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Krav Maga Self-Defence / 5-Week Course starting Thursday 16th November

Learn self-defence with the art of Krav Maga, combining fitness and strength exercises with self defence techniques.   Krav Maga will equip you with the necessary tools to be able to defend yourself on the street. This course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for complete beginners. You will work in groups of two […]

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Stott Pilates / 5-Week Course starting Monday 13th November

Learn the five core principals of Stott Pilates and help to improve your muscular imbalances   Pilates helps to develop core strength, endurance, and flexibility using body weight exercise to help shape and tone your whole body. Stott Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method, incorporating  modern exercise principles as determined by professionals. Each exercise […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation / 4-Week Course starting Wednesday 11th October

Our Mindfulness and Meditation course will introduce different relaxation techniques and help you focus your body and mind. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Want try mindfulness meditation but not sure […]

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Female Weights Workshops starting 12th October

Female Weights Workshops This free weights workshop aims to help build your confidence and increase your knowledge on weightlifting. We welcome all fitness levels – whether you are completely new to weightlifting or looking to improve your technique. Our fully qualified instructors, Emily, April, Hannah, and Amber will be demonstrating technique, providing advice and encouragement during the workshops. […]

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Join our National Fitness Day event!

We’re launching our latest GRIT Release as part of National Fitness Day! National Fitness Day is a nation-wide event coordinated by ukactive to encourage more people to be more active more often We will be launching our latest GRIT Release 22 on this day, and also hosting back-to-back Les Mills Virtual Classes Sessions are open to members and non-members […]

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Not getting enough sleep? Try Napercise!

We’re hosting a trial of Napercise tasters in July! Breaking up your day with a short nap has proven to have numerous health benefits. We’re trialing napping sessions to help our members relax and destress. Sessions are 20 minutes long, open to both members and non-members, and they’re free! Research has shown that taking a […]

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Are you ready to HIIT it?

With our upcoming Les Mills GRIT Release 21, we wanted to provide an insight into how HIIT works. Les Mills Head of Research, Bryce Hastings, reveals why you need to add high intensity training to your routine. So you’ve been hearing a lot about this HIIT thing… and a few of your hard-core fitness friends are raving […]

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The low down on Caffeine Consumption

How reliant are you on caffeine during the exam period? Whether it comes from tea, coffee, soft drinks or even chocolate – many of us enjoy caffeine regularly. With the exam period in full swing, we’re more prone to turning to coffee and energy drinks to help stimulate us to perform and carry out lengthy revision […]

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5 Tips to improve your mental health through exercise

As we near the end of the academic year, many of you will be undertaking exams and coursework deadlines, leading to increased levels of stress. One of the best ways to tackle stress is to keep physically active during your exams. We’ve provided some more information, plus our top five tips, to help improve your mental […]

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How To – Free Gym Workshops! Starting Saturday 29th April

Join our gym workshops to build your confidence and increase your knowledge of equipment! We’re offering FREE small group sessions with our personal trainers, to educate and enhance your gym experience. All levels of ability are welcome, but beginners may find these sessions more useful. These sessions are for members only and must be booked in advance. HOW […]

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9 Biggest Myths about Free Weights (for women)

Some women are worried about lifting heavy due to being misinformed on the basics of free weights. We want to set the record straight! Our gym facilities aim to have a welcoming environment for all; regardless of age, fitness ability or gender. Ultimately, we would love to see more females using the weight areas of our gym, […]

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Class Etiquette

How to get the most from your classes

Our fitness classes are extremely popular with our members, with over fifty classes happening each week! To help classes run smoothly, and for you to enjoy yourself, we’d like to ask our members to follow this simple guide of etiquette.   Last semester, 9,611 class spaces were booked, but only 7,904 were attended – that’s almost 18% […]

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Diet on track

Get your diet back on track

Feel as though you may have overindulged this Christmas? Our 5 simple steps can help get your diet back on track into the New Year!   You may be feeling the post-Christmas guilt from enjoying the festive season a little bit too much, but punishing yourself isn’t going to do you any good.  Turn your negative thoughts […]

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How To Kickstart Fitness / 5-Week Course starting 23rd January

Join our beginners workshop to build confidence and increase knowledge of basic fitness and nutrition!   So you’ve decided it’s time to get fit – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on your way to a new and improved body and mind. Not only can improving your fitness help prevent many diseases and health conditions, but it can […]

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Chocolates at Christmas

5 Steps to a guilt-free Christmas

Worried about Christmas festivities undoing all the hard work you’ve been putting in? Follow these five simple steps to limit the damage over Christmas, but still enjoy the festive season!    Whilst the risk of overindulgence is very real, Christmas shouldn’t be a time for you to feel you can’t enjoy yourself! In order to be merry, but also to make […]

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