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Durham University

Collingwood College

Fitness Suite

Fully-air conditioned, the fitness suite contains treadmills, rowing machines, stepping machines, exercise bikes, and various weight training equipment. It is available to all members of Collingwood College – the JCR, MCR and SCR. The low membership fees mean the fitness suite is incredibly popular, and may be the secret behind Collingwood’s dominance in the Inter-Collegiate Sports Leagues!


The fitness suite is being completely rebuilt as part of the ongoing renovations, with the brand new centre opening in September 2018 overlooking the meadow. It is more than doubling in size, and splitting into two separate sections - one for weights and one for cardio, both of which will be kitted out with brand new state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

The AV facilities in the fitness suite will be second to none, with TVs and a powerful sound system, as well as MYZONEⓇ technology to allow students to track their fitness and set goals using a mobile app.

Mark Hillery Gym FAQs

+When is the Gym closed for cleaning?

Monday 12-1pm
Wednesday 12-12:30pm
Friday 12-12:30pm

+How do I buy a gym membership and how much are they?

Gym memberships can be bought from the JCR President in the JCR Office (near the bar). Please take along your campus card and the relevant amount of cash for the purchase. For 2018-2019 these are:

All year round: £40

Epiphany & Easter terms: £30

Easter term alone: £20

+I’ve lost my gym card - how do I get a new one?

Similar to above, please go to the JCR Office with your campus card. If you have you gym membership number it makes life a lot easier but not essential.

+How do I attend classes?

Gym classes can be attended by anyone who has bought a membership, or £3 per class for non-members. Classes run by students (i.e voluntary leaders) are free to attend for all students regardless of whether you have a membership or not.

There is no sign-up for classes, you just have to turn up! The timetable for classes is sent out in the weekly JCR email and also available on the Facebook page:

+How do I get an induction stamp on my card?

When you purchase a gym membership, you should be inducted to the gym to be aware of the health and safety regulations and to feel familiar with your surroundings in the case of an emergency. Inductions can be carried out by the Gym Officers, Sports Captain, JCR President and some members of the JCR Executive Committee. It is required to have an induction to attend the gym. Please visit the JCR Office if you require a stamp on the back of your card/need an induction.

+How can I book out the Fitness Studio?

The fitness studio can be booked out via DUO -> Collingwood JCR -> Booking College Facilities -> Online Booking System.

Alternatively just click here.

Please see the rules and regulations on the site to see how many hours you can book out for and as to whether you need to enquire with the Gym Officers regarding the reason you wish the book the space out.