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Virtual Class Tasters

Virtual taster classes are a great way to work out when you’re in between classes. Come and try our Virtual Class programme, we have a host of sessions available all delivered by world class virtual instructors on our big screen. Fully immerse your self into the class by trying out the virtual programme. These are […]

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Pilates 5-week Beginner Course

Pilates is great for increasing strength and improving posture and mobility If you are new to Pilates then this course is perfect for you. This course will focus on spinal mobility and strength and our friendly instructor will teach you the key exercises to set you up to move onto the improver course or drop-in […]

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Fitpole 5-week Courses / Start Thursday 27th September

Fitpole courses are great for improving strength, flexibility and self-confidence. Whether you are new to pole fitness or have previous experience we have a class suitable for you. Our friendly instructor will teach you a combination of spins, tricks and transitional moves linked together with basic choreography moves.   Course Details Course Name: Fitpole Date: 4th Oct […]

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Pilates 5-week Improver Course / Starts 3rd October

Pilates is great for increasing strength and improving posture and mobility If you already have some experience in Pilates or have attended our beginner course then this course is for you. The course will focus on developing core strength by building on the foundations of the basic Pilates moves.   Course Details Course Name: Pilates for […]

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Krav Maga 5-week Course / Starts 2nd October

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 or […]

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Tap Dancing 5-week Course / Starts Wednesday 26th September

Want to learn how to make music with your feet? Good tap dancers can make even the most complicated, strenuous techniques look effortless and fluid. If you’ve ever watched an experienced dancer perform a tap routine, you probably watched in disbelief as their feet turned into a blur of movement that seemed to move independently […]

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Are you ready to HIIT it?

With our upcoming Les Mills GRIT Release 24, 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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Krav Maga Self-Defence / 5-Week Course starting Wednesday 25th April

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 or […]

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Stress less: relaxation sessions in the Library

Our stress less relaxation sessions will introduce different relaxation techniques and help you focus your body and mind.   The Library and Sport & Recreation are joining forces to offer ten minute drop-in relaxation sessions on Thursdays. Learning to notice when you are becoming tense and finding ways to relax and think clearly under pressure […]

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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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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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