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Free Sport - Stress Busters Week 1

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Exam period is officially here, but don’t worry, you can still attend some of your favourite activities and sports as part of Residence Life! Keeping fit during this busy period will not only relieve stress but it will help you rejuvenate and take a well-deserved break from revision. Some Social Sport sessions are not running over the exam period. For revised timetable please see below.

You now need to book your free place for all activities - please note that if you don’t book, you may not be able to participate. Bookings can be made here: online.sport-sheffield.com

Monday

Residence Gym: 9-11am, Goodwin Sports Centre. We are so excited to introduce gym sessions as part of the Residence Sport programme! There is a range of cardio, fixed resistance and free weights equipment provided by Life Fitness. Our trained fitness consultants are always on hand to help you - whether you want to lose a bit of weight, develop your fitness for sports, or simply improve your health.

Allen Court Pilates: 7.30-8.30pm, Momentum Leisure Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well-being. Practitioners say regular Pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. Come and try it for yourself at our weekly free session!

Ranmoor Yoga: 7-8pm, Dovedale, The Ridge, Ranmoor. Yoga is a great way to combat feelings of tiredness as it allows you to concentrate on your breathing and gently stretch to release any extra tension. Our experienced yoga instructors will take you through the correct techniques and will show you how to use yoga to improve your well-being. As the class will cover all the basics, there is no need to have any previous experience.

 

  Tuesday

Learn to Cycle: 5-8pm, Stephenson. Have you ever wanted to learn how to ride a bike but not had the opportunity to do so? Or perhaps you learned a while ago and you would like to refresh your knowledge and try it again before you venture outside? Every Tuesday between 5-8 pm you will have the opportunity to learn the basics under the supervision of a qualified cycling instructor in the safety of an indoor venue at Stephenson Hall. (Next to Endcliffe).

High Intensity Fitness Class: 7:15-8:15pm, The Edge, Endcliffe , HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Ranmoor Zumba: 7-8pm, Dovedale, The Ridge, Ranmoor. Come and party yourself into shape with our free weekly Zumba class! Our qualified instructor Adele will take your through some of the most popular routines and will show you just why Zumba is not really a workout, but a party instead!

Endcliffe Yoga: 8.30-9.30pm, The Edge, Endcliffe. Yoga is a great way to combat feelings of tiredness as it allows you to concentrate on your breathing and gently stretch to release any extra tension. Our experienced yoga instructors, will take you through the correct techniques and will show you how to use yoga to improve your well being. As the class will cover all the basics, there is no need to have any previous experience.

 

  Wednesday

Residence Spinning: 5.30-6.30pm, Goodwin Sports Centre. Have you heard of spinning? Spinning is the ultimate way of getting fit! It’s basically an indoor cycling session, so you get the benefits of being on the bike even if the weather is not great! Spinning is done to music and include warm up, sprints, climbs, cadences and cool down. You control the resistance on your bike so that you can spin no matter what your fitness level is!

Women’s Boxing Fitness: 7-8pm, Endcliffe, High Tor 2. The sessions consist of pad work, conditioning exercise and boxing technique drills in the company of other students, supervised by our fantastic Student Sport Leaders. The session is ideal for increasing your fitness, boxing skill level and introducing you to the sport of boxing if you have never tried it before.

Allen Court Zumba: 7.30-8.30pm, Momentum Leisure. As you all know, Zumba is one of the most exciting fitness classes available through the Residence Sport Programme. So come and try it for yourself and dance yourself to fitness at our weekly free Allen Court Zumba class!  

 

Thursday

Women’s Self Defence: 6-7pm, The Edge, Endcliffe. This free weekly session will help you understand the basics of self-defence. Our qualified instructor will take you through practical elements of blocking techniques, defences and strikes as well as how to diffuse difficult situations and confrontations within a friendly and encouraging environment. No experience needed.

Endcliffe Fitness Class: 7-8pm, The Edge, Endcliffe. Getting fit has never been easier! The class consists of general conditioning with elements of LBT, cardio, pilates and many more! Our qualified and experienced instructor Peggy will explain the basics of correct technique and will take your through a general workout.

Allen Court Yoga: 7.45-8.45pm, Momentum Leisure. We have partnered with the Momentum Gym to deliver a yoga session on your doorstep so you don’t even have too far to go! This session will focus primarily on Vinyasa Flow which coordinates movement with breath, to flow from one pose to the next. You are guaranteed to finish the class as relaxed as ever!

Endcliffe Thursday Yoga: 8.15-9.15pm, The Edge, Endcliffe. Due to popular demand, we have now introduced another Free Yoga class at Endcliffe! Our experienced Yoga Instructor Pam will take you through the correct technique and will show you how to use Yoga to improve your well-being. Please note that this Yoga session focuses on more active elements of Yoga.  

 

Friday

Residence Swimming: 6-8 pm, Goodwin Sports Centre. There is a reason why swim, sauna & steam is one of the most popular activities on the Residence Life sport programme. Swimming is not only one of the most pleasurable forms of exercise, but the contact with water is very beneficial and helps loosen up your body and mind. The best thing about it is that you can use the sauna and steam room after the swim!

Residence Squash: 7.20pm, 8pm, 8.40pm, 9.20pm, Goodwin Sports Centre (40 minute sessions)Have you ever played squash before? If not, don’t worry! The rules are simple, you hit a ball against a wall! It’s as easy as that. You can play either in pairs (singles), or you can have up to four players (doubles). You play in a four-walled court with a small rubber ball. Squash has been rated in 2003 as the number one healthiest sport to play, so why don’t you book onto one of our free 40 minute sessions?

Residence Bouldering: 7.20-10pm, The Matrix, Goodwin Sports Centre. Bouldering is a form of climbing without the use of ropes. But don't worry, you don’t climb more than a few metres off the ground and there are thick mats to cushion any falls! Bouldering is great way to build your climbing skill and strength as it uses more technical principles of climbing and it allows you to practise moves whilst being at a safe distance from the ground. For more information about which session is the most suitable for you, please click here.  

Saturday

Park Run: 8:30pm, Meet outside the Edge. Parkrun is a free, weekly 5km timed run that takes place all around the world! It is open to everyone and safe and easy to take part in, a great way to socialise while maintaining and developing your fitness. We will meet at 8:30am every Saturday outside the Edge Café and walk to the start line together as it is so much more fun to get encouragement from other fellow runners! Alternatively you can make your own way  to the start line. To access your free bar code, please go to www.parkrun.org.uk/register. Then just turn up at the event with your bar code and enjoy the run.

 

 You can view the full timetable and find our more at: www.sport-sheffield.com/residencesport .If you need any more information regarding the sports listed above, please email Dom, your Residence Sport coordinator: d.kolarova@sheffield.ac.uk

 

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