…excercise your body instead.
You know what’s one of the greatest things about Imperial? Its Ethos. No, I don’t mean the spirit (although that’s not too bad either). I mean Ethos, the sports centre. Most of the current students students will probably know most of this stuff already, but let’s write something useful for prospective students this time.
What can be more relaxing than spending your lunch break in a gym, doing some weight training, and then relaxing in a spa pool or a sauna? That is how many of my days look like. Ethos is one of the things that everyone loves, and the fact that it’s free (at least the gym and swimming pool) is just extraordinary. I believe that Imperial is the only uni in the country that provides its students with a free sports centre and, since it was built only a few years ago, it’s also apparently one of the best equipped ones. In his recent interview in Felix, the Rector announced that it will remain free next year.
Considering its price (or the lack of it, for that matter), you could think that Ethos is packed for most of the time. Wrong! I’ve been to both the gym and the swimming pool, and there was never a time at which I found no available swimming lanes, space in the spa pool or free weights. Sure, some times like Wednesday afternoon are more busy than others, but it is not bad at all. I guess Imperial students have other exciting things to do - most likely playing World of Warcraft or other MMORPGs.
I know the whole post sounds like an advertisement, but it actually is. If you are a prospective student and you are in doubt about choosing your future university, then you have an answer – go to Imperial for the free gym, and make sure you make good use of it.