You said, we listened! New low-cost gym membership available

Posted by cc576 at Jul 28, 2021 02:13 PM |
Enjoy reduced gold gym memberships for 2021/22.

Getting out and getting active can be a sure-fire way to positively impact your physical and mental health and wellbeing. So, what if we told you that you could do just that at a reduced cost, right on campus? That’s right, following on from your feedback that the cost of sports can be a barrier to participation, and, to help get you involved in sports and activities at Leicester, together with your Students’ Union, the Sports and Active Life team are changing their memberships, which includes reducing the cost of their gold memberships from Wednesday 1 September.

You’ll be able to get your hands on a gold gym membership for £150 for the year 2021/22; down from £230. This includes those who have previously held a Gold Membership in 2020/21.

We spoke to Rhiannon Jenkins and Georgia Henton, your new Students’ Union President and Sports Officer for 2021/22 about their experiences with sports at Leicester and how getting involved helped shape their time at university. Rhiannon commented: “Joining rugby was one of the best decisions I made at university. While I’d always loved the sport, I’d never had the opportunity to play before and Leicester’s women’s team was a great introduction to it.

I made some of my best friends in the club and had great experiences, from scoring a try against DMU to touring in Croatia to weekly socials at the O2. Before I joined, I hadn’t realised how wide the sporting community at Leicester was, but it really turned campus into home, as it connected me to so many people.”

Georgia also had a similar introduction to sports at Leicester. “I only became active in the sporting community at Leicester after joining the cheer club.

It has since been a massive part of my development throughout university and I would definitely credit the club with giving me the confidence to even run for an elected position, let alone feel like I can achieve whilst being a part of the executive team. This community is like nothing else I have ever experienced, and my only regret is not joining sooner!

It has become one of the defining aspects of my life at uni and I hope that this initiative will inspire others to step out of their comfort zones and try something new – you never know where it will take you!”

For those of you who want to get stuck into a Team Leicester sport, you’ll need a sports membership to do so, and what better time than now to take advantage the reduction in price of the gold membership option. As Lewis Jones, Sport Experience Manager within Sports and Active Life commented, “you'll fit right in, whether you’re competing for your country or for your own benefit!”

With access to great facilities, supportive and encouraging staff and the ability to ‘gym and swim’, grab your gold membership from Wednesday 1 September from LE Shop.

Choose a club that right for you and see our full list of clubs at Leicester along with their contact details on the Students' Union website.

To keep up to date on information around sports, check out Sport and Active Life’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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