Sports on campus
TAU International students have several options for sports and recreation during their time in Tel Aviv.
Einstein Dormitory Workout Room
In the Einstein Dormitory Complex, there is a free workout room available only to students living in the Einstein or Broshim Dormitories. This room has several treadmills, cardio equipment, weight equipment, etc. The Einstein Workout Room is open limited hours as follows:
TAU Elite Sports Center
A much larger and more comprehensive option is for students to join the TAU Elite Sports Center on campus. Students must sign up for membership directly with the Elite Sports Center; the cost per month is approximately $65. In addition to providing workout facilities, many classes, and the university's physical education courses, the TAU Elite Sports Center is a key venue for competitive intercollegiate and Israeli league activities in a variety of sports. The sports center is equipped with an Olympic-size swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, a basketball court, a running track, yoga and pilates classes, and a soccer stadium. The Goldreich Multipurpose Sports Building houses fitness and weight rooms, squash courts, and a gymnastics hall. Membership entitles students access to all of the before mentioned perks. Please note that students may have to provide additional medical clearance forms for use of the gym facilities.
In addition to beautiful weather and numerous pedestrian paths which allows for biking, running and walking outdoors year-round (free!), Tel Aviv and Ramat Aviv have a number of options for fitness classes, yoga, pilates, Crossfit, gyms, sports complexes, pools, etc. You can find a list of suggested options from the Secret Tel Aviv (expat) community here. There are also many yoga and Pilates classes taught in English in the city. If you don’t see the option listed on the web site of a studio, call and ask as it might be possible but just not listed as an option. Compared to the U.S. and other countries, the cost of joining a private gym or taking exercise classes (such as yoga) can be slightly more expensive than one might find at home. In addition, biking and scooting around Tel Aviv is very popular. The TAU Student Union has some information here on biking, including regarding the city’s bike rental program. For scooting, please download the BIRD app. For students looking to play tennis, there is an Israel Tennis Center location in Ramat Hasharon (15-20 minutes from TAU) which may be of interest.
Be aware that the TAU International insurance plan does not cover injuries relating to extreme sports.