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Whatever you do to get active and stay healthy, BISC can help you get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.

Bader Hall Gym offers three zones for different types of fitness:

  • Sports Hall This basketball/volleyball/indoor football court is used for intramurals and classes. Students are also encouraged to use this facility for pick-up sports.
  • Cardio Room Contains cardio machines including treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a spin bike, and two rowing machines
  • Weights Room There are several resistance machines, free weights, kettlebells, and additional equipment in the weights room.

Based on student interest we arrange specialist trainers to come to the BISC to hold fitness classes. In the past these have included Kickboxing, Zumba, Kettlebell, Yoga, and Military Circuits. Fitness classes may involve an extra cost to students. You are encouraged to indicate preference on arrival at the Castle so we can organize weekly classes.

Intramurals are always a popular part of the student experience. The sports vary each semester and are determined by student interest. These are a great way to get involved with peers and staff outside of the classroom.


The 500 acres of beautiful grounds are a favourite for cross country runners and there is a marked 2km running route on the estate.

External Team and Individual Sports

If you would like to be part of a sports team please look into teams in the local East Sussex area (Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings). Student Services can help coordinate your travel and getting in touch with the coaches. You can find some good contact information at http://www.eastsussex.org/sport/.

The Gym

There are many running trails on and around the estate

Floor hockey intramural

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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