COVID-19 Update - March 2020
The Southbank Fitness Studio is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. Further updates will be communicated to the Faculty of Fine Arts community when possible.
During the Pilot project (until 30 June 2020) only University of Melbourne students currently enrolled in a Faculty of Fine Arts and Music course and UoM Southbank Campus Staff are eligible to use the Fitness Studio.
During the trial Pilot Period access to the Fitness Studio is provided at no charge.
The Fitness studio project has been specifically initiated to provide a facility on the Southbank campus for students and staff that are unable to easily access the fitness facilities provided at the Parkville Campus. The size of the facility also means that we need to limit use by others.
Access to the room will only be provided after you have completed your induction with the MU Sport staff member. Access for Students and Staff will be via their student/staff card. You need to tap your card on the card reader outside the door prior to entry every time – even if someone is holding the door open for you. You may also need to use your student/staff card to access the entrance to the Performing Arts Building.
- Walk up Introduction sessions are available on the hour and half hour during Staffed hours
- Swipe access will be removed after 7 days if induction is not completed
Every person that joins the Fitness Studio will receive an induction which will include a demonstration of how to use key pieces of equipment. Initially this will be a limited introduction to get you started.
The induction is a requirement for your access. The induction will also include our staff providing important information about our gym etiquette and how to get the most out of this new facility!
Yes – there will be opportunities to make appointments with our staff to arrange for fitness program to be tailored to your needs. See our fitness staff during staffed hours to make an appointment.
Inducted members will be able to access the Fitness Studio at the following times.
- Monday to Saturday: 7am – 10.30pm
- Sunday: 9am – 8.30pm
*Please note that the studio may be booked for specific classes or groups and closed for general use from time to time. These will be advertised on the studio door.
MU Sport Qualified Fitness staff will be available for the following hours:
*MU Sport staff will be working at the fitness studio at various times during Semester 1 Orientation
No. Your Fitness Studio membership only provides access to the Southbank facility.
If the Pilot Project is successful, then a fee may be charged in future. The fee has not yet been determined; however the aim is always to keep students’ fees as low as possible!
You can let our staff know directly or provide written feedback by way of the feedback box, or you can provide it online at email@example.com
There are toilets located on the ground floor close to the Fitness Studio. There are showers located within all buildings at the Southbank Campus.
Music is not played in the Fitness Studio. We encourage patrons to bring their earphones and own playlist – that way you can enjoy your own music at the volume that suits you! Please note that out of consideration for other patrons we do not allow music to be played through speakers.
There is a drinking water tap just outside the Fitness Studio.
The success of the facility will be measured by the number of students and staff that regularly utilise the facility during the Pilot Project. If there are insufficient numbers of students and staff using the facility, then it may close down.