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.
FITNESS AND WELLNESS CENTER Located on the first floor of the Andrew J. Belford Centre, SGU’s multi-purpose Fitness & Wellness Center houses weight-training and cardio equipment, space for fitness classes such as spinning and yoga and locker rooms.
Hours: Daily: 5:00 am – 11:30 pm
The facility is open to all current students, staff, and faculty. To enter, gym users must scan their SGU ID to access the facility and keep their ID with them at all times.
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.
Dance (Hip-Hop, Afro-Caribbean, Salsa, Hawaiian)
ON-CAMPUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
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 Fitness and Wellness Center and are under the direction of Mr. David Twum-Barimah, Assistant Dean of Students / Director of the Fitness & Wellness Center and his team. To get in shape, and enjoy the environment, the Fitness & Wellness Center provides weekly contests over a 10-week range span in which students, faculty and staff can participate:
Other Outdoor Activities
Soft ball cricket
Off Campus Outdoor Activities
Student organizations also host an array of friendly competitions, ranging from flag football and basketball tournaments to charity road races that wind through campus and around town.
ORGANIZED SPORTS 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.
SGU: THE WELL PROGRAM
Being healthy and staying well can significantly impact your ability to succeed at St. George’s University. The Well Program, which as program under the Fitness & Wellness Center is a collection of all Health and Wellness activities and resources that St. George’s University has to offer its Community, which includes its Students, their Significant Others, Staff, Faculty and Alumni.
Within this program, you will find a wide range of helpful tools designed to help your Mind, Body and Soul. It is our hope that this program will help you to adopt a healthy and productive lifestyle here at St. George’s University and beyond.