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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

FRIDAY 01 JULY

7.00am-9.00am                 

(6 sessions of 20 mins)

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Health Check Up

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you start exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you currently exercise.

Note: the following guidelines should ideally be followed for participants completing this testing protocol: no eating or drinking 4 to 5 hours prior to the test, no exercise 12 hours prior to the test, no alcohol or caffeine consumption 24 hours prior to the test.

Limited places

How to book and additional information here  This session is fully booked

12.00pm-1.30pm

Courtyard Suite 1, Institute of Continuing Education

The Choir

Will it be Adele, Michael Buble or perhaps Meghan Trainor?

The Choir will release your inner superstar. We'll warm-up, rehearse and then have a little break for tea and biscuits - this is not intended to be strenuous - and then perform to ourselves, clapping ourselves for a job well done. Warning! You may end up humming the rest of the day....

Book your place here

12.30pm & 1.15pm

Great St Mary’s Church

Tour of Great St Mary's Church

 

A guided tour around the University Church with an interpretation of the symbolism of the building, followed by a chance to climb the tower for the best aerial view of Cambridge.

 

The tower climb is 123 spiral stairs in each direction; you need a strong heart on the way up and strong knees on the way down! Not recommended if you're claustrophobic.

 

Level access to the ground floor for wheelchair users and WC with disability aids.

 

1.15pm Tour - Book your place here This time slot is fully booked

 

12.30pm Tour - Book your place here  This time slot is fully booked

 

To be placed on the wait list for tickets please click here

 

1.00pm - 2.00pm

West Road Concert Hall

Britten Sinfonia at Lunch

Show your University Card and enjoy £7 tickets to the Britten Sinfonia at Lunch series performed by Britten Sinfonia, the University's Orchestra-in-Association, and one of Europe's most dynamic chamber orchestras. Discounted tickets are available on the door only.

Britten Sinfonia will perform works by Philip Glass and Beethoven, alongside a new composition by Kenneth Hesketh inspired by original Handel manuscripts unearthed from the Founders Bequest to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

There is a charge payable on the door for this event.  

1.05pm-1.50pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Ballet Barre

Ballet Barre is a low impact, total body workout that will appeal to everyone. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve, resulting in a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently.

Bookings open 08.00am on 25/06/16

How to book and additional information here

2.30pm-5.00pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

UAS Summer Event

There will be lots of activities to get involved in, free food, and a chance to mingle with friends and colleagues as the academic year comes to an end.

All you need to do is use the link below to RSVP and book for the activities that interest you most.

View the event flyer here

UAS Event RSVP and activity booking

3.30pm-4.30pm

Courtyard Suite 1, Institute of Continuing Education

South American Drumming

Relieve your tensions at the end of the day and feel the carnival atmosphere- no need to dress up! Zara will introduce the basic rhythms of Samba on makeshift instruments- feel free to bring something along if you have always felt like hitting it.

In an hour you will be a samba band, performing to yourselves, and possibly imagining Rio.

Limited places

Book your place here

5.30pm-6.25pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and an assortment of fitness equipment including dumbbells, super bands, swiss balls, kettlebells and much more will be used! Great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

Bookings open 08.00am on 25/06/16

How to book and additional information here

6.30pm-7.25pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Yoga

A yoga class, which via a series of postures, internal dynamics and breathing techniques encourages a deeper understanding and control of the physical body.

Bookings open 08.00am on 21/06/16

How to book and additional information here