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Fitness Class in Focus: Pilates

University of Nottingham Sport Membership gives members access to a wide range of weekly classes. These are held on-site across all of the 3 Sport Centres at David Ross Sports Village, Jubilee Sports Centre, and Sutton Bonington Sport Centre. Pilates is a range of non-impact exercises designed to help develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner …

Getting started with blood flow restriction (BFR) training

Have you heard of blood flow restriction (BFR) training before? BFR training is a highly researched training method that is used to reap the benefits of heavy weight training whilst using low to moderate weights. Here’s all you need to know to find out if blood restriction training is for you…   What is BFR …

What is the Wings for Life World Run?

So, you’ve signed up to the Wings for Life Warm Up 5K and 10K challenges on the UoN Sport Moves+ app, and you could be in with winning an entry into the Wings for Life World Run, but what actually is it? Well, it is a race unlike any other- there is no set distance… …

Getting the best out of your Sport & Fitness Membership in 2022!

With the majority of students now returned to campus and well underway with term two, we wanted to provide a reminder of all that’s on offer with UoN Sport. From access to our fantastic campus-wide facilities, to being able to utilise the knowledge of our expert fitness team, you can #FindYourActive this year without leaving …

Girls’ Night In returned and was a huge hit!

Girls’ Night In returns after an 18-month COVID break and what a night it was! On Sunday 7 November, over 225 girls descended upon the David Ross Sports Village for another hugely successful Girls’ Night In. Organised by the Just Play team, the evening filled with ‘fun, fitness and freebies’ was aimed at encouraging and …

An Open Letter to Gym… It’s been a while

Dear Gym, Or do you prefer Gymmy? Gymothy?! Anyway, it’s been a while. Months have passed since I’ve seen you properly. Internally, you’ve been idle while the world outside hasn’t moved much faster. I know the lockdown has been lonely for you when you’re used to hosting so many guests all the time. But things …

What is the Wings for Life World Run?

So, you’ve signed up to the Wings for Life Warm Up 10K challenge on the UoN Sport Moves+ app, and you could be in with winning an entry into the Wings for Life World Run, but what actually is it? Well, it is a race unlike any other- there is no set distance…   About …

How to stay fit during the Christmas period – Covid-Style

Christmas is a time for indulgence and relaxation. However it is still important to stay active during the festive season. We have put together a list of COVID-secure activities to help you stay active this Christmas. 1. Go on a winter walk The dark and cold days leading up to Christmas can leave us all …

All I want for Christmas is some Green and Gold

December is just around the corner so we have created a short list of sporty Christmas gifts you could be giving or receiving this Christmas. Lets be honest, no University of Nottingham student’s Christmas list would be complete without some PlayerLayer kit. Whether you decide on getting the general sports kit or something specific to …

6 Tips to Help You Stay Focused on Your Fitness During Lockdown

Since the second national lockdown was announced many have reverted back to exercising in their living rooms in a bid to keep fit and mentally strong during these testing times. In this blog, fitness expert, Michael reflects on behaviours in the last lockdown and provides tips stay motivated. I’m sure many of us are worried …