Health & Fitness Tips for Ramadan
Feb 06, 2024 | Blog
This year we are doing more to support our members during Ramadan. Check out our helpful blog for some health & fitness tips for Ramadan, which includes a Low Impact Workout you can do from home or at the gym!
How to Optimise Your Time at the Gym
Feb 05, 2024 | Blog
To help you maximise your gym experience we have compiled eight valuable tips on how to make the most out of your visits.
Protein Pancakes Recipe
Feb 01, 2024 | Blog
We’ve got a scrumptious Protein Pancakes recipe for you — perfect for breakfast, a post workout snack or to enjoy on pancake day!
The Benefits of Different Areas of the Gym
Jan 05, 2024 | Blog
Each area of the gym offers unique benefits that contribute to a well-rounded fitness routine. Read our blog to learn more about the advantages of different areas within the gym.
Roasted Aubergine Curry Recipe
Jan 03, 2024 | Blog
To celebrate Veganuary we are sharing this mega-tasty Roasted Aubergine Curry recipe! It's full of veggie goodness and health boosting spices, whilst being completely plant-based and delicious!
Power through the winter months
Dec 08, 2023 | Blog
With the colder days and darker nights, not to mention cold and flu season, supporting ourselves and loved-ones physically and mentally is not easy.
Spiced Apple & Cranberry Porridge
Dec 07, 2023 | Blog
A warm bowl of this Spiced Apple & Cranberry Porridge is the perfect way to start these cold mornings. Packed with nutritious fruit, festive flavours, and protein-boosting oats to help keep you fuller for longer.
Make Theirs Magic Christmas Toy Appeal
Nov 20, 2023 | News
We are delighted to announce that we are launching the Make Theirs Magic Toy Appeal, in partnership with national charity Family Action. Find out how you can support us.
How to Stay Active in Winter
Oct 25, 2023 | Blog
As we get further towards winter, the darker nights and colder weather can make it harder to stay motivated when it comes to exercise. To help you, we’ve put together some simple tips on how to stay active when it’s cold and dark outside.
Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Oct 24, 2023 | Blog
A hearty and delicious meat-free dinner that’s packed with flavour and plant-based goodness. Loaded with veggies and lentils and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, this Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie is winter comfort food at its best!
Why exercise is important for the menopause
Oct 01, 2023 | Blog
While exercise may feel like the last thing that you want to do when you are struggling with menopause symptoms, it can help to counteract some of the specific changes that are going on in your body. Find out more about how exercise can help during the menopause.
Toddler Sessions Are Coming To Oak Tree!
Sep 29, 2023 | News
We are providing a number of fun and interactive sessions to keep the Toddlers in Mansfield engaged, focussed and active.
High-Protein Cauliflower, Paneer & Pea Curry Recipe
Sep 27, 2023 | Blog
World Vegetarian Day is on 1st October, so this month's recipe is all about the health boosting power of plants! We love this Cauliflower, Paneer & Pea Curry recipe, which is super tasty, low in fat and easy to make.
Oak Tree Leisure Centre Up For National Award
Sep 15, 2023 | News
Oak Tree is in the running for another ukactive Award, having won the accolade in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Walking Groups Making Great Strides In Mansfield
Sep 03, 2023 | News
A group of Mansfield residents are getting moving more often thanks to a walking group initiative.
Health & Fitness Hub
Sep 01, 2023 | Blog
Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness, manage your weight, reduce your drinking or improve your overall health, here are our top health apps and resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Protein-Packed Fish Finger Wrap Recipe
Sep 01, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate World Heart Day on 29th September, why not try this heart-healthy Fish Finger Wrap recipe? It’s packed with protein and is a great way to get some nutritious fish into your diet!
Why exercise does wonders for your mental health
Aug 25, 2023 | Blog
Learn more about how exercising can benefit your mental wellbeing, whether that be in the gym, a workout class or at home!
Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe
Aug 03, 2023 | Blog
This delicious Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie provides a great balance of essential vitamins, healthy fats and protein.
How to find your exercise mojo - and keep it
Jul 25, 2023 |
So the year is flying by and you’ve just realised you haven’t been to the gym in weeks – and it’s clear your latest fitness resolutions went out the window months back! It happens. Here’s how to fix it.
Mini Quiches with Strawberry and Feta Salad Recipe
Jul 03, 2023 | Blog
These Mini Quiches with ham and cheese are perfect for lunch and can be made ahead of time. Serve it with this Strawberry and Feta Salad, which is packed with nutritious fruit and veggies.
Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat
Jun 21, 2023 | Blog
We have some helpful tips for working out smarter - not harder - in warm weather.
Delicious Protein-Packed Chicken Skewers Recipe
May 31, 2023 | Blog
Try this Mediterranean inspired dish – it’s packed with 41g of protein to keep you fuller for longer as well as nutritious veggies.
Our MORE Fitness app is now My MORE App
May 29, 2023 | News
Update now to get the new and improved My MORE App
The Great British Book Drive - Children's Book Project launches on 29th May
May 22, 2023 | Blog
Oak Tree Leisure Centre has linked up with Children's Book Project in an attempt to end book poverty nationwide!
Lentil Bolognese Recipe
Apr 26, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, why not try our delicious lentil bolognese recipe? Lentils are packed with protein helping you to stay fuller for longer.
Oak Tree Leisure Centre member raising thousands for starving children
Apr 20, 2023 |
Shahid Akhtar has run over 200kms during the holy month of Ramadan - raising money for worthwhile causes worldwide.
Apr 03, 2023 | Blog
Free downloads, craft ideas and fun activities to keep the kids busy and active over the school holidays.
Six Reasons to Prioritise Your Beauty Sleep
Mar 13, 2023 | Blog
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, join the club. We need our sleep, and here’s why.
Blueberry Baked Oats Recipe
Mar 01, 2023 | Blog
Power yourself through the day with our tasty Blueberry Baked Oats. It's healthy, delicious and so easy to make - you can prepare it in advance and bake in the morning!
The Benefits of Personal Training
Feb 20, 2023 | Blog
Working with one of our expert Personal Trainers can be one of the best investments you can make for your health and fitness.
Recipe of the month - Healthy Pancakes
Feb 19, 2023 | Blog
Pancake Day may not be 'til March this year, but life's definitely BATTER with pancakes, for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Check out our healthy pancake recipe for some flipping-good fun at home this Half Term for all the family.
MORE Leisure - Mansfield Refurbishment Update
Feb 01, 2023 | News
Some positive changes have been happening across all of our sites in Mansfield!
The Benefits of Les Mills Classes
Feb 01, 2023 | Blog
To celebrate the launch of our new Les Mills routines, we are giving you the low-down of the types of Les Mills classes we offer.
Vegan Bean Chilli Recipe
Jan 04, 2023 | Blog
Bring a little fire to your Veganuary dinner time with this healthy and delicious Vegan Bean Chilli.
Sticking to those New Year's Resolutions
Jan 01, 2023 | Blog
A handy set of tips to help you turn those resolutions into revelations
Boditrax: Measure What Matters
Nov 01, 2022 |
Boditrax is a body composition tool that measures so much more than your BMI and in only 30 seconds too! Boditrax gives you a great overview of your health and can be used to set achievable targets.
Vegan curry with chickpea, tomato & spinach
Nov 01, 2022 | Blog
To celebrate World Vegan Day, we’re sharing this super healthy curry recipe! It’s fully vegan, it counts as two of your five-a-day, and it’s delicious, if we do say so ourselves. Enjoy!
The Four Types of Exerciser - Which one are you?
Oct 11, 2022 | Blog
Work out your exercise personality to help you get the most out of your workout
How to stretch like a pro!
Aug 30, 2022 | Blog
Expert stretching techniques, tips and advice.
Fresh and Healthy Coronation Chicken
Aug 04, 2022 |
Try this delicious Afternoon Tea favourite
Healthy Banana Muffins
Aug 01, 2022 | Blog
Round up the family and enjoy these healthy snacks
Health & Fitness Jargon Explained
Aug 01, 2022 | Blog
A guide to explain the ever-growing world of gym jargon
Prawn Satay Noodle Salad
Jul 19, 2022 | Blog
Try out our super summer satay seafood salad!
Training for your cycle
Jul 07, 2022 | Blog
How to ease the struggle of exercising during your period.
LES MILLS: When’s the ideal time to workout?
Jun 07, 2022 | Blog
A look at research that attempts to answer an age old question - when is the best time to exercise?
Rainbow Fruit Skewers
May 27, 2022 | Blog
To celebrate Pride month, try these rainbow fruit skewers, a fun and healthy dessert throughout the summer!
Veggie Miso Burgers
Apr 26, 2022 | Blog
Try these tasty vegetarian miso burgers – go great with chips and coleslaw.
The smartest pre-holiday fitness preparation
Apr 21, 2022 | Blog
Why HIIT workouts are the best way to build strength, muscle mass and aerobic fitness.
Mar 28, 2022 | Blog
A place to find some free, relaxing activities to help support your mental wellbeing, including adult colouring, mindfulness videos, free downloadable activities and more.
Maintaining a Fitter Future
Mar 16, 2022 | News
We are committed to addressing environmental and climate emergencies, whilst supporting the net zero carbon ambitions of our centre and wider society.
Recipe of the month - Super Healthy Veggie Burritos!
Mar 02, 2022 | Blog
Check out our healthy Mexican dish. You get all the great taste of the herbs and spices but also have an eye on your fitness goals!
A handy guide to help with your first time at the gym
Mar 01, 2022 | Blog
We all know that walking into a gym for the first time can be a daunting experience, but we're here to try and take some of that stress away.
Breathe Easy: How to control your breathing when swimming
Feb 14, 2022 | Blog
A handy breathing exercise to warm-up the mind and ensure you’re ready for your session in the water.
How much will exercise affect your weight?
Feb 07, 2022 | Blog
Discover the truth about how exercise can affect weight loss.
The first rule of New Year's Resolutions
Dec 13, 2021 | Blog
Motivation expert Professor David E. Conroy talks about what helps get us moving, and how to set realistic goals we can stick to.
Christmas Family Workouts
Dec 02, 2021 | Blog
Want to look after your 'elf and fitness over the festive season? Here's a selection of fun Christmas workouts to get you moving from your head to your mistle-toes!
Everything you need to know about Yoga!
Oct 12, 2021 | Blog
Our fitness team is here to tell you more about the benefits of Yoga for your mind and body, whether you’re looking to learn about Yoga poses or to join your first Yoga class.
The Power of Group Exercise
Sep 13, 2021 | Blog
Our fitness team is back in our latest blog, highlighting the many benefits of group exercise classes. Read on to find out more.
The importance of Body Balanced Training
Aug 16, 2021 | Blog
Whatever your fitness levels and fitness goals, it is important to follow an exercise programme that supports a balanced body – our fitness team is here to explain why.
Oak Tree Leisure Centre Wins Again at Industry Awards
Aug 13, 2021 | News
Mansfield’s Oak Tree Leisure Centre has again won the ‘Midland’s Regional Centre of the Year’ at the prestigious ukactive Awards 2021, held on 12th August, making them winners for the fourth year in a row!
Helping you rebuild after Covid
Aug 11, 2021 | Blog
Recovering from COVID or long-COVID? Are you still struggling with tiredness or breathlessness? Maybe you’re worried about hitting your previous goals or looking to take your first steps into exercise? Find out more about how our fitness team can help support your recovery, your return to exercise or your first steps into fitness.
Vote for Mansfield’s Local Physical Activity Hero
Jul 06, 2021 | News
Helping to Change the Lives of 100’s Across the District.
How to fuel your workout
May 21, 2021 | Blog
Did you know, to ensure you can power through a workout and recover effectively, carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet? Our nutrition team is here to tell you more…
Low intensity exercise vs high intensity exercise
May 10, 2021 | Blog
Lately, we’ve been walking more than ever before, but how does a low intensity exercise such as walking, really stack up verses a session at the gym or a workout class in the pool. Our fitness team are here to spill the beans.
Exercise and mental health: how we can help you feel great again!
Apr 28, 2021 | Blog
Has this last year left you feeling in need of some positivity and maybe a bucket full of energy again? Us too!
Returning to fitness after lockdown
Apr 15, 2021 | Blog
Exercising is sometimes easier said than done, EVEN when we know the benefits. Finding ways to overcome these common hurdles is often more important than the exercise itself. We’re here to help!
Do I need a protein shake?
Mar 22, 2021 | Blog
Your body needs protein to build muscles but do you need supplements?
Training Methods 101
Mar 08, 2021 | Blog
Making yourself endure a workout that you don’t enjoy is not the best approach for starting a long-lasting fitness routine.
Fat fact busters: Why low fat doesn’t always mean healthy
Mar 01, 2021 | Blog
When we embark on a healthier eating journey, the first thing people often reach for are the low fat alternatives.
Slowly, slowly smash those goals!
Feb 10, 2021 | Blog
It’s far too easy to develop a negative mindset towards your health and fitness.
For the love of food
Feb 01, 2021 | Blog
It’s easy to forget that food is much more than just calories.
Get your fitness on track the right way
Jan 06, 2021 | Blog
Let's get back into a routine with these helpful tips!
New Year, New Approach
Jan 04, 2021 | Blog
Well, that was 2020 – a year that no one was prepared for!
Making time for me
Nov 19, 2020 | Blog
Christmas is officially just around the corner - you really don’t need a reminder!
10 tips to keep moving at home
Nov 12, 2020 | Blog
From star jumping with the toaster to lifting cans of beans – Let’s keep moving!