Come and Try - Free Group Fitness Classes

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Being on a student budget is something many of us are familiar with. We also recognise how important movement is for your health and wellbeing.

This free program is intended for University of Adelaide students who have limited or no experience in group fitness classes. You can attend as many sessions as you like over the 8-week period and stay afterwards for a free coffee with your new classmates. 

"Come and Try" Pilates, Boxing, Yoga, Zumba, Weights and more in this 8-week drop-in program designed to help you improve your health and wellbeing, make new friends and get active. 

When: classes are generally scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at varying times throughout July and August.

Where: they will all be held at the Fitness Hub on North Terrace. Keep an eye out for our Student Wellbeing staff member who will help guide you to the right location. 

All sessions are absolutely FREE! If you are interested, once the session finishes, we will meet downstairs at Uni bar to mingle and enjoy a free coffee or tea. 

You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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FAQs

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below, and if your question has not been answered, email studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Schedule of Classes

    Day

    Time

    Activity

    Location

    Tuesday 30th July

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Yoga

    George Murray, Union House

    Wednesday 31st July

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Pilates

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 6th August

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Zumba

    George Murray, Union House

    Wednesday 7th August

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Pilates

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 13th August

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Karate/Indian dancing

    Unconfirmed

    Wednesday 14th August

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Yoga

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 20th August

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Boxing

    Fitness Hub

    Wednesday 21st August

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Pilates

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 27th August

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Intro to weights

    Fitness Hub

    Wednesday 28th August

    12:00-1:00pm

    Zumba 

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 3rd September

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    High Intensity Interval Training

    Fitness Hub

    Wednesday 4th September

    12:00pm-1:00pm

    Yoga

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 10th September

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Karate/Indian Dancing

    Unconfirmed

    Wednesday 11th September

    3:30 – 4:30pm

    Pilates

    George Murray, Union House

    Tuesday 17th September

    12:00-1:00pm

    Zumba

    George Murray, Union House

    Wednesday 18th September

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    High Intensity Interval Training

    Fitness Hub

  • Is there any cost for this program? How many classes can I attend?

    No, participating in this program is totally free. You can attend one class, two, or ten! Come and try as many sessions as you'd like. After attending each session, you are eligible for a free hot drink.

  • I have never tried pilates/boxing/zumba - are these sessions appropriate for me to attend?

    Absolutely. This program is aimed at students who have little to no experience with group fitness. Trying new forms of movement can be intimidating, and this program is designed to be a safe, fun and judgement free way for students to gain confidence with group fitness. 

  • What do I wear? Do I need to bring anything?

    The priority when choosing what to wear is making sure you feel comfortable and confident - ideally clothing that does not restrict your movement or distract you so you can focus on the class. We don't expect anyone to buy new gym clothes or be wearing the latest matching sets - this is a program aimed at beginners. The only rule is that you are comfortable!

    If you have long hair, tie it back in a bun or ponytail so it does not get in the way. We suggest minimising jewellery so it does not get caught on anything. 

    On the day, all you need to bring is yourself, a water bottle and a gym/sweat towel. 
    We recommend the towel because movement can get sweaty. Having something to dry off or wipe sweat off your face can be beneficial. 
    A water bottle is always a good idea, because it's important to stay hydrated. If you forget either of these things, don't fret! You can still attend the class. 

     

  • Where are the classes held?

    All classes are held in the Union Building, at the North Terrace Campus. They will either be at the new Fitness Hub, on level 4 or level 1 of the George Murry building. Keep an eye out for 'schedule of classes' on this page which lists the exact locations for each class. 

  • Why are classes mainly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?

    This program was informed by the views and preferences of current University of Adelaide students. We asked students when they were most likely to attend classes, what kind of incentives they would like to see and what forms of movement they were most interested in. The feedback we received indicated that Tuesdays and Wednesdays at lunch, and in the afternoon were most preferred. 

  • How do I get my free coffee or hot drink?

    We know that social networks can help support student to exercise. That's why we are providing a free coffee or hot drink to participants at the end of each session. Come and debrief after your sweat session at the Unibar, where you can get a free tea or coffee with your new mates.