Getting active with NL Leisure – supporting everyBODY!

After indulging over Christmas (we’re still dreaming about mince pies), it’s time to kick off 2019 right. We’re not talking fad diets, we’re talking getting healthy and strong 💪

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Goodbye hangovers and hello Glasgow Hang Challenge!

Half-way through January and that vegan diet went out the window for most of us and dry January was a well-meaning idea.

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The yoga trends you NEED to know about

Today is International Yoga Day. Whether you know your downward dog from your warrior pose or not, the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice is one that’s well worth embracing. Originating in India about 2,000 years ago, yoga is good for building strength, flexibility and for clearing your mind, decreasing stress and helping you unwind – and just about anyone can give it a go! And there’s more to yoga than classes packed with middle-aged ladies in your local leisure centre. Oh, yes. Yoga’s getting jazzed up all over the place – and there are some rather, er, unusual versions…

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Dog Squat Challenge

A trend we can definitely appreciate, even if we are just watching the videos. Squats are never fun, never, but we bet this new challenge will make squatting so much more enjoyable – you are being challenged to get your dogs in on the action. 💪🐶 Mother and baby fitness is cute and all, but it doesn’t involve dogs. Cute, enthusiastic, slightly confused doggos, all eager to help their owners get fit for summer. We can’t cope! https://www.instagram.com/p/BVfm1IThs88/?tagged=squatyourdogchallenge Golden retrievers, bulldogs, German shepherds – they’re all getting involved in the #squatyourdogchallenge with their sporty owners. Across Instagram puppies and dogs are…

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5 ways to get fit without going to the gym

It’s the start of 2016 and who doesn’t want to start with a New Year’s resolution? For many, getting fit and becoming more active will be high on the agenda of life goals this year, but if you’re a bit gym-phobic, how do you do this? Here are five fun and unusual ways to get fit and healthy for the new year without having to go to the crammed gym full of all those sweaty people who also want to get fit. 1. Trampolining Trampolining is the new fun way to get fit – and no, not outside in the garden on the…

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Yoga! Do you know your baby cobra from your pigeon?

  Yoga is an ancient Hindu discipline which involves adapting specific poses with the body and incorporating breathing control followed by simple meditation. It is widely practiced for health and relaxation and has been proven to significantly boost physical and mental wellbeing. A lot of people have a warped view of yoga as a route to fitness – many think it is for airy fairy hippies and won’t make a drastic difference to their health. Then why is it so popular? I’ll admit that before I tried it I was in the same boat, thinking it was gentle exercise for…

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Get fit on the cheap

If you look out your window right now (provided you’re reading this at round about 11am on 22 April 2015), you’ll notice a most unusual thing – the sky is blue, the sun is out and there’s not a cloud to be seen. Guys, it’s happened – winter is over! And with the new season comes a new burst of energy – so make the most of it and get active! With better weather, you’ve no excuse for staying cooped up in front of the telly. As well as being great for your physical health, exercise has proven mental health…

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Making the most of Glasgow’s Commonwealth venues

The medals have been handed out, the athletes have gone home, but what’s left behind are world class sporting facilities that will provide the enduring legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For students, that means the chance to play and train in the very places where gold medals were won and dreams came true. We’ve rounded up the best deals for students at some of the city’s finest sporting venues…   The Emirates Arena When the Glasgow Rocks basketball team aren’t strutting their stuff on court, the Emirates Arena sports hall becomes a badminton venue open to the public.…

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How to… Stay healthy this summer

So you’ve finally finished your exams, and summer’s right around the corner. The sun’s out (ish), and you have no reasons to stay indoors. So why are you finding yourself glued to Netflix and sleeping until noon?! That’s not what summer’s about! If you want to avoid the dreaded lazy-itis, here’s how to stay healthy this summer… Embrace the Outdoors If you’ve been a bookworm like me all year and have forgotten what the outside world looks like, now’s your chance to remember! Even something simple like a stroll along the park is better than sitting inside. Call your friends…

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