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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

MONDAY 04 JULY

7.00am-9.00am                            

(6 individual 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.

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09.00am-12.30pm

Edmonton Room, Greenwich House

Stress: A Manager’s Responsibility

A short course covering a manager’s role in promoting a reduced stress environment in the workplace and evaluating stress risks for employees. It will also look at how to manage specific cases of stress using the Health and Safety Executive’s management standards.

Limited places

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11.30am-12.30pm

Hickson Room, Institute of Continuing Education

Mindfulness with Lee de-Wit

Allow yourself to simply be for a moment. Let an awareness of your thoughts, feelings and sensations bring some peace and focus. 

Followed by a meditative walk - weather permitting.

Limited places

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12.00pm-1.00pm

Hicks Room, The University Centre

SPACE - Supporting Parents And Carers @ CambridgE

In this session members of staff who work flexibly will talk about the impact this has had on their working and family lives. It will also introduce a range of new University initiatives to support staff with caring responsibilities.

 

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12.30pm-1.15pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Racquetball Taster

With many similarities to squash and played on the same court using a larger ball and shorter racket, this is a great game with easier hand-eye coordination and great fun. Come and give it a try!

Limited places

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1.05pm-1.50pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

BODYPUMP™

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

Booking opens 08.00am on 28/06/16

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1.05pm-1.50pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Pilates

Suitable for all levels of fitness, Pilates is aimed at improving and strengthening your posture, as well as developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

Bookings open 08.00am on 28/06/16

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1.30pm - 2.30pm

Hicks Room, University Centre

Recharge and Refocus

In this 40 minute taster session attendees will learn:

  • how attention is linked to willpower from a neuroscience perspective

  • the difference between focus and flow

  • one attention training technique to recharge and de-stress

  • one technique to help break negative thought loops 

The overall aim of this session is for participants to experience some of the methods that enhance focus, reduce stress, enable you use time more wisely and be more productive.

The session will be delivered by Sam Thorogood. He combines proven neuroscience & mindfulness based techniques into useful daily habits.

You can read about him here. His clients include: Addenbrooke’s, Babraham, ARM & RSC.

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3.00pm-3.30pm

Courtyard Suite 1, Institute of Continuing Education

 

Relaxation Workshop #3

Learn to unwind during your busy day to help you to be more relaxed and productive.

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4.30pm-5.30pm

Lecture room 2, Mill Lane

SAP Open Forum

An overview of the University’s Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) procedure and the SAP CV Scheme.

 

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5.30pm-6.25pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Studio Cycling

Indoor cycling class based on spinning principles providing an intense cardiovascular workout in a motivating group environment. Be prepared for tough hill sprints and speed intervals that will really push your physical and mental thresholds.

Bookings open 08.00am on 28/06/16

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6.00pm-7.00pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Running Group

Aimed at beginners, these taster sessions will teach you the basics of getting started with running, and provide you with ideas on how to continue on your way to completing a 5k.

Limited places

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6.30pm-7.15pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

Squash Taster

This taster session is an ideal way to try out this fun, exhilarating, calorie burning sport.

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6.30pm-7.25pm

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 28/06/16

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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 28/06/16

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