Sussexsport

Home With US

However you want to keep moving, we're behind you.

We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our virtual fitness programme in 2021, with more live classes, on-demand sessions and expert advice from our fitness team.

Find out how to get involved: from live online classes, to downloadable workouts that fit at a time that suits you - we have lots to offer, including expert advice from our friendly fitness team.

Free online fitness sessions

Online classes will pause for the summer vacation, from the week commencing Monday 19 July. We hope to be back with more online sessions in the 2021-22 academic year.

To take part in our online sessions you will need a University of Sussex, IDS or BSMS email, and you'll need to register and sign-in using the University's Zoom account.

Please read our online Health Commitment Statement for virtual classes before taking part in any of our home workouts, and read the working out at home safely information below and ahead of each session to make sure you feel able to take part.

You can get in touch with us if you have any queries or concerns.

Downloadable workouts whenever you want

We've partnered with Life Fitness, who have provided us with hundreds of online workouts that you can do at a time to suit you.

Workout With Us: advice from our fitness team

Our fitness team have created a series of video tutorials demonstrating different workouts you can do at home, with minimal or no kit. No weights? No worry! Most of our exercises just use your own bodyweight to provide resistance. But if you do need to add some weight to an exercise, you can improvise with household items like food tins and drinks bottles.

Check out our most popular articles online now:

We have lots of fitness advice and tips on our Instagram page too. 

Deskercise: tips for working and studying at home

Many of us are working and studying from home, with limited space that we may be sharing with others. We’re probably using tables and chairs that weren’t designed for long periods of sitting, and this can lead to aches and pains.

To look after yourself, it is crucial to take time away from the screen and perform some simple exercises. 

Take a look at these videos produced by our fitness team for some top tips on how to stay mobile and healthy while working at home: 

Working out at home safely

  • If you're taking part in one of our live classes, please register to allow enough time to read the health and safety disclaimer in your confirmation email and to hear the information at the start of the class
  • You must let us know about any injuries or conditions you have before taking part
  • Make sure you have plenty of room at home to do the session. Ensure you have 2 metres square of space, with suitable lighting and ventilation
  • Keep hydrated whilst taking part
  • By participating in a class you are agreeing to take full responsibility for your health and physical wellbeing, and you are confirming that you have read our Online Health Commitment Statement
  • Consult your doctor before using the Sussexsport online activities and follow their advice
  • Do not take part in our online activities if you have a history of chest pain, knee, ankle, wrist, shoulder, joint, or spinal (back or neck) problems or injuries
  • If at any time you feel you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities, or you feel discomfort, pain, dizziness, or nausea, you should discontinue exercising immediately
  • Taking part in a class is solely at your own risk and you are responsible for any injuries that may occur
  • You are responsible for exercising within your limits and for anyone else taking part with you that hasn’t registered for the class
  • Sussexsport take no responsibility for people that have been forwarded the details of the session, but haven’t officially registered for the class.