VU Fit at Work


VU Fit at Work is the free exercise / sports program for employees of the VU University. This program is made possible by the Executive Board, the local trade unions and the Works Council and is organized by the VU sports center. A huge success for over 10 years! With this sports subscription you can participate unlimited in fitness, aerobic classes and training.

As an employee of the VU you can use this free sports program. Register at the desk of one of the VU Sports Center locations. Bring proof of identity and a VU pay slip or contract. Two things are important here:

ACTA and VUmc employees cannot claim the free VU Fit at work program. This is because these organizations do not contribute to the VU employment conditions money. They can participate in the sports program at an employee rate.

PhD students and post-docs who work at the VU on the basis of a grant, or who are paid through another institution, cannot claim the VU Fit at work program. They can participate in the sports program at a student rate.


You can go to two locations, Uilenstede and the VU Campus, for fitness. With the VU Fit at Work program you can practice the following sports:

badminton, recreational basketball, BBBB, bodyshape, boxing, broga, capoeira, raynetics, intensity, kickboxing, krav maga, running training, pole dancing, pilates, pump, fencing, spin & shape, spinning, step / BBBB, total workout, volleyball training, cycling, kung fu / wushu, xcore, yoga, bag training, zumba and of course unlimited fitness including training schedule (to be renewed every 3 months).

In addition, there is a special offer for VU employees:


In a team of four employees, you will learn the basics of rowing in seven training courses. The training is provided by R.S.V.U. Okeanos. The training time and day are determined in consultation. You can also determine the frequency of the training sessions yourself; from twice a week to once a month. Preferably register with four people. For more information and registration:


Go outside to breathe in fresh air, train leg muscles, enjoy the surroundings and learn how to “run” safely and efficiently on a racing bike. In a word: cycling. In the surprisingly green hinterland of Uilenstede, trainer Kees de Vrij will initiate you into the secrets of cycling.

Employees of the VU can participate in all road bike training courses for free. New this year are the beginners blocks, for anyone who wants to start cycling. Check the page about cycling for the schedule and dates.

Do you have a good racing bike and helmet yourself? Registration is sufficient. Not a racing bike, but would you like to give it a try: send an email to to reserve a bike. If you wish to use a borrowed bicycle, we would like to see you appear 10-15 minutes earlier to “fit” and set up your bicycle and helmet. For more information about the training courses: and register via:


Broga lessons are given at the VU Campus (OZW building): yoga for men and tough women. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon and Wednesday at 5 pm, ideal for an hour during the lunch break.


A fitness workout under supervision (location VU campus, OZW building) every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM.


It is also possible to have a customized exercise advice and / or training schedule, so that you can exercise in a targeted manner. You then undergo a fitness test, after which the professional sports instructors give advice. You can make an appointment for this when you register at the desk.


VU Sports Center also offers the possibility to have customized nutritional and dietary advice developed. Our in-house dietician Saskia Peters can tell you everything about nutrition, sports, weight loss and gaining weight.

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