With a fitness membership at the USC you can train at our 5 fitness locations in Amsterdam.
Our fitness trainers gladly make one for you, and it’s free! You can always make an appointment. You can now easily schedule your appointment using the timetable above (choose ‘afspraak met de trainer’). Or just ask one of the fitness trainers in our gyms.
For the fit test you do a sub-maximum cycle test in order to check your level of fitness. You receive a matching training schedule. You can do this FOR FREE when you have a fitness membership. Please make a reservation online (check timetable above) or make an appointment with your fitness instructor or at the front desk. Do you want to do a more comprehensive test, for endurance sports? That is possible. Fill in the form at USC sports lab.
On certain days there will be a trainer in the weight lifting department of Universum, ready for assistance in your training 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, please take the USC weight lifting course.
In 15 minutes you train your abdomen.
Want to speed up your sprints? Agility Training improves the quality of your speed! The training takes 45 minutes, including warm-up and cooling-down. With the help of agility ladders, caps, the stairs, and the artificial turf strip in our fitness area, you will be challenged to increase your speed. This training is particularly interesting if you want to work on explosiveness and speed.
A good technique of the most elementary excercises is the foundation of proper strength training. In this training we will focus on things like: how do I perform a correct squat? What is a pull up and how do I perform one? Which variations are there to the deadlift?
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.
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.
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!
Techniques and power training for competitive sports(wo)men. You exercise according to techniques from weight lifting and powerlifting.
Power and endurance training Russian style. A kettlebell or girya is an iron cast weight that resembles a bullet with a handle. Core power. Learn about all its training options.
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.
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.
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.
There are several ways to become physically stronger: training with your body weight, or with dumbells and barbell. Focus on muscle stamina or muscle growth. This class will focus on different aspects of strength training every single time.
A 15 min. cooling down with stretch and recovery excercises.
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 is a big, red fitness machine, that enables a very efficient total body workout. The trainings are 30 minutes. 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.
Weightlifting Aerobic Circuit, this training was originally based on Olympic weight lifting, but is in fact a very valuable full-body work out for every athlete.
You can also join our group fitness programme with your fitness membership.
Sports wear is compulsory as well as clean sports shoes.
Always take a towel to the gym (see also our house rules). Forgot it? For €1 a piece you rent one at the USC sports desk.
Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership comprises a whole lot of different sports. Fitness is part of the passe-partout.
Every USC fitness location, except Amstelcampus sport fitness has its own barbell platform.
At the Olympic platform in Universum for all levels.
During Ladies night the platform is reserved for women who want to do power training (dumbbells & barbells) under the guidance of USC instructor Krullaine.
Guidance for advanced power lifters in Universum.
Apart from the general USC house rules, I agree with the following fitness house rules:
Fitness / half year
Fitness / year
Fitness / 3 months
Fitness / 1 month
Fitness off peak / half year
Fitness off peak / year
Fitness off peak / 3 months
Entrance / 10x (valid 6 months)
Entrance / 25x (valid 1 year)
Online or at the desk.
Cat. I € 8,-
Cat. II & III € 12,-
Monday – Friday until 15.00.
Payment in monthly instalments
Do you want to pay in monthly instalments? That’s possible; for students for memberships from €150,- and for non-students for memberships from €250,-. Check the info and conditions for paying monthly before you fix it at a USC front desk.
Your Entrance 10x or 25x membership gives you access to all classes in the passe-partout membership.
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55
1012 VB Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 61
Dr. Meurerlaan 10
1067 SM Amsterdam Osdorp
(020) 525 89 09
1105 AZ Amsterdam
(020) 566 32 23
Amstelcampus sport & fitness
Tweede Boerhaavestraat 10
1091 AN Amsterdam
(020) 525 80 75
|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|