Physical Activity

Ways to get active at Abertay.


A short walk can go a long way. We should all aim to be active for 2.5 hours each week and walking at a moderate pace is ideal. And there are lots of benefits. Active people live longer and healthier lives. Being active can:

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease by half.
  • Lower the risk of strokes.
  • Reduce the risk of some cancers, particularly colon and breast cancer.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and can help to control diabetes.
  • Improve mood and reduces the risk of depression.
  • Manage weight and reduce blood pressure.
  • Make you more productive at work.

If you need some inspiration on where to walk, we’ve put together a series of short routes all leaving from Abertay:

  1. An easy walk around the city centre – ideal for a short break. 1.165miles. View route on map
  2. A walk to explore the V&A. 1.609 miles. View route on map
  3. A longer walk past Hawkhill, Dundee University and back along the Perth Road. 2.498 miles. View route on map
  4. A hilly walk around Dudhope Park. 1.530 miles View route on map
  5. A short but (very) hilly walk up Constitution Road and down the Hilltown. 1.114 miles. View route on map

Let us know how you get on by sending us a tweet @AbertaySport

Exercise classes

The Abertay gym offers a range of classes as well as high quality exercise equipment.

Classes available include:

Day Time Class Location Price
Monday 12:15pm to 12:45pm Glute Burn Out G11 £2
  5:30pm to 6:30pm Kangoo Jumps G11 £3 for students
  6:45pm to 7:30pm Kangoo Jumps G11 £3 for students
Tuesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm Tae-Bo G11 £2
  6:45pm to 7:30pm Tae-Bo G11 £2
Wednesday 12:15pm to 12:45pm Spinning G11 £2
  5:30pm to 6:30pm Kangoo Jumps G11 £3 for students
Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm Step Aerobics G11 £2
Friday 17:00pm to 18:00pm Pilates G11 £2
Saturday 11:00pm to 12:00pm Tae-Bo G11 £2

See our Gym page for more information.