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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 …

Welcome to the #GreenandGold!

We’re in for another huge year of sport and fitness on campus and you can be a part of it! At the University of Nottingham we have such a broad range of sporting opportunity that students can get involved with at every different level, with our aim to help each and every one of you …

The Knockout Effect

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Let’s not misinterpret boxing as an aggressive sport with no real fitness purpose. Boxing actually requires you to be both physically and mentally prepared as you need a combination of skills to perform well, including excellent speed, quickness and power. I personally find it the most enjoyable …

Barbells before barcrawls

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre I understand that feeling where the idea of following a personal fitness programme seems like a daunting and exhausting idea. But, it does give you a clear outline of what you need to do in the session and it gives you a consistent plan to follow and …

The ongoing battle: cardio vs. weight training

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Battle of the exercises There is a constant war of whether cardio is better than weight training in the gym, or doing more cardio than weights is more beneficial. Yes, some prefer one more than the other but for those wanting to lose weight, tone and develop …

H2O + workouts – better equations

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Whilst exercising we lose high volumes of water through sweating, and it is very important to restore this water during and after the session so your muscles can repair and, as a result, become stronger and prevent dehydration. You need to be sipping water during your workouts …

We fitness foodies know good health

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Some say it’s 60% diet and 40% exercise, or you should scrap the gym and just eat well, or you can eat whatever food you want if you go to the gym regularly. But which is the right answer? Eat well, train better There are many theories …