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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 7.45am

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, 23 June 2017

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

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

10.00-11.00am

East Room
Madingley Hall

Interactive Mental Health Discussion #2

This Twitter-inspired interactive discussion will encourage engagement amongst the group around the perception of mental health and the support available. Rob Earl will lead the friendly conversation, posing a series of questions for debate in an informal manner.

To book your place, please visit: https://imhd-2.eventbrite.co.uk

12.00-1.30pm

Lecture Room 5
8 Mill Lane

Changing Times: Collaboration and Resilience

This facilitated workshop will explore the impact of changing times on equality in the UK and will draw together different perspectives exploring what can be done to move towards a positive future.

‘The session will be facilitated by Ila Chandavarkar, a consultant and trainer with over 30 years’ community development experience in equalities, human rights and diversity. It will include a presentation from Elisabeth Pop. Elisabeth Pop is a Senior Organiser at “HOPE not hate” and coordinator of the Cambridgeshire branch.

“HOPE not hate” is an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom that campaigns to counter racism and fascism, and to combine research with community organising and grassroots actions to defeat hate groups at elections and to build community resilience against extremism. Elisabeth is a civil rights/social justice campaigner with a background in journalism and is one of the UK experts in Voter Registration’

To book your place, please visit: https://changingtimes3.eventbrite.co.uk

12.30 - 1.25pm

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

1.05 - 1.50pm

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, 23 June 2017

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

1.05 - 1.50pm

University Sports
Centre

Iyengar Yoga 

This yoga practice promotes strength, suppleness and vitality as well as a sense of internal harmony and well-being. Regular practice helps to reduce stress and increase energy levels and concentration. Classes have a strong emphasis on alignment, bringing more balance to the body and improving posture.

* Bookable from 8am, 23 June 2017

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

2.00 - 5.00pm

Lucy Cavendish College

A Sculpture Walk at Lucy Cavendish College

Four sculptors will be exhibiting their work in the grounds of the College: Sarah Pirkis https://sarahpirkis.tumblr.com/ , Alexandra Gribaudi, and Theodore Plitas http://alexandragribaudi.com/ and Alice-Andrea Ewing https://www.aliceandreaewing.com/ . This is a great opportunity to see their work whilst enjoying the beautiful gardens.

Directions from Porters’ Lodge at the main entrance

Booking not required. Sculptures and gardens are available to view between 2.00 - 5.00pm

3.00- 3.30pm

Bene't Place,
Lensfield Road

Relaxation Workshop #2

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://relax2.eventbrite.co.uk

6.30 - 7.15pm

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

6.30 - 7.25pm

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, 23 June 2017

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

6.30 - 7.25pm

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, 23 June 2017

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