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Taking a closer look at mental health and exercise

The links between physical activity and our mental health isn’t a newly discovered phenomenon. There has been an ongoing awareness around the connections and correlations between the two for some time. Therefore, what you’re about to read isn’t necessarily meant to be ground-breaking knowledge. Instead, let it serve as a reminder of the ways exercise, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Meet our Disability Sport Officer : Hannah Webber

At the University of Nottingham Sport, we believe sport is for everyone. We work alongside the Student Union and Disability Support team to ensure that there are accessible sporting opportunities for all students at the University. We also have our own dedicated Disability Sport Officer, Hannah Webber, who can support you. Read more as we …

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 …

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 …