There are many options for physical activity in Beer-Sheva. The University has its own Sports Center
located on the north-east corner of Arlozorov and Ben-Gurion Boulevard. The Sports Center is open seven days a week, though hours vary (for example, it closes early Friday and Saturday, opens at noon on Sunday; please check with the help of an Israeli or with an online translator). The Center has two 25-meter lap pools, one of which is indoors/covered and one outdoors, a leisure pool, sauna and steam rooms; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; locker rooms; equipment/clothing shop; and a weight room with exercise machines. You will need to swipe your BGU (blue) ID card to enter the facility.
Entrance to all facilities, except the weight room, is free with a BGU student card.
Weight Room Membership: If you want to use the weight room, you need to get a membership. Please ask the
International Office for the forms and the exact procedure.
In addition to the Sports Center, BGU has its very own affordable exercise studio called “Positive.” It is located on the basement floor of the Zlotowski Student Center (on the main campus) and offers all sorts of classes, such as spinning, Yoga, Pilates, dance and aerobics. Check here for all details.
Classes usually take place in Hebrew, but it is a great way to acquire language skills while exercising. For some classes you need to register in advance by calling (08) 647-2340. Classes cost between 18–28 NIS each, or you can buy a semester-long pass or a punch card (call the number above for more details on prices and packages). In order to join classes, you need to bring a letter from a physician stating that you are physically fit to participate.
Salsa Dancing: This one is located inside the university in a shelter that was transformed into a hall where different body shape classes are taking place.
Time: 30 of October - 31 of July every Monday at 21:30, Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev, Beer-Sheva.
It opens once university starts at the end of October and last until the end of the spring semester tests. To get in the university just say you are an exchange student and forgot your card or alternatively say that you have been invited to the salsa evening. Inside the university you should head over to building number 72 (-1) floor. Ask the guard how to get there. if you go at 21:30 you would probably meet somebody else who go there that can take you there.
Further activities and classes offered by the Student Association.
Ultimate Frisbee: There is an active group of Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts that plays multiple times per week. New players are welcome to join here.
Get assistance to find out when the next match takes place (the group is in Hebrew).
Running: Running is a very popular sport among BGU students. During the hot seasons of the year, the best time to run is before 7 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Be sure to wear something bright and highly visible. Most people find routes throughout the city, or venture out into the desert. There is a BGU running group that meets at least once a week, as posted on their Facebook group. There are numerous races year-round in Israel. Keep an eye on the weekly digests from BGU’s Student Union for
school-wide race opportunities, as well as other fun events!
Performance Rock is a fun place in the Old City (4 HaAtzmaut Street). Every Wednesday women can enter for free.
Skate Park: located at the junction of Tuviyahu and Ilan Ramon Streets.
Negev Football Team