Sports and Health - MRU

Sports and Health

Health and Sports Department of MRU Community’s Well-being Center invites MRU Community to join sports activities, various trainings, health events and spend time in MRU sports facilities free of charge. Students are also invited to join University’s Teams: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s football, wrestling, powerlifting and chess Teams. 

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Registration to our trainings:

Registration to our fitness gym:

Sport halls reservation:

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2022/2023 s. University training schedule:


Sports Hall and Gym

Mandatory reservation of Sports Hall and Training Gym can be done here:


MRU Community members have an opportunity to book MRU Sports hall, where they can play team games (basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.) or engage in individual sports activities with colleagues or classmates.


MRU Community members also have an opportunity to book MRU Gym, where cardio and strength training can be done using sports equipment (callanetics balls, plates, weights) and exercise machines (Elliptical trainer, Indoor Rower, Flat bench press, Leg Press Hack Squad hammer, Gym bike, Machines with pulley, etc.).

Health and Sports activities



Imagine yourself daily as a creative, active person full of energy. Imagine yourself daily feeling great in your body and allowing yourself to take joy in every moment of life.  

Milana Yoga – will expand your life’s experiences with positive thinking, healthy well-being, & true joy.  

Milana Jašinskytė – is the founder of Milana Yoga studio and a coach of holistic well-being. She was the first in Lithuania to host a live yoga broadcast connecting the U.S. and Lithuania thru movement. She lectures at women’s conferences, schools and organizes retreats. “Through the practice of Yoga I not only returned that which I wanted, but also unexpectedly had all kinds of miracles – my body became healthier than ever before. In 2015, I became a Yoga instructor in California. I began to actively exchange my knowledge and to certify Yoga instructors in Lithuania according to the international Yoga Alliance programme. My teachers: Mark Stephens, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower, Alan Wallace, Ala Tamulienė.  

Aside from Yoga, in my classes I integrate emotional intellect, neuroscience, psychology, spiritual intellect information”.  

Practice time: Wednesday 11:30




Karatea wonderful art form connecting spiritual strength and dexterity of the body. Karate can be characterized as a way of self-defense as well as physical preparation and coordination improvement means. It is a sport that helps to reduce tension and aggression. It is a way helping to develop endurance, the value of sacrifice. Lastly, karate is a way of life and a philosophy

Coach Margarita Čiuplytė – MRU alum, European and World kyokushin champion. She will help the MRU community to try this sport and learn more about it

Practice time: Friday 12:00






Learn how to play volleyball or develop your sports skills together with MRU volleyball team coach Diana Četkauskienė. Volleyball lovers meet every Tuesday 17:00-18:00 II-105 hall, where everyone not only has the opportunity to develop their skills together with a professional coach. There will also be the opportunity to play with like-minded sports enthusiasts who simply love volleyball









Pilates is a slow-paced, safe exercise to strengthen deep muscles. These classes improve joint mobility, ligament elasticity, muscle balance, and are suitable for rehabilitation after injuries.

Coach Jolanta Gedvilienė (, +370 613 52552)

Join us for training on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. II-104 in the gym.



Pickelball is a fast-growing paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. This game is fast-paced, easy to learn, and incredibly fun to play because of the long scrimmages that take place throughout the game. Pickelball is usually played as a doubles match. Singles matches are also very popular and interesting for players looking for a bigger challenge.

The size of the pickelball court is exactly the same as that of badminton. The racket is different from the tennis racket, short, without strings. The official surface of the pickleball court is a hard tennis surface, but the advantage is that you can also compete in other spaces with a solid base: tennis courts, basketball arenas, on asphalt.

Join the Pickelball games on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. I-116 in the gym.



Rytas-2 - MRU | men's basketball team

Head coach: Karolis Čyžius

Assistant coach: Tomas Tarasevičius

Assistant coach: Deimantas Vailionis

General manager: Mindaugas Noreika

Phone: +37065612377

Kibirkštis - MRU-VKM | women's basketball team


Head Coach: Jurgita Štreimikytė-Verbickienė

Assitant coach: Tomas Butkevičius
General manager: Vytenis Tupčiauskas

MRU men's basketball team

Coach: Mindaugas Sakalauskas
+ 370 699 89071


MRU women's volleyball team

Coach: Diana Četkauskienė





Žalgiris - MRU | women’s football team

2020 Lithuanian women’s football (indoor football) champions.

Coach: Karolis Jasaitis, Vytautas Lukša
Team leader: Svajūnas Stravinskas
Phone:+370 6 021 1172

MRU wrestling team

Coach: Algis Mečkovskis
Phone:+370 6 861 6093

MRU strength triathlon team

Coach: Petras Lazdauskas
Phone: +370 6 861 0275

MRU chess team

Coach: Vaidas Sakalauskas
Phone: +370 6 508 6926


2022 – Lithuanian Chess League – gold medals

in 2022 Lithuanian student championship – team competition – gold medal

2022 SELL Games (Riga) – team competition – gold medal

2022 EUSA Games Lodz (Poland) – — team blitz chess match – gold medal

2021 Lithuanian team blitz chess championship – gold medals.

2021 – Lithuanian team rapid chess championships – gold medals

in 2021 the first FIDE World University Lightning Chess Online Championship, 13-16 places

in 2019 Lithuanian men’s championship, Tomas Laurušas, 1st place, Andrius Brazdžionis, 2nd place

in 2019 European Chess Club Cup (Montenegro), 16th place

Lithuanian Chess League: 2019-2020 1st place, 2021 2nd place

2019-2020 Lithuanian team rapid chess championship, 1st place

2019-2020 Lithuanian team blitz chess championship, 1st place