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Training Methods: Plyometrics

During our training methods series, University of Nottingham Sport’s fitness instructor, Cameron Whitham, will provide advise around specific training methods that you may wish to incorporate into your training routine. This week, Cam focuses on plyometric training. Power is the ability to exert maximum muscular contraction in explosive bursts of movement. The two components of …

My Virtual Fitness Consultation

As part of the University of Nottingham Sport’s online Health and Wellbeing Home, our fitness team are now offering virtual fitness consultations. These 1-2-1 sessions will temporarily replace the support members would have received on the gym floor or during classes with new online catch-ups. The team will answer your questions and tailor a fitness …

Inclusive workout series | Seated exercises

University of Nottingham Sport are proud to be a leading institution for inclusive sport in the HE sector. We have a full time Disability Sport Officer and a range of award winning inclusive sport programmes. As part of our new online Health and Wellbeing Home, the University of Nottingham Sport fitness team have put together …

Staying active and well during Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast for long hours for 30 days. This period of prayers, reflection and community is a pillar of the Islamic calendar. It’s still really important to maintain your healthy lifestyle during Ramadan and keep up your fitness levels. University of Nottingham Sport’s fitness instructor Raza Shoiab …

Stretch at your desk – 8 simple exercises

Many of us are studying and working from home a lot more than we’re used to and may find ourselves slipping into bad habits when we’ve got a busy workload to get through. Poor posture and sitting still for long periods can leave your muscles and particularly your back, neck and shoulders feeling tight and …

How a Fitness Instructor trains at home and their top tips!

Since the social distancing rules were introduced many have been exercising in their gardens and living rooms with the aim of keeping fit and mentally strong during these more testing times. The introduction of our Health and Wellbeing home has provided members of the community with free access to live classes, tips on how to …

Bedtime routines and the latest apps – your tips for a good night’s sleep

With (way) more time at home, we should all be feeling well rested right? However, even with endless early nights stretching out ahead, many of us may still be struggling to reach the recommended 8 hours. Our Engage ambassador Alex Pitt took a look at how you can improve your sleeping patterns and took over …

Home work out essentials that won’t break the bank

There’s no doubt we’re all missing the gym and many of us may be stuck for ideas at home without our favourite equipment and weights. It may be tempting to invest in some fancy fitness equipment but rest assured you don’t need to spend big to meet your fitness goals. As part of our blog …

Creating your home workout plan: UoN Sport’s top tips

Our daily routines have all dramatically changed over the last few weeks as we adjust to life during the Coronavirus pandemic and the vital social distancing measures this necessitates. The team at University of Nottingham Sport are on hand to ensure that you can continue to stay active from the comfort of your own home …

Easy ways to boost your immune system with micro nutrients

With food shopping now restricted to ensure vital social distancing guidelines are met, it’s important to make the most of the ingredients you have in stock. Cooking healthy, nutritious meals will keep you feeling good and can be a fun thing to do together as a household too. As part of our new blog series …