Lucy Buchanan, Balliol, 2nd year Engineering. I started gymnastics when I was three and ended up training and competing with the same club for 15 years, I really enjoyed it and only left the same summer I moved away for uni. Initially I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue gymnastics at Oxford. I … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Lucy
Wen Hao Kho, Queen's, 2nd year Mathematics. I used to compete gymnastics when I was younger but back then I didn't quite enjoy the sport and felt forced into it by my parents. Unsurprisingly, my career didn't last long, and I had stopped gymnastics without the intention of ever coming back. Shortly before university, when … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Wen
Lizzie Daly, Univ, 4th year Medicine. I started gymnastics when I was four, and enjoyed both artistic and acrobatic gymnastics. On starting high school, I found it more difficult to find the time for training so ended up taking a 10 year gap. It was Michaelmas term last year when I saw the opportunity to … Continue reading Meet the Gymnasts: Lizzie
On Sunday 17th February, more than twenty of Oxford’s finest gymnasts headed cross country to Marriotts Gym in Stevenage for the much-awaited 32nd Varsity Match. The competition was fierce but friendly, all teams performed really well, and the results were close. The Women’s A team began on bars, not their favourite apparatus, but everyone competed … Continue reading Varsity Match 2019
Over my two-and-a-bit years at OU Gymnastics, I've learned that the people you train with are as big of a factor as the training itself. Time spent together, both inside and outside the gym, is what motivates us to leap higher, turn faster, and become stronger. It takes the best parts of what makes us … Continue reading Christmas Dinner & Socials!
A huge congratulations to all who came down to take part in our inter-college competition this year! From beginners to advanced, we're so proud of anyone and everyone who had the courage to step up to the floor or take on the vault and simply take part in such an amazing sport. You smashed it … Continue reading Cuppers 2017!
OUGym are coming to the end of quite honestly one of our most successful years yet. We've seen progress in all aspects of the club, from our massive membership increase... to top-quality displays not only in competitions, but also as stunt performers in numerous Oxford Balls. It's not surprising, then, that when photographer Leon Kong produced … Continue reading 2017 Photoshoot!
We've come to the end of a packed Hilary term and as we begin to look for a new committee, here's a fond farewell message from our President: Dear All, I can't quite believe that my time on an OU Gym Committee is coming to an end - perhaps that's why I still feel the … Continue reading Over and Out
Fifth week is a notoriously difficult time in Oxford but at OU Gym we’re dispelling the gloomy weather and problem sheets with our shiny #darkblue leos! On Wednesday, five Oxford University students and two of our training partners from Oxford Brookes travelled to Leicestershire for the annual Loughborough Open and conquered their fifth week blues … Continue reading FIFTH WEEK BLUES
Welcome to Third Week - follow the link for some #MotivationMonday. Don't we all love a stuck landing and a bit of dabbing? Training is as busy as ever: there's Mondays at Iffley (with brand new paralletes and therabands), free conditioning on Tuesdays (Kat promises lever preps this week, yay), and Abingdon sessions on Thursdays and … Continue reading Dab it, Squat it, Stretch Out