Accessible Facilities

Discover more about how the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness’ accessible facilities can cater for users with temporary, situational or permanent physical, vision or hearing impairments.

 

We actively encourage people of all abilities to develop their health and fitness. As a result, our club has been specially designed with accessibility in mind.

Accessible treadmill in Sport & Fitness gym

Gym

Inside the gym, we have 25 pieces of Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited equipment. This equipment is specifically designed for users with physical impairments, such as limited or no vision, to train effectively and comfortably.

Our gym staff also have the experience and expertise to advise members of all abilities. The gym is located on the first floor and can be accessed via a lift.

Pool

The 50-metre pool has a manual hoist to assist people who experience difficulty getting into or out of the pool. In addition to a set of movable steps and a lift that enables wheelchair-bound and partially-mobile users to easily access the pool.

 

The pool is located on the lower-ground-floor but can be accessed via the lifts at either end of the building. 

 

Alta Disabled Swim Club are a friendly swimming club who use the pool on Sundays between 1 – 2pm. If you would like to become a member of the Alta Disabled Swim Club please email our Sales team.

50-metre swimming pool at UoB Sport & Fitness
Yoga class in the Dojo with instructor Helen and three members sat cross-legged on the floor.

Classes

All our classes can be adapted to suit your individual needs. Our instructors are fully qualified and happy to discuss specific needs privately at the start of the class. If you have any questions about our classes, please email our Participation team.

 

Studio 1, the Cycle Studio and the Ergo Studio are located on the ground floor. Studio 2 and the Dojo are located on the second floor but can be accessed easily via the lift.

Facility Hire

We have extensive experience of hosting events for disabled groups for example, wheelchair basketball tournaments and Birmingham Inclusive Sport Festival

 

If you are interested in hiring our facilities for a recreational booking or an event, please complete our facility hire form to discuss your enquiry.

Aerial shot of the Munrow Arena hosting a wheelchair basketball event
woman and man playing football on a blue football pitch

Sports Clubs

Our sports clubs are accessible to all students, staff and community members. Therefore, all training sessions and activities can be tailored to specific needs.

Getting to Sport & Fitness

By Car

Sport & Fitness has a dedicated car park for members and users of the club. There are 18 disabled spaces available to vehicles displaying a valid blue badge. The entrance to the car park is located on Edgbaston Park Road.

The campus mobility map provides further information on accessing services and buildings around campus.

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness club sign on the outside of the building

Website Accessibility

Firstly, we aim to make our website accessible to all, as outlined in our Accessibility Statement.

Secondly, we’re always looking to improve our website. Therefore, if you experience any problems not listed on the Accessibility Statement page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email press@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk.

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