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Festival of Wellbeing

 

07:00 - 07:45

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. 

07:00 - 09:30
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.

* All sessions are now full

09:00 - 10:00

Postdoc Centre 

16 Mill Lane        

Meditate for a Calmer Mind

And breathe…

It’s not often we get to spend time during the working day away from meetings, deadlines, appointments and mental to-do lists. Ideal for reducing anxiety, aiding healing, increasing focus, encouraging better sleep and improving general wellbeing; meditation can help you step away from the chaos in to a calm mind.

Lucy, from White Lotus Meditation, will start with the basics of posture and mindful breathing before guiding you through some gentle visualisation meditations designed to relax and restore.

To book your place, please click here 

10:30 - 11:45 

Faculty of English 

Explore 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 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

12:30 - 13:10 

Addenbrooke's Hospital Concourse

Lunchtime Walk

Join us for a 40 minute walk. 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

Drop in / No need to book

13:00 - 13:50

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. 

13:00 - 13:50

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. 

13:30 - 14:30 

Department of Zoology 

Securing the Financial Future of Women: 6 Moments That Matter

How to secure the financial future of the next generation: the 12 Perils and Pitfalls and 6 Moments that Matter in the lives of British women

Jane Portas, a co-founder of Insuring Women's Futures and a Partner at PwC, will share the highlights of her ground-breaking research into the financial lives of women in the UK. Jane's talk will cover the trends in British people's risks in life and how this impacts our financial resilience, identifying the key risks (Perils and Pitfalls) facing women and the cumulative effect of these on women's and all of our long term financial security.

The session will reflect on changes in our working and family lives, and our health and wellbeing, and consider society's financial preparedness. Jane will introduce, and we will discuss, 6 Moments that Matter where positive interventions may be made to improve women's and all of our financial resilience, by women and men in society, employers, business, financial services, policymakers and the third sector.

To book your place, please click here 

14:00 - 15:00 

Clinical School 

Menopause Café

At a Menopause Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss menopause.

The objective is to increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

To book your place, please click here 

18:30 - 19:25

University Sports Centre 

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! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

* 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 

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. 

19:25 - 20:00

University Sports Centre 

CXWORX™

Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favourite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together. All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness.

During the 30-minute workout trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises

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