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Festival of Wellbeing | 22 June - 26 June

 

7.00 - 9.30am
30min session

University Sports Centre 

Health Check Ups

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 currently exercise.

​Sessions available are:- 7.00 - 7.30am  |  7.30 - 8.00am  |  8.00 - 8.30am  |  8.30 - 9.00am  |  9.00 - 9.30am 

 

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.

 

09.30 - 10.25am

University 
Sports Centre 

Total Body Conditioning 

Total Body Conditioning combines high energy cardio with resistance work and stretching for a full body workout delivering all round benefits from head to toe.

 

12.30 - 1.30 
Lecture Room 4
8 Mill Lane

Leadership for Wellbeing

Do you have responsibility for the work, behaviour and development of others, for example in a research group or in a professional service area? If so, this short session will help to identify and consider your key responsibilities and the skills needed to lead and manage others effectively, such as managing difficult situations and delegating effectively. Using these skills with confidence is known to enhance wellbeing, promote positive engagement and increase productivity and enjoyment at work, both for yourself and others.

 

12.00 - 12.30pm

Great St Mary's 
Church 

Great St Mary's Church Tour

A guided tour around the University Church featuring its remarkable heritage and the significant role it has played in the history of the University and City of Cambridge over 800 years. This will be followed by a chance to climb the tower to see the wonderful panoramic views of Cambridge.  Weather permitting ....

The tower climb is 123 spiral stairs in each direction; you need a strong heart on the way up and strong knees on the way down! Not recommended if you're claustrophobic. Level access to the ground floor for wheelchair users and accessible WC.

 

12.00 - 12.45pm

Clinical School
Seminar Room 12

 

Relaxation

Relax and unwind in the middle of your busy day – it may well make your afternoon more productive. You will leave this session with some tips for relaxing in the workplace on a daily basis.

 

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.

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University
Sports Cente 

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, 19 June 2018

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 
Sports Cente 

Pilates

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

 

4.00 - 5.40pm

I.C.E 
Madingley Hall 

Exploring Your Wellbeing with LEGO®

In this workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. The workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you, and the others in the group, contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and, problem solving skills and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

To get the most from the session the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:
1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified
2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective
3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question
4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

100% of the participants are involved for 100% of the session unlike conventional workshops where 20% of the people do 80% of the talking and not everyone is engaged.

You will find the approach useful because:
• We all have a unique perspective
• Our brain works better in three dimensions
• Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas
• Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly

 

5.30 - 6.25pm

University
Sports Cente

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.