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Sport and exercise

There are many opportunities for students to keep fit or take part in sports. In Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg, the student nations, student associations, local sports clubs and municipal sports facilities offer a range of sports and exercise activities.

Students talking after a spinning class at Gerdahallen
A spinning class at Gerdahallen.

Classes and gyms at Gerdahallen

Gerdahallen is one of the largest sports centres in Northern Europe. As Gerdahallen is a part of Lund University, it offers reduced prices for Lund University students. Gerdahallen is located in Lund.

Gerdahallen website

Gerdahallen offers around 200 different classes each week, including Pilates, yoga, high-intensity training (HIT), BodyPump, spinning, dance, and functional training. Classes run from early morning to evening.

If you prefer to work out in the gym, Gerdahallen has a well-equipped and newly renovated 1450 m2 gym area, which is open 24 hours a day. In the gym you will find both cardio machines, barbells, free weights, exercise machines and some special equipment.

You can also book an appointment with a personal trainer or physiotherapist.

Sports courts and gym at Victoriastadion

Victoriastadion in Lund offers a gym with reduced student rates as well as facilities and courts for tennis, squash, badminton, indoor handball, floorball, football, basketball and volleyball.

Victoriastadion – information on the LUGI Motion website (in Swedish)

Student sports teams

Many of the student nations and other student associations run various sports teams, such as football and volleyball. There are also a number of student sports associations that offer extreme sports, horse riding and fencing, for example. In Helsingborg, the student association Stampus offers volleyball, basketball, football and floorball.

Sports clubs and group exercise

There are several local sports clubs, which are generally organised on a voluntary basis. They are usually not connected to Lund University, with a few exceptions.

Sports clubs in Lund – (in Swedish)

Below is a selection of clubs located in Lund and Malmö with links to their websites or Facebook pages. Please note that some of them only have Swedish content, but that they welcome international student members. 

Free outdoor circuit training group

VästerGympa is a free, social outdoor circuit training group with local Swedes and expats living in Lund. Besides English and Swedish, several other languages are also spoken. No experience is needed. The group meets in front of the small supermarket at Örnvägen 62 in Lund on Tuesday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 and on Wednesday evenings at 19:00. The sports sessions last one hour.

Outdoor activities

All of our campus locations have a number of jogging and cycling tracks, large open spaces and attractive parks where you can walk, run, cycle or just relax. In Malmö and Helsingborg you are also close to the sea. 

Related links

Sport and exercise are sometimes featured in our student blogs and podcast episodes: