Queen's Sport

Holistic

Pilates combines mental conditioning with physical training, working the body from inside out to lengthen and strengthen, tone and condition.

Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the West. Hatha yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) are used with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are around 200 hatha yoga postures with hundreds of variations that make the spine supple and promotes circulation in the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.  Hatha yoga makes you flexible, fit, strong and serene. 

Traditional Yoga is a practical philosophy combining meditation postures, stretching and simple breathing techniques in order to promote both physical and mental well-being.

Morning Yoga / Morning Pilates start your morning off right - rise, shine, and stretch! Our new early morning yoga & pilates courses will help set your mind and body up for the day ahead. 

Climbing

Our climbing programme is at the forefront of development and endorsed by the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS). Our Adult Programme can give you the skills as a complete novice to confidently climbing outdoors. Top Rope Climbing (Beginners), Technical Climbing (Improvers) and Lead Climbing (Advanced) are the indoor courses we provide to help you learn the skills to progress.

Top Rope Climbing is a beginner’s course for those who wish to learn the skills necessary to use the climbing wall safely.

  • Topics covered:               Correct use of equipment and basic climbing technique
  • Pre requisites:                 None
  • Equipment:                      None

Technical Climbing is an intermediate course for those who have completed the top rope climber or who can top rope confidentially and competently, as a climber and as a belayer.

  • Topics covered:              Climbing technique, work with climbing partners, training for climbing and injury prevention.
  • Pre requisites:                Completed top rope climber or competent climber
  • Equipment:                     Climbing shoes

 Lead Climbing is an advanced course which introduces candidates to lead climbing and the required skills. Candidates will gain experience in both lead climbing and belaying and critically evaluate their own performance.

  • Topics covered:               Body position and resting on a straight arm, one handed clipping technique, clipping lower off anchors and the hazards of back-clipping and z-clipping.
  • Pre requisites:                Technical ability to both lead climb and lead belay
  • Equipment:                     Climbing shoes

All our climbing courses are facilitated by Sticky Feet Climbing. For more information on the courses and to contact the guys at Sticky Feet Climbing please visit www.stickyfeetclimbing.com

Dance

Barre is an athletic full-body workout designed to elongate, strengthen, and tone muscles through a fusion of Yoga, Ballet barre, and Pilates techniques.  This format comes to Queen's University from the United States where Barre is a phenomenon. It is known for fun, challenging classes and fast, effective results in achieving a dancer-like physique.  

Swimming

Adult Swimming provides a developmental programme leading from Beginners, to Improvers and then Advanced, covering basic fundamentals to developing technical proficiency in water.

Adult Beginners is a tailored course for first time and novice swimmers. The objective of this course is to help adults become more comfortable in the water. They will learn to enter the water, breath control and self buoyancy. As confidence builds they will learn the correct body position, kicking, travelling through water and all the elementary strokes.

Adult Intermediate focuses on stroke development and with greater confidence in the water the strokes that are learned in the Beginner’s class are further developed. Adults are completely independent at this level, treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered and basic turns will be introduced.

Adult Advanced objectives include developing stroke correction, technique and refinement in order to achieve more efficiency, power and endurance. More advanced progression is focused on to master all elementary strokes.