Can I use the gym straight way once registered as a Student Member at Ethos?

Until 31 August 2018 

In order to use the gym, you will need to sign up to the membership option Imperial College Student Gym. As part of this membership option, you will need to watch a fitness orientation. Orientations cost £40 and are non-refundable. Once you have completed the membership process your ID card will be updated with access to the Ethos gym and swimming pool. 

From 1 September 2018

In order to use the gym, you will need to select the 'Gym and Swim' student membership and pay the annual £30 membership fee. As part of the sign-up process, you are required to watch an orientation video and agree to a health commitment statement online. Once you have completed the membership process, your ID card will be updated with access to the Ethos gym and swimming pool. Just swipe in to enter and get started. 

What is the 'Unlimited Classes bolt on'?

The unlimited class bolt on is a pass that is added to your College ID card and entitle you to attend as many of our group classes like within a month. They are valid for a month from the date of purchase. If you attend more than four classes a month, these bolt ons represent better value for money that pay-as-you-go classes.

How do I get an 'Unlimited Classes bolt on'?

You can purchase a bolt on using the Ethos Membership System. You can only purchase the 'Unlimited classes bolt on' once you registered as a Student Member at Ethos. 

How do I renew my 'Unlimited classes bolt on'?

Your bolt on can be renewed online using the Ethos Membership System two days prior to their end date. If your membership has passed its end date, you will then need to re-join online, and your new bolt on will be valid for one month from date of purchase.  

If I was a student before September 2018, what has changed with the terms and fees?

We have recently got in touch with all students who may have joined Sport Imperial before September 2018 and who have signed up to the newly introduced annual £30 ‘gym and swim’ membership.

We made a mistake in introducing this new membership the way we did, given the pledge we had made to all students who were members before September 2018 that gym and swim facilities would be available free of charge to Imperial students for the duration of their time at the College. 

Any student who joined Sport Imperial before September 2018 has been invited to claim a refund of the £30 membership fee, and will continue to enjoy access to the Sport Imperial gyms and pools free of charge until the end of their current course of study.  

If you think you may be eligible for a refund, please visit the pre 2018 student terms and conditions page

Ethos membership system

How does the Ethos Membership System Work?

Imperial students will be asked to enter their CID number and their information will be automatically found on the system. If the information is correct, then continue the registration process.

Once your personal information is entered, select between the two student memberships available - Imperial College Student and Imperial College Student Gym (please note: from 1 September 2018, these two memberships will be called 'Imperial Student Basic' and 'Imperial Student Gym and Swim').

'Unlimited Class bolt ons' can only be purchased if you have a primary membership, e.g. Imperial Student Membership. You can pay for all Ethos services online.

How do I renew or cancel my membership using the Ethos Membership System?

You can renew your memberships online using the Ethos Membership System. Options to renew or cancel your membership will appear once you enter your CID number and confirm your personal details. Follow the online instructions to renew or cancel the membership. Please be aware, if you cancel your Imperial Student Membership you will not be able to enter Ethos centre.

Ethos online booking system

What is Ethos Online Booking System?

The Ethos Online Booking System will allow you to book sports hall activities, squash or fitness classes online. 

How to I register to use the system?

You will be able to register for the Ethos Online Booking System online at:

How to I make a booking online?

1. Select 'Activities' for sports hall activities or squash; select 'Classes' for fitness classes on the left hand side bar
2. Search for the activities/courses that you would like to book
3. Select the date and time and the available spaces will be displayed
4. Add the desired time to your basket and proceed to check out 

How far in advance can I make a booking?

Bookings can be made up to six days in advance using the Online Booking System

How many activities or classes can I book at one time?

Bookings are limited to three per day and a maximum of 21 in a seven day period. This is for all bookings including a combination of squash, sports hall activities or classes. 

Can I cancel a booking online?

General questions

What is the Unlimited Classes bolt on fair usage policy?

If you book an activity and fail to attend three times, your membership will be suspended for a week.

How do I book a class, squash or other activities at Ethos?

You can book sports hall activities, squash and fitness classes using the Ethos Online Booking System (see section above). 

Can I bring a guest?

Members are not permitted to bring guests to the centre.

When is staff only time in the gym?

Staff only time is Tuesdays from 12.00 - 13.30 and 17.00 - 18.30; and Thursdays from 12.00 - 13.30. 

How many people are allowed in the Ethos spaces at a time?

  • 2 people for squash
  • Up to 4 people for badminton
  • Up to 10 people for half-court basketball
  • Up to 15 people for five-a-side, basketball, netball, volleyball, hockey, handball or futsal

Are spectators allowed to access?

Due to space restrictions and health and safety concerns, Ethos usually doesn't allow spectators.

How much are the health treatment services offered at Ethos?

For treatment prices and to book, you need to contact the therapists directly. Visit the Sports Therapy page for more information. 

Do you rent out towels?

Unfortunately we do not rent or sell towels.

Can children use the facilities at Ethos?

Children are permitted to use the pool from 09.00 - 11.00 on Saturdays and Sundays. You must be 16 years old or over to use the gym.