Get Active Short Courses

ANU Sport runs several Short Courses each semester, including dancing, self-defence and a Women’s Introduction to the Gym course. We also partner with some of our clubs to host their introductory programs - you can learn the beginning of Judo, Kendo and more! Each course differs in length with most courses running for between 5 and 10 weeks during semester-time.

All courses differ in cost, however all registrations for ANU students are subsidised to ensure our programs are accessible to all. Registrations are now open, so check below or follow our Facebook page for all the latest news!

Monday Outdoor Tactical Fitness 

Monday Outdoor Tactical Fitness is a 5-week cardio and strength workout designed to get you out in the fresh air, boosting your fitness this Summer.

This program is designed to cater for all levels, from beginners to experienced fitness gurus and is open to ANU students, staff and the general public.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 7:00am each Monday, starting on the 2nd of March

Where: Willows Oval

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $50 for ANU students, $90 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://monday_outdoor_tactical_2020.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday Outdoor Tactical Fitness 

Tuesday Outdoor Tactical Fitness is a 5-week cardio and strength workout designed to get you out in the fresh air, boosting your fitness this Summer.

This program is designed to cater for all levels, from beginners to experienced fitness gurus and is open to ANU students, staff and the general public.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 5:00pm each Tuesday, starting on the 3rd of March

Where: Willows Oval

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $50 for ANU students, $90 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://tuesday_outdoor_tactical_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Women's Introduction to the Gym 

This 5-week course is open to any self-identifying female wanting to grow their confidence in using the Gym facilities while improving their fitness.

With no prior gym experience or gym membership required, each week you’ll be exploring a new part of our gym or type of training to build your confidence and knowledge on how to train effectively.

During the course our fantastic female trainer will take you through the basics of training your core, cardio and muscular strength using both machine and free weights, the functional training space and cardio equipment.

Each class will be a mix of practical information such as how to use the equipment available, followed by a short, moderate intensity workout in the area you’re exploring.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 4:00pm each Wednesday, with ‘block 1’ starting on the 4th of March

Where: Classes will be held either on Level 3 or in the main Gym. Meet in the ANU Sport foyer at the start of each class

Who: Any self-identifying female

Cost: $60 for ANU students, $100 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://womens_intro_to_the_gym_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Intermediate Running 

A 10-week hybrid running and strength training program aimed at those who already run 5km (even at a slow pace).

The program consists of 2 sessions per week. One running session and one gym session. The gym sessions will include slow-tempo weight training designed to improve your strength, and the running sessions will consist of a mix of interval training and long(er) distance runs.

By the end of the course, the aim is to have all participants running under 26 minutes for a 5km and to help participants crack their first double digit run (10km or longer).

When & Where: Monday running sessions will be 1 hour, starting at 7am, meeting at Willows Oval and Tuesday strength training sessions will be 1 hour, starting at 4pm in the FTS. The course starts on Monday 2nd of March

Who: Those who run between 5 and 25 kms per week

Cost: $200 for ANU students, $250 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://intermediate_running_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Introduction to Strength Training 

This 5-week course is designed to teach complete beginners the fundamentals of strength training. The course is suitable for complete novices, even those who have never stepped inside a gym or touched a barbell before, and you don't need a gym membership to participate.

During this 5-week program you will learn how to squat, press, deadlift, and weighted row with correct technique. The goal for you at the end of this course is that you will be comfortable and confident performing your own strength training in the gym with the correct technique.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 4:30pm each Thursday, with the first ‘block’ starting on the 5th of March

Where: Level 3

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $60 for ANU students, $100 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://intro_to_strength_training_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Introduction to Olympic Lifting 

The Intro to Olympic Weightlifting course is designed to teach the basics of the two Olympic lifts - the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Over the course of 5 weeks you will be taught the technique required to perform the two lifts, and then coached through a program to foster proficiency in the lifts.

This course is aimed at beginners, who have had little to no exposure to Olympic lifting in the past.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 4:30pm each Tuesday, starting on the 3rd of March

Where: Level 3

Who: Anyone with a fair level of experience in strength training or powerlifting who wants to try something new!

Cost: $60 for ANU students, $100 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://intro_to_oly_lifting_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Women's Self Defence 

In this 8-week course delivered by Jasiri Australia in partnership with ANU Sport, participants will learn and practice foundational self-defence techniques such as using your voice, grappling and striking as well as conflict de-escalation, relationship management and communication strategies.

Along with the foundations of physical self-defence, this course will provide you with the basics of empowerment self-defence and improve your fitness. Participants will also engage in a leadership development program focused on preventative mental health, emotional intelligence, leadership and support.

When: Classes will run for 1.5 hours starting at 3:30pm each Saturday, starting on the 14th of March

Where: Dojo

Who: Any self-identifying female

Cost: $100 for ANU students, $120 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://anu_sport_womens_self_defence_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Dancing Through the Ages 

The 10-week Dancing through the Ages course delivered by the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy is ANU Sport's longest running dance class and the best fun you will have in your week!

Keep fit and make friends while learning dances from the Renaissance and Baroque eras through to the time of Jane Austen, Dickens and beyond.

Learn dances in all sorts of formations, rhythms and styles, exploring 500 years of romance & passion!

No partner, previous dance experience or special clothes necessary. Top teacher caters for all levels and makes joining in easy.

When: Classes will run for 2.5 hours starting at 3:00pm each Saturday, starting on the 29th of February

Where: Studio 1

Cost: $120 for ANU students, $160 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://dancing_through_the_ages_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Swing Dancing 

This 4-week Swing Dancing course delivered by Savoy Dance will teach you some introductory moves and techniques that will allow you to build your confidence. After participating in the course you'll have the necessary foundations to start taking weekly classes and the skills to kill it on the dancefloor.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 2:00pm each Monday, starting on the 2nd of March

Where: Studio 1

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $40 for ANU students, $60 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://swing_dancing_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Bollywood Dancing 

This 8-week course delivered by the Canberra School of Bollywood Dancing. CSBD have filled the stages of Australia’s capital with the glitz and glamour of Bollywood for the past 14 years. There is something here for everyone!

Dancing is a universal language and makes us feel great. Embracing the school’s motto, “Dancing is good for your bones - so come dance to the beat of your dreams", the school is determined to introduce as many people as possible to the vibrancy of Bollywood dancing through its rhythmic and catchy music.

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 4:00pm each Friday, starting on the 6th of March

Where: Studio 1

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $100 for ANU students, $120 (plus Eventbrite fees) for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://bollywood_dancing_2020.eventbrite.com.au

Introduction to Kendo 

The ANU Kendo Club Introduction to Kendo program provides foundational training and understanding of Kendo.

Over the 6-week course starting from Tuesday 3 March, participants will be instructed in a group setting by experienced instructors on: the basic principles and techniques of Kendo Care and use of equipment such as shinai (bamboo sword) and bogu (protective gear) Dojo etiquette.

The program is aimed at complete beginners - no experience with kendo or any other martial art is required. As Kendo is a physical activity, participants are assumed to be of average health and fitness.

When: Classes will run for 1.5 hours starting at 7:30pm each Tuesday, starting on the 3rd of March

Where: Studio 1

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $100 for ANU students, $150 for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-kendo-semester-1-2020-tickets-93058655945

Introduction to Judo 

The 5-week beginners’ course will teach the basic principles of Judo and enable you to practice various techniques with confidence.

You will learn how to fall without injury, improve your balance and co-ordination and be able to utilize an opponent's strengths and aggression to your advantage.

The basic techniques of Judo are divided into throwing and grappling techniques. The aim is to throw your opponent to the mat with a throwing technique and when not in a standing position to apply grappling techniques which include immobilizations, strangles and arm locks. In classes, you’ll see how effective Judo techniques are as you develop skills during freestyle practice. Participants are taught how to safeguard themselves from injury and techniques are practiced in a controlled and friendly environment.

When: Classes will run for 1.5 hours starting at 8:00pm each Thursday, starting on the 27th of February

Where: Dojo

Cost: $60 for ANU students, $90 for General Admission

Tickets & more information: www.anujudo.com/BeginnersCourse.html

Introduction to Fencing 

This 8-week course is aimed at training non-fencers in fencing footwork and the core fundamentals of all three weapons.

When: Classes will run for 1.25 hours starting at either 7:15pm or 8:30pm each Tuesday, starting on the 3rd of March

Where: New Hall

Who: Anyone!

Cost: $80 for ANU students, $100 for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://anufencing.club/beginners

Introduction to Taekwon-do 

If you are interested in Taekwon-do then we have just the thing for you!

We're running a 5-week introductory course which will give you a taste test of the basic techniques (punches, kicks and blocks), mitt and bag work, patterns, partner training, sparring and practical self-defence.

Our intro course is taught in a friendly, non-competitive environment perfect for people with little to no martial arts experience. It's a great opportunity for you to try out Taekwon-do without locking yourself in to any membership fees. Bring a friend or come alone to meet some new people, learn some valuable skills and have a great time doing it!

When: Classes will run for 1 hour starting at 6:00pm each Tuesday, starting on the 3rd of March

Where: Dojo

Cost: $50 for ANU students, $80 for General Admission

Tickets & more information: https://precisiontkd.com.au/beginners-courses/