Strathclyde Sport ExHALE

ExHALE stands for Exercise for Health, Achievement, Lifestyle and Energy. It is a support service with valuable online resources open to all members of the University community and beyond, to encourage and provide advice on activity, healthy habits and improved wellbeing.

Exercise and activity means many different things to different people, but the most important thing to remember is that any form of activity can do you good.

ExHALE is a support platform that aims to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, so we have the following suggestions for possible types of activity that you may wish to take part in. 

Getting started

Starting to be active can be a bit daunting, so here are some resources that can support you to get started.

There are many different routes into activity and support on offer to you. 

You may find the goal setting sheets helpful to focus on what you want to achieve, why you're doing it, and help break it down into short and longer term goals to support your wellbeing. 

All members of Strathclyde Sport, and University of Strathclyde staff & students who are non-members, are eligible for a free fitness consultation.

General tip sheets on starting activity:



Walking is a great way to stay active. It has so many health benefits and gets you moving around. 

Every month ExHALE provides a Walk of the month, as well as archiving the previous routes for you to access anytime. The Spring and Autumn Step Count Challenges are great for motivation. 

Please visit the links and resources below for more information on how you can get involved:


Swimming has great health benefits. We have some beginner's and immediate swimming plansmyou can try out. Also have a look at the quiet times in the pool, as well as activities we offer such as AquaFit and swimming lessons. Don't worry if you don't have any accessories or are unsure of the pool clothing etiquette, all information on the above and more can be found at the links below: 








Active classes

At ExHALE we enjoy helping to keep you active, so why not come and visit us and try out some of our Active classes? They are designed for those just starting activity or returning from injury. If you can't make it to Strathclyde Sport, you can try out some of our free online classes at home. Links below:





What Makes You Move

What Makes You Move is an initiative to bring a sense of community and to help inspire people within Strathclyde University. 

Once a month, we will post a short video from a staff or student member of the University telling us what inspires them and what keeps them motivated to stay active.

Our sixth video is from the University Chaplain, Rev. Meg Masson, and can be found on our social media channels. 

If you would like to take part and inspire other Strathclyders to get active, email:






Contact us

David Gibson (Acting Active Lifestyle Officer)
160 Cathedral St. Glasgow, G4 0RF 
+44 (0)141 548 2446

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All feedback is welcome; fill in the ExHALE feedback survey to give us your thoughts and suggestions.


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