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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 

 

 

7.00 - 7.45am

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.

 

 

7.30 - 11.30am

30min session

West Cambridge 
Outside the Hauser Forum 

Dr Bike (free bike maintenance)

Book your free 30 minute Dr. Bike session and have a fully trained mechanic check your bike and replace brake pads, cables and inner tubes for free, if needed (this will not be possible on all bikes – basic parts only). Should you know your bike needs a specific new part, for example a new chain and cassette, you can book a slot and order them from BIkeworks before the event, to be fitted on the day for free.

 

10.00 - 3.00pm

30min sessions 

Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall

Carefree Canines

Back by popular demand, half a dozen delightful dogs will grace the grounds of Madingley Hall and are looking for some friends to play and walk with. There is nothing to make worries disappear quite like stroking a happy dog, playing fetch or simply strolling with your companion in a beautiful setting.

Session times :- 10.00 - 10.30am  |  10.30 - 11.00am  |  11.00 - 11.30am  |  11.30 - 12.00pm  |  1.00 - 1.30pm  |  1.30 - 2.00pm  |  2.00 - 2.30pm  |  2.30 - 3.00pm

 

 

12.00 - 1.00pm

Room 1,
8 Mill Lane 

How to Walk on Sunshine 

In her talk 'How to walk on Sunshine' Rachel Kelly, author and mental health campaigner, shares her personal story of recovering from two serious depressive episodes, and teaches participants to foster resilience and mental wellbeing by sharing evidence-based strategies relating to both body and mind. She includes aspects of mindfulness, nutrition and exercise, as well as poetry and gratitude exercises as a vehicle for reflection, perspective and strength.

The session is interactive and participants will experience some of Rachel’s strategies for themselves as a first step in building their own toolkit which will help them Walk on Sunshine. 

Biography: In her early thirties, Rachel was diagnosed with serious depression and subsequently suffered two major depressive episodes. These two episodes have become the defining events of her life. Since then, she has written about the condition, and how she has recovered. Her memoir about her experience of serious depression “Black Rainbow” was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2014. She has also written about how a holistic approach has helped her recover: her second book on wellbeing “Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness” is an international bestseller.

She now speaks publicly about her experience of depression and recovery, and regularly writes for press and gives TV and radio interviews to help educate and break down the stigma around mental health.  She is an official ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness, Young Minds, Sane and The Counselling Foundation. Her latest book “The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood” food was published in January 2017.

 

    

12.30 - 1.25pm

University
Sports Cente 

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.

 

12.30 - 4.30pm

30min sessions

Old Schools Courtyard 
​Trinity Lane 

Dr Bike (free bike maintenance)

Book your free 30 minute Dr. Bike session and have a fully trained mechanic check your bike and replace brake pads, cables and inner tubes for free, if needed (this will not be possible on all bikes – basic parts only). Should you know your bike needs a specific new part, for example a new chain and cassette, you can book a slot and order them from BIkeworks before the event, to be fitted on the day for free.

 

12.30 - 1.30pm

Clinical School
Seminar Room 16

Work-Life Balance for Postdocs - Dream or Reality?

In this panel discussion event, three researchers from across the University discuss their experiences of work-life balance, including balancing work with family life, caring for a disabled child or long-term health problems. What have their solutions been and what are the on-going battles? What more support for postdocs is needed? There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

 

 
12.30pm & 1.30pm

Cambridge Biomedical
Campus

Lunchtime Walk 

Join us for free 30-40 minute led walks. No need to book, just turn up. Walks are at a pace to suit everyone. Meet at Reception, near the Addenbrookes Hospital Concourse entrance. To find out more, contact Richard Butler (walk leader) email: richard.butler@addenbrookes.nhs.uk, tel: 01223 216087

 

 

1.05 - 1.50pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Metcon

Bored of your training routine? Then why not try Metabolic Conditioning training! This is a high intensity training class where the routine is changed regularly to keep the body guessing.

 

 

5.30 - 6.25pm

University 
Sports Centre 

Boxercise®

Boxercise is based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Punching, skipping, ducking and weaving are combined with body weight exercises, burpees, shuttle runs, press ups and more!

 

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!