Getting active and staying motivated
Look for simple ways to be physically active every day, such as:
- Choosing something you enjoy – if you don’t like an activity it will be hard to stick to! With over 70 sports clubs and activities at The University of Nottingham, there’s bound to be something you’ll love.
- Getting in to a routine – making time for exercise is really important, try reserving a slot in your timetable to ensure it doesn’t get pushed aside by other priorities
- Exercising with others – working out with someone else can be more fun that going it alone – and you can motivate each other to keep going!
- Making your travel time count – busy schedule? Make the most of getting to your lectures by walking or cycling instead of taking the bus.
- Joining a team – you'll be expected at training or at matches and it's a great way to meet new like-minded people
The Any-Body Club is an inclusive opportunity for all students and staff. The aim is to promote good mental health amongst the University community through exercise. Activities in this year’s programme will include mindfulness, yoga, disability swimming, gym inductions and supported gym sessions.
The Any Buddy Scheme is for people who want someone to play sport or get fit with. We want to get more people active and enjoying sport at the University by pairing you up with a student sports buddy - this initiative will provide you with the perfect opportunity to stay healthy!
We have over 70 different sports clubs at The University of Nottingham, offering a huge variety of opportunities whether you are playing for fun or want to compete at the highest level. From netball to rugby, and even skydiving to caving – there is something for everybody! To find out more about how you can join check out our sports club listings
The Engage programme offers fun weekly sessions for students wanting to try a new sport or play on a casual basis, with no commitment to a team. Sessions are just £2 for non-members (free for sports members) and you can turn up to as many as you want. Come along with your friends or on your own – there will always be a friendly face to greet you. Sports available include Badminton, Futsal, Netball and even Sky Diving – check out the weekly timetable for details.
Intra Mural Sport
The University of Nottingham runs the biggest intramural sports (IMS) programme in the country with leagues on Wednesdays and weekends. Sports include football, netball and volleyball and no sports membership is required. You simply sign up with some friends, your hall or a society.
Visit the IMS webpages for more information or ask your Hall JCR Sports Sec about joining a team.
If you're keen to take care of your body whilst studying with us, why not take advantage of one of our three Fitness Suites? Whether it's a workout with some friends or a 1-2-1 session with one of the fitness instructors, our all-inclusive membership allows you to access any of our facilities.
We’re lucky to have our very own swimming pool on University Park campus. As a low-impact, cardio workout swimming is a great way to keep fit and active. Access to the swimming pool is included in all our sports memberships and we also offer a wide range of swimming lessons to build your confidence in the water.
From Boxfit and Indoor Cycling to Bodypump, Zumba and Functional Training - we offer an extensive variety of classes across our sites for sports members. Whether you're a beginner, expert or just want to try something new; browse the exercise class timetable.
Hitting the treadmill not for you? Take advantage of our beautiful campuses and head outdoors. Have a look at ourcampus maps to find out how you could fit different routes into your daily routine or why not try our brand new Active Trail on University Park with five outdoor gym stations?
Cycling is a great way to keep fit whilst on your way to lectures or exploring Nottingham – the city boasts an extensive cycle network and cycle lanes are marked out on campus. University of Nottingham students can also hire a bicycle through our UCycle scheme for either a semester or the whole year.