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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 …

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 …

Taking your sports leadership journey online

The University of Nottingham Sport Leadership Academy offers a range of opportunities for our students to develop their leadership skills through sport and gain real experience. Programmes include working in local schools, coaching your peers and volunteering at major sporting events on campus. Last academic year our student leaders delivered over 3,500 voluntary hours in …

Challenging the typical view of Health and Fitness

What comes to mind when you hear or read the words health and fitness? If it is setting some time aside to do repetitive movements with high intensity, getting sweaty, out of breath and tired, you wouldn’t be wrong. Read more as Fitness Instructor, Bharat, challenges our typical view of health and fitness. Maybe dedicating …

10 Fitness Myths Busted

We are all learning to adapt to our new lives in Lockdown where activity in all its shapes and forms has taken on new meaning. For many physical activity is being used as a stress buster, as our daily outing or our daily workout in the garden. But with a lot of information online regarding Health and Fitness …

20 Minute Home Workouts for the Busiest Schedules

It may feel like everyone suddenly has unlimited free time on their hands under social distancing guidelines. However, for some of us, life may have suddenly become a lot busier. You may have found yourself juggling extra deadlines, working different hours and managing extra childcare. However it is still important to find time to be …

Why you should prioritise exercise in the current circumstances

Amongst the madness that we are currently experiencing, you may be seeing posts informing you to keep exercising. Boris Johnson addressed the importance of exercise in a speech to the nation whereby he encouraged you not got to work but to continue to exercise. As you may not be in work or university this news …

The Headliner | How to “Squash”

On the 11th March, we will be hosting our final Headliner event of the year, the men’s and women’s Squash semi-finals. This intense afternoon will determine whether the University of Nottingham Squash team makes it through to BUCS Big Wednesday so make sure you head over to watch the action. The day will consist of …

Work for Us | A catch up with a Student UoN Sport Ambassador

University of Nottingham sport are currently inviting applications for a range of ambassador roles to support our programmes during the 2020/2021 academic year. The paid part-time roles are ideal for students passionate about sport, staying active and who are looking for flexible roles to fit around their studies. We caught up with Alex Pitt, a …

BUCS Nationals 2020 | Super Saturday Round-up

All hopes of a peaceful overnight stay in Sheffield for our 145 athletes were dashed, as Sheffield felt the full force of Storm Dennis. Despite the turbulent weather outside, the mood in the camp at breakfast was serene – focussed on the day of competition ahead. Super Saturday, as it has become affectionately known, is …