Find Your Study Life Balance With a Student Membership

Student life can be pretty stressful. While you’re moving out, making new friends, partying and studying, it’s important to stay active to keep yourself fit and healthy.

At Better, our flexible, no-contract Student Membership provides you with inclusive access to our gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes across England, Cardiff and Belfast.

Even if time is short, regular workouts, a quick swim, or a kickabout with friends at a Better leisure centre can boost your mood, mental health and your energy levels, all of which may make it easier to study (although we can't promise that!).

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Our Student Membership Deals

Our Better Student UK membership helps you to stay fit while you study and comes with £0 setup costs and no contract.

Age: 16+ with proof of eligibility.

Enjoy a discounted student gym membership at participating Better Leisure Centres and Better Gyms (see our t's and c's for more details).

A Better student gym membership grants you access to:

* Better Student Membership does not cover access to Camden Leisure centres or Charlton Lido.

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Our membership benefits

With our gym membership for students, you’ll be able to enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • 7-day priority advanced booking online via the Better UK app
  • Access to free WIFI in Better centres
  • Rolling monthly Direct Debit with no contract for added flexibility
  • Up to 30% off other activities and services
  • Free personalised fitness induction
  • Free access to an expert fitness instructors, who’ll create you a personalised exercise programme
  • Free six week refocus sessions to keep you feeling motivated
  • Inclusive access to Better at Home- an online library of over 1,500 on-demand fitness classes and workouts

Better is also a not for profit organisation, meaning that your membership fees are reinvested into programmes and services for the whole community to stay healthy and active. We’re not about trapping you into long contracts or getting you to part with big chunks of your student loan.

If your gym can’t say the same – why not make the switch?  

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Am I eligible?

Our student membership is available to anyone aged 16 and above who is enrolled in a course requiring 16 or more hours of study per week. To qualify, please provide one of the following documents:

  • Student enrolment letter/email: Must include your full name and indicate the current academic year.
  • Student ID: Must include your full name and indicate the current academic year.
  • Letter from School/College/University: Must include your full name and indicate the current academic year.

Please ensure your documentation includes your first name, surname and a valid date. Note that we do NOT accept TOTUM cards.

For more details on acceptable dates for eligibility proof, please refer to the provided information next to each type of proof.

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"Being a student means I'm constantly on the move, but my Student UK membership allows me to stay active, no matter where I am. Whether I'm on campus or back home during breaks, I can always find a Better facility to keep up with my fitness routine." - Albert, a Better Member

Frequently asked questions

What Better gyms offer student discounts?

Our Student Membership is accepted at most* Better gyms, pools and leisure centres. 

*Better Student UK does not include access to Camden Leisure centres & Charlton Lido Lido and is only valid if purchased at these centres.

What counts as student ID?

We accept letters from college/uni, college/uni/ sixth form ID cards, student profiles and acceptance letters as proof of eligibility for our student gym discount.

These have to include your full name and the current academic year to be accepted.

How do I apply for a student membership?

To apply for a student membership, join online here. Once you've joined you will be required to upload evidence of your eligibility online.

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