Sports & Recreation
Worried that you will miss playing your favorite sports while you are in Grenada? Or that you won’t be able to exercise, like you do at home? The Athletic, Sports, and Recreational Department at St. George’s University has plenty of activities for you. Whether you are looking to play a sport like basketball, need to relax after classes with a little yoga, or just need your cardio at the gym, SGU has you covered.
- Street Hockey
- Softball and cricket tournaments (in the process of developing)
We also support several SGU Rep teams that participate in community-based competitions such as cricket, soccer, netball, and basketball. For those with less competitive interests, there are a plethora of regular pick-up events that take place on the athletic field and court facilities.
In addition to the aforementioned core activities, the campus supports:
- Aerobics classes
- Martial arts
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Weight room and a small cardio center
- Scuba diving
- Cross country running
The 17,000 square-foot Student Center houses a cafeteria and food court, offices for student organizations, a fitness center, and a branch of the local bank. A picturesque open-air veranda extends from the cafeteria and overlooks the SGU campus and a variety of athletic fields used by the students—making it an ideal place to enjoy a meal!
The gym is a popular destination for students at SGU. It is conveniently located in the Student Center near the food court and bank. The area is stocked with free weights and a selection of Hammer Strength cable selector machines, and everything a well-balanced strength program requires. In addition to the strength equipment, there is an Aerobics Center with a growing selection of cardio equipment, such as ellipticals, rowers, life cycles, and a recumbent cycle.
There are numerous fitness classes organized in the aerobics center including step aerobics, kickboxing, dance, martial arts, and yoga.
If you wish to take part or organize a new event, the Athletics, Sports, and Recreation Department staff are more than willing to try to accommodate you and your interests.
Fitness Center Rules
- Faculty, students, and staff should consult with a physician before engaging in any strenuous exercise.
- It is prudent to exercise with a partner in order to reduce your risk of injury. Ensure that you are well hydrated before using gym equipment.
- University ID must be worn by everyone using the Student Center.
- You must know how to operate the equipment before you use it. Due to the risk of injury with using mechanical equipment with which you are not familiar, please read all instructions or ask a staff member for assistance before using.
- No children under the age of 10 are permitted in the fitness area.
- No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use the gym equipment at any time.
- If any equipment seems to be malfunctioning it should be reported immediately to a Security Guard or the Security Department.
- Do not use equipment if labeled out of order.
- Use of gym equipment is restricted to the University community, which includes University faculty, students, and staff; absolutely no guests are allowed to use the equipment.
- Gym hours are restricted from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM only. Using equipment after hours may result in your being ticketed.
- Proper attire (sneakers, shorts, shirt, jogging suit) is required. Shirts must be worn by all members at all times.
- All weights and plates must be returned to the rack after use.
- No free weights are allowed off mats.
- No food or drinks (other than water) are allowed. No glass containers are permitted in this area.
Due to high demand, the weight room and cardio center on campus are heavily trafficked during peak times. As a result, some students may choose to join one of the two well-equipped private gyms nearby.