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Festival of Wellbeing

 

07:00 - 07:45

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 preferred 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

07:30 - 08:00

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

08:30 - 17:30

Old Schools

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

09:00 - 10:00 

Postdoc Centre, 

Eddington 

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  

09:30 - 10:25

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

10:00 - 12:00

Kettle's Yard 

Mindfulness and Creativity

Take part in a creativity and mindfulness session in the restful and inspiring spaces of Kettle’s Yard. Artist Jo Miller will lead a mindfulness meditation in the Kettle’s Yard house which will lead into a time of creative drawing in our learning studio.

Read more on the booking link. 

To book your place, please click here

10:00 - 14:00 

Selwyn College 

 

The bird-fancyer's delight: a display of rare books on British birds and a visit to Selwyn’s gardens

This display will focus on birds that you might see in our gardens (or your own) now and throughout the year and will also touch on the positive impact birdwatching and spending time in nature can have on your wellbeing. Amongst the volumes on display will be some of the most exquisitely hand-coloured illustrations of British birds published in this country, and will include works by James Bolton, John Wood, Francis Morris, and Thomas Bewick. You are also welcome to have a look around Selwyn's gardens, where the gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

​Drop In / No need to book 

11:00 - 12:00 

Institute of Continuing Education

Basic Bike Maintenance & Puncture Repair

To be held in the Madingley Hall gardens.

Come along and spend an hour learning the basic bike maintenance essentials to keep you on the road if the worst happens whilst out on a ride.

Session will include wheel removal, innertube repair / replacement and wheel refitting. Handouts will be available detailing the basic minimum kit to carry with you on your bike when out and about.

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

 

Zumba 

A dance based workout class to Latin and modern music. A fun great way to have fun shake a few pounds.

To book your place, please click here

12:00 - 12:50 

Fitzwilliam Museum

20th Century Art Tour: Relaxation, Slow Looking & Movement

Join dance artist Filipa Pereira Stubbs to refresh your brain & your body through slow looking at art, listening to music & simple dance.

Everyone is welcome; the dance practice is designed for all to participate in & enjoy.

To book your place, please click here 

12:00 - 13:00

17 Mill Lane 

Dealing with Disclosure 

This session aims to provide an understanding of the prevalence, myths and stereotypes surrounding sexual violence before discussing how to appropriately respond to disclosures of this and other unwanted behaviours which might also constitute a criminal offence. The session will focus on things such as what to do in the event of being a first point of disclosure, what questions to ask, what to record, how to deal with risk and an outline of the support available.

Session is led by Chris Down and Amy O'Leary from the Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals.

To book your place, please click here 

12:00 - 13:00 

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Tour of the Art Collection at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the powerful impact that the arts can have in healthcare settings. In 2007, The Department of Health issued its first ever review of arts in health which recognised that the arts “are, and should be firmly recognised as being integral to health, healthcare provision and healthcare environments, including supporting staff”.

To book your place, please click here 

13:00 - 14:00

Newnham College

A Walking History of Newnham College Gardens

Newnham College gardens are one of the hidden treasures of Cambridge and a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in gardening.

Come and join the Head Gardener for a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in gardening.

Meeting Place - Porters Lodge, Newnham College

To book your place, please click here

12:15 - 13:00

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

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 - 13:30 

Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge

How To Be An Active Bystander 

Have you ever been concerned about a situation affecting someone else at work and wanted to help, but didn't because “Everyone else seems to think it’s ok” or “Nothing will change anyway”? Have you ever heard a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room and felt uncomfortable? Watched a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting and wished you could help? Seen an inappropriate touch of a friend and felt bad for them? You're not alone, we are all observers and bystanders simply by being at work.

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 

12:30 - 13;30

Institute of Continuing Education

 

A Garden Tour of Madingley Hall including a Herbal Garden Walk

A one hour walk around the wild grounds of Madingley Hall led by Herbalist Julie Dore and Head Gardener Richard Gant. Julie tell you about the medicinal, edible and historical uses of some of our native flora in this relaxing and beautiful setting.

To book your place, please click here     

13:00 - 13:50 

Great St Mary's Church 

Come and Sing                

Information to come 

To book your place, please click here 

 

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

13:05 - 13:50

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

14:00 - 15:00 

Magdalene College 

Tour of Magdalene College Gardens

A tour of the College grounds looking at the development of the grounds over the centuries.

To book your place, please click here 

18:30 - 19:25

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

19:30 - 20:25

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID

20:30 - 21:00

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 preferred session, your name and CRSID