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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

9.30 - 10.25am

University 
Sports Centre 

Legs, Bums and Tums

Shape up and burn fat as you lunge, step and jump your way to fitness in the ever-popular fun class.

The high repetition based routines will put your legs, bottom and stomach through their paces and help improve co-ordination, flexibility and stamina along the way.

 

11.45 - 12.45pm

Meet outside
the University
Library entrance
West Road

Cycle Ride to Grantchester Meadows with Picnic

Join us for a led cycle ride to Grantchester Meadows at lunchtime for a picnic (weather permitting)! All abilities welcome, rides will be led by 2 fully trained cycle instructors and will start and return at the University Library entrance. All you need to bring is a bike and some lunch!

 

12.00 - 1.00pm

Norwich Auditorium
Roger Needham
Building 

Breaking Free from the Acceleration Trap: How Organisations can Fight Burnout and Foster Wellbeing  

When organizations are faced with intense market pressures, they often take on more than they can handle: they increase the number and speed of their activities, raise performance goals, shorten innovation cycles and introduce new management technologies. For a while, they succeed brilliantly but eventually the frenetic pace starts to sap employees' motivation and, ironically, begins to hamper performance. As a result, exhaustion and resignation begin to blanket the company, with dire consequences for all.

In a Harvard Business Review article, Dr Jochen Menges called this problem 'the acceleration trap' – it really is endemic of our times. In a 2018 research study, he finds that the employees that are most engaged are often the ones that are closest to exhaustion and burnout.

In this session, he will share his research, explain how you can find out whether your organisation is in the acceleration trap, how you can break free from the trap and how to avoid excessive acceleration in the future.

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Cairo Meeting Room
Greenwich House

How to be an Active Bystander

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help, but didn't? Hearing a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room? Seeing an inappropriate touch of a friend? Watching a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting? You're not alone, this is more common for many of us than you might think.

Come along to this short session to find out why this happens and what it means to be an active bystander. This includes simple changes and actions you can take to support others around you without confrontation and, over time, support a more inclusive environment for all of us to live and work in.

 

1.00 - 2.00pm 

Foyer, Roger 
Needham Building

Drop In  

Cake and CAMbens

 

Find out how CAMbens employee benefits can improve your wellbeing by saving you time and money, all while eating cake!

 

Drop in to find out about saving money on your shopping (CAMbens and local discounts), travel (including the cycle to work scheme) and more.

 

While you’re there, enter our prize draw to win a gift voucher for a local spa.

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Ballet Barre

Ballet Barre is a low impact, total body workout. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength will improve.

 

5.30 - 6.25pm 

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.

 

6.30 - 7.25pm

University 
Sports Cente 

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.