#ActiveSalford What's on in January 2019



Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you have all had a great Christmas Break, and we are really excited to kick off the year with our Semester 2 Welcome Program! We begin with Tag Archery - fun and Friendly Combat (its a bit like paintballing, but without the bruises!) at Allerton Sports Hall on Tuesday 22nd January.  We then deliver a Run, Bike, Row #GoTri Gym Challenge the next day on Wednesday 23rd January. #GoTri is a great way to challenge yourself and others, within a familiar and accessible environment. For more information on the format of the Sessions visit the Go Tri website 


We then launch our Great Manchester Run Training Sessions, and we have around 4 months to get ‘Team Salford’ ready for the 10K....


We begin with our first weekly Female Only Circuit Session on Monday 28th, which will run weekly with Kim 4.30-5.00pm. We then launch our weekly Open Running Club Session on Wednesday’s 30th at 1.00pm with Stu, both of these weekly sessions are free for all Sports Centre members, and those that sign up to the Great Manchester Run being part of the University’s Team. For sign up information, here are the FAQ's from the Sport ICZ Team



For our Headline Event - Wednesday 30th January we will also see Powerlifting Athlete (follow Bobbie's training progress on Instagram @bobbie.butters) return with Ryan Hayes for another practical Seminar within the Gym on 11.00am-1.00pm. Bobbie has just returned from European Powerlifting Championships with Team GB,  we encourage people to ask questions, to help educate students on resistance training misconceptions, and also engage with Bobbie around incorporating certain exercises within your own programmes and routines, as we look to break down barriers to gym based exercise. Bobbie and Ryan are always excellent within their delivery, and we look forward to seeing them both again on the 30th.



All these activities are completely free, there are plenty of ways to#GetActive during your first few weeks back, and beyond going into Semester 2. Get in touch to book on any of these sessions via sportleisure-com@salford.ac.uk. For more information on all of the above, visit the Welcome 2019 Online Guide  

In addition, if you needed an extra incentive to increase your activity levels this month, we will be giving away a free All Inclusive Month’s Membership in February to Staff and Students who accumulate 600,000 steps in January via the The University of Salford and Salford Red Devils RLFC Fan Fit AppThat’s approximately 19,000 a day, so keep moving this month, and you could bag yourself a freebie in February. Download the app here  

Tweet us @UoSSportsCentre with the #FanFit Hashtag, and keep us updated on your progress!



Finally.... for our #ActiveSalford Fitness and Wellbeing month, we will be providing our 22 top tips to keep you fit and healthy in the new year, and we will be introducing a top tip for every working day this month. 

Each day will detail some helpful advice around maintaining activity levels, getting into good nutritional and positive lifestyle habits, and the best ways to ensure you prioritise your wellbeing in general, as we look to get you all into good habits not just in January, but get you into the process of creating consistent and sustainable change.

Simply email the comms team at internalcommsUos@salford.ac.uk, or tweet us at @USinternalComms and @UoSSportsCentre to keep us updated on your fitness journey throughout January. 


If you are not signed up to the Sports Centre and you would like to join, you can do so now online or you can pop into the Centre, where we can go through your best option relevant to your fitness and health goals. 




Metafit Bodyweight Training
Lifeguard course