News | YSJSU Gets Healthy Part 1!

News | YSJSU Gets Healthy Part 1!

Published: 7th June 2018, 9:00am

We all do it… set the ‘lose weight’ & ‘get healthy’ New Year’s resolution, and do about a month, give in, and then start to panic pre-summer! Well we at YSJSU are exactly the same, so we decided to get healthy, well three of us!

Around this time, our friends at Emperors Gym ( got in touch, asking whether any of us would like to do a month of Gym Membership, coupled with a weekly PT session to speed up the process! Three of the staff jumped at the chance, and have agreed to do a weekly blog so you can follow our progress!

With that in mind, here is a little summary of the first week:

“With no idea what to expect, the PT session was hard work, having not been to the gym on a regular basis for a couple of months it definitely worked the muscles. We were engaged in circuits for roughly 50mins with minimal breaks – tough but effective. But, since then I have attended twice to just have a go and get a sense of the gym. I have focussed mainly on cardio and weights, the bikes and cross-trainers are simple to use and resistances adjust dependant on the activity you take on. The variety of weight machines is good and provides you with a number of different exercise opportunities, whether you want to tone up, bulk up or generally let off some steam.  The gym itself provides a lot of hidden elements such as a resistance pool, spinning class, yoga and Pilates rooms too. In the coming weeks I’ll attempt to broaden my routines a little and report back on what these other areas are like.  On to week 2!” Paul Murtough – Student Voice Coordinator

“Everyone, EVERYONE, hates leg day! The first session was exactly that, with an abundance of squats, plenty of lunges, some box step ups & a bunch of burpees, ensuring a very slow walk home after! Mixed in with it was some upper body, meaning the whole body got that good ache for a couple of days! Since then, I have been varying it up, with some weight training, circuits, TRX training & plenty of time on my favourite the punching bag.  Having already lost a considerable amount of weight, I am just looking for the final push, and am enjoying (in the loosest sense of the word) the new challenge and different exercises!  Bring on week 2!” Matt Allton – Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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