Gym memberships

Join our campus gyms in Cambridge or Chelmsford, and take advantage of special membership rates for students.

In ChelmsfordThe Old Factory is just across the road from campus.

In Cambridge, Helmore Gym is right in the middle of campus on East Road.

All memberships include a complimentary fitness induction should you require one.

Personal training is available at an extra cost for ARU students and staff. Please ask at reception for more information, or contact us.

How to join

Sign up in person at The Old Factory or Helmore Gym, or join online (annual memberships paid by direct debit).

Students and staff can buy a cross-campus membership, which gives you access to Helmore Gym in Cambridge and The Old Factory in Chelmsford. These run for 12 months from the joining date.

Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions and privacy notice for gym members.

Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre

We work with Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre in Cambridge, offering affordable access to all sports facilities for our students and staff. As a student or member of staff you can take out either the Bronze or Silver membership package.

Bronze membership gives you access to the Outlooks Gym, the Free Weights Gym or the Climbing Wall for just £20 per month with no joining fee.

Silver membership gives you unlimited access to the Outlooks Gym, the Free Weights Gym and fitness classes for just £25 per month with no joining fee.

To find out more about Kelsey Kerridge memberships visit or email


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.