Sports Center

A wide variety of sports, extensive accommodation, close to the campus, wide opening hours, and a lot of fun

Staff sports program

The staff sports program offers an excellent opportunity to interact with your colleagues in an entirely different setting. All activities are activities are run under the expert guidance of the coaches and instructors, and are tailored to the wishes and requirements of the participants wherever possible.The times at which each sport is offered are shown in the sports schedule.

Badminton

Certain times are reserved in the sports schedule for staff badminton. There is no need to register - just come along. You can simply play a match unsupervised.


Breathing Excercises

Crossfit

Crossfit is a tough cardio/strength training which will help you to recharge after work. You will clear your mind, relax your body and will be fully recharged and energetic for the rest of the evening! Crossfit is a good way to improve your condition.

Fitness

In response to many requests, we have set aside one hour during the week in which only staff are permitted to use the fitness room. A fitness instructor will be on hand should you need help. He or she will also lead a warming-up at the beginning of the session and a cooling-down at the end.

If you are using the fitness equipment for the first time, you must contact an instructor. He or she will determine whether you can use it safely and responsibly without further guidance.

Look in our sportsschedule for the times.

Health Check

Staff aged 45 and over are invited to take our fitness test. This will give you a good idea of your general health and condition (but is not intended to replace expert medical advice). Click here for further information.

Ice Skating

Free ice skating will also be available with your sports membership. For a complete overview of the free ice skating hours, please see the sports schedule.


Mindfulness





Mix evening Tennis

On Tuesday evening there is the tennis mix-evening for employees. Play tennis with colleagues. Participants register themselves at the caretaker/desk-employee of the Olympia Sports Bar on the outside accommodation of the Sports Center. He or she will collect all the tennisrackets and create different rounds to play. There will be three rounds of each 30 minutes to participate in. It's up to you to decide which round(s) you want to play.

When: Every Tuesday evening starting from the 4th of September 2018.

Time: 17.30h – 18.00h, 18.15h - 18.45h, 19.00h – 19.30h.

Where: Tenniscourts on the outside accommodation of the Sports Center at the Sportweg.

Number: Maximum of 22 employees per round.

Important

  • You have to bring your own tennisracket or you can rent one (1,50 euro) at the caretaker/desk-employee of the outside accommodation. We will provide you with enough tennis balls.
  • A valid sports membership is mandatory to participate.


Personal Training

It is possible for all employees of Tilburg University who have a sports membership to receive physical training under supervision of a personal coach.


You start with a 30-minute (free) personal intake interview with the personal trainer. In this interview, you explain what your reasons are for wanting to start taking personal training sessions and what the goals are that you hope to achieve. On the basis of the goals you specified, the personal trainer draws up a tailor-made training program that he or she advises you to take, and which he or she will supervise during your workout sessions. In these training sessions, the personal trainer is there just for you!


You register for the intake interview via My Sports Account. After the intake interview, the personal trainer will advise you on the subsequent steps to take.

What are the costs involved?

You pay € 150 for 5 training sessions under supervision of the personal trainer. This includes a test at the beginning and a final test.

You pay € 250 for 10 training sessions under supervision of the personal trainer. This includes a test at the beginning and a final test.

More information? Send an email to Tijs du Puy.





Squash

The squash court can be used unsupervised, but you must register/reserve beforehand. See the sports schedule for free times.

Swimming

With a sports membership you can join in the free swimming sessions at the Stappegoor, Reeshof and Drieburcht swimming pools. Note that in this case 'free' swimming does not always refer to recreational swimming, but also to lap swimming. There are set hours for swimming, all of which are shown in the sports schedule.


CANS

CANS is a combination of the tensing and relaxing of the muscles in and around the neck, shoulders, arms and back. This strengthens the back muscles, which enables you to 'release' the shoulders. We also work on the posture, so that you become aware of how you stand and sit. And we work on improving the body's stability and flexibility. This is achieved by doing exercises that involve small movements and repeated sets, thereby providing optimal training for the deeper muscles. The bar, the floor and equipment such as dumbbells and tubes or dyna-bands are used for the exercises.

Look in our sports schedule for the times.

Mix-evening tennis

On Tuesday evening there is the tennis mix-evening for employees. Play tennis with colleagues. Participants register themselves at the caretaker/desk-employee of the Olympia Sports Bar on the outside accommodation of the Sports Center. He or she will collect all the tennisrackets and create different rounds to play. There will be three rounds of each 30 minutes to participate in. It's up to you to decide which round(s) you want to play. So it is possible that you will only play during the last round.

When: Every Tuesday evening starting from the 4th of September 2018.

Time: 17:30 – 18:00h, 18:15 - 18:45h, 19:00 – 19:30h.

Where: Tenniscourts on the outside accommodation of the Sports Center at the Sportweg.

Number: Maximum of 22 employees per round

Important: You register at the caretaker/desk-employee 15 minutes before the start of the round. He or she will make up the groups and will provide you with tennis balls.

Tennis

There are two tennis training groups for staff only: one for beginners and one for intermediate level players. An experienced coach is on hand to offer advice. Registration is not required. Simply come along at the times shown in the sports schedule.



More Information

Tijs du Puy, Personal Trainer