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SPORT Manchester: Keep active over the summer

20 Jun 2012

Go further with the staff running group * Walk for Health with Get Walking, Keep Walking * Drop-in fitness classes on campus * Summer memberships for all at the Armitage Sports Centre!

Things to keep you active over the summer...

Go further with the staff running group

Come along and join the staff running group, every Thursday lunch time from 12.10 to 1pm. The group meets at the Active Lifestyles Centre on Denmark Road and is directed by a qualified Run England leader. The run is completely free of charge and there are various distances to suit your ability. Shower and changing facilities are available at the centre for a small fee of £1 and lockers for an additional (refundable) fee of £1.

For more information, contact run leader:

Walk for health with Get Walking, Keep Walking

Make the most of the summer weather and join the staff walking group that meets at Friday lunch time from 12 noon in the Dover Street Building entrance. The walk is led by volunteers who are accredited by the Walking for Health scheme. So get your comfy shoes at the ready and head down there, it won’t cost you a penny!

For more information, email:

Drop-in fitness classes on campus

If you’re looking to get in shape for summer, then why not try one of our drop-in health and fitness classes right here on campus? If you want a taster of Tai Chi, then head over to the UMSA Room (Dover Street Building) on a Monday lunchtime from 12.05 to 12.55pm and learn about the meditative approach to postural alignment, relaxation, attentive movement and mindful awareness of the breath. It costs just £4 a session and all proceeds will be donated to charity at the end of July.

For more information, please contact:

There is also a Zumba class every Friday lunchtime from 12 to 12.50pm in the Sackville Street Building (Room H11), for just £3.50 a class.

For more information, contact:

Summer memberships for all at the Armitage Sports Centre!

Get a full summer of fitness for just £60 at the Armitage Centre fitness suite. The summer membership offer is open to students, staff and public and is available to purchase now:

The membership will give you unlimited access to the fitness suite, during opening hours, until Sunday 23 September 2012.

Alternatively, you can opt for a flexible monthly membership for just £25 a month.