Physical health

It can be hard to stay motivated and maintain your daily physical routine when you can't go to the gym or play team sports.

UQLife is currently rolling out a series of online live classes and videos with our partners across our social media channels to help you keep healthy and active during this period. New videos will be uploaded here as they are made available.

Book a FREE one on one or small group training session with students from HMNS

Book a one on one consult or join a small group training session (max 5 people) with students from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Science studying exercise and sport sciences or clinical exercise physiology.

Receive free tailored fitness advice based on your history and goals. Services are closely supervised by either an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist, creating an environment where students are able to gain their compulsory course practicum. Learn strategies to enhance your physical wellbeing through exercise and behaviour change. *All students and staff wanting to engage in a one on one consultation or join a small group training session must fill in a consent, registration and exercise (APSS) pre-screening form and submit to their exercise consultant prior to their appointment.

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De-stress Video (Low Intensity)

UQ HMNS students deliver a ten minute stretching routine to help you de-stress incorporating Pilate and yoga movements.

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Body Blitz Session (moderate to high intensity)

Join in for an online go bananas body blitz session with HMNS students using fruit as weights! The students will talk you through timing, technique and progression and regression of exercises. This is a moderate to high exercise session.

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Free online fitness classes

Total Body Workout with Toilet Paper

In this 30-min circuit, Elisa will focus on upper and lower body strength and show you how you can incorporate household items like Toilet Paper into your workout.

Elisa's Waterbottle Workout

Today Elisa brings you your daily all body workout with nothing but a waterbottle! Don't be deceived by the lack of weights! It's free and you can play back at any time!

Intense core workout

Start the week with this intense core workout that will really have you seeing results. Elisa is back and she is going to make you work off all that chocolate you've indulged in over the Easter Long Weekend!

Full body workout with a chair

Today Elisa gives you a tough full body workout with nothing but a chair with her high intensity HITT program. There will be 10 exercises in total over 3 rounds with 40 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Grab your towel and prepare to burn!

Workout with Marina

Pilates & Stretch 45minute Workout

Join Marina for a free pilates workout! Working and studying from home can really impact your body if you aren't moving, so join in to learn how to engage your core, stretch those muscles and learn how you keep your body strong and healthy over the next few months.

Workouts with UQ Sport

HIIT Indoor Workout

No gym? No worries!⁠

UQLife has partnered with UQ Sport to bring you workouts you can do at home

You can still be active indoors with this quick and easy HIIT workout. You'll utilise your body weight to get your blood pumping with little to no equipment needed.

Add a quick warm up before you start of high knees, star jumps and a run on the spot for 30 seconds each. Don't forget to clear a reasonable area for your workout - we don't want any table edges or ceiling fans to get in the way of a safe sweat.

Post-workout, re-hydrate with room temperature water and cool down with a nice long stretch!

Swimmers workout at home

For all the avid swimmers out there missing the pool, UQ Sport has got you covered with this short, water-less circuit to do at home.

Equipment-free and utilising your bodyweight, strengthen from the inside out with these key moves.

As always, add a quick warm up before you start of high knees, star jumps and a run on the spot for 30 seconds each. Don't forget to clear a reasonable area for your workout too - we don't want any furniture to get in the way of a safe sweat!⁠

Post-workout, rehydrate with room temperature water and cool down with a nice long stretch!