Sport is a part of everyone’s life. Whether you’re a professional athlete, go to the gym, or just support a team, we all enjoy sport in one way or another.
This is one of the reasons why Leeds Met is such a popular choice on all those tedious UCAS applications. Carnegie, up at Headingley Campus, boasts some of the best facilities in the UK.
If you fancy a run on the track, want to pump some iron in the gym or are in the mood for a swim in the pool, you can take your pick up at Carnegie.
However, the facilities aren’t the only things on offer. There are over forty sports classes on throughout the week. Whether it be shaking your bum at zumba or breaking a serious sweat at body combat, there’s bound to be something that floats your boat. Don’t worry about cooking student-style (also known as ordering a greasy takeaway), or knocking back a few too many beers, you can redeem yourself and get in shape anytime.
Then of course, there are the sports societies. We now have forty-five sports clubs sitting within the Athletic Union. As you’d expect, you can try your hand at basketball, football, rugby, cricket, tennis, and pretty much all the other well known sports. But what makes Leeds Met great is its diversity.
Equestrian, kayaking, tchoukball and fencing are just of few of the less mainstream – but still highly subscribed – societies that students enjoy. One of the quirkier activities to try is ultimate frisbee!
Aside from the obvious benefit of keeping fit, getting involved with a society is one of the best ways to meet new people at uni. Ed Gower, part of the Lacrosse team, said:
“Playing sport at Leeds Met has helped me to meet and become friends with a whole range of other students I would not have met otherwise.”
Finally, because all of the above are aimed at us students, the price isn’t going to eat up all of that delicious student loan, like most gyms would.
With all of these facilities, classes and societies to get stuck in to, putting off uni work has never looked such a healthy option!
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