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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 …

UoN Sport staff host football fundraiser

University of Nottingham Sport staff have laced up their boots and challenged fellow University staff football teams to raise money for a local Air Ambulance Trust charity. The staff football team will play a series of friendly fixtures against local rivals, with the latest against De Montfort, all with the aim of raising vital funds towards …

So it all started here

By Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Coordinator As a child, I was not at all sporty. As I grew older, I became more aware of my body and my shape, but still didn’t use my body in any kind of exercise or sporty activity. From about the age of fifteen, I developed crippling anxiety. …

NTEC secure staff football title at last minute!

By Felix Llanwarne: Engage Ambassador This summer UoN Sport once again welcomed staff from across all campuses for our popular staff summer football league as well as rivals from across the city at Nottingham Trent! Blessed with beautiful weather each week, seven teams battled it out across 11 weeks for the coveted league title as …

Staff relive childhood memories in the Staff Sports Day 2016

Although summer is technically here and we have days of glorious sunshine in recent memory, the Staff Sports Day 2016 was not blessed to experience such weather, rather, it was a day that reflected the mourning mood of the country just two days after leaving Europe for the second time this month; dark and rainy. …

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 …

A successful summer of sport

Sport doesn’t stop when the academic year comes to an end at UoN. Many of our student athletes and alumni have been competing over the summer and doing us proud: British high jumper and Biosciences alumna Isobel Pooley got her season off to a flying start, topping the UK all-time outdoor rankings with a 1.97m jump …

The Knockout Effect

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Let’s not misinterpret boxing as an aggressive sport with no real fitness purpose. Boxing actually requires you to be both physically and mentally prepared as you need a combination of skills to perform well, including excellent speed, quickness and power. I personally find it the most enjoyable …

Barbells before barcrawls

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre I understand that feeling where the idea of following a personal fitness programme seems like a daunting and exhausting idea. But, it does give you a clear outline of what you need to do in the session and it gives you a consistent plan to follow and …

The ongoing battle: cardio vs. weight training

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Battle of the exercises There is a constant war of whether cardio is better than weight training in the gym, or doing more cardio than weights is more beneficial. Yes, some prefer one more than the other but for those wanting to lose weight, tone and develop …