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.

New Outdoor Exercise, Walks and Classes

With the latest restrictions on outdoor exercise easing, we are excited to offer our outdoor bootcamps at Peffermill. Join the Sport & Exercise team every Monday and Thursday from 6 to 7pm for 5 weeks for a challenging, but fun, outdoor workout. Limited spaces available so book now to secure your space!

Outdoor boot camps

Sport & Exercise are delighted to announce another new block of Group X activity is now live to book featuring bootcamps, tai chi and yoga!  

The block will begin on Monday 12th April and each course will run for 5 weeks, bookable via the below link.  For the online courses attendees will be sent a Zoom link/password by email and bootcamp members will be sent a welcome email beforehand with the relevant information needed. 

Sport & Exercise - additional services

Active Lives will be offering regular weekly walks from central campus and easter bush campus. Keep an eye on our Keep Active page for more info. 


The student team at Edinburgh University Sports Union have created this video for students to support our students in the conversation about mental health. Opening up can help you feel connected, break the stigma, and encourage others to do the same. #LetsTalk

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

Our Sport & Exercise team have created a series of live streamed group exercise classes for students in self-isolation.

ake a look at the weekly schedule

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)