Going to the gym for the first time doesn’t need to be daunting. Adam Hameed, personal trainer at Nuffield Health, offers some beginner workouts to help you feel confident and get the most out of your gym time.

Updated: Tuesday 24 October 2023

Published: Wednesday 18 December 2019

With work, family and other commitments, making time for health and fitness can be easier said than done. But with 37% of Brits stating that their physical fitness has declined over the past year, investing in your body and your mental health has never been more important.

Updated: Tuesday 18 April 2023

Published: Tuesday 18 April 2023

New figures, published today by healthcare provider Nuffield Health, reveal that the over 65s are the UKs most frequent gym users, highlighting the increasing importance of good health and fitness to the older generation. Across Nuffield Health’s 75 UK fitness and wellbeing gyms, figures show that septuagenarians are actually leading the way, with gym usage peaking at age 72, at eight visits per month on average – up from aged 68 in 2013.*

Updated: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Published: Thursday 23 April 2015

A new survey released today reveals that despite the recent splash of news coverage on women in sport following the Lionesses’ Euros win, just 12% of girls aged 11-16 plan to play sport this summer.

Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Published: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has won two awards at this year’s ukactive Awards; Healthy Communities and Outstanding Leadership.

Updated: Friday 1 July 2022

Published: Friday 1 July 2022

New data released today from Nuffield Health’s Healthier Nation Index has revealed the extent of concern families have about the state of their loved one’s physical and mental health.

Updated: Monday 27 September 2021

Published: Friday 24 September 2021

New data released today by Nuffield Health reveals those who have regular fitness checks are more likely to achieve health goals such as reducing cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index. The study looked at data from adult gym members who had two health check-ups over a 12 month period and compared them to those who had three.

Updated: Tuesday 25 May 2021

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2016

Who doesn’t know someone who has welcomed a new pet to their home in the last 12 months, or who has themselves? Indeed, since the pandemic took its grip on the nation 12 months ago a staggering 3.2million(1) households decided to introduce a new furry (or non-furry) friend into their household.

Updated: Thursday 13 May 2021

Published: Monday 10 May 2021

A third of 18-35 year olds (33%) feel too self-conscious to join a gym, according to a new survey, out today, from the UK’s largest independent not-for-profit health and wellbeing organisation, Nuffield Health.

Updated: Thursday 29 April 2021

Published: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Nuffield Health personal trainer Julia Baverstock explains everything you need to know about cross training.

Updated: Tuesday 2 March 2021

Published: Monday 16 December 2019

Our CEO Steve Gray comments “The fitness sector can play an important role in the physical and mental recovery of the nation, as well as helping us to build back better long-term health. We know that for many people gyms are an essential service, and a safe place for them to exercise and connect with others.

Updated: Monday 22 February 2021

Published: Monday 22 February 2021

A new survey has found that half of British women are doing less exercise as the mornings and evenings get darker, with the UK’s largest healthcare charity and double Olympic Gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes warning of a lockdown health inequality.

Updated: Monday 23 November 2020

Published: Monday 23 November 2020

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has reported strong member engagement at its fitness and wellbeing centres since indoor gyms were able to reopen in England on 25th July 2020. Since the initial reopening date in England, Nuffield Health have welcomed back members to all of its 113 consumer gyms across England, Wales and Scotland following local lockdown restrictions lifting, recorded over one million visits to its fitness and wellbeing centres.

Updated: Monday 14 September 2020

Published: Monday 14 September 2020

As gym and leisure facilities prepare to open, the UK’s largest healthcare charity sets out its strategy to reopen its sites safely for members and employees.

Updated: Thursday 9 July 2020

Published: Thursday 9 July 2020

We know that lockdown has significantly impacted the nation’s health, and the burden on people’s physical and mental wellbeing will have a long-lasting effect on the NHS. So it is vital that we act now to reopen the nation’s gyms and help kick-start our recovery from COVID-19. Statement from our CEO, Steve Gray.

Updated: Thursday 25 June 2020

Published: Thursday 25 June 2020

Lack of time, fear of results and cost concerns stop 27% of public from getting a health or fitness check

Updated: Friday 6 March 2020

Published: Thursday 20 February 2020

One in 10 Brits over the age of 55 say that fear of injury holds them back from joining a gym/attending the gym more regularly, according to a recent survey.

Updated: Tuesday 29 January 2019

Published: Tuesday 29 January 2019

Nuffield Health and The British Psychological Society join forces to develop best practice for supporting physical and emotional health

Updated: Friday 25 January 2019

Published: Friday 25 January 2019

A study involving Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Hallam University and not-for-profit healthcare provider Nuffield Health, will seek to evaluate the effect of a supported exercise programme on the quality of life (QoL) and side effects experienced by men who have undergone medical or surgical castration in their treatment for prostate cancer.

Updated: Friday 2 November 2018

Published: Friday 2 November 2018

To support those living with cancer, Nuffield Health has launched Relax & Restore Cancer Care Treatment: a bespoke range of treatments that have been researched and approved for use on people living with or recovering from cancer. Treatments are offered by specially trained therapists, doing away with the need for a doctor’s letter.

Updated: Tuesday 24 July 2018

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2018