Sport and exercise

Physical exercise is also great for mental wellbeing. The University's Sport and Exercise team have made a number of online classes and tutorials available to help.


The University’s Sport and Exercise facilities include:

  • world-class gyms
  • a 25m swimming pool
  • a climbing wall
  • indoor and outdoor sport pitches
  • a medical clinic

Sport and Exercise facilities


Keep active

View our online resources to help keep you active and boost your mood. 

Keep Active

Exercise classes

Pleasance Gym run classes, workshops and courses on a range of activities from yoga to self-defence.

 Pleasance Gym classes, workshop and courses

Sports clubs

The University Sports Union has more than 60 sports clubs you can join.

Edinburgh University Sports Union website

Taster sessions

During revision and exams, the Sports Union offers one-off taster events to help manage stress.

Stressbuster events (Sports Union)

Support for Physical Activity (SPA) Programme

The SPA programme offers a personalised way to increase the amount of physical activity in your schedule.

Support for Physical Activity Programme