University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex

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University of Sussex, Ridge Rd, Falmer, Brighton and Hove, BN1 9PJ Get Directions


Please note:

The Falmer Sports Complex will be open on Saturdays from 09:00am to 20:00pm term time only.

Please bring a padlock for the lockers and a gym towel. Padlocks are available for hire.

Falmer Sports Complex offers the complete package when it comes to health and fitness, offering a vast range of equipment and facilities to a wide range of users; whatever their capabilities.

The fitness facility was refurbished in September 2013 and August 2014.

Falmer Sports Complex fitness room has been refurbished with eight cross trainers and eight bikes to sit alongside the eleven treadmills, one arm ergo and three rowers. In addition, the new cardiovascular equipment consist of the latest audio/visual entertainment such as TVs, radio and iPod compatibility and utilizes Lfconnect which logs your workouts.

The resistance machines consist of nine pieces of the Life Fitness signature series which target the whole body; two dual action pulleys; and assisted chin and dip. There is also a a matted area for stretching and core work. There is a free weights room containing four half racks two with platforms for olympic lifting (for squats, chest press, deadlifts etc); the racks include attachments such as power pivots and there is one assisted chin/dip machines. The heaviest dumbbells are 50kg starting from 2kg.

We now also have a strength and conditioning room which has a dumbell area which includes double sets of 2-20kg plus a wide range of Kettlebells and two dual action pulleys. The room also contains a multifunctional rig built onto a platform that can be used for squats, deadlifts, bench press, TRX mounts, pull ups and ring work. The area is also used for a number of popular conditioning classes.

Parking is available weekdays 09:00AM - 17:00PM: Please go to Reception to obtain a parking Scratchcard. After 17:00PM and weekends parking is free.
  • Cardio machines
  • Free weights
  • Resistance machines
  • Tennis
  • Towels *
  • Olympic weights
  • Mat area
  • Group exercise *
  • Outdoor training
  • Functional Training

* Available at extra cost

  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Lockers
  • Parking
  • Disabled Access
Monday 07:30 to 22:00
Tuesday 07:30 to 22:00
Wednesday 07:30 to 22:00
Thursday 07:30 to 22:00
Friday 07:30 to 22:00
Saturday 09:00 to 18:00
Sunday 09:00 to 18:00


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13th February 2019

Ben G

Good selection of free weights and some speciality bars not always found in other gyms (safety squat bar, Swiss bar). The reverse hyper machine is the only one in Brighton I've come across so far. The lighting isn't very good in the gym, though.

8th February 2019

Gerasimos G

Very positive feedback overall. I would recommend this gym to a friend.

3rd February 2019

thomas B

great gym friendly gym and helpful staff. More than enough equipment available for a good workout, Showers hot again - thanks!!

16th November 2018

thomas B

great value for money - clean tidy gym

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Thanks Thomas for the positive feedback and you will be pleased to know the showers have improved dramatically post works over Xmas

18th October 2018

thomas B

great gym - very chilled happy atmos. However, shower setting still either off or cold

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Thanks Thomas for the feedback and yes the showers have been an issue for some time now, however it is hope the planned works over the Xmas holidays might fix this issue, which will be a real positive. Thanks for your continued support. Sussexsport team

29th September 2018

thomas B

great gym, always very quiet first thing. My only issue is with the showers & I've mentioned this before. The showers in all changing rooms have 2 options - cold or off

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Hi Thomas thanks for the feedback we are very aware of the shower issues and the plan is to have them fixed in the xmas vacation. I hope this did not impact on your visit too much and thanks for your custom Sussexsport Team

17th September 2018

Seamus G

Brilliant range of equipment. Beware there are two gyms on this university campus.

2nd September 2018

thomas B

Great gym - very clean and tidy, staff and other gym users friendly. Just need to turn up the heat on the showers

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Thanks Thomas for your positive feedback it is much appreciated and we hope you continue to enjoy its benefits Sussexsport team

13th August 2018

thomas B

Great gym, plenty of equipment, staff very friendly - free car parking at weekends

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Thanks Thomas for the positive feedback appreciated

22nd July 2018

thomas B

Good gym but changing rooms need cleaning more often, especially the floors

University of Sussex Falmer Sports Complex says:

Thanks Thomas for your feedback and your comments are noted and will ensure we look again at the cleaning regimes

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