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I’m not sure about you, but I found myself towards to the end of last trimester stuck in a bit of a rut. The majority of my days were spent working, studying at university, and subsequently lying in bed watching Netflix. Exercise and partaking in activities outside lectures was pretty much a non-occurrence. This trimester I have made it my goal to get involved in more activities that will help keep both my physical and mental health in order, which is essential when studying. But what fun activities are there during the winter months when all you want to do is sip on hot cocoa in bed? 

I recently started swimming at Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre, just a couple of minutes from Courtenay Place. It’s a great way to exercise, feel refreshed, and keep warm in winter. You can get a week’s free trial to use the gym and pool, and afterwards you can buy a 10 session card for only $54 (pool only)!

My next recommendation would be to get seven of your (most reliable) mates together and enter a team in the netball league at VUW Rec Centre. The weekly games are only 30 minutes long so you can quickly get back to studying (or Netflix), and it’s a bit of a laugh. Sign up during the first week of term as spaces fill up fast. 

Finally, I would recommend getting together with a friend for weekly runs or walks along the waterfront. It’s surprisingly refreshing and the view of Wellington’s waterfront at night is priceless. To ensure you actually go weekly, I’d encourage you to sign up for the Pencarrow Lighthouse runs (marathon, half marathon, or 10km) which are super affordable, and you get a medal!

However, if none of those things stand out to you, go along to Clubs Week this week from Monday–Wednesday. More than 100 clubs ranging from politics and tramping to art and culture are there waiting for you to sign up and give something new a go.

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