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Sweat and Study: Balancing Fitness in Student Life

With lectures every day, social events, and day-to-day tasks getting in the way, prioritising your well-being can often be left on the back burner as a student. While studying is essential to your success, looking after your body is too! Exercise releases positive endorphins that counteract stress and anxiety, helping you approach your studies with a clearer and more focused mind. So, let’s delve deeper into the benefits of student fitness and explore how to start a routine that fits your lifestyle.


Our Guide to Student Fitness

Create a Realistic Schedule

Time management is key! Allocate specific time slots in your schedule for both studying and working out. Stick to your schedule and treat your well-being with the same level of importance as cramming for those exams.

Join Group Activities

Exercise doesn’t have to be lonely. Consider joining group fitness classes or sports clubs on campus to not only stay active but also meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for a healthy lifestyle. Both Leicester and De Montfort have a wide range of sports societies that will leave you spoilt for choice.

Invest in Comfortable Workout Gear

Treating yourself to some stylish and comfortable gym wear is a great motivator to encourage yourself to exercise. Wearing something you feel good in is a great confidence booster, too, so that you can perform to the best of your abilities!

Online Fitness Classes

If you’re not quite ready to join a gym or fitness club, there are thousands of workout routine videos online that you can follow at home. From yoga to HIIT cardio training, there are so many guides that don’t need any expensive or bulky equipment. Our spacious premium studios have plenty of space for you to build up your fitness confidence.

Get Outdoors

There’s no better advice than to get out and take in some fresh air! Leicester has a great selection of parks to choose from that are perfect for a relaxed walk or a more energetic jog. You can find Victoria Park and Nelson Mandela Park right near the University of Leicester, and Abbey Park close to the city centre.

Explore the Gyms in Leicester

Leicester is home to a vibrant fitness community. We’ve curated a list of the city’s most popular gyms to help you stay active and engaged:

PureGym Leicester

For those who prefer a variety of workout options, PureGym Leicester offers an extensive range of classes and equipment. Just next door to our accommodation, the ease of getting to this gym makes it an ideal location for a quick workout, and there’s a women-only exercise area. From cardio to strength training, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic fitness hub. They have special low rates for students, and the gym is open 24 hours a day.

The Gym Group

Located conveniently near the city centre, The Gym Group provides a welcoming environment for all fitness levels. With state-of-the-art equipment and flexible opening hours, it’s the perfect spot to break a sweat. They offer a student saver membership deal, including access to two gyms so you can train when you visit home too.

Everlast Gym

A short 6-minute walk away on Gallowtree Gate, Everlast Gym in Leicester also has an offer exclusive to students, granting you 20% off of your membership. They offer a range of classes, from HIIT to Zumba. Their Leicester gym includes a women-only area, too.

Stay in the centre of Leicester’s Fitness Hub

Looking for accommodation right in the heart of the active city centre? St George’s is in a prime location with 4 gyms within five minutes walking distance and others only ten minutes away, offering a huge selection to choose from. With all these fitness choices as a student, you are bound to find an exercise space with the right atmosphere, facilities and classes for your needs.

Our luxury studios are the perfect place to unwind after a gym sesh allowing you to relax in your own personal space away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With our cosy bedroom spaces for you to rest up, and your own modern kitchen area to meal prep, you can put your wellness first while studying for your degree.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our helpful team to learn more about our accommodation – our staff are always on hand to answer your questions.

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