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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 …

Debbie does 12 hour walk for Mental Health awareness

By Hannah Webber, Disability Sports Officer Monday 29 February to Friday 4 March was HealthyU week at the University, as part of that week we supported the University’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 3 March. The day was dedicated to shining a light on mental health, the day also saw one of our UoN …

Philanthropy, volunteering and enhancing the student experience…

By Karen Ang …are all recurring themes from the House of Lords Alumni and Cascade Evening. On 24 February 2016, alumni, staff, and projects including the Equestrian Club all gathered in Westminster, London to promote generosity at the University of Nottingham. The House of Lords is not just for Lords, but also for students, alumni …

Debbie’s getting active for Mental Health Day!

Debbie Butler is an associate member of staff at the University and she’s looking to make her mark during Healthy U Week (29 February – 4 March). Over the last six months, Debbie has been using exercise and the University sports facilities to help manage her mental health illness and physical impairments with some positive …

Healthy U Week: Get involved and get active!

By Andriana Petrova Did you know that physical activity can help you beat the stress, boost your mood, and give you more energy? Not only that but also that exercise is a powerful tool to reduce risk of serious illnesses too? One whole week dedicated to helping you stay healthy, both physically and mentally. There are plenty …

Fancy a game? No commitments, no trials, just sport!

By Andriana Petrova Love playing sports with friends? Want to try a new sport or improve old skills? We have the perfect opportunity for you! The UoN Engage Programme is an exciting project that provides extra sporting opportunities for all students that doesn’t require a gym membership. That’s right; you can now enjoy your favourite sport …

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 …