Wondering how to keep fit and active during your time at KCL? You might already have found a sport or activity that you love with a passion. If so, that’s great! You’ll almost certainly find a club or society where you can get involved at your comfort level. If not, no worries! It’s the perfect opportunity to experiment and find an activity to suit your level and approach and you can even set up your own society if it doesn’t already exist. Read on for a bit of guidance and a few fun challenges to help you get moving at King’s.
Active KCL – Take Advantage!
Check out the wide variety of sports and movement-based activities on offer. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just looking for a way to keep moving with some fun activities in an informal setting, there’s something for everyone at KCL.
You can choose from club sport on the KCL Sport website, the gym, the many KCLSU sports societies and don’t forget Be Active; KCL’s social sport programme. At only £25 for the year (free if you’re in halls) it’s a bargain and has something to bring out the inner active side of even the most reluctant sportspeople among you!
No need to suffer through workouts you don’t enjoy!
The new Active Wellness scheme is also there to support students experiencing mental health difficulties to implement a health and fitness programme to help optimise physical and mental wellbeing.
Keep Active Challenge: London on Foot
Tempting as it may be to jump on the Underground to get around, take advantage of the autumn weather to scope out the local area around your accommodation and campus on foot. Go exploring with some people from your halls or course and identify some nice cafes, pubs or eateries to unwind after lectures. Don’t forget to check if you get a student discount!
Discover some of London’s many parks and green spaces and maybe arrange to walk to campus a couple of days a week (weather permitting!) to kick-start your day with some fresh air and gentle exercise. You could even book a free walking tour with Free Tours by Foot with some new acquaintances and get to know the city and your fellow students at the same time.
Keep Active Challenge: Being Healthy and Active Your Way
Take 10 minutes to peruse the vast array of sports and activities on offer. Find one that suits you, your fitness level and approach to exercise and give it a go!
You might also like to check out our very own Wellbeing Coach Wilna’s blog post about her journey to fitness and marathon running and the benefits it’s brought to her physical and mental health here!