Discover new opportunities and enjoy uni life through sport and healthy activities. Whether you simply want to give something a go, become a member of the gym, try out a fitness class or take part in a social league . 

Fitness

Whether you’re serious about exercise and training or just want to get active, our gym and exercise classes offer something for everyone.

Take a short walk from the Canterbury Campus and you’ll find the Sports Centre with a gym packed full of equipment and free weights to keep you fit. There’s also internet and a TV so you can monitor your pulse rate and calories burned, all from the machines’ displays.

Joining is easy with various membership options to suit all budgets and lifestyles, and to access the gym you can book a slot.

If you want to tone-up, raise your fitness level or improve your strength and stamina our fitness and exercise classes can help you achieve your goal.

Working with the social enterprise OurParks, we provide lots of live online fitness classes, including pilates, bootcamp, box fit, HIIT, yoga, stretch & flex, ABT, dance and more. Getting started is easy - visit the OurParks website, create an account and choose from dozens of live online classes.

The Christ Church Sport and Active Health personal training team can help you improve your overall fitness, develop your endurance, increase strength and reduce body fat.

One-on-one support can help you get started with a new health or fitness goal. From learning how to use the gym equipment to recovering from an injury, or training for a specific event, our personal trainers develop tailored training programmes to meet your individual needs.

To book your first personal training session or find out what’s included, email: sport@canterbury.ac.uk.

Wellbeing

Being active is great for your overall health, and it can really help your mental wellbeing too. We’ve lots of free opportunities for you to get started with fitness and exercise, so you can find what works for you.

Whether you’re walking to a lecture, taking your bike out for a ride, having quick swim, or going for a run - you can earn points through Christ Church Moves!

Once you’ve earned enough points, you can use them to claim incredible prizes, ranging from a hot drink to sweet treats and so much more.

The Canterbury Christ Church Moves app is now available to download for both Android and iPhone.

To start earning points using the new Christ Church Moves app, simply sign-up by searching Moves+ in the app store or google play.

StudyFit is designed to help students who have problems with stress, low self-esteem, anxiety or a low mood, with a positive introduction to being fit and active.

The free introductory 6-week StudyFit programme will provide an extended opportunity for you to develop an active lifestyle that aims to improve your mental wellbeing with help from a dedicated advisor. Find out more.

Working alongside the social enterprise OurParks, we offer lots of live online fitness classes, including pilates, bootcamp, box fit, HIIT, yoga, stretch & flex, ABT, dance and more. Getting started is easy - visit the OurParks website, create an account and choose from dozens of live online classes.

If you don’t already run, now’s your chance to start! Our Couch to 5K programme can help you work towards a new healthier lifestyle by gently increasing your fitness levels over ten weeks, ending with a local 5km event. Programmes run throughout the year and they’re led by experienced run leaders.

Whatever your experience of running, there’s a place for you in the Christ Church Runners group. This friendly group meets weekly to run some of the best 5k routes around the University. Sign-up to join Christ Church Runners.

Sport

Social sport gives you the chance to try new activities and make new friends. All activities are delivered at a beginner level and are perfect if you’re looking to learn something new with a focus on fun. All the equipment is provided so when you’ve found what you want to try, come along and give it a go! Sports include basketball, climbing, badminton, volleyball and more! Our timetable will begin in September 2020. To stay up to date with the latest sessions and dates, follow Christ Church Sport & Active Health on social media.

Our Social Leagues mean you can play semi-competitively with friends, house mates, societies, or even academic course groups. Just get a team together and enter! The leagues will be starting back up from October 2020 and available to join from the Sport & Active Health webpages.

We are committed to supporting student athletes to succeed in both their academic and sporting pursuits, through our Sport Scholarship programme. The University is recognised by Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme as a Dual Career Accredited Site and prides itself on supporting talented sportspeople. Find out more.

My experience with the scholarship programme was very positive. One of the things that helped me the most was the readily available support from the staff at the sports lab with testing which helped me keep track of my progress during training and competition season.

GloriaHuman Biology Graduate and Former Sport Scholar

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