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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE

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

12.30pm-1.15pm

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 23/06/16

How to book and additional information here

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

How to book and additional information here

12.30pm-1.30pm

Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

The Power of Negotiation

EVENT CANCELLATION

Unfortunately the hugely popular Power of Negotiation event, due to take place on Wednesday 29 June at 12.30pm, will now be cancelled.

The speaker has been called to an emergency meeting regarding the result of the referendum. For this reason she will not be able to travel to Cambridge for the event.

We are seeking the possibility of holding the event on a different date, so please do look out for further updates.

Apologies once again

Festival of Wellbeing Team

 

1.00pm-2.00pm

Michaelhouse, Trinity Street

Come and Sing

Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd - arranged by Howard Goodall (otherwise known as

the theme-tune from The Vicar of Dibley).

A chance to fill your lungs and raise your voice; sing out loud for wellbeing! These have been among the best attended events over the past three years but there is no shortage of space or sheet-music at Great St Mary's, the University Church. 30 minutes to learn and rehearse this year's selection, followed by a performance. All welcome!

Book your place here

1.00pm-2.00pm

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

How to book and additional information here

2.00pm-3.00pm

Clifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, Clifford Allbutt Building, Cambridge Biomedical Campus 

Breast Awareness

Dr Penny Moyle, Consultant Radiologist will give a talk providing guidance about how to spot the early signs of breast disease.

Book your place here

2.30-3.30PM

Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College

“Nasty Forward Minxes”: Cambridge University and Women

 

Gill Sutherland explores how and begins to ask why Cambridge University has kept women members and employees at arm's length for so long.

Book your place here

6.00pm-7.00pm

Latimer Room, Old Court, Claire College

Mindfulness Taster

Rachael Harris

Mindfulness is a set of skills that help us to look after our minds and that are recognised as helping to cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other difficulties, as well as improving the quality of life. This session can be no more than a taster of what mindfulness has to offer. It will introduce a little meditation and a mindful approach to relating to both difficult and pleasurable aspects of our experience.

Book your place here  This event is fully booked

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6.30pm-7.25pm

University of Cambridge Sports Centre

MetCon (Metabolic Conditioning Training)

Bored of your training routine? Then you should try Metabolic Conditioning training! This is a high intensity training class (think extreme Circuits!) where the routine is changed regularly to keep the body guessing. You will be pushed to your limits for maximum calorie burn!

Bookings open 08.00am on 23/06/16

How to book and additional information here