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What is bouldering? And the 3 reasons why you should give it go!

It’s true, rock climbing requires some technical knowledge. You need to know how to tie a variety of knots, as well as ways to manage ropes and get down from the top safely. You need to have gear, lot’s of gear!. This can put a lot of people off from getting involved in climbing and …

Sports Injury Clinic | University of Nottingham helping runners avoid injury ahead of London Marathon

With less than a week to go until the Virgin London Marathon on 22nd April, many runners an fundraisers will be coming to the end of a lengthy training programme to get in shape for the gruelling race ahead. The team of experts at the Sports Injury Clinic in David Ross Sports Village are well …

5 benefits of Swimming Crash Courses at David Ross Sports Village

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for all ages and abilities. It’s never too late to gain the benefits from swimming and aside from being an enjoyable activity,  swimming burns calories, so helps you lose weight, feel happier and healthier. At our 25m eight-lane indoor pool at David Ross Sports Village we offer a number of crash …

10 Reasons to switch off your Netflix and hit the gym!

Everyone loves good Netflix series – I mean what better way is there to spend the time when it’s cold (or you should be revising) than with a cup of tea and your laptop on charge 24/7? Well University of Nottingham Sport think we have the answer – and it’s the gym. Yes really, stop …

Ten 1-minute exercises to boost your revision

We know how intense exam period can be and it can seem impossible to get any time away from the books. But even a short burst of physical activity can really boost your productivity and brain function. The team at the Sports Injury Clinic, based at the new David Ross Sports Village, are experts in …

Ten things you DON’T need for a triathlon (promise)

Thinking about giving triathlon a go but not sure if an all-in-one is for you? Fancy a challenge, but your bike has seen better days? Love the idea but worried about the costs of getting all the kit? With the popular Notts Triathlon back on University Park campus on 2 April 2017, the organisers from …

10 reasons why working out will improve your day!

As part of our #projectme we asked two of our fitness instructors why channelling your energy and working out can help to improve your day. Here’s what Sue and Chloe listed as the top 10 reasons; Exercise can help to improve your mood by boosting levels of soothing brain chemicals, so a good way to …

Just breathe – how to relieve stress around exam time

With exams taking place across campus we spoke to one of our Fitness Instructors at the David Ross Sports Village, Eric Williamson, to find out the best ways to relieve the stress often felt by students at this time of year, here’s what Eric’s tips; The key to staying in the peak performance zone – …

Achieve your fitness goals with our supported fitness sessions

As part of our disability in sports programme, we offer supported fitness sessions to disabled students and members of staff so they can get a consistent level of support when exercising. One of the students who has greatly benefitted from the service sent us a blog. They asked that their story be shared so that others …

RAMSOC’s Exmoor exploration

By Patrick Hardern, RAMSOC 2015/16 Vice President In February, RAMSOC headed to Exmoor for a weekend of walking and exploring. With this being a mere two weeks after the end of exam season, we were naturally all excited to escape Nottingham for a weekend, as a chance to catch our collective breath. My first impressions …