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Conquering Everest, Conquering Cancer

One of our Sports Centre members, Ricky Munday, will be climbing the North Ridge of Everest, Tibet, from 6th April to 4th June. He is undertaking the two-month expedition to climb the world’s highest mountain (8,848m) in memory of his twin uncles, who were supported by Macmillan nurses in their home, surrounded by family...

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Why You Should Try BodyPump

When it comes to exercise, I am definitely a classes person. We have a Watt Bike and a treadmill at home and while I do use those, I need to be pushed by an instructor. I know then, that if I’ve done a 45 or 60 minute class, done as I’m told and tried my best – I’ll have had a great workout and not had to plan it myself. I...

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Gym Tips and Tricks

Following on from the tips regarding new year’s resolutions, here’s some more advice specifically for our gym members. It’s great to have so many new members join us recently and we want you to make the time you spend here with us as productive and as good for your health as possible. So read 5 common mistakes below I see...

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Did Someone Say Resolutions?

How did this happen? Suddenly it’s January again, and the “R” word is everywhere you look in the media and it’s all your friends can talk about. I’ll be honest I’m not a huge fan of “resolutions”. If you want to take action and improve your health or fitness, what’s the point in waiting until January? Take action...

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UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 2016

Sports Centre member Adam Copeland tells us about his time at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships 2016. "I am a cyclist in Cambridge and ride for Cambridge Cycling Club. I am passionate about cycling and am always looking for ways to push the boundaries and improve in the sport. I am also a solicitor at Tees Law (...

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Farewell to the Sports Centre - Cara's Final Blog

A year at the Sports Centre has flown by. Last time you heard from me I was only just settling in to full time work at the Sports Centre, but unfortunately now it is time for me to move on. I have learnt so much working here and am excited for what the future holds. Before I joined the Sports Centre I had never taught a...

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SGA 2015 – The Most Inclusive Gymnastics Competition Ever?

For the Cambridge gymnasts, this academic year was marked by an unprecedented total of three competitions – The British Veterans (November 2014), the 27th Varsity Match (March 2015) and Sutton Gymnastics Academy Adults’ Competition (May 2015). We are a relatively small club with gymnasts of the widest imaginable range of...

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The Benefits of Yoga for Sport

Yoga for Sport is a class held at the Sports Centre on Thursdays 1.05pm – 1.50pm. It is aimed at all levels, is suitable for beginners and you do not have to be super flexible to join in! The class incorporates breathing and mobilising techniques, sport-specific dynamic sequences and static poses, as well as some...

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Ely Boathouse Groundbreaking Ceremony

On the 21st November I woke up to find it pouring with rain in Ely. Hardly the sort of weather you’d want for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new University Boathouse, even if it would soften up the ground slightly. Luckily the clouds cleared by midday to leave behind an extremely cold and windy but thankfully bright...

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Catching up with Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson has gained three Blues rowing for the University, and this year rowed as part of the Blue squad in the historic 2015 Boat Race, racing on the Tideway on the same course as the men for the first time. As part of this event, Melissa was interviewed by Women’s Health Magazine, and in May, she and Holly Hill won...

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