Active, Coffee & Cafes

At the Academy

Looking and feeling good seems to be one of life’s top priorities; whether it’s to improve your health, purely for vanity or to give you that little extra on the squash court, rugby pitch or running track most of us now to want to live healthy, active lifestyles.

Having a good diet, getting enough sleep and making sure you take time to relax are all-important parts of the bigger picture. But the real key is exercise. There is so much on offer and knowing what to pick and having the time to do it can often be a struggle. Up step At the Academy.


@theacademy is situated just off the ring road in the upcoming district of Shalesmoor. Their ethos is to provide sport and exercise services to the whole family to ensure fitter, happier and healthier families in the Sheffield community. They offer sports coaching and workout classes to all ages from Sportstar Bambino’s (1-2 years) to GetFit (18+) and every age in between! They have been operating since September 2014 and have happy customers returning time and time again. They focus on quality rather than quantity; class sizes are small so that each individual, no matter what their ability, get the support they need to progress and have fun.


@theacademy was set up by husband and wife, Jack and Emma. Jack used to play and coach rugby at Sheffield Eagles and has run sports coaching classes in schools all over Sheffield since he retired from the game 7 years ago. His breadth of knowledge and friendly demeanor make him an ideal coach and role model for people of all ages. As a team they want to offer a pathway into sport for toddlers to adults with a focus on providing for the needs of busy family lives and schedules.


So what’s on offer with @theacademy –

  • Term time weekly timetable of classes for children & adults of all ages and abilities.
  • Holiday sports camps & birthday parties for children.
  • Personal training and boot camps for adults.

Class times are kept short (45 minutes) to fit in with busy lives and so that quality coaching and support are maintained throughout. Crossfit style classes run, for parents, run parallel to children’s coaching but if all you want is some ‘me’ time whilst your child is being transformed into the next Jessica Ennis or Andy Murray you can sit back, relax, chat and have a good cup of coffee in the onsite café.


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