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    Does the University have a gym? Is it much cop?

    Specifically, does it have a free weight section, and how good/extensive is the range of equipment?

    Cheers.
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    It does indeed have a gym/sports hall. However, I can't answer the rest as shamefully I have never been.
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    what about cost? roughly how much does it cost?
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    umm.... just off the top of my head, it was about 28 pounds i think for a year if you paid for any extra sessions you wanted as and when

    it does have a weights section i think.

    not very specific
    but from what i could see, they had a gym and it had gym things in it.
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    so 28 pounds and then 1 pound everytime you go or something? im looking forward to that. Thats so cheap!
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    £1.50 per visit on top of your £28 joining fee. They also try and make you cough up an extra £1.50 for an induction, which if you've been to a gym before you won't need, and which you can get out of if you're a skilful enough liar

    They also have other levels of membership for if you're planning to go more than a couple of times a week which probably work out cheaper, but these costs are significantly more than £28 a year

    Go to www.ex.ac.uk/sport to find out the full tariffs
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    Ok that's good. It would be really helpful if, and I know it's probably difficult, I could see some pictures of the weights room. If all they have is a few dumbbells and some ab-machines, I may need to look into some info reference a gym in the city centre.

    Rep for anyone who can provide me with pictures, I can't seem to find ANYTHING on the website...
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    if i remember right the gym is a conversion of the old squash courts... so theyre in like little rooms but im not sure if im totally correct
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    I've been inside the weights room but don't have pictures and I have only used it briefly (as that's not really what I go for usually and didn't want to damage myself by misusing them). The weights selection seems quite comprehensive - it seems to have every type of weights machine you want (the kind of weights you lift with your arms, the kinds you lift with your legs, the ones where you sit up, the ones where you sit down, dumbbells etc). In the main gym they have rowing machines and a couple of other types upstairs, and then downstairs they have treadmills, bikes, step machines and then the weights room just off it.

    Hope this helps.
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    st lukes is pants.
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    Thanks Angelil. Thing is though, I'm interested specifically in the free weights, not the machines. I understand you don't have a huge bank of knowledge when it comes to the various equipment types and so am not expecting you to inform me that it has 2 power racks, an EZ bar or a 6ft revolving sleeve olympic bar. That's why I think a picture would help me.

    Do you know any guys who use this forum who train? Or do you know any guys who train in the University, asking them and then telling me would be a HUGE help.

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    You might want to try www.xnet.ex.ac.uk/forums as there are more Exeter students there who might be able to help you.
    Plus, you will of course be able to look round the gym to see if it meets your needs before parting with your hard-earned
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    i found a pic of the gym on exeter website

    try this link
    http://www.exeter.ac.uk/virtualtours...oadband/16.htm
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    (Original post by tigerladie)
    i found a pic of the gym on exeter website

    try this link
    http://www.exeter.ac.uk/virtualtours...oadband/16.htm
    That is just what I wanted. Thankyou very much indeed! Have rep for your effort.

    Thanks also Angelil.
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    Just looking at that virtual tour and it is slightly different to that now. There are more fixed weight machines in the main room as well as the bench press being moved in there. I don't spent too much time with free weights but im sure it will meet your needs, with dumbells ranging from 1.25kg all the way up to about 65kg.

    Concerning costs, last year it was £28 for basic membership and then you had to pay either £1.70 or £2.40 depending on what time you went to the gym. It seems as though you are quite keen to go the gym so it will be worth you getting gold membership. Last year it cost £175 for the academic year and they said it would be increasing by about £10-£15. This allows you unlimited gym access.

    I'm sure the gym on campus will fulfill your needs and there aren't any in the city centre that will be able to match it.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask and i will try my best to answer them.
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    Cheers tek, man.

    Yea, I will be going for the Gold Membership.
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    Hey Hawke! Ill see you in there aswel! lol

    Probably going to go for the Gold Membership aswell, not really a fan of the machines either, same as you.
    Hope theres an area for squats and deadlifts with some decent weight. Can't tell from the pic lol...
    I love em!

    EDIT: Looks like area in the door way if zoomed in although as mentioned above its different now so I dunno.
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    think its important to note that the gym is pretty small and does get very busy at certain times of the day... 4 oclock onwards mostly. and as already said the price you have to pay varies depending on the time you go (if you pay the £28 member ship fee) as far as i know, from what i've heard, the free weights section is very much dominated by rugby players, which a lot of people find quite intimidating. my housemates once went in there, and were later questioned as to what two girls were doing in the free weights section.

    i joined a gym, about 10 minutes in the car away, it was £15 for a months trial membership, which included classes aswell. although it doesn't have a swimming pool, it does have a steam room/sauna and not that many people know about it so it never got that busy. after the first month, it was £20 a month, which you could do for 3 months at a time. i personally MUCH prefer it to the uni gym!
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    Obviously the gym is used a lot by the sport societies (especially ones like rugby and rowing), but that's half the reason it's there. However, the teams mostly train early in the morning *shudders with suppressed memories of 7am weights training*, so unless you're majorly hardcore, you're not likely to be herded out by rugby players. I'm a girl, btw, and I never had any problems like those described above!
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    wow i cant wait to get stuck in there, the gym looks v impressive there and for 175 for the whole year thats a bargain!
 
 
 
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