University Sports Center - UniSport
Every semester, the University Sports Center offers an extensive program of activities. Employees of Freie Universität can register for activities at a reduced price. UniSport currently offers over 120 different sports and as many as 800 sessions each semester.
It’s easy to sign up – just complete the online form. Please note that for some courses early booking is recommended as participant numbers are limited.
“Pausenexpress” – The Active Break at Work
“Pausenexpress” is a special program designed for employees at Freie Universität Berlin. Small groups (4–8 people) can book their session for a specific time each week. The instructor will come directly to your workplace with a 15-minute program to help staff get moving, strengthen and tone muscles, stretch out any tension, and relax. The exercises specifically target the shoulder, neck, and back, thus combating typical forms of physical stress associated with office work. The 15-week course, which is intended to help employees stay healthy at work, runs twice a year and is offered by UniSport. You don’t need to change your outfit or buy any special equipment. Just turn up, get active, and forget about work for 15 minutes so that you can return to your desk refreshed and energized.
“Pausenexpress” is supported by Freie Universität’s management and is free of charge when booked through the University Sports Center.
Health for All
As part of its mission to promote health for all, the University Sports Center works in partnership with Freie Universität’s Occupational Health Management to provide courses for gentle physical exercise and relaxation.
These courses are suitable for everyone, but especially staff who are new to exercise or haven’t exercised for a long time, and want to become more active and/or learn new strategies for staying healthy.
You will have to pay a fee to take part in the courses. Legally, however, partial funding may be available for employees of Freie Universität through health insurance companies or employers. If your health insurance company does not reimburse the course fees or only partially reimburses them in spite of proven regular attendance, Freie Universität can cover the costs of up to two courses per year in full or in part upon application.