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With January in full swing, last year seems like a distant memory already. And as the New Year starts I’m sure you’ve probably heard people saying ‘New Year, New Me’. The thing is though, lots of people say it, but don’t actually do anything about it. But if you’re looking for a ‘new you’ this year, then why not grab your trainers and head to the local gym? Going to the gym isn’t just about losing weight or keeping fit, it’s also a great way to relax and relieve those coursework or exam worries, and if you’re with your friends it’s a great place to socialise and have some fun working out together. And as a student in Nottingham, you can take advantage of some great deals too…

 1. NTU Active
Whether you’re a student at the university or not, you can take advantage of the many membership options that Nottingham Trent University have to offer. Of course, if you’re a student at the uni it helps as you can get an off-peak membership for just £8.99/month which gives you access to the gyms, sports facilities and fitness classes from 7am – 3pm Monday to Friday and anytime at weekends.

2. University of Nottingham Sport
With the brand-new £40 million David Ross Sports Village now open, find everything you’d expect from a sports centre and much more! From state-of-the-art fitness suites and swimming pool, to a water-based hockey pitch and climbing and bouldering wall. With a student membership you’ll also gain access to the sports facilities on Jubilee and Sutton Bonington Campus. A student membership is priced at £129 for the year, and expires on 31st July 2017. But with 7 months until it expires, that equates to just £18.43/month.

3. The Gym
Located just 0.3 miles away from Lace Market Studios, you can’t get much closer to a gym than The Gym.  With over 160 pieces of equipment and plenty of cardio machines, there’s something for everyone. What’s more, The Gym is open 24/7 which means if you’re stressing out about a last-minute essay and need a break, you can pop around the corner and sweat it out – no matter what time of day it is! With your student discount, membership will cost just £12.99/month – plus if you’ve got an NUS Extra card, you’ll get 50% off the joining fees.

4. Active Nottingham
Why join one gym when you can join eight? By signing up for a gym membership with Active Nottingham, you’ll gain unlimited access to all eight of Nottingham City Council’s leisure centres. The closest one to our student accommodation – Victoria Leisure Centre, is less than a mile away so you haven’t got far to go. And for the days you’re out and about, pop into any of the other seven locations to use the gym, swimming pool or health suites. A student Health and Fitness membership costs £19.99/month for a 12 month contract.

5. Xercise4less
A bit further away from Lace Market Studios than some of the others, but still not far, Xercise4less is one of the largest gyms in Nottingham. There’s over 400 pieces of equipment, a dedicated cardio area, free weights and resistance training zones and it even has a ladies only area. And if none of that takes your fancy, then what about one of the 200 classes the gym has to offer? Ok, so there’s no student discount available here but for £9.99/month for an off-peak membership, you can’t get much cheaper.

To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Lace Market Students for 2017/18 please contact us today on 01158 240 590.