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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

08:30 - 12:30

30 Minute Session

Sidgwick Site 

Dr Bike

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.

Meeting point : Under the raised faculty on the middle of the site opposite Lady Margaret Hall.

To book your place, please click here

10:00 - 12:00

8 Mill Lane

Race Awareness

This will be an interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of race and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants’ confidence in speaking about race but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism, and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 12:30

Great St Mary's Church 

Tour of Great St Mary's Church

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 can 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.

Please note: There is a charge of £5.00 to climb the Tower. Tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shop

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 - 12:45

Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke's Site

Virtual RPM (Spin Class)

Virtual RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It's fun, low impact and you can burn up to 675 calories a session. With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge

A Beautiful Mind

‘The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.’ John Milton

Aspects of the mind and subconscious mind will be explored; its emotions, personalities, thoughts and attitudes. Attempts will be made to take practical steps to make our inner lives more rich and the mind more noble.

Please note: There is NO onsite parking available, it is recommended using the U bus, this will drop off just before the Maxwell Building.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 13:00

Institute of Continuing Education

Super Sleep

In this 1 hour session led by Sam Thorogood from Tiny Pause learn:

  • How sleep affects our body and mind
  • The three main causes behind poor sleep - summary of sleep studies- which one affects you?
  • One attention training (mindfulness) technique specially designed to helps us unwind and prepare for deeper sleep
  • Eight MED (Minimum Effective Dose) techniques proven to help you improve sleep a little (maybe a lot)

To book you place, please click here

12:00 - 13:30

8 Mill Lane 

Menopause in the Workplace

This menopause awareness training session, run by Deborah Garlick from Henpicked, aims to be educational and engaging, helping employees - female and male - to understand:

 

·         What menopause is, how to recognise the symptoms and how they may be affected by it.

·         The options available to manage their symptoms and long-term health.

·         What support is available and how to access it, both at work and outside work.

 

There will be time for discussion and questions throughout and after the session.

 

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

12:30 - 13:15

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. 

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. 

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. 

13:30 - 14:30 

Homerton College

Homerton College’s Gardens and Grounds Tour

 

Join a tour of Homerton College’s gardens and grounds.

25 acres including a lime walk, an orchard, small courtyard gardens, mixed herbaceous & rose borders, lawns and mature trees.

 

Meeting point : Porter’s Lodge, Homerton College, Hills Road, CB2 8PH

 

To book your place, please click here

 

13:30 - 17:30

30 Minute Session

Greenwich House 

Dr Bike

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.

To book your place, please click here 

17:30 - 18:25

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!

* 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 - 19:55

University Sports Centre 

Les Mills Grit™

30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. Using barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

Takes cutting edge HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

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