Kick-start 2018 by attending one or more of the varied health and well-being sessions we are hosting from 9 to 26 January. Open to everyone who works on the science park and all sessions are free.
FREE ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
Seated acupressure massage is a natural healing discipline based on bodywork therapy. It uses massage techniques and works on pressure points to promote health, well-being and a re-vitalized feeling.
These free trial sessions last 30 minutes using a portable ergonomically designed chair. You remain fully-clothed throughout and no oils or creams are used which is why this type of massage is so popular ‘on-site’ in the workplace.
Acupressure loosens tense and knotted muscles, stimulating energy flow and promoting good health and well-being. Assisted stretches further enhance the feeling of relaxation.
Typically, people feel relaxed and refreshed, muscle tension eased, clearer and calmer with an enhanced ability to focus.
Regular acupressure at work minimizes stress levels, increases energy levels and supports work-based health and well-being programs with a high ‘feel-good’ factor!
Katherine is offering 6 x half hour sessions on Tuesday 16th January and 4 half hour sessions on Tuesday 23rd January.
Let’s Run Girls (new to the Science Park)
FREE couch to 5k beginners programme
This is a new, friendly women’s running group on the Park every Tuesday morning at 7.30am. Starts on Tuesday 16th January. Meeting point – Abcam building 330.
FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK
Are you aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition? Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. Even if you’re feeling well, it’s worth having your NHS Health Check now. Everyone Health can then work with you to lower your chances of developing these health problems in the future. A health check takes approx 20-30 minutes and results are given instantly. We are offering 15 slots on 16 January at the Trinity Centre.
16 January – 1 session left
New date – 23 January – 14 sessions available
No – not for your car but for you! Call into the Trinity Centre on 24 January for a free mini health MOT.
Lasts 10-15 minutes – no blood tests – just height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and brief discussion about lifestyle habits and advice on – alcohol, smoking, eating habits, physical activity, and referral/signposting to support services for any of these if required.
No need to pre-book.
From protective to productive – how your brain holds you back from moving forwards
– a talk by Mari Williams, The Mind Architect
If you could wave a wand and wake up tomorrow without that thing that holds you back, either in business or personally, what would you choose to let go of? Fear of failure? Lack of confidence? Lack of motivation? ALL behaviour is protective, but not all that behaviour is positive and healthy. Come and find out why your brain keeps ‘doing’ those behaviours or thoughts that hold you back, no matter how hard you try to change them. How do your past experiences affect who you are today and how easy is it to resolve them? In my talk I’ll be giving you the answers to the questions above so that you too can begin to move forward to where you want to be.
Tuesday 16th Jan from 5.30 -6.30pm (we’ve moved this to the auditorium at the Bradfield Centre to meet demand)
Tuesday 23rd Jan from 12.30 – 1.30pm
Glow Fitness with Sabrina
Pop-up Glow fitness classes at Revolution Health and Fitness Club. This party vibe exercise class is in the dark with UV lighting and glow- in- the- dark drum sticks. With the lights turned low and the music turned up this is an exercise class you won’t forget! Feel free to come in fluorescent clothes if you wish so that you glow under the UV lights. Classes are for all ages and abilities, whether you haven’t exercised in a while or already go to a regular class. A really fun way to kick start a healthy, glowing new 2018!
Thursday 18th Jan 1–1.45pm – BOOKED OUT
Thursday 25th Jan 1–1.45pm
For this activity we have partnered with the Sports Development Team at Cambridge City Council.
Everyone is welcome to have a go at the ‘Cambridge Science Park Wellbeing Challenge’ with the chance to win a prize. Various control points are dotted around the science park with QR codes. Simply download the Sporteering App, get out in the fresh air and scan the codes using the app to gain points. Complete this challenge as many times as you like between 9th and 25th January to build up your points.
PS – look for “Cambridge Science Park Wellbeing Challenge” on the Sporteering App
This is the latest active navigation app enabling you to explore beautiful green spaces, trails, towns and cities near you. With free courses and events set up by a wide variety of community partners – events can be over an hour or a month. Sporteering is available to download onto your smart phone and uses GPS to track your location and identify when you have reached each point.
Table Tennis Tournament
Led by Jade Hills from Table Tennis England, this fun, knock-out tournament is for everyone regardless of your ability. You will be randomly paired with a partner and then its straight into your first game!
Thursday 25 Jan anytime from 5.30 – 7.30pm at the Bradfield Centre