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Fitness Inductions

It is a requirement that all Fitness Suite users must have demonstrated a basic level of competency to use the equipment.

Q. Why is an induction necessary?

A. Most importantly, to minimise the potential injury risks to yourself and other users. The induction will also show you how to use the equipment effectively in order to maximise your training effectiveness.

Q. What can I use after my induction?

A.  The cardio-vascular, resistance and free weights equipment.

Fitness Induction

Q. How do I get to use the fitness facilities?

A.  Having joined as a member of the Fitness Centre and passed your fitness induction you will be able to use the fitness facilities.

Q.  I am an experienced gym user, do I have to take another induction?

A.  Yes, but if you are experienced and consider yourself competent in using fitness and weight resistance equipment, you only need to attend a shorter Health and Safety induction. You will need to show proof of previous fitness suite membership or induction training. The Health and Safety induction will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Q. What do I do if I have limited or no experience of using gym equipment?

A. You must attend an induction session, which will take approximately 1 hour.

Q. How do I arrange for an induction or assessment?

A. Sign up at the reception desk in either the Sports Centre at Talybont or The Fitness & Squash Centre in Park Place. Please note that inductions can only be booked in person and payment on booking is required.

Q. What is covered in an induction?

A. The Fitness Centre rules, safety guidelines and equipment etiquette. How to use the cardiovascular and resistance machines correctly. The principles of warm-up, cool-down & stretching will also be explained.  

Q. What does it cost to attend an induction or assesment?

  • Non-Member Adult: £15.70
  • Cardiff University Staff Member: £13.10
  • Cardiff University Student Member: £12.70
  • Platinum Member: FREE
  • Gold Member: FREE

NB - If you miss your appointment or do not cancel with at least 48 hours notice, you will be required to pay again for subsequent appointments. 

Fitness Inductions are held at University Fitness & Squash Centre - Park Place and the Sports Training Village, please phone reception to check availability, but bookings must be made in person.

Cardiff University Fitness and Squash Centre

Phone:029 2087 0540

Cardiff University Sports Training Village

Phone:029 2087 4675