As we approach the start of a new year, we start reflecting on the year that’s passed (and what a year it’s been!) and how we might approach 2022. If typical resolutions aren’t for you this post might just be!
1) Start small – we mean really small.
We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves at the start of the New Year to make huge, life-altering changes which can cause us to feel disappointed if things don’t quite pan out. Small, realistic changes can make a surprisingly big difference to your everyday routine. Find a new route to uni, choose to walk instead of the bus, try a new coffee shop or brand of tea. Mixing it up will boost concentration, motivation and you know what the say; a change is as good as a rest (but also get some rest too..)
December is upon us and so is the festive season. If you are yet to complete your Christmas shopping or if you just want to bank some future present ideas, here is the ultimate guide to sporty gift-giving.
For the tech-obsessed
If you are looking for an extra-special Christmas present this year, there’s more exciting fitness-tech on the market then ever before! A fitness tracker can be a great all-rounder and there is one suitable for most budgets. Even the low-cost options can sync with your phone to track specific goals, monitor heart rate, activity levels and even sleep.
It may be getting colder and darker, but moving for your physical and mental wellbeing is just as important as other times of the year – if not even more important! Today we are sharing some of our top tips for staying motivated, safe and well during the winter months.
We will also be giving you a sneak preview of some of the things we’ll be doing to stay active over at University of Bristol Sport.
1) Exercise with friends
Getting out and moving may seem less appealing at the moment, but meeting a friend will make sure you stick to your plans and boost motivation for your workout too. It’s a great excuse to temporarily escape those Christmas family commitments and boost endorphins in the process.
Making plans with others can also make you more adventurous and can give you the confidence to try new things and push yourself further.
Winter bucket-list: Why not suggest a wintery walk or festive fitness class to try with a friend.
This week we caught up with the team behind ManSquared, a project developing mental fitness tools to help facilitate open and vulnerable conversations between men.
Hello! Why don’t you introduce yourself?
We’re a group of four University of Bristol students all studying innovation, passionate about male mental fitness having seen the impact it has had on ourselves, our friends, families and communities. Anna is a wild swimmer, keen rugby player and studies psychology. Finn is a history student who loves football and the outdoors. Jamie can’t get enough of his electronic music and loves spending time on his bike. Rachel is captain of the Bristol Jets Pom team and enjoys being creative in her free time.
Welcome to B:Active, an inclusive activity programme designed for student life – from social sports to fitness classes, the aim is to make it as easy, fun and affordable as possible to get moving and look after your mental and physical wellbeing. But why is B:Active so great?
There is a lot going on during your first few weeks of university so don’t worry if you didn’t feel ready to sign up to any clubs or societies just yet – there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved this year. All student clubs run a little differently, however most welcome all abilities and may offer Performance teams that focus on competing, as well as social sessions for those just wanting to play for fun.
In this blog post we’ll be looking at some of the reasons joining a sports club can enhance your university experience!
Did you know that there are over 80 classes a week at the Indoor Sports Centre? With classes from Body Combat to Yoga fit to Spin, there is something to suit everybody and any level. Today we will be taking a look at reasons why joining a fitness class can be a fantastic addition to your active life. Most of our fitness classes operate from the Indoor Sports Centre on Tyndall Avenue and are included in the Active Memberships. Our B:Active programme also runs its own series of low-cost and free classes on Campus and in the Residences, you can check out both timetables on our website.
It’s that time again where we begin to welcome new and returning back to Bristol! In this post, we are sharing some Bristol-based activities that we think deserve a spot on your active bucket list. If you do try any of our suggestions, let us know, we’d love to see your paddle boarding pictures or your new favorite trail.