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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 9.30am

University Sports
Centre

Health Check Up

Four health checks (Peak Flow, Blood Pressure, Body Fat and Hamstring/Back Flexibility) will be completed in your 20 minute session, which will give you an indication of your current health levels. Great as a starting point before you begin exercising or to gauge your improvement over time if you curently exercise.

This event is fully booked

7.30 - 8.15am

University Sports
Centre

CoreXperience

A low impact, stress- relieving workout; combining bodyweight exercises, pelvic floor strengthening, core muscle toning and balance workouts. The endurance techniques will build natural strength and increase stamina. The class will help you to reconnect with and appreciate your body.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

11.30 - 12.30pm

Garden
Madingley Hall

Plants For Your ‘Five a Day’ #1

Discover our new culinary border with its edible flowers, roots and shoots. Under the expert tutelage of our garden team, enjoy seeing how you could enhance your enjoyment of the obligatory five a day. Following a relaxing wander in the beautifully scented surroundings, there may even be something to taste…

To book your place, please visit: https://fiveaday1.eventbrite.co.uk

12.30 - 1.15pm

University Sports Centre

Squash / Racketball

Squash is a club sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. The game was formerly called squash clubs, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game

Racketball is the UK’s fastest growing sport! It is played on any regular squash court and is similar to squash. In Racketball a larger ball, which does not need warming up like in squash, and a shorter racket are used, as shown below. The fact that the ball is bigger, more bouncy and does not need warming up means that the rallies last longer, as the ball moves slower giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball. The shorter racket also helps with hand eye coordination making the ball easier to strike. Overall this makes the game much easier to pick up than many other sports like squash or tennis. Racketball is said to be, "Easy to learn yet difficult to master" which is one of the key factors in the sports recent growth.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

12.30 - 1.30pm

Hicks Room
University Centre

Myth Busting Rape Culture and Victim Blaming

Changing the attitudes that excuse and normalise sexual violence by challenging rape myths, stereotypes, rape culture and victim blaming.

With Norah Al-Ani, Director of Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

To book your place, please visit: https://mythbustingrapeculture.eventbrite.co.uk

12.30 - 1.30pm

William Harvey
Lecture Theatre
Addenbrooke's

Work: Resilience and Wellbeing.

 

Resilience and Wellbeing are increasingly talked about in relation to work and the workplace.  Do employers understand their importance to the engagement and productivity of the workforce and the organisation?   The talk will cover these and related matters.

 

To book your place, please visit: https://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/human-resources/staff-wellbeing/topic-briefings/

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 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, helping you achieve much more than on your own!

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports Centre

Pilates

Pilates is suitable for all fitness levels. It’s aimed at improving and strengthening posture and developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

2.00 - 3.30pm

Magdalene College

Tour: Magdalene College Gardens

A tour of the College grounds looking at the development of the garden over the centuries.

To book your place, please visit: https://magdalenegardens.eventbrite.co.uk

3.00-3.30pm

Stuart Room
Madingley Hall

Relaxation Workshop #3

Join a counsellor from the University Staff Counselling Service to unwind during your busy day - it may well make the rest of your day more relaxed and productive.

To book your place, please visit: https://relax3.eventbrite.co.uk

5.00 - 6.00pm

Lecture Theatre
Dept. of Psychology

The Science of Wellbeing

Psychological well-being is about the experience of life going well. It is a combination of feeling good and functioning effectively. A high level of well-being is associated with positive health and good relationships, with learning and capability. However, these are merely a by-product.  The real reason well-being matters is that well-being is an end in itself – an ultimate good.

This presentation describes a recent approach to defining and measuring well-being, and new data on the drivers of well-being across Europe. Interventions to increase well-being are rapidly gaining popularity, and I will argue that underlying the many approaches are the skills of awareness, attention, self-regulation, and the way we relate to ourselves and others. Two techniques which explicitly develop these seminal skills are mindfulness and compassion. Evidence for the wide-ranging benefits of these approaches will be presented, using data from high quality studies from behavioral science and neuroscience.

With Professor Felicia Huppert

To book your place, please visit: https://thescience.eventbrite.co.uk

5.30 - 6.25pm

University 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.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

5.30 - 6.25pm

University Sports
Centre

Zumba©

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! Easy, effective, exhilarating.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports
Centre

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and fitness equipment will be used! Great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University Sports
Centre

Rugby / Eton Fives

Rugby Fives is a handball game, similar to squash, played in an enclosed court.  The game is played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles), the aim being to hit the ball above a 'bar' across the front wall in such a way that the opposition cannot return it before a second bounce. The ball is slightly larger than a golf ball, leather-coated and hard. Players wear leather-padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Eton Fives, is a handball game, similar to Rugby Fives, played as doubles in a three-sided court. Eton Fives was developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. The shape of the court used now is taken from the chapel at Eton College, where A. C. Ainger and some of his friends developed a simple set of rules in 1877. The rules have been modified since that time to those seen now, but the essential components are still the same.  The object is to force the other team to fail to hit the ball 'up' off the front wall, using any variety of wall or ledge combinations as long as the ball is played 'up' before it bounces twice. Players wear leather padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball.

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 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.

* Bookable from 8am, 27 June 2017

Bookings via: 01223 336 580  /  enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk