Good Afternoon readers!
This is another post for incoming readers – today I’m going to go over some of the amazing resources York offers for getting active. Don’t forget that getting active isn’t only good for your physical health – it is also great for your mental and even emotional health and the benefits often carry over into positive effects towards your academics as well! Now some of us prefer sports as a way of getting active, others prefer going to the gym – I’m going to try to highlight a variety of resources so that there will be something for everyone 🙂
One of the primary ways that students get active is by working out at the gym. Some of the gyms at York include:
Tait McKenzie (the main gym)
Toronto Track & Field Centre (has a track and some workout equipment)
Dynamacs (located in McLaughlin College but all students can use)
Glendon Athletic Club (located at Glendon, but all students can use)
For those that prefer to workout with a group or have instruction, fitness programs are the perfect option for you! Most of these have reduced pricing for York students although the drop in courses and running programs are completely free 🙂 Note: This only covers Keele programs, not any offered at Glendon.
Yoga & Pilates (Power Yoga, Core Yoga, Yogalates, All Levels)
Cycling (Group Cycling, Spin Fit)
Aquatics (Swimming Lessons, Waterpolo)
Fitness and Wellness (Drop in Classes that are FREE for members – Boot Camp, Flex, H.I.I.T., Cardio Step, Bosu, Cross Circuit)
Racquet Sports (Tennis, Squash)
Professional,or otherwise talented student-athletes might be interested in any number of the athletics that York offers. To find out if you are eligible, first click here and then here for start dates and tryouts. Varsity sports include:
Cross Country (Women’s and Men’s)
Field Hockey (Women’s)
Tennis (Men’s and Women’s)
Track & Field (Women’s and Men’s)
Wrestling (Women’s and Men’s)
Intramurals are for athletes that just want to have fun. Read more here about how to get involved. You can also click ‘Intramurals’ on this page to get more in-depth information for each sport listed below:
Basketball, Cricket, European Handball, Flag Football, Futsal, Ice Hockey, 3-on-3 Ice Hockey, Innertube Basketball, Innertube Water Polo, Outdoor Soccer
Basketball, Broomball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Rugby (touch), Slo-pitch, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate
Badminton, 3-on-3 Basketball, Dodgeball
Other Special Events
Ball Hockey, Bowling, Cross Country (Terry Fox Run), Futsal, Dodgeball (Rage), Volleyball 4s Rage), Swimming
For those of you that want to get active but just for fun with no pressure – check these out!
Ball Hockey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Tennis – email@example.com
For those that want to get active but don’t mind some extra competition – check out below! These clubs can be found in more detail at the YorkULions.ca website under ‘Athletics’ to the right under ‘Competitive Clubs’.
Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Cheerleading, Dance, Dragon Boat, Equestrian, Fastball, Fencing, Hip Hop, Kendo, Lacrosse (W), Quidditch (yup, you read that right), Rowing, Rugby (M), Swimming, Tae Kwon-Do, Ultimate Frisbee, and Water Polo.
This last section shares the last activities I could think of.
Swimming – at Tait McKenzie
Lane Swim, Recreation (open swim), Women’s only – schedule here.
Skating – at Canlan Ice Sports
Public Skate, 2 Hour Shinny, Stick & Puck, Midnight Shinny – schedule here.
And don’t forget that in nice weather, nothing beats a walk around campus or even on the trails just off of campus. You can always find a space to meditate or play a casual game with your friends 🙂
If you want to get a sneak peak of our beautiful campus or any of our facilities, be sure to check out York’s Open House this weekend! You do NOT want to miss out. Click here for more information!
Well that’s all for this post – where you surprised by any options? Which do you think you will try? Comment below!