February 21, 2013

Respect for the Lifestyle Equipment

Dear all

We hope you are all enjoying training in the new Lifestyle gym using the new equipment and hopefully getting some great new ideas for your training programme.

It saddens me to see that we are barely weeks old and we already have damage to equipment. Having seen it myself - you guys can see in the images below, it is clear that it is not because of proper use of the equipment.



I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that this equipment is state of the art, we have invested in this because we feel our community deserve to have this experience. However, as users and members we expect you all to RESPECT the equipment, each other and the team. If anyone is found misusing, damaging equipment or not respecting the environment or the team then you will be subject to a reporting and investigation process.

I would ask that you are all diligent in the way you use the space so that all if the community get a great experience. Can you please ensure the following:

1. If you notice that something has been damaged please report it to a member if the Lifestyle team;
2. You all make sure that you leave the areas you have worked in as you found them when you arrived, including wiping down all equipment after use.

Thank you for your cooperation on this and hope that you all continue to enjoy the new environment.


February 10, 2013

What a nice bush!

The bushes are in!

The Bush

As is all the equipment!

If you are already a member of the gym, please see induction link here:


The Lifetyle Team are getting everyone inducted as fast as they can. For any queries please email lifestyle@warwick.ac.uk

We can't wait to welcome you all into the brand new facility.


February 06, 2013

Countdown to the opening begins – 5 more days!

5 more days! 5 more days of donning my high vis jacket and bright yellow helmet to walk around the gym and see all the wonderful progress the team are making upstairs in the new Lifestyle Gym.

I can't wait to replace these safety clothes with a gym kit and get in there! If you haven't seen some photos online, here's some of the progress so far:

Here is our training cube and kinesis machine placed behind it - on this you can workout every muscle in the body - who will shotgun this first?!

Functional Training Cube

Here are a few of the cardio machines, and part of our water feature installation. On our cardio machines you can watch televsion, record your fitness progress, do British military fitness exercises or stick your USB in and revise! You'll love it!

Cardio Machines

The S&C floor - 5 benches, 3 1/2 squat racks and 3 bench press, plus a reinforced floor in the room for safe lifting.

S & C Floor

HELLO new gym.

Keep you updated - Health Commitment forms and induction news will be out over the next two days and all members will receive an email. facebook & twitter

James Ellis.


#Varsity #TeamWarwick

Ice Hockey tickets

Rugby Finale tickets

January 31, 2013

Take a 3D walk through the new Lifestyle Gym

If you haven't see this yet, then believe you me, you will want to! The Lifestyle Gym


James Ellis.

January 28, 2013

Countdown to the countdown

Hi folks,

I trust you all had a nice weekend? I am hoping that we start to leave behind the Arctic spell that has been lingering over university the past few weeks and begin melting the snow with the heat from our new Lifestyle Gym.

Soon we can look forward to a more spacious, and better equipped gym than we have ever known before at Warwick. In the countdown to the opening of the new gym, the Lifestyle Team will be releasing photos, gym instructions and workouts from the new Technogym equipment each day on this blog. Keep checking back here for previews of the new equipment. Alternatively, you can find updates on facebook, Lifestyles and twitter.

Personally, I am looking forward to getting involved in this workout:

Technogym Equipment

There's going to be wires everywhar!

Enjoy your week

James Ellis.

PS #Murray #betterlucknexttime #youryear #Wimbledon : 'Be inspired... get active' @warwicksport

December 21, 2012

A new look

Driving, walking, or even better… running or cycling past The Sports Centre these days, you would have started to notice lots of changes. The ‘croquet lawn’ outside the sports centre is now home to new Warwick Sport Offices as the top level of The Sports Centre is renovated.

Later on in the week we can look forward to some videos and news stories from the Lifestyle Team being posted here of some of the work that has gone on so far. Make sure you have a look at the plans and photographs page as there will be continual image updates as the spaces upstairs change in look and feel! There is also now a set of 3D images of what the new gym will look like… Really exciting, please note the water feature and greenery!

For now I wanted to show you some of my latest photography work – thanks iPhone.

Sports Centre

The swimming pool is enjoying some attention, as you can see here with some Warwick Sport logos and straplines installed. It is also looking rather clean with a new pool cover!

New Logo by pool and a new cleaning machine

New pool cover

The corridors have been painted in our Warwick Blue. It is really amazing what a bit of paint can do; we can hopefully start to make the building feel a little bit more like ‘ours’. We will be making more effort in the New Year to carry this feel throughout the building.

Blue Wall

Cryfield Centre

I hope many of you will have enjoyed this new facility already. As well as being a sporting venue for our teams like Rugby, Football and Lacrosse, it is also a London 2012 Football Training Venue and host to the annual high profile tournaments such as the U15 Nike Cup and Premier League age group competitions.

The venue is bookable for events and formal occasions so if you’re department, society or club is interested then please click through here

Cryfield Centre (refurbished)

Renovated Cry field

As always please give us any feedback you wish

You can follow us on facebook or twitteror Warwick Lifestyle

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great break


November 26, 2012

The S&C Room Makeover

I hope that many of you have had a chance to flick over the photos and plans for the redevelopment of the Sports Centre.

It dawned on me over the weekend that no matter who we are at Warwick, staff or student, postgraduate or part time; we all have one thing in common… our lives at Warwick are: busy. We juggle our lives around studying, work, activities and socialising and it can be quite tough! (Breathe). The team at Warwick Sport is working really hard to create the new Warwick Lifestyle programme so that all of our members can enjoy the great benefits of physical exercise to our busy daily routines.

Myself, I enjoy a morning swim. I find the water very peaceful, though I sometimes envy the faster swimmers that seem to race past me (I’ll get there – watch out please swim team). However, lots of us at Warwick enjoy the Strength and Conditioning Room – whether you’re looking for that holiday body, training with one of our sports teams or simply want to increase personal strength – the S&C room is always packed.

With this in mind, the Lifestyle Team has decided to share some of the TECHNOGYM images with you:

s_c_image_1.pdf s_c_image_2.pdf

The new facility you can see is located in the current ‘Studio’. It includes Olympic half racks, Scott bench, adjustable and flat benches as well as radiant and dual adjustable pulley machines (DAPS).

DAPS complement the traditional strength and resistance equipment, as they are multi functional systems that allow a full body workout through a pulley system and various accessories. This will be available to all S&C members, be a great asset to our Focus Club programme as well as provide excellent training facilities for all our sports clubs. I know our Lifestyle Team can’t wait to see you all use it!

I’m sure you can see that members will be able to train in the same way that they can in the current S&C room but there will be a lot more opportunity for additional training methods and systems. Very exciting!

Tweet us your thoughts @warwicksport or like us on facebook pages: facebook.com/warwicksport or /warwicklifestyle

Please email lifestyle@warwick.ac.uk if any of your questions can’t be answered through the FAQ link.

Have a great week,


November 20, 2012

First steps into the blogosphere…

Hello, and welcome to our blog. My name is James, and I am the Director of Sport Operations here at Warwick Sport. I must say, I never pictured the day that I would write a blog. However, after working on the most exciting project Warwick Sport has had in years, I thought I would embrace the social media phenomenon and get to writing one. Fundamentally, this blog has been created because I wanted to share mine, and the team’s, excitement with readers on the new sports development initiatives at Warwick Sport. You may have started to hear about the new programme we have at Warwick Sport; Warwick Lifestyle. This is designed to get our community engaged in a whole new range of activities and provide a brilliant way for staff and students to maintain a healthy lifestyle – which let’s face it, can be quite difficult due to the busy nature of life at Warwick!

As part of this new offer we are getting the ultimate new Christmas present – a brand new gym! TECHNOGYM is a world class gym technology supplier and Warwick Sport will receive the latest equipment for cardio, resistance and strength training. TECHNOGYM also supply equipment to the National Football Centre at Burton, Loughborough University and other high profile locations so we really are lucky to have them on board.

The 5th December is when work really gets started. The S&C room is going to close at 9.00pm, and on the 7th December at 10.00pm the gym will close completely. From 7th January the activity room will be available for use again and in early February we can all look forward to the full use of the new state of the art gym. Furthermore, we have the reopening of the Studio and Functional Training Area to look forward to.

This transformation has come from a lot of hard work behind the scenes and we are really looking forward to being able to offer our members a truly world class facility. I hope that you find this website useful during the redevelopment period.

Click here to view our frequently asked questions, and if you have any other queries then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at lifestyle@warwick.ac.uk

Or you can follow us on twitter @warwicksport. Told you I was getting into social media.

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