Hi everyone, its that time of year again, I don’t know about you but I am itching to get back into my sport this year, especially after a hefty Christmas!
So this term, the University of Warwick is launching their #teamwarwick campaign to promote more people to get into sport on campus. I really have to support this because sport has always been a big part of my life, I grew up in a very sporty family and I understand the importance sport has had on my physical and mental self. My first commitment to sport was swimming, I spent my younger years going to the local swimming pool, I then moved on running and joined a running club in my area. When I got to high school, I started Netball and have never looked back.
I have been doing netball for nearly 6 years now, it is my favourite sport and Warwick has allowed me to continue my passion through the Warwick Women’s Netball. If you are looking for a place to meet new friends, Netball is definitely the place! All the girls are so welcoming, every session I am laughing and having fun, its such a great place to relax whilst doing exercise. In my first year, as well as training with the netball girls, I frequently used the sports centre. As part of joining netball you are required to purchase the Silver Membership this grants you access to the pool, sauna, badminton courts, etc. It also gives you discount on exercises classes, which I definitely made use of! Me and my flatmate used to go to Body Pump (a really hard workout but you feel energised after) and Zumba (I love dancing and this was a great way to pop out those dance moves). We also occasionally used the swimming pool, which is perfect to use to cool down after a work out!
Sport has not only helped me with my physical self but also my mental self. I don’t think I have ever been so busy than when I have been at uni! As great as this is, it comes with its stresses, which are sometimes hard to remedy. Sport has definitely contributed to decrease any stresses or worries I have had. I made full use of the Yoga and Pilates classes at the sports centre as they were very calming and helped you to concentrate on being more present.
Without sport I know for sure that I would not be as happy! If you aren’t a fan of team sports, even going for a run around campus there are lovely quiet paths for those who want some peace and quiet to just run. But if you are unsure, definitely give something a go! Not only is it great for your body, you can meet new people and it may just give you that boost to try more new things. If any of you are considered joining Netball, feel free to drop me a message and I will be happy to help you get started!
Have a great term 2 everyone! #teamwarwick