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!
May 23, 2022 | Blog
Free downloads, craft ideas and fun activities to keep the kids busy and active over the school holidays.
The Great British Book Drive - Children's Book Project Has Launched!
May 23, 2022 | Blog
Oak Tree Leisure Centre has linked up with Children's Book Project in an attempt to end book poverty nationwide!
MORE Leisure has landed at Mansfield!
Apr 29, 2022 | News
You will be seeing some positive changes across all of our sites in Mansfield!
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.
Recipe of the month - Easter egg biscuits
Mar 25, 2022 | Blog
Get the family involved and get creative with these decorative Easter egg biscuits!
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.
Recipe of the month - Healthy Pancakes
Jan 31, 2022 | 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.
How to find your exercise mojo - and keep it
Jan 11, 2022 |
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.
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!
Power through the winter months
Nov 05, 2021 | Blog
With the colder days and darker nights, not to mention cold and flu season upon us, supporting ourselves and loved-ones physically and mentally is not easy.
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.
Health & Fitness Hub
Sep 23, 2021 | 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.
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?
6 Reasons to Prioritise Your Beauty Sleep
Mar 12, 2021 | Blog
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, join the club. We need our sleep, and here’s why.
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!