their potential. Whatever your interest we’re sure we can cater for you and ensure you have access to the best student sport experience during your time at the University.
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Our Ayr Campus Fitness Suite is situated in room 2.090 just off the atrium and is open to all students, staff and the general public. The facility, overlooking the river, has state-of-the-art equipment including a wide range of CV machines and upper & lower body resistance machines with a multi-use area for warm up/cool down, core training and functional training with gym balls, sandbags and medicine balls and caters for all fitness abilities. We also have access to the sports hall which can be booked via the fitness suite staff for a range of different recreational activities.


At our Lanarkshire Campus we have an exceptional fully equipped gym with a variety of CV and resistance equipment. Our CV selection ranges from the soft pacing of the treadmill to the more challenging leg burner of the spin bike. There is something that will suit your cardio goals. In our weights room, we have a great variety of fixed weight machines to work each individual muscle group you wish to improve. We also have an impressive selection of dumbbells, fixed bars, weight plates and Olympic bars which can accommodate our power rack. Whatever your fitness goal is, whether it be beginner or advanced, we have a gym that is sure to fit your needs. Also, our facility holds an indoor sports hall which can be used for a wide range of recreational activities such as badminton, basketball and 5-a-side football. All you have to do is book an available time with a member of sports staff.


The Robertson Trust Sports Centre in Paisley is located about two miles from Paisley main campus. The Centre’s extensive facilities provide a wide range of indoor activities within the sports hall catering for activities such as badminton, netball, basketball, table tennis, and martial arts. We also offer a range of fitness classes such as circuit, metafit, walk/jog/run and so on. Externally three floodlit all weather pitches are available for five-a-side football, hockey and other team games as appropriate.
Full size turf pitches and a training area are also provided for rugby, football, Gaelic football and American football. Changing and shower facilities are available for both indoor and outdoor pursuits. The gym now includes a large facility on the upper floor, fully equipped with state of the art CV machines all with TV monitors, along with resistance machines for upper and lower body exercises, boxing bags, exercise balls and a warm up/ cool down area. The smaller ground floor gym has been adapted to provide a range of fully accessible facilities, focused mainly around the use of free weight, dumbbells, barbells, weight plates, Olympic bars and smith machine/power rack combi. Why not come along and make use of your own facilities. You can even watch your favourite TV programme whilst getting fit and also bring friends and family along with you. The Sport & Wellbeing team coordinate and promote the range of sporting activities available and can offer instruction on reaching your health and fitness goals. If you wish to make a sports booking please contact the centre staff. Membership/Student ID cards must be shown when making bookings. Public transport passes Thornly Park on a regular basis to and from Paisley town centre.
All UWS sports centre gym members can access the facilities on each campus.

For further information contact us on:
Ayr Tel: 01292 886281
Lanarkshire Tel: 01698 894420
Paisley Tel: 0141 8847785


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