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Girls’ Night In a huge hit!

By Sebastian Chmielinski On Sunday 24th April, over 120 girls descended upon the University Park Sports Centre for another hugely successful Girls’ Night In. Organised by the Engage team, and in association with Nottingham Girls Can, the evening of ‘fun, fitness and freebies’ was aimed at encouraging and increasing  participation from girls in a fun and laid back …

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 …

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 …

H2O + workouts – better equations

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Whilst exercising we lose high volumes of water through sweating, and it is very important to restore this water during and after the session so your muscles can repair and, as a result, become stronger and prevent dehydration. You need to be sipping water during your workouts …

We fitness foodies know good health

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Some say it’s 60% diet and 40% exercise, or you should scrap the gym and just eat well, or you can eat whatever food you want if you go to the gym regularly. But which is the right answer? Eat well, train better There are many theories …