Facilities at the Sportspark, located on the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus, just a 10 minute drive from Norwich City Centre are some of the best in the region, and are accessible to all, rather than simply members (although you can become a Sportscard holder, which entitles you to extra benefits and discounts).
In January 2014, Sportspark UEA unveiled a £1.3M refurbishment. Along with many other improvements, the fitness facilities were transformed with a breathtaking (literally!) state-of-the-art expansion. The Fitness Centre (Gym) now boasts 125 stations of Life Fitness equipment (watch music videos, connect to the Internet, Tweet – all while working out!), new group classes (60 every week) and refurbished changing facilities. With a range of membership options and absolutely no contracts, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better workout facilities for your buck in Norwich. Fact.
The Sportspark has two 25m swimming pools which convert to one 50m Olympic sized pool. With classes, courses and Parent & Toddler swimming sessions, there is something for all ages, fitness levels and abilities.
The incredible Spring Gymnastics centre is equipped to Olympic standard, providing the best facilities for recreational level gymnastics in Norfolk, including excellent trampolining apparatus. Again, there are plenty of classes and courses for all age groups (from pre-schoolers upwards).
As well as swimming and gymnastics, Sportspark has 2 large indoor arenas accommodating 20 badminton courts, 5 basketball courts, 8 volleyball courts…, a Dance studio, a Martial Arts room and 5 squash courts. It boasts Norfolk’s tallest indoor climbing wall (‘The Peak’) with bouldering cave, as well as numerous courses and classes such as aerobics and dance.
In short, if you live in Norwich, and want to get fit, have fun or take up a new sport or activity, then you’re frankly privileged to have this facility on your doorstep. Sportspark has to be one of the best multi sport and fitness venues in the East Anglian region. With its ‘turn up and play’ philosophy, getting sporty couldn’t be easier. Marvellous.
Sportspark is open 7 days a week from 6.30am – 10.20pm. Please check the individual opening hours for the particular area you are interested in.
Sportspark opens at normal times during bank holidays, but has special Christmas Opening Hours. The pool is sometimes closed for swimming gala’s. For up to date information see the Sportspark website.
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
Tel: 01603 592398.