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Festival of Wellbeing

 

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

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. 

10:00 - 15:00

Institute of Continuing Education

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

To select your time slot, 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

Meeting Point: Mill Pub

Biodiver-city

As we rush through life it can sometimes be easy for us to ignore the nature that surrounds us each day. The Biodiver-city workshop is designed to help attendees engage more with wildlife each day and to appreciate what surrounds them using drawing. The workshop is a fun and creative hour.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Clinical School

Gene Eating: The Truth About Diets

Dr Giles Yeo explores how to break the cycle of pseudo-science and misinformation surrounding the world of dieting as he discusses his book Gene Eating: The science of obesity and the truth about diets

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Roger Needham Building

West Cambridge

The Power of ‘We’: How Inclusion Contributes to our Health and Performance

In this interactive session, Jonathan Taylor, a Chartered Psychologist from Pearn Kandola will discuss the research that is starting to uncover how inclusion contributes to our self-esteem, well-being and our ability to perform at our best.

Introducing the topic of Inclusive Leadership, the session will explore how we can be more inclusive in our decision making, the relationships that we form at work, and the culture we create in our teams.

Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the topics of Unconscious Bias, Inclusive Leadership or Wellbeing.

To book your place, please click here

12:15 - 13:15 

Greenwich House

Cycle Safety Seminar

This hour long lunchtime seminar includes general cycling advice and illustrations of some of the cycling infrastructure in and around Cambridge.

Included are a number of short videos, examples of how to lock your bike, bike lights, and a very powerful demonstration of the benefit of wearing a properly fitted cycle helmet.

​To book your place, please click here 

12:30 - 13:25

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. 

* 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 - 13:30

Alison Richard Building

Butterfly Walk

Meet at the Alison Richards Building to go on a butterfly adventure.

To book your place, please click here

12:30 - 13:30

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 - 13:55

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. 

13:05 - 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. 

14:30 - 16:00

Institute of Continuing Education

Perfect your Pasta Skills!

Come along and see a demonstration on how to make your own pasta by two of our Madingley Hall Chefs. You will get an opportunity to put into practice what you learnt by making this Italian cuisine.

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.