Sports and recreation are an essential part of St. George’s University and campus life. Students take full advantage of the tropical climate, participating in outdoor activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving in their free time. In addition, the Athletics, Sports, and Recreational Department has created a healthy atmosphere for students to exercise their minds and bodies.
Located on the ground floor of the Student Center Building, the air-conditioned SGU Gym is divided into a Weight Room and Cardio Room. The Weight Room has a wide range of free weights and weight machines, while the Cardio Room features spinners, elliptical machines, treadmills, as well as other cardio and audio/visual equipment.
Monday – Friday: 5:00 am – 11:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 7:00 am – 10:00pm
In addition to regular hours, the Gym is open on most public holidays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
The staff at the Gym is assisted by work-study students during the early and late shifts, as well as on weekends. All staff members are easily identified by their SGU Athletic Staff T-shirts if you are in need of assistance.
The Athletics, Sports and Recreational Department Notice Boards at the entrance to the Gym display its rules and guidelines and any other relevant authorized notices and advertisements.
In addition to on-campus gym facilities, students receive a special rate to train at Body Image Health Club, located in Excel Plaza in nearby Grand Anse.
A healthy mind and body is crucial to student success, and students take great advantage of St. George University’s location to exercise, get in shape, and enjoy the environment.
Grenada’s beautiful waters are the perfect setting for a wide range of watersports. Off-hours activities such as swimming, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing are a natural in our Caribbean climate. Many students, in fact, become SCUBA-certified while in Grenada.
In addition, yoga is a popular activity for those looking to take in their surroundings, whether on campus are on the beautiful Grenadian coastline. The island’s lush and mountainous landscape creates the ideal terrain for “hashing,” or a combination of running, orienteering, and socializing.
Student organizations also host an array of friendly competition, ranging from flag football and basketball tournaments to charity road races that wind through campus and around town.
Athletics on campus are an important part of student life. The academic programs are rigorous; the ability to join sports activities is key to a student’s overall wellbeing. The sports programs on campus are organized by the Athletic Facilities Committee (AFC) and are under the direction of George McGuire, Director of Athletics.
The intramural sports program continues to grow and provide numerous athletic opportunities for the SGU community. The University schedules weekly contests over a 10-week span each semester, including in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and flag football. Frisbee, cricket, street hockey, and softball are among the activities held on the field and court adjacent to the gym facilities.
University teams are organized under the mascot, the SGU Knight, and have been competitive in Grenada and in the region. Although there are no official varsity teams, SGU has in the past sponsored teams in inter-island competitions for soccer, cricket, netball, and basketball. These teams are coordinated and organized by interested students, staff, and significant others.
MIND AND BODY
There are numerous ways to work up a sweat, to unwind, to reset, or to otherwise put yourself in the right state of mind to excel in your studies. That can be accomplished individually or through the numerous fitness classes organized in the SGU gym. They range from aerobics and kickboxing to dance, martial arts, and yoga. Many classes are also held outdoors, including on the second floor of Modica Hall, at which you can peer out toward the Caribbean Sea, or on the beach. The playing field on lower campus is outfitted for recreational CrossFit training and jogging/running.