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Festival of Wellbeing

 

07:00 - 07:45

University Sports Centre 

Hitt

High Intensity Interval Training. A total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before the busy days get started.

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

11:00 - 12:00

Postdoc Centre 

16 Mill Lane 

Invisible Disabilities

Join Dr Sara Booth to learn more about the different types of disabilities and illnesses that are not always so obvious to spot.

There will be practical hints and tips for individuals, and also for managers to support staff with such conditions.

To book your place, please click here 

12:00 - 12:45 

University Library 

Tower Tours at the University Library

At 157 feet tall Cambridge University Library’s tower is its most recognisable feature, and can be seen for miles around. This tour of the tower, normally accessible only to Library staff, reveals some of the secrets held in its collections.

To book your place, please click here 

12:00 - 13:00 

Institute of Continuing Education

Strengthen Relationships & Teams

In this 1 hour session: 

  • Learn how the quality of our relationships is the biggest influencing factor on physical and mental wellbeing and high performing teams - latest research
  • A Deep Listening technique, proven by science, to help us understand and communicate meaning more effectively
  • Practice a mini mindfulness technique to help you cope and recover with stressful thoughts - improve relationship with ourselves
  • Learn how relationships are impacted by phone/ distraction and simple steps to navigate this challenge
  • Plan to take one action in the next 24 hours to strengthen a relationship important to you

Click here for further information and to book

12:30 - 13:30

Sainsbury Lab

The Science of Happiness

A simple smile creates harmony in relationships and heals societies. An inner smile promotes harmony within the body and creates health in body and mind. Through the methodology of science and spiritual practices, this session will explore the roots of a happy and meaningful life and how this can be practically applied.

To book your place, ppleasse click here

12:15 - 13:30

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 enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

12:30 - 13:15

16 Mill Lane 

Relaxation Session 

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, click here 

12:30 - 13:30

Alison Richard Building 

Collaborating With Men to Build an Inclusive Workplace Culture

Dr Jill Armstrong will debate why it is important for men to partner women in building a more gender inclusive workplace culture and will offer ideas about strategies and actions that work to sustain change.

To book your place, click here 

13:05 - 13:50

University Sports Centre 

Bodypump™

The original barbell class. 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 pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own!

You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

13:05 - 13:50

University Sports Centre 

Pilates

Pilates is suitable for all levels of fitness. It is aimed at improving and strengthening your posture, as well as developing flexibility to aid relaxation.

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

13:05 - 13:50

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.

You will be pushed to your limits for maximum calorie burn!

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

14:00 - 15:00

Department of Phsyics, West Cambridge

Senior Academic Promotions (SAP) Forum

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Senior Academic Promotions procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the SAP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding SAP.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

To book you place, click here

17:30 - 18:25

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.

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

17:30 - 18:25

University Sports Centre 

Bodycombat™

A workout and you’ll punch and kick your way to fitness, burning up to 740 calories** along the way. This high-energy martial arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master.

A LES MILLS™ instructor will challenge you to up the intensity and motivate you to make the most of every round. You’ll release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ.

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

18:30 - 19:25

University Sports Centre 

Circuits

Station-based exercise class using work intervals of 50 seconds. Body weight exercises and an assortment of fitness equipment including dumbbells, Swiss balls, kettlebells and much more will be used! 

A great all round class which improves muscular and aerobic endurance.

​* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID. 

18:30 - 19:25

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.

* Bookings via enquiries@sport.cam.ac.uk
In your email please include the date and time of your prefered session, your name and CRSID.