UofG Sport classes see significant growth

Published: 3 November 2017

Attendances at UofG Sport Group Exercise Classes grow to 75,247 in 2016-17.

The Group Exercise Classes programme at UofG Sport saw significant growth in the 2016-2017 academic year, with a tremendous 75,247 attendances. This represents a 21% increase from the previous year and shows that students, staff and community members are enjoying the benefits of regular physical activity, writes Keith Joss, Head of Service Development, UofG Sport.

At the start of the 2016-2017 academic year the Group Exercise Class programme was refreshed with new classes such as ‘Beats’, ‘Roar!’, ‘Flow’ and ‘FortyFive’ joining ever popular sessions like ‘Super Circuits’ to provide a wide range of experiences to appeal to the widest possible audience. The Revolve Indoor Cycling Studio, a state of the art indoor cycling experience also opened at the Stevenson Building. It proved to be a major success, as did an expansion of the programme at Garscube Sports Complex that saw almost 10,000 attendances at classes held there.

In the same period, the number of workouts on the cardiovascular fitness machines in Pulse also increased from 180,332 to 198,336. Users covered a staggering distance on 521,374.38 miles during these workouts.

University Sport Director Euan Smith commented, “These are excellent usage statistics and demonstrate the value of expanding the Group Exercise Class programme at the Stevenson Building and Garscube Sports Complex. It’s really heartening to see that people are enjoying the wide range of classes that we offer, and that they are recognising the physical and mental benefits that exercise brings.”

Our Get Active Memberships are bursting with activity and include something for everyone. The 2017-2018 Group Exercise programme is now running, offering 80 classes per week and now including all indoor cycling classes in Revolve.

For more details pop into Reception at the Stevenson Building or Garscube Sports Complex, or visit glasgow.ac.uk/sport.

First published: 3 November 2017