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NEW Fit for 5k 5 week course – Starting 17th June 2019

Our Fit for 5k course will help achieve the goal of running your first ever 5k Starting 17th June this package is the perfect way to train with a small group of like minded people. Course Details Dates: Monday’s & Wednesday’s  17th & 19th June – 15th & 17th July 2019 Times: 19:00 – 20:00 Location: […]

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Shape UP for Summer 5 week course

Our Shape UP for Summer course will help shape and tone your body in time for summer. This package is the perfect way to train with a small group of like minded people. Course Details Dates: Thursday’s TBC Time: 19:30 – 20:30 Location: St Paul’s Gym Course Length: 5 Weeks Cost: £31.75 for Members / £47.50 […]

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Transformation Challenge 5 week course

Our Transformation Challenge 2019 will help give you the confidence and self belief to achieve your fitness goals this year. This package is the perfect way to train with a small group of like minded people, achieve your goals and set you on the right path. Course Details Dates: Thursday’s TBC Time: 18:45 – 19:45 Location: St […]

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Pilates 5 week course

Our Pilates courses teaches the moves of Pilates in a small group setting, because individual attention is important. Our instructor guides you through the Pilates moves focusing on precision and breath to challenge your postural muscles, to create strength and improve mobility.  Course Details Date: Sunday’sTBC Time: 12:30 – 13:30  Location: Spinnaker Sports Centre Course Length: 5 Weeks […]

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Seated relaxation

Mindful Meditation 5 week course

Mindful Meditation is a great way to reconnect your awareness to the present moment. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing your attention to experiences happening in the present moment. One way to develop this is through meditation. Course Details Date: Sunday’sTBC Time: 11:50 – 12:20  Location: Spinnaker Sports Centre Cost: £15.75 for Members / £23.75 for Non-Members […]

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Krav Maga 5 week course

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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Back and Biceps Workshops

Back and Biceps Workshop Are you looking to develop your back muscles? Build bigger and stronger Biceps ? This workshop will teach you the perfect techniques to enable and engage these important muscles. “Biceps are like an ornament on a Christmas tree” – Ed Coan   Who is it for? FREE for all members wanting […]

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Cardio Training Workshops

Cardio Training Workshop Hit a plateau with your cardio fitness? Join us for a 30 minute session, to help you shift your cardio fitness into gear, burn calories and sweat. This workshop is designed to help you maximise your cardio workouts in the gym. You’ll have an instructor present to motivate you and challenge you […]

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Chest and Triceps Workshops

Chest and Triceps Workshop This workshop will cover key exercises and techniques for developing strength through your chest and triceps. If you want to build strength or develop tone through these key muscles groups then come along. You’ll run through different portions of the chest and cover exercises that target these different areas. You’ll use […]

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Female Weight Workshops

Female Weights Workshops This female 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, Amber, and Amanda will be demonstrating technique, providing advice and encouragement during the […]

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Functional Training Workshops

Functional Training Workshop Functional movements can be described as those based on real world situational biomechanics. They usually move in a variation of planes, covers a range of joints as well as place demand on a range of muscle groups. Want to move better day to day? Join one of our instructors for a 45 […]

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Injury Clinics

Injury Clinic Have an injury or medical condition which is impacting your training? Then book into the injury clinic to see how you can work around these. Use the 15 minutes to discuss adaptations to your workout to maximise your results, without further impact. Who is it for? FREE for all members who have concerns about […]

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Pull Workshops

Pull Workshop This workshop will run through the benefits of a pull workout for the upper body. Some exercises can be categorised into push and pull moves. Exercises such as a shoulder press being a push and a barbell row being a pull. This workshop will complete Pull exercises using a range of weights, cables, bars […]

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Push Workshops

Push Workshop This push workshop is an upper body and lower body workout based around ‘Push’ exercises using weights, cables and bars. Some exercises can be categorised into push and pull moves. Exercises such as a shoulder press being a push and a barbell row being a pull. Who is it for? FREE for all […]

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Squat Workshops

Squat Workshop This workshop covers the basics of the squat technique and other variations of the squat. Throughout the workshop we will go over different ways to train in this style and how to use different equipment, such as bars, dumbbells, body weight to develop your squat. Who is it for? FREE for all members […]

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Stretch and Flex Workshops

Stretch and Flex Workshop This 20 minute session will focus on exercises to lengthen muscles to help the overall ease of your workout and day to day life. With the help of an instructor we will go through the basic (for example, things that are daily niggles) and more advanced stretches, and how to gradually increase […]

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Upper Body Workshops

Upper Body Workshop This workshop will run teach you training of the various muscle groups across the upper body. You’ll cover moves using different formats of sets as well as different rep ranges. You’ll learn how to train certain muscle groups using a variety of equipment like dumbbells, barbells, cables as well as your own […]

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Fitpole 5 week courses

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 Date: Thursday’s TBC Time: 19:00-20:00 & […]

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Seated relaxation

Stress less: Mindfulness relaxation sessions in the Library

Mindfulness relaxation will introduce different techniques to help focus your body and mind.   Learn to be mindful when you are becoming tense and find ways to relax.   Sport & Recreation and the Library are joining forces, because it is important to us you are able to think clearly under pressure making your study […]

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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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