Name: Esra Kaya
How often do you exercise?
At least three times a week, depending on my school/exam schedule.
How has regular exercise affected your life?
I feel more energetic throughout the day. Besides, I feel that exercising really decreases my stress, which is good since I get stressed very easily. Also, my motivation not only to continue to exercise but also to handle my responsibilities has increased.
What do you suggest to those who are just taking up a sport or starting to exercise?
I would highly recommend that they keep exercising as much as possible on a regular basis and not give up after a while, because sports is a way of life. I guarantee that you’ll feel better both physically and mentally.
What are the first three things that come to mind when you hear the word “sports”?
Health, motivation, good quality of life.
Which Bilkent sports facilities (Sports Halls, playing fields, tennis courts, etc.) do you use? Have you taken any courses or participated in any activities (intramural tournaments, swim festivals, Zumba master classes, etc.)?
Before Covid-19 I used the sports halls’ cardio/fitness facilities at least five times a week. Also, my friends and I sometimes played volleyball on the courts. However, due to the pandemic, I started to do my exercises, such as stretching, jogging and Pilates, outside. I usually use the playing fields, but sometimes I just take long walks on the campus.