Type: Fitness, Passe-partout, Power sports

Fitness at the USC

With a fitness membership at the USC you can train at our 5 fitness locations in Amsterdam.

Timetable

Choose a location Timetable Fitness
  • This week

Week 24

Check the group fitness timetables

Fitness at the USC: clip

Fitness at USC: why?

Fitness at USC is very cheap for students in Amsterdam.
1 membership allows you to train at 5 USC locations in Amsterdam.
You can follow all small group workouts (check timetable above).
And all group fitness classes.
Instructors provide tips and free training schedules whenever you need them.

 

Clothing and gear

  • Please wear sports clothing and clean sports shoes.
  • Always bring a towel to the gym (check the house rules). Forgot to bring one? For just €1,- you can rent one at the front desk.

Small group trainings

Small group trainings are short, max. 45 minutes, trainings in the gym.

• Abs

In 15 minutes you train your abdomen.

• Body weight training

Want to know what a pull-up or inverted row is and how to execute one correctly? This is your class! In this circuit class we mostly do body weight exercises, with the help of some tools such as fitness bands to increase or decrease resistance. We also use kettlebells, bosu, steps and more to keep challenging you.

• Calisthenics

Want to master a hand stand, muscle up, human flag, front and back lever? This is your chance to overcome gravity! Take yourself to the next level and start to train like a gymnast.

• Cardio boxing

No technique or sparring is involved in cardio boxing. Than what is? Cardio boxing is an interval training with a lot of aspects from boxing. Jumping rope, sit-ups, push-ups, and a lot of punching. It’s killing, but fun!

• Core

This class focuses on body posture and strenghtening the abdomen and back muscles in a controlled way. It’s not just floor excersises based on Pilates, you’ll also be challenged in circuit trainings.

• Fitness skills

During Fitness skills you’ll improve your techniques and work on how you perform your exercises. It’s a class for performance oriented athletes. Only at ASC.

• HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training. This form of interval training consists of short periods of intense excersise, followed by short breaks. You will improve your general condition, but also your speed and strength by using simple materials and your body weight. All that in less than 30 minutes: worth trying!

• Kinesis (in ClubWest)

Kinesis is a training method in which your movements feel natural and unpressured. This is due to the technology that enables you to surpass gravity in a three dimensional space. You create awareness of your movements, train a right posture, and you focus on the perfect balance between body and mind. These trainings are given at ClubWest. You can use the Kinesis area individually, or during one of the group classes with an instructor.

• Mobility class

In this class you will focus on the flexibility and leniency of your muscles and joints. This will help you to improve your range of motion and thus improve your strength training.

• Outdoor fitness

Want to play outside? Check this outdoor fitness workout. Prawler, huge tires, hammers and rope are the materials you are going to use. The trainings take place in spring and summer from 1 March til 31 October. Only very very very bad weather can prevent an outdoor fitness from taking place.

• Stretching

A 15 min. cooling down with stretch and recovery excercises.

• Stretching & mobility

In this 30 minutes class you combine a stretch and recovery training with exercises that enhance your flexibility and smoothness. It helps to enlarge your motion range and reduce the risk of injuries in power sports and endurance sports.

Synrgy (XL)

Synrgy is a big, red fitness machine, that enables a very efficient total body workout. The trainings are 30 minutes, or 45 minutes when you join a Synrgy XL. You will be tired. But satisfied! You will do a high intensity interval circuit training with a lot of variation and a high fun factor.

• WoD

The Workout of the Day is a competitive total body strength and cardio training. Only at ASC.

Personal training schedule / appointment with fitness trainer

Our fitness trainers gladly make a personal training schedule for you, and it’s free! You can always make an appointment; easily schedule one using the timetable above (choose ‘afspraak met de trainer’). Or just ask one of the fitness trainers in our gyms.

You can also schedule a fit test in which your level of fitness is checked with a sub-maximum cycle test. You’ll also receive a training schedule matching your results. Just use the schedule above to plan your free fittest, or ask your fitness instructor or at the front desk. Do you want to do a more comprehensive test, for endurance sports? That is also possible. Make an appointment at USC sports lab.

Weight- and powerlifting platform

• Weightlifting

Universum is the only location you can do Olympic weightlifting, on our special platform. On certain days you can join an ‘open haltertraining’ (weightlifting and powerlifting combined), there will be a trainer ready for assistance  as well as to answer all your questions. In order to use the weight lifting platform, you need to have experience in weight lifting. If you do not have any, join the USC weight lifting course first. Check the schedule and all info about weightlifting at USC.

• Powerlifting

Every USC fitness location, except Amstelcampus sport & fitness, has a barbell platform. At Universum, you can join an ‘open haltertraining’ at certain days (weightlifting and powerlifting combined), check the schedule. ClubWest has a similar open training as well, focusing on powerlifting. At both locations, this training is for advanced powerlifters. Don’t have any experience yet? Check the powerlifting courses at Universum or ClubWest.

• Ladies night

During Ladies night (Monday 19:00-20:30 at Universum) the platform is reserved for women who want to do strength training (including dumbbells and barbells) under the guidance of USC instructor Krullaine. Krullaine also does clinics or lectures regularly during those nights, check whether she has any events planned.

Group fitness in your membership

With your fitness membership (whichever you choose), you can also follow all our group fitness classes!

Passe-partout

Are you a sports fanatic? Would you like to do various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership includes a whole lot of different sports. Fitness is part of the passe-partout.

Train at ASC or PCH Fitness only

For category II and III members there is a special fitness membership to train exclusively at ASC or at PCH Fitness. Please ask at the front desk of one of those locations.

 

 

Fitness house rules

Apart from the general USC house rules, I agree with the following fitness house rules:

Fitness house rules

  • I always follow the instructions given by the present instructor;
  • For reasons of hygiene, I always use a towel during my excercise;
  • I will not bring any jackets, bags etc. into the sports areas;
  • After use, I make sure all materials are left clean and orderly;
  • I know how to use materials in the fitness and I use them in a proper way;
  • Whenever I am not making use of any sports materials, someone else can make use of them;
  • I replace weights such as discs, dumbbells and kettlebells in their racks after use. I do not leave any weights on the fitness machines or on the floor;
  • I make use of materials in an appropriate way;
  • I use the foam roll and massage balls only in the abdomen area;
  • I can take my shoes off in the abdomen area, but I keep my socks on;
  • I aware that only USC fitness instructors control musical equipment and televisions;
  • I make use of magnesium exclusively on the weight lifting floor;
  • Whenever I make use of barbells, I use barbell collars.

Try 3 times for €5,-

Subscribe

Fitness / half year

Category I € 126,-

Category II € 216,-

Category III € 297,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness / year

Category I € 172.80

Category II € 300,-

Category III € 522,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness / 3 months

Category I € 79,-

Category II € 126.50

Category III € 159,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness / 1 month

Category I € 31,-

Category II € 46.50

Category III € 58.50

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness off peak / half year

Category I € 86.50

Category II € 142,-

Category III € 219.50

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness off peak / year

Category I € 130,-

Category II € 222.50

Category III € 384,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Fitness off peak / 3 months

Category I € 57,-

Category II € 111,-

Category III € 125,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Entrance / 10x (valid 6 months)

Category I € 50,-

Category II € 78,-

Category III € 100,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Entrance / 25x (valid 1 year)

Category I € 100,-

Category II € 156,-

Category III € 200,-

SubscribeTariff categories

Subscription
Online or at the desk.

1x entrance
Cat. I € 8,-
Cat. II & III € 12,-

Off-peak hours
Monday – Friday until 15.00.

Payment in monthly instalments
That is possible for the below memberships. Check all info for paying monthly before you fix it at a USC front desk.

Direct debit: monthly tariffs
Fitness / year
cat. I | cat. II | cat. III
€ 15,90 | € 28,- | € 46,50
Fitness / half year
cat. III € 52,50
Fitness off-peak hours/ year
cat. III € 35,-

Entrance 10x/25x
Your Entrance 10x or 25x membership gives you access to all classes in the passe-partout membership.

Locations

Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

Plan route using Google Maps


PCH Fitness
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 61

Plan route using Google Maps


ClubWest
Dr. Meurerlaan 10
1067 SM Amsterdam Osdorp
(020) 525 89 09

Plan route using Google Maps


ASC
Meibergdreef 27
1105 AZ Amsterdam
(020) 566 32 23

Plan route using Google Maps


Amstelcampus sport & fitness
Tweede Boerhaavestraat 10
1091 AN Amsterdam
(020) 525 80 75

Plan route using Google Maps


Show on map

Categorization

Categories shortened for full categories

Cat. I students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III anyone else