11 April 2008


Gadget Show films at University


Channel Five’s Gadget Show recently visited the University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre and Sports Centre to test out some of the latest fitness gadgets.


Presenters Suzi Perry and Jason Bradbury were put through their paces by University staff to test their current fitness levels. They are undertaking a six-week mind and body challenge using the Power Plate and Nintendo Wii Fit, which is due to be released on 25 April. They tested their initial fitness levels on their first visit to the University and will be back this month to see if they have improved their fitness and memory skills.    


The University of Lincoln was chosen as the site for filming due to the high-tech facilities that the Human Performance Centre and Sports Centre offer, and the expertise of the University staff.


Director of Sport for the University of Lincoln, Robin Wright, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our facilities. The new Human Performance Centre and Sports Centre have so much to offer our students. I am really pleased that the Gadget Show has recognised what the University has to offer.


“This builds on the news that the University of Lincoln has been awarded Olympic training camp status for London 2012 and clearly demonstrates the excellence within the delivery and development of sport across the University.” 


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Jason Bradbury and Suzi Perry