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Fit 4 The Beach

It may seem like winter is barely over, but before you know it the summer will be here. You may already have your sun cream, beach towel and flip flops to hand, but is that enough?

Kent Sport is offering members a fantastic opportunity to win a personalized five-week fitness programme to help tone up for the summer and get ready for fun at the beach. The participants will be training in the cutting-edge fitness suite following a unique workout experience.

Student and staff Kent Sport members along with public members are all invited to apply. All you have to do is complete the application form and return it to the fitness suite in the Sports Centre or email it to D.Ashtari@kent.ac.uk explaining why you want to get fit this summer.

The Kent Sport Health and Fitness Team will select the lucky participants. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 May 2014.

If you are not yet a member, you can find more details here and keep up to date with Kent Sport news and promotions by following UniKentSports on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kent Sport Xercise Factor Winner

Kent Sport’s spring term fitness challenge, the Xercise Factor concluded last week with Vivi Triantyllopoulou, receiving the most votes from the fitness mentors. Following their auditions at the end of last year, the contestants were put through initial screening, two weeks of Fitness Boot Camp, three weeks of Live Shows and then a final before the winner was crowned. With all contestants benefiting from the guidance and expertise of the Health and Fitness Team, they have progressed over the six-week process and changed their health and lifestyle habits for the better.

Vivi responded graciously to the news that she won. “This is unbelievable - a big thanks to the entire team! Without Jeni and Andy, I wouldn't have achieved anything. It was an amazing experience and I guarantee that it’s not going to stop here; I intend to keep on training.”

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Kent Sport Shaw Award

On Friday the 14th March 2014 Peter Johnson was presented with the Kent Sport Shaw Award in recognition of his Commitment through Adversity demonstrated weekly at the University of Kent Sports Centre. Peter is spouse to University Masters Assistant Meredith Johnson and has been using the Sports Centre since his referral in October last year.

The Shaw Award was launched in 2011 in partnership with former University Staff member Howard Shaw who worked together with Kent Sport to create the award in memory of his late wife Maria. The Award was set up to honour members who through the exercise referral scheme demonstrated commitment through adversity in striving to achieve their health and fitness goals. Since its launch there have only been two other recipients prior to Peter’s nomination.

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Get set for Easter Sports Academy

Local children can hone their skills in cricket, football, hockey and tennis at the University of Kent this Easter.

The University of Kent Sport is running an Easter Sports Academy for children aged 7-14 to gain professional coaching in the four sports. It consists of three days of coaching in a chosen sport, and a trip to a stadium. The Academy runs from 9am - 3pm daily from 14 - 17 April at a cost of £80. Later pick-ups (until 5.30pm) are available for an extra £10 per day.

Trainers include former Kent and Somerset cricketer, Ben Trott, Gillingham Academy coach, and double Olympian hockey player, Mel Clewlow.

Mel Clewlow, the University’s Sports Development Manager, comments: ‘The classes are a great opportunity for children to gain some skills in their favourite sport as well as keep fit during the Easter holidays.’

To book a place, download a booking form from www.kent.ac.uk/sports and return it with payment to the University of Kent Sports Centre, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NL. To find out more about the Academy, contact Mel Clewlow, m.clewlow@kent.ac.uk or 01227 827673.

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Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic now open

The University of Kent is pleased to announce that the new Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic is now open on the Canterbury campus. The service will be available to University of Kent students, staff, alumni and members of the public.

Regardless of whether or not you exercise and play sport to keep fit, or compete from club to international level, the physiotherapy clinic will be able to assist you with recovery or rehabilitation and treating and preventing pain or injury.

The physiotherapy clinic is situated within the state of the art fitness suite in the Sports Centre. You can simply step out of the private bays and into the fitness suite providing a seamless transition from injury to return to sport.

For further information including opening hours and prices, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/sports/physio.html or to make an enquiry or book an appointment call 01227 824375 or email physio@kent.ac.uk.

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