Tired of a packed Jubilee Gym?

One thing which I have been constantly kept reminded of is how busy the Jubilee Sports Centre gym gets on a daily basis. Waiting 20mins for a bench or a cage can really put a downer on your workout and perhaps alienates you from using the gym…………. I know, I have walked in and walked straight back out many times after catching a glimpse of how busy the gym is.

These days will be no more!!!

The University has confirmed almost £40,000 from a Student Centredness Fund bid to get a fully equipped gym at Wide Lane. Having Sport and Wellbeing membership will give you access to this sports facility as an addition to all of the other sports facilities a member is already entitled to.

This is really exciting and I really can’t wait to see it. Not all of the equipment going in the gym has been finalised so if there are any pieces of kit that you think should be included in the gym or anything else you can think of please leave your comments below.

Lots of sporting love

Jonny 🙂

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9 Comments on "Tired of a packed Jubilee Gym?"

  1. Jonny
    08/02/2012 at 1:47 pm Permalink

    Squat racks, and lots of them.

  2. Jonny
    08/02/2012 at 3:03 pm Permalink

    Jonny, have you thought about including Kettlebells in both the Jubilee and Wide Lane gyms?

  3. Jonny
    08/02/2012 at 4:25 pm Permalink

    Alternatively, get up earlier.

  4. Jonny
    Jonny Brooks
    08/02/2012 at 7:05 pm Permalink

    Ellis: Kettle bells have been included on the provisional equipment list for the gym at Wide Lane but I’m not sure about any plans for them in Jubilee Gym.

    Ciaron: I know you love your squat racks and there will be one at least but I doubt there will be “lots of them”

    Anonymous: You’d think getting up earlier would be better but I can tell you that during the month of November 2011 more than 1000 people entered the Jubilee sports centre between 7am and 8am during the week days. This may not sound much per day but when you think that the gym has around 170 stations in total and not necessarily each one will be a station that someone wants to use that is a major strain on current resource and getting to the gym earlier may not an adequate long term solution. As someone who goes to the Jubilee gym almost every weekday morning between 7:15am and 7:45am I am 100% willing to back those figures.

  5. Jonny
    09/02/2012 at 1:59 pm Permalink

    Great news, any idea of a time frame for this?

  6. Jonny
    10/02/2012 at 2:16 pm Permalink

    It would be cool to have a fat bar / axle

    Bumper plates would be great too!

  7. Jonny
    10/02/2012 at 6:47 pm Permalink

    It would be great to have more mats/areas to warm up and definitely some kettle bells.

  8. Jonny
    David Howell
    16/02/2012 at 5:22 pm Permalink

    Is this gym going to be instead of, or alongside, the partnership with Winning Health Solutions? Given the concerns that have been expressed over how this partnership has been tied to the provision of contentious nutritional advice, I would suggest that the provision of a new facility aimed squarely at student-athletes should be seen as a golden opportunity to sever this connection.

    Given that Winning Health Solutions have offered drastic discounts of over 90% to first-time customers through two separate daily deal websites, and that these sites regularly end up with a negative effect on those businesses that use them, the continuing survival of WHS as a going concern does not seem especially secure to me.

    As for equipment – I remember when the Jubilee had a Concept2 Dyno. I think a return for one or two of those would be very useful, especially for rehabilitation purposes.


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