Exercising makes you feel good.
It doesn't have to mean going to the gym - go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness. The student wellbeing service offers a range of free active sessions, available to all students and led by a wellbeing practitioner. See 'What's on' for more information about what's available and how to book your place.
Gardening for Wellbeing
This is open to all students, and no previous experience is required. Sessions run for 2 hours on Friday afternoons at Collegiate greenhouse. Activities include clearing beds, planting seeds and plants, making flowerpots and bird feeders. The aim is to harvest the crops and share with the students or use to cook a meal together. Sessions are led by a member of staff who plans the activities for each week, depending on the season.
Walk and Talk Group
The walk and talk groups are open to all. The walking groups have been held on a Wednesday afternoon at alternate campuses. The known benefits are improving physical health and boosting energy, improving emotional and mental wellbeing and connection with others.
The Wellbeing Running Group
Walking and running are natural therapy. We are designed to move and when we are moving we change our body chemistry, which helps give us feelings of tranquillity, improves our mood, our sense of self-worth and our outlook on everyday life. It can help us feel positive about the day ahead and cope with setbacks if they arise. Read the leaflet
Here is the schedule to give an idea of what is involved.
Please note - unlike the other groups you need to have registered with Student Wellbeing in order to be able to fill out this form and join the group Register here
Yoga for Wellbeing
Suitable for beginners, a gentle yoga class, inviting participants to connect with the body, mind and breath through guided movement and attention to sensation, to encourage focus and relaxation. The class takes place in a non - gym type environment, only small numbers - up to 12. Delivered by a member of the student wellbeing team, it offers a safe space to access yoga and experience the many benefits. No 'hands on' adjustments.
Zumba has been called ‘exercise in disguise’. The classes are a chance to move, laugh and leave your worries at the door. No previous experience necessary. Open to all fitness levels.
No need to book - just turn up!
Other active sessions in university
You might also want to look at a range of other activities that take place in other parts of the university.
At Hallam Active, you can enjoy a fantastic range of sport, health and fitness services at great prices. There's something to suit all tastes – whether you want to train in the gym, take part in classes, or get involved in fun social sports sessions
With over 100 societies to choose from, volunteering opportunities and activities galore in the 'Give it a go' programme, there are lots of ways to be active with the support of the Students Union