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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:

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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,

James


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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