There’s no need to spend money on an expensive gym membership or fancy London yoga glasses. As a King’s student and resident you have access to a wide range of sports and activities run by professionals, and most of them are free! Keeping active helps you stay stress-free and more productive, so it’s the best way to procrastinate this exam period.
BeActive Halls is a social sports programme open to all residents. Run by King’s Sport and KCLSU, the programme has a range of activities including yoga, football, boot camp and more! Each activity is based at a different residence, so you’re bound to find something right on your door step.
As a resident, you also have free access to the regular BeActive timetable, which is open to all King’s students. This programme has just launched a ‘how-to’ timetable, where you can try a sport/activity that you haven’t experienced before.
You can watch a video here and you can find the new spring timetables here.
KCLSU Sports Clubs
KCLSU has over 50 sports clubs to choose from, all at a variety of levels. Whether you consider yourself a pro athlete or you just want to try something new, there’s something for you.
You can find a full list of clubs here.
King’s Sport Gyms
King’s Sport run residence gyms at Great Dover Street and Champion Hill. If you live in these residences you can visit your corresponding gym for free (it’s included in your fees), simply ask at reception.
King’s Health and Fitness centre is run by King’s Spot at Stamford Street, Waterloo. All Stamford Street Apartment residents can attend the gym for free! All other students have access to a very affordable membership.
The gym is fully equipped with cardio equipment and weights, and also has a full range of classes available that are included in your gym membership. Find more information on their website here.
I’m Alyx, the Sports Participation Coordinator at King’s Sport. Working in the Sports Department, everyone always asks me what ‘my sport’ is, but in truth I’m not particularly good at any sports – I just love being active and teaming up with friends.
The majority of my role is coordinating BeActive, which is our Recreational Sport programme and it’s all about giving something a go in a social, non-competitive environment. Usually there is a membership fee, but as a resident in a King’s College London Halls of Residence for 2016/2017 you get free access!
You’ll get exclusive access to the BeActive Halls programme, as well as being able to attend all the sessions included in the standard programme, which is open to all student at King’s. This means you have more than 45 sessions to choose from every week during term time – and all for free! Every session takes place within walking distance of halls of residence, and all students living in halls of residence can attend any session at any of the locations, regardless of experience or how sporty you think you are.
To get involved all you need to do is choose a session from the timetable included in your welcome pack when you move into halls, then show up to the venue with your King’s College London student card. There will be one of my trusty Activators there to welcome you and get you started with the session.
The timetable starts on the Monday 3rd October but you’ll also be able to catch me and the team before then at campus and residences events and at fresher’s fair during Welcome Week. So if you have any questions about BeActive Halls or more generally sport at King’s – be it club sport, King’s Move, facilities – don’t hesitate to ask us!
I’m sure you’ll enjoy your first weeks moving into halls, and I hope to see as many of you as possible down and enjoying a BeActive session in the near future!
Sports Participation Coordinator, King’s Sport.