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NSCG takes part in a day of activity to highlight the importance of fitness and physical activity.

Teaching staff and students put on an action-packed programme of events to encourage participants to flex more than their mental muscles last week.

National Fitness Day 2023 took place on Wednesday 20 September with staff from the Gordon Banks Sports Centre and students and lecturers hosting a range of different fitness activities to encourage everyone to get active.

The day kicked off at 10:45am with a HIIT session in the Academy of Sport sports hall led by Sports lecturer James Mountjoy. This was followed by an 11:30am relaxing yoga session led by Health and Social Care lecturer Hannah Beard in the dance studio. Level 2 Gym students assisted throughout the day, offering free blood pressure checks and health screenings to help keep everyone safe.

A number of challenges were also hosted throughout the day which participants could get involved in from the most sit ups and burpees done in a minute to the longest plank held and to find who can row or bike 1000m in the fastest time.

All the challenges set were created to test cardio fitness, strength and resilience and saw around 150 students and staff take part throughout the day.