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Merry Christmas from us all at SportBU!

Merry Christmas Ya Fitness Animal!

'It's CHRISTMAS!' We understand that you may be sick of those very familiar four walls by now, so we've put together some treats and challenges to get you active and have a little fun over this festive period. Welcome to your ‘Christmas Support Package’ from SportBU. 

Here you will find healthy (and not so healthy, it is Christmas after all) festive recipes for you try to over the holiday period, SportBU staff fitness videos, football skills and eating challenges (we dare you to beat our Guinness world record times!). Our group fitness instructor and all-round SportBU legend Helen Palmer will be putting you through your paces with classes such as ‘HIITmas’, ‘ABvent’ and ’12 days of Legmas’ – see what we did there? If you want to de-stress and unwind over the Christmas period why not try our ‘Snowga’ class with Melsia (that’s yoga if you didn’t already guess). If all that isn’t already enough we are also treating you with a Christmas present which includes free access to the SportBU gym from the 14 to 18 December and 4 to 8 January. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year and we really hope you have a great Christmas break regardless of everything going on in the world. You’ve got this!

Fitness classes and programmes

12 Days of Legmas

12 Days of LEGmas

This leg session with Helen will be sure to get your legs fired up - you'll really need to dig deep for those final reps!

Abvent

ABvent

You won't regret taking part in ABvent, a 30 minute workout focusing on your core muscles - let's go!

Abvent

ABvent 2

A 30 minute Ab session to strengthen your core, try this one at home over the festive period and feel the burn!

Bodyweight and Gym Programmes

Bodyweight and Gym Programmes

We are spoiling you this Christmas with not one but two programmes made by our Personal Trainer Shanto and Operations Manager Josh. Give these a go and feel great over the festive period! 

Decemburn

DecemBURN

Struggling with time? This is a serious calorie burner which will fit into your busy Christmas schedule!

HIITmas

HIITmas

A 20 minute high intensity workout to get the blood pumping! You will be sure to burn those Christmas calories in no time! Enjoy!

HIITmas 2

HIITmas 2

Another high intensity interval session to get you feeling fit over the Christmas period. Helen will get you through it and you'll end up feeling great after, give it a go!

HIITmas 3

HIITmas 3

Here we go again! See if you can complete all three of Helen's HIIT sessions over the Christmas period!

'Legs' Actually

'Legs' Actually

Our Personal Trainer Abbie takes you through a tough but quick Lower body workout with a push up and a plank at the end for a finishing burn!

Miracle in 34 Reps

Miracle in 34 Reps

It really will be a miracle if you complete 34 of these. Josh and Steen - the men and muscle of SportBU take on Diver Bomber push-ups - have a go but make sure you warm up the arms first!

Pec the Halls

Pec The Halls

The man, the myth, the legend - let Strength & Conditioning head coach Dan show you the perfect press up (or so he says). Give this a go for some serious chest gains!

Snowga

SNOWga

Make sure to spare an hour of your busy Christmas schedule to relax and unwind with Melsia. Take a mat, a quiet space and feel the tension leave your body...

Stretch with Matt

Stretch with Matt

Join Matt for a 10 minute Stretch session. This would be a great finisher to one of Helen's sessions or if you are feeling a little stiff from working at your desk!

Festive Food Recipes

Terry's Chocolate Orange Brownies

Terry's Chocolate Orange Brownies

These brownies are great for sharing with family and friends over the festive period. Extremely indulgent and moreish, you may want to keep them all for yourself!

Challenges

Brussel Sprouts challenge

Brussels sprout eating challenge

Any Brussels sprout haters out there? Look away now! Chris takes on the biggest challenge of all - How many cooked COLD Brussels sprouts can he fit in his mouth? Slightly resembling a Bush tucker trial if you ask me...Think you've got a better tactic...?

footBAUBLE skills

Andy's footBAUBLE skills

Watch SportBU hero Andy Boland show us his footy skills - join in if you have a football and one day you might nearly be as good as the man himself!

2020 Challenge

2020 Challenge

Josh doesn't think anyone can beat his reps on this one, let us know how you get on! High knees straight into sit ups!

Estates take on the Mince Pie challenge!

Estates take on the Mince Pie challenge!

The Estates guys will do anything for free food, especially Christmas free food. These two have clever tactics - Rich (right) is all in one and Pete (left) is slow and steady.

Precor and Advagym coming soon January 2021

Other Christmas Student Support Services

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