Workshops

Starting with a Gym Workshop for Women, our workshops series will be led by experts from across the University providing new skills and knowledge on a wide variety of sport, exercise and fitness topics. If you are a member of either Holywell Fitness Centre or Powerbase, workshops are free and included within your membership.

Gym Workshop for Women

If you are new to the gym and have never lifted weights before or just want to feel a little more comfortable and know you are doing it right, our resident expert Karen, will guide you safely through the basics, show you new skills and improve your workout experience.  You can choose to book onto all 3 sessions in the series, or maybe just 1.  If you are entirely new or have only ever explored the cardio area, then we would suggest booking onto all 3 to open yourself to the endless possibilities this facility offers.

This workshop is open to women, but places are limited so you will need to book! The easiest way is to book online or via the Loughborough Sport app. However, you can also book at reception or over the phone (01509 226250).  If you are not a member of our gyms, payment is required at the time of booking on a pay as you go basis, or receive a multi-buy discount when purchasing Class Credits.

Session 1 - Studio based

The initial session is an introduction to weights, utilising Barbells, Dumbbells & Kettlebells for the purpose of performing the most common exercises.

This session will cover:

  • Getting to know the equipment i.e. how to load & de-load a barbell safely
  • Technique - demonstration of how to perform exercises correctly
  • Practical application - participants practice

Session 2 - Gym Based

The second session moves us into the gym where we will take ourselves into the weights area, using the Olympic bars to perform the most common exercises such as squats & deadlifts

The session will cover:

  • Getting to know the equipment (size of bars, loading and de-loading the bars & squat rack)
  • Technique - demonstration of how to perform the exercises correctly
  • Practical application - participants practice

Session 3 - Gym Based

The third session takes us back into the gym where we will focus on the Outrace Rig space and the equipment available within this area, including: Punch bags, TRX, Bosu's, VIPR, Swiss Balls & Sled

The session will cover:

  • Getting to know the equipment, what it can be used for, highlighting the benefits such as core activation/balance etc
  • Technique - demonstration of how to perform exercises correctly
  • Practical application - participants practice

Meet our expert:

Karen

  • As a Fitness Instructor, my challenge is to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals, whether that be to lose weight, tone up or improve your mobility, flexibility and balance.

  • I hold qualifications in Senior Fitness, Youth Training & Corrective Exercise, and take pride in teaching correct human movement, helping reduce your chance of injury.
  • My passion lies in group exercise where my personality and love for exercise is showcased; at Holywell I teach a variety of classes including CircuitsLegs, Bums & Tums and Indoor Cycling.