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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 …

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 …

The top 5 mental health benefits of exercise

Your mind and body are closely linked, so if your body feels better, there is a good chance your mind will too. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone’s lives, both physically and mentally, so here are our Top 5 tips on how to improve your mental health through exercise …

Phones in Fitness: Tool or Distraction?

Smartphones- a triumph of technology that can enhance our lives in many ways, but they can also – sorry, one second, someone’s just tagged me in a meme… where was I? Oh yeah, they can also be hugely distracting and potentially detrimental to our wellbeing. In fitness specifically, social media and tracking apps can be …

My favourite cycling routes – Sebastian Garry

Cycling is a great way to explore where you live, get some fresh air and get active – all at the same time. Here at the University of Nottingham we’re fortunate to be situated in a beautiful region full of sights easily accessible on two wheels. Not sure where to head out to? University of …

Which wearables and apps work with UoN Sport Moves+?

Did you get a new wearable fitness tracker for Christmas? Or do you just want to get the most out of your wearable and earn points as you go? The UoN Sport Moves+ app can be synced with a number of smart watches and fitness apps, so here is a definitive guide to which ones …

The top 5 ways that connecting with friends can help you make the most of Moves+

So you’ve downloaded Moves+ and connected your wearable, but what next? Connecting with your friends, team members or colleagues might give you the motivation you need to get active and make the most of the Moves+ app!   Friends can hold you accountable Ever wanted to cancel your fitness class and stay in bed, but you can’t because you are …

Finding Consistency in Fitness in Inconsistent Times

It often feels as though the only certainty of these past ten months has been uncertainty. Lockdowns, gyms open, closed, open, then closed again. With such inconsistency, it is understandable to see our focus towards fitness, follow that pattern of unpredictability. What can we do to find more certainty with our fitness when things remain …