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How to prevent injury when returning to the gym

This week we re-opened the David Ross Sport Village alongside the Sutton Bonington Sport Centre. We are excited to welcome you back to our fitness facilities and understand that you will be ready to jump back into your training programme. We caught up with our experts at the Sport Injury Clinic to provide top tips …

Planning your 75 minute workout 

To manage capacity and maintain social distancing, all members are required to pre-book their activity via your online account in advance. The bookable sessions in the fitness  suite will be limited to 75 minutes to allow for cleaning in between sessions. In this blog, fitness instructor, John, gives top tips to ensure you get the most out of …

What keep in mind before your first visit back to the gym

When you first return to the gym, various new measures will have been put in place to keep members, students and staff safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.    Fitness Suite changes  The gym will have implemented a one-way system and certain pieces of equipment may have been removed from the gym floor e.g. TRX Suspension Trainers and small accessories with high touch points such …

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Keeping Connected in Lockdown and Beyond

While we ready our indoor sport and fitness facilities for our phased reopening later this month, we will continue to offer services to keep you fit. In this blog, we will discuss how you can best utilise these services to get the most out of your experience with us. Health and Wellbeing Home Over the …

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Meet our Performance Director: Alex Perry

Elite athletes studying at the University of Nottingham benefit from a world-class sporting experience combined with an education from a global top 100 University. Our vision for sport is ambitious and student athletes join a proud history of sporting success. Our students and alumni have gone on to win Olympic, World and Commonwealth gold and we’re committed to developing the …

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Meet Our Sports Officer: Josie Jessop

Each year the University of Nottingham Student Union elects an individual to represent and positively impact student sport at Nottingham. Josie Jessop was successfully elected, we caught up with Josie to find out what she is most looking forward to:  “Hello, I’m Josie and I’m Sports Officer this academic year!” What inspired you to run …

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A tasty way of life, with 5 healthy snack recipes

With many recommended diets, advisors giving their opinion and controversial information surrounding what healthy eating really is-  healthy eating can seem like a minefield. It is not surprising that most of us will struggle to achieve our goal. The reason for this is we are all unique and we all require different types and amounts …

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8 learnings from the 8-week Shreddy challenge

The University of Nottingham Sport partnered with Fit Tech Brand, Shreddy in support of the female activation programmes for students in February 2020. Ambassador Alex Pitt, works to promote our female activation programmes such as Girls Night In and Empower. She joined the Shreddy community in December 2019, after the partnership between her programmes and …

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Make yourself familiar with the Foam Roller

The lockdown has created a situation nobody could have predicted and whilst it has caused peoples lives to turn upside down it is worth looking at the positives. Many people have now found new ways to stay in shape at home. Many people who would have previously avoided fitness training have now become more active. …

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Training Your Back and Biceps at Home

During the lockdown period, with no gym facilities, it may  be challenging to train mid-upper back and bicep muscles. Foundational gym exercises like the bent over row, pulldown and deadlift are ideal for working the posterior chain. But with most are unable to perform these movements due to limited access to equipment right now, does …

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