Active Staff

Active Staff Programme
Brand new for 2018, we have an exciting new programme open to all staff. All sports sessions listed below are FREE with your NORTH Fitness membership. For non-NORTH fitness members you can still access the sessions for just £4! The sessions all are exclusive to staff to help you keep fit before, during and after work. 
 
To book on to any of our amazing staff sport sessions please call at reception on 0191 227 4700 or use the Northumbria Sport app. 
 
Over 55?
We have received Sport England funding to help get you active! All our staff only sessions are FREE ! Use the links below to register your interest and find out how to book on. 

 

Sports & Clubs 

Our NORTH Clubs are also open to staff! From archery to table tennis there’ll be something you love. Click here to find out what you can get involved with!

Fancy doing your own thing? Our badminton, table tennis and squash courts are available to book for non-members!
 
To book on to any of our amazing staff sport sessions please call at reception on 0191 227 4700 or use the Northumbria Sport app. 
 

Staff Back2Netball

Day: Every Thursday

Time: 12:15-13:00

Location: Sport Central

‘Active Staff Netball’ is a gentle re-introduction to the sport for adult females of all ages.

Whether it’s about rediscovering sporting abilities you forgot you had, about getting active again or just meeting a group of like-minded ladies, this session caters for all abilities. Sessions take place at Sport Central every Thursday lunch time and are aimed at beginners so feel free to join in at any point!

"I hadnt played since I was 16 and having it in my lunch hour was perfect"

"I joined to keep fit and take part in something with members of my team"

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Walking Netball

Day: Every Monday

Time: 12:15 – 13:00

Location: Sport Central

Customer Notice: Please note Staff Walking Netball is cancelled for the following sessions:

Monday 4th June 2018 (Maintenance)
Monday 18th June
Monday 23rd July 2018
Monday 30th July 2018

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Futsal

Day: Every Monday

Time: 12:15 – 13:00

Location: Sport Central

Customer Notice - Please note that the following sessions have been cancelled:

23rd July 2018

30th July 2018

Getting exercise on your lunch break has proven to improve concentration, productivity and ability to cope with stress. So why not get involved with our staff only football sessions. Open to all abilities, this lunchtime session is the perfect reason to get out of the office and be active. Improve your football skills, get fit and play matches on a weekly basis.

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Squash

Day: Every Tuesday , starting 24th April

Time: 5:15 – 6:00

Location: Sport Central, squash courts

Customer Notice - Please note that the following sessions have been cancelled:

24th July 2018

31st July 2018

Our brand new staff squash sessions are the perfect way to keep fit all year round. We welcome all abilities to come and take part in this after work staff only sport. Taking place on Tuesday evenings, this sport is a great way to keep active during the week.

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Racquetball – 55 +

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 12:00-12:40 or 12:40 – 13:10

Location: Sport Central, squash courts

Customer Notice - Please note that the following sessions have been cancelled:

24th July 2018

31st July 2018

Racquetball is the UK’s fastest growing sport! It is played on any regular squash court and is similar to squash. In racquetball a larger ball, which does not need warming up like in squash, and a shorter racket are used.

The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer, as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye coordination making the ball easier to strike. 

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Beginners running Group

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 17:15 – 18:00

Location: meet at Sport Central by reception

Customer Notice - Please note that the following sessions have been cancelled:

22nd May – 19th June (Staff lead in Zambia)

Beginners running group is designed to work with people who want to get into running. No experience is needed as this offer will teach you how to get going. Join other staff members all looking to get fit and start running every Tuesday at Sport Central. 

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Badminton 

Day: Every Thursday

Time: 7:45 - 8:30am 

Location: Sport Central

Customer Notice: Please note the following sessions have been cancelled

12th July due to University Graduations

 

**Please note that Thursdays session on July 26th will be cancelled due to a University event being held in the main arena**

Come along and try something new with our staff badminton sessions. Running before work these sessions are a great way to get your exercise in for the day. 

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


5 A-side Football 

Day: Every Thursday

Time: 13:00 - 14:00 

Location: Sport Central 

Customer Notice: Please note the following sessions have been cancelled

12th July due to University Graduations

Starting February 1st, there will be a staff 5 A-side football session running every Thursday. This session is open to all staff who would like to come and play football. We welcome all abilities.

 

*Please confirm in your email if you are over 55 in order to receive your session for free*


Staff Swimming 

Day: Every Wednesday 

Time: 11- 12

Location: Sport Central swimming pool

Staff swimming is an open pool session taking place on a weekly basis at sport central. Staff are welcome to come anytime during 11 and 12 and make use of our pool, sauna and steam room. 


Staff Swimfit 

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 13:00 - 13:45

Location: Sport Central swimming pool

A coached swimming session in our 25m swimming pool focusing on your swimming fitness as well as some pointers to improve your technique. The session aims to ensure you get more from your performance. Whether you are an advanced swimmer wanting to get extra training or are looking to get into the sport, this session will help you progress. 

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