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Be Active

Be Active offers something for everyone, whether you're a beginner, want to get back into sport you love without the commitment, or just want to stay active, there's something for you.

Fun, Social and Inclusive. All kit provided.

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What is Be Active?

Be Active is a free University of Southampton scheme that offers a great way to get involved with fun sessions that focus on making sport sociable, inclusive and enjoyable with no weekly commitment. Each session has a student ambassador there to welcome you, answer any questions and help you get involved. The sessions are mixed abilities, everyone is welcome, first -timers to seasoned pros.  

A great way to try something different and meet new people whilst getting active! 

 

What’s available for me?

You can participate in any Be Active session or event if you are a UoS student.

All equipment is provided for you, so you don't have to buy anything. There's no requirement to join a club or have a membership.

Here are some of the regular sessions:

Day & Time Activities
Monday 
13:00-13:30
Couch to 5k (coached). Meet outside Jubilee Sports Centre
Tuesday
13:00-14:00
Social badminton (Just Play). Jubilee Sports Centre. Mixed abilities.
Tuesday
14:00-15:00
Social Badminton (Just Play). Advanced.
Wednesday
15:30-16:00
Couch to 5k (Coached). Meet outside Jubilee Sports Centre.
Wednesday
13:45-14:30
Yoga (Coached). Winchester School of Arts, Westside Lecture Theatre.
Wednesday
11:00-13:00
Social Beginners Tennis (Coached). Avenue Campus. Mixed abilities.
Wednesday
19:00-20:00
Social 5 a side indoor football (Just Play). Team Southampton Sports Hall. Mixed abilities.
Thursday
16:00-17:00
Social Badminton (Just Play). Jubilee Sports Centre. Mixed abilities.

Friday

12:00-12:30

Couch to 5k (Coached). Meet outside Jubilee Sports Centre.

Friday
13:20-13:50

Social Squash (Just Play). SUSU building Squash Courts. Mixed abilities.

 

Contact us 

If you have any questions then contact Gabe: Beactive@soton.ac.uk

Click here for the Playwaze app which you need to book.

 

Work for Be Active (paid opportunities)

You can become a student ambassador and work with Be Active and the Student Communities. Apply to be a paid student ambassador

 

 

 

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Some people asked before, "How does surfing go online? It's amazing hahaha."

In fact, "Be Active" activities such as "virtual tennis, virtual table tennis, and virtual boxing" are the same principle. The fundamental purpose is to let everyone participate and exercise.

Surfing is a combination of dynamic and static sports. For example, standing on one foot, changing the movement of the other foot on the mat, simulating surfing, is a test of balance ability, and can also allow the body to fully stretch.

The action of sticking to the yoga mat is imitating surfing on the surfboard. This action can exercise the back muscles and relieve neuromuscular tension.

Regular exercises of similar movements can stretch the sedentary body, eliminate mental fatigue, and improve study and work efficiency. It's fun and We hope you can try out this new course!

之前就有同学问:“冲浪怎么在网上进行,感觉很神奇哈哈哈”

其实与“虚拟网球、虚拟乒乓球、虚拟拳击”等“Be Active”活动是一个原理,或许都是无实物进行训练,根本目的还是让大家参与进来,活动筋骨。

这是一项静中有动、动中有静的练习方式。比如单脚站立,另一只脚在垫子上变化动作,模拟冲浪,非常考验平衡能力,也能让身体充分地舒展和得到拉伸。

而紧贴着瑜伽垫的动作,是在模仿趴着冲浪,这个动作能够很好地锻炼到背部肌肉,缓解神经肌肉紧张。

经常进行类似动作的练习,让久坐的身体得到舒展,消除脑力疲劳,提高学习和工作效率。感觉很有趣,希望大家能来试试这个新课程!

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