Sports and exercise

The Old Factory gym

View membership options and join The Old Factory online now.

The Old Factory gym is open to the public and is located just across the road from our Chelmsford campus in Globe House on New Street, just a five minute walk from Chelmsford train station.

The Old Factory offers a large refurbished fitness facility with all new gym equipment including a multi-functional fitness rig, three Olympic lifting platforms, two ten metre sled tracks as well as a host of cardiovascular equipment, fixed resistance machines and free weights.

The gym also houses of a large fitness studio, dedicated spin studio, changing facilities, lockers and accessible changing facilities. We also offer free on-site parking to members of the public.

Contact The Old Factory

The Old Factory
Globe House
New Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1TA
Phone: 01245 683380
Email: TheOldFactory@aru.ac.uk

Opening times

At the moment, The Old Factory is closed as we're following the Government's coronavirus directive. We'll update this page as the situation changes.

Our normal opening hours are:

  • 6am–10pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am–6pm weekends and bank holidays.

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions for Gym Membership and Privacy Information for Gym Members

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Mildmay Sports Hall

Mildmay Sports Hall features four badminton courts and is fully equipped for a range of other indoor sports including basketball, netball, futsal and indoor cricket. The centre has changing facilities, lockers and accessible changing facilities on site.

Contact us to check availability, book individual courts, half the hall, or the whole hall.

Price Court Half Hall Whole Hall
Public £9.50 £20 £42

 

Contact Mildmay Sports Hall

Mildmay Sports Hall
Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford
CM1 1SQ
Phone: 01245 684321
Email: Mildmay@aru.ac.uk

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

Mildmay is open all year round except for public holidays, bank holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year when the University is closed.

For use of Mildmay Sports Hall, please familiarise yourself with our Sports Facilities Terms and Conditions.

Helmore Gym

View membership options and join Helmore Gym online now.

In Cambridge, our gym can be found on the first floor of the Helmore Building at the main Campus on East Road and is open to members of the public.

Helmore Gym boasts a broad range of cardiovascular equipment with 15” LCD touchscreen consoles with built in digital channels and internet browsers. In addition to this the gym has Olympic lifting platforms and racks aimed at our performance based athletes, dumbbells ranging from 2.5kg–50kg and modern, functional resistance machines. The equipment at the gym provides options for everybody, no matter the goal.

Lockers, changing facilities and accessible changing facilities are also available.

Contact Helmore Gym

Helmore Gym
Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
Cambridge
CB1 1PT
Phone: 01223 698199
Email: HelmoreGym@aru.ac.uk

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 20:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

The gym is open all year round except for public holidays, bank holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year when the University is closed

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions for Gym Membership and Privacy Information for Gym Members.

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Heart and Sole walks

At our Chelmsford campus you can take part in free lunchtime walks, led by walk leaders.

The walks take place on Tuesdays throughout the year, from 12.15-12.45pm. We meet outside the Lord Ashcroft Building and our route takes us through the beautiful Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve. After the walk you’re welcome to visit our café and enjoy a free tea or coffee.

The walks are part of Chelmsford's Health Walk scheme, Heart and Sole.

Coronavirus

Please note that due to the Government’s advice and guidance relating to coronavirus, our sports programme is currently suspended. This includes all ARU sports facilities which are closed until further notice.

We're using this time to make our sports programme even better in the future and look forward to engaging with you again as soon as possible.