“While it may seem to be just a workout program, for many people here it is a reason to live, to keep fighting. The gym is a place so simple and pure, but unfortunately hard needed and rare to find in such a complex situation” – Arjan, Former Coordinator

YSR | Stronger Together Campaign


Most of our activities take place in our Gym. On Lesvos we have a gym where we welcome more than 150 people every day. We offer many activities and have a full program every day! Activities range from bodybuilding, Muay Thai and Kung Fu to dancing, climbing, fitness and women only classes.

Our Gym is a safe space where everyone can come to exercise: refugees, locals, volunteers. Everyone is welcome to do the sport they like or want to discover.


The mountains in Lesvos are beautiful! There are many dirt roads on the island that are amazing for trail runs. As we often run in the mountains near the camp, this training is one of the most accessible for our students. The popularity of the running is reflected by the high number of students joining, and by the unity across the team. On top of the training, our running team joins competitions, where we always meet great success, and share our energy with local Greek runners. The amazing atmosphere and sense of unity exemplifies that we are stronger together!


Team sports are popular everywhere around the world. They are a perfect tool to create community and friendship and to just have fun! Spanos is a mini football club where all kinds of team sports are offered. We practice soccer, volleyball and basketball, always with a coach from the community.


Our project has swimming classes every summer. We organise classes everyday from May until October (as long as the weather allows!). We open the classes to men and women, with specific classes for women. Seeing someone relaxing in the water during their first class is very special.


Climbing classes are a fun way to bring people together! The climbing wall was constructed in 2020 and is used regularly! Classes include all kinds of people, from all different ages and abilities.

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