Gym and Personal training

We are proud to announce that from October 2021, disabled students will have the opportunity to avail of free personal training sessions at Bloomsbury Fitness. You can avail of this program if you have a mental or physical disability.

Each hour long session will be taken by TeamUCLs strength and conditioning coach, Konrad Polny – Strength & Conditioning coach.

If you are interested please fill this form, and we will make contact with you to talk you through the program to assess your needs and goals. After this, you can book up to 4 sessions with Konrad at Bloomsbury Fitness. When you have finished your 4 sessions, we will offer to help you continue your fitness journey. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss access requirements, then please email [email protected]

Wheelchair basketball sessions

TeamUCL are running weekly Wheelchair basketball sessions at Somers Town Community Sports Centre. They run from 6:30-7:30pm every Thursday. The sessions are open to disabled and non disabled UCL students. Along side any students who are wheelchair users, from other London Universities. Wheelchair Basketball is hosted by an experienced coach and catered for all levels. Sports chairs are provided for use on the day.

To find out more, please check out the webpage or contact [email protected]

Quiet hours in the gym

We have introduced quiet times at Bloomsbury Fitness for the 21/22 academic year. We are doing this in order to make the experience of accessing the fitness suites a more comfortable one for members who prefer working out in a quieter environment. We have considered feedback and hope that the times and days will provide a wider number of members with access to the gym environment. The times are Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am - 12pm (midday), and Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 1:30pm.   

  • It will be implemented by our reception and fitness teams;
  • No loud music over the fitness suite speakers;
  • Turning off of all public TV screens within the fitness suites;
  • Dimming of lights (if it is safe to do so);
  • Avoidance of public announcements (unless there is an emergency);
  • A polite request that all fitness users work out as quietly and respectively as possible.

Partnership Programme

TeamUCL are excited to announce a partnership with a wide range of Disability Sports Clubs in the London Region!

TeamUCL are committed to ensuring that disabled students have the opportunity to pursue the sports they love. We understand that some disabled students would like to participate in an environment exclusively for disabled athletes, whilst being coached and supported by experts in their field.

This partnership means that all of our disabled students are welcome to attend any of the clubs that are hosted on our website. The host club will monitor students who are in attendance. The students who show the best aptitude for their sport will be chosen to represent TeamUCL or the London region in a University competition. 

Whether you want to just trial out the sport or go on to compete at a higher level these clubs were chosen as they cater for all ability levels. 

For those athletes who want to take part in an environment with TeamUCL sports clubs, we have mandated that a member of all of our 75 sports clubs take part in an Disability Inclusion and Etiquette training. Sports club members will learn about the social model of disability, barriers that disabled people face in sport, and more. TeamUCL are committed to ensuring our sports clubs are an open and inviting place for disabled students.

What does this mean for disabled students?

This development means that disabled students are welcome to attend any of the clubs sessions that are hosted on our website. We have chosen the clubs we feel are the best fit for our students and that cater for all ability levels. 

How will COVID-19 effect this?

Some of these clubs have come back to play already and some haven’t. If you are unsure, please contact TeamUCL.

What if my sport is not on the list?

Not to worry,  please contact TeamUCL and we will look to find a suitable club.

How can I get more information?

Reach out to the club. There is contact information for each club on the links below, be sure to reach out.