As I sport enthusiast I have always seen the benefits of sport and exercise. But my experience attending an active students sessions level took this to another level!
With so many sessions happening straight off the bat from freshers’ week, I was spoiled with options where to start on the first day of university. Noticing my interest in what was going on from the side-line of the 3G pitch at College Lane Campus, the active student staff made sure I got involved. A quick scan of my University ID, and before I left I was slowly getting the hang of throwing and receiving Frisbee discs. A completely new experience. The beginning of my journey with Ultimate Frisbee.
Each session was different from the next. Loads of students joined weekly sessions, from training at De Havilland 3G pitches with the team I soon became a familiar face, and friendships which stood the time of freshers’ week were formed. Plus coming off an injury to my MCL, Ultimate offered the right balance between speed, and agility and endurance conditioning for main sport, Rugby. An inexpensive alternative to joining the gym at Herts Sports Village.
As my injury improved, and I got stronger, I switched my attention to my next challenge. Outdoor Bootcamp. Outdoor resistance training with a military style twist really put me through my passes. Having genuine camaraderie with other students in the session made finishing those last barrel runs a little easier; and much more exciting. Active students was fun when finding things to do between lectures on campus.
As expected, I went on to try other sessions over the course of the year as my injury improved, such as Basketball, Soccer Saturdays, X-Fitness, Roller Skating and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Funny enough, with new sessions such as handball, my active students journey has just started.