HertSquad Active Students

What is Active Students?

Active Students is so much more than traditional sport. It’s a great way for you to meet new people and experience something for the first time, whilst having fun and staying healthy. All activities are free and you can turn up when you want – no sign up, no commitment, no cost.

So if you want a break from studying, want to see what’s going on around campus or want to meet some new people, then join us at a session.

The scheme is available to all University of Hertfordshire and is totally free!

Just find a session that you would like to take part in and turn up with your Student ID card. Simple.

Please read our Virtual Class Disclaimer before participating in any session. By joining the class your consent will automatically be given.

 

Free Campus Scavenger Hunt

Active Students and the Dean of Students team have been put together a fun Campus Scavenger Hunt for you!

You’ll have to use your knowledge of our campuses to find different letters that are positioned around both campuses! You’ll find these using the clues of the answer sheet!

Once you’ve found all of the letters you’ll have to put them together to spell out a word!

If you complete the Scavenger hunt and submit your answers, you’ll win a prize! Find out more information here.

To start your scavenger hunt visit the Oval Help Desk on College Lane Campus to collect your score sheet. Best of luck!

Live Streamed Classes

If classes in our timetable are listed as ‘Live Stream’, these sessions are completely free for you to join in at Hertfordshire Sports Village. Due to mirrors in Studio 1, you will appear on the camera if you choose to physically attend the class in person. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer before attending the class. The disclaimer can be found here.

Virtual

If classes in our timetable are listed as ‘Virtual’, these sessions are completely free for you to join in from the comfort of your own home.

Memberships

If you have a membership with Herts Sports Village and want to re-start it or if you are interested in taking out a membership  please contact hsv.memberships@herts.ac.uk.

Timetable

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Monday 26 April

Cardio Blitz

9:45 - 10:30
Charlotte (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

A high intensity interval class - perfect for burning calories!

Total Body Strength

10:45 - 11:30
Charlotte (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Push your boundaries with this total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before you start your busy day.

Yoga

12:15 - 13:15
Veronica (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Speedminton

12:15 - 13:15
Oval 3G
College Lane

Speedminton is a fast-paced game that combines the best elements of Tennis, Squash and Badminton with no net and no set playing area, it can be played anywhere, if you can hold a racquet just come along!

DanceFit

17:45 - 18:30
Charnai (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

DanceFit is an aerobic dance-style class with a fusion of all dance types. No experience in dance is required as DanceFit is about having fun whilst dancing and singing along. You will burn calories without even realising.

Cricket

18:00 - 19:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go and enjoy this British sport

Tuesday 27 April

Pilates

9:40 - 10:25
Charlotte (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

Metafit

12:30 - 13:00
Amy (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Metafit is the ultimate heart-healthy exercise and is said to provide better protection against heart attacks compared to other slower, steady aerobic exercises such as jogging that are traditionally done for longer.

Yoga

13:15 - 14:00
Denise
Virtually
Your Home

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Volleyball

16:00 - 17:00
Oval 3G
College Lane

Pop up net, all equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go!

SMASH HiiT

17:00 - 17:30
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes. Will be held in the squash courts when raining.

Body Blitz

17:45 - 18:30
Danny (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

This session targets your whole body, using lots of different muscles to strengthen, shape, and tone your body.

Roller Skating

18:30 - 19:30
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Join us for our most popular session and learn how to roll on round with confidence!

Total Body Strength

18:45 - 19:45
Danny (Beginner/ Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Push your boundaries with this total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before you start your busy day.

Roller Skating

19:30 - 20:30
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Join us for our most popular session and learn how to roll on round with confidence!

Wednesday 28 April

Zumba

8:45 - 9:30
Anne (Beginner / intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Dance to great music and burn loads of calories without even realising. Mixing low and high intensity rhythm moves to Latin infused dance routines. Amazing fun!

This Girl Can - Train at Home

12:30 - 13:15
(Beginner)
Virtually
Your Home

Learn from our experienced & knowledgeable Strength & Conditioning coaches to train at home & help you meet your health, fitness & wellbeing goals. Let our coaches help you with motivation and how to safe and effectively train at home whether you have any equipment or nothing at all. We’ll take you through a session and help you get the most out of it by coaching you through the movements (as best we can over zoom) and providing regressions or progressions as you require. We’ll then provide a link to this programme with YouTube links to the videos for you to access and repeat yourself later in the week.

SMASH Legs, Bums and Tums

13:00 - 13:30
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Hit all the trouble spots in just 30 minutes in this fun, motivational quick workout. Get those legs, bums and tums in shape and achieve the body you’ve always wanted!

Tennis

14:00 - 15:00
Outdoor Tennis Courts
HSV de Havilland

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go

Volleyball

16:00 - 17:00
Oval 3G
College Lane

Pop up net, all equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go!

Total Tone

17:15 - 18:15
Rachel (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Total Tone is designed to tone up the whole body, with separate sets of exercises designed to target the lower body, upper body, and tummy and core area in turn.

Cardio Blitz

18:30 - 19:30
Rachel (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

A high intensity interval class - perfect for burning calories!

Yoga

19:40 - 20:40
Dawn (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Thursday 29 April

Pilates

9:30 - 10:30
Charlotte (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

Learn to Juggle

12:00 - 12:30

It's On Your Feet Britain Day so what better way to get on your feet than with our Learn to juggle session. Jess from Showtime Circus will teach you all the handy tricks to get you juggling away. All you’ll need is 3 balls or even 3 pairs of socks, some space and you’ll soon be juggling away. She may even through in a magic trick or two!!

Pilates

12:10 - 12:55
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

SMASH Abs

12:15 - 12:45
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

Ultimate Frisbee

13:00 - 14:00
Oval 3G
College Lane

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go!

Pilates

17:30 - 18:30
Danny (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

Total Body Strength

18:45 - 19:30
Danny (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Push your boundaries with this total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before you start your busy day.

Netball

19:00 - 20:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Friday 30 April

Zumba

9:00 - 10:00
Anne (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Dance to great music and burn loads of calories without even realising. Mixing low and high intensity rhythm moves to Latin infused dance routines. Amazing fun!

Barre

12:15 - 13:15
Danny (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

This class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises.

Yoga

12:30 - 13:15
Virtually
Your Home

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Basketball

15:00 - 16:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go but you must have your ID card!

Cardio Box

17:30 - 18:15
Celia (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Defend yourself! A fun and intense cardio shadow boxing workout. Jab, cross and hook yourself around a fun, innovative way to train!

Rounders

18:00 - 19:00
Oval 3G
College Lane

Join the Active Students team for a fun and friendly rounders match! Whether you were a rounders fanatic at school or have never picked up a bat before this is an activity for everyone. An Activator will provide all the equipment and teach you how to play, make sure you bring your friends down and join in with the Varsity fun!

Saturday 01 May

Pilates

8:15 - 9:00
Annabel (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

Body Blitz

10:15 - 11:00
Andy (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

This session targets your whole body, using lots of different muscles to strengthen, shape, and tone your body.

Roller Skating

11:00 - 12:30
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Join us for our most popular session and learn how to roll on round with confidence!

SMASH HiiT

11:30 - 12:00
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes. Will be held in the squash courts when raining.

SMASH Abs

12:15 - 12:45
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

Tennis

15:00 - 16:00
Outdoor Tennis Courts
HSV de Havilland

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go

Sunday 02 May

Pilates

8:45 - 9:45
Veronica (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. It brings the mind & body together, focusing on breathing & balance, whilst realigning the body & correcting posture.

Yoga

10:00 - 11:00
Veronica (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

SMASH HiiT

11:15 - 11:45
Gym Team (Beginner / Intermediate)
Virtually
Your Home

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes. Will be held in the squash courts when raining.

Volleyball

14:00 - 15:00
Oval 3G
College Lane

Pop up net, all equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go!

Tennis

17:00 - 18:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

All equipment is provided, drop in anytime and give it a go

Pickleball

17:00 - 18:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Similar to table tennis, it is played on a badminton court with paddles and a light ball with holes in it!

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