By Mbali Sibisi
Welcome back to the second semester!
Its O-Term and there will be people, parties and new memories running, alongside late night with assignments and essays. There will be old faces and new struggles. So in between all this, who has the time or money to hit the gym?
Staying fit in Grahamstown can be a struggle, especially on a student budget. However there are many ways that you can stay fit in this small town without blowing a hole in your wallet.
If you’re an athletic person, Rhodes has a multitude of sports on offer. The University provides students with various sports to choose from, including football, tennis, squash, surfing, field hockey, under water hockey, netball even dance!
If you’re in a more outdoorsy mood, jogging or walking is a popular way to catch up or just enjoy some focused alone time. This could be extended to just getting around campus or town on foot.
There are also group run fitness activities on campus. Visit the Rhodes Athletics track or the Steve Biko lawns to find out more. The campus grounds, a public area, are always open and they have ample space for healthy physical activities. Most res grounds offer spaces to students who.
To stay fit in Grahamstown you don’t need that seemingly exclusive gym membership. The campus has many other facilities that students can use to exercise on. The university also provides its students with sports clubs that they can join.
There is always time to keep fit. It just takes one hour a week to begin with, but Activate invites you to walk into second semester with a positive outlook towards time management and health.
Prioritize yourself. Live healthier.