Living Well @ Western

Want to be well and live well at Western? We have some ideas for you.


Zumba class held in August 2018
Living 
Well @ Western is a cross-campus initiative designed to encourage and promote a wide variety of physical, cultural, and intellectual activities to improve health and wellness at Western.

Based on a survey of all faculty and staff at Western conducted in January 2015, 81% of respondents indicated that they are looking for more physical activity to be well and 59% said they are looking for new approaches to stress management. Living Well @ Western has responded by developing a series of activities (many are free), open to faculty, staff and students who are looking to be more active and reduce stress levels. 


NEW SCHEDULE

Lunch-Hour Activity Classes  (January 7 - April 12) 

There are NO costs associated with our programming.
Animals, with the exception of Service Animals, are not not permitted in classes.

Please consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure the session is running each week

Core Fitness (Monday)

When: Mondays from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101. 

Who: Designed to appeal to faculty, staff and graduate students of all abilities and fitness levels

What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and low-grip athletic shoes. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

VIDEO COMING SOON!

 

Zumba with Angelica (Monday, Wednesday)

When: Mondays from 12:10-12:50 p.m.; Wednesdays from 12:25-12:50 p.m. 

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101. 

Who: Designed to appeal to faculty, staff and graduate students of all abilities and fitness levels

What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and low-grip athletic shoes. Please bring a water bottle.

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Full Body Bootcamp (Tuesday & Thursday)

When: Tuesdays, 12:10-12:50 pm; Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 

Where: Tuesday - Faculty of Education Gymnasium; Thursday - Support Services Building (RM 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Athletic apparel and water; participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat for core exercises

 

 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Pilates (Tuesday)

When: Tuesday from 12:00-12:25 p.m. 

Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a Yoga Mat

Instructor: Jan

 

VIDEO COMING SOON!!

 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga with Jan (Tuesday)

When: Tuesday from 12:25-12:50pm

Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a Yoga Mat

 

VIDEO COMING SOON!!

 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Introduction to Zumba (Wednesday)

When: Wednesdays from 12:00-12:25 p.m.; only offered in January & February  

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101. 

Who: Designed to appeal to faculty, staff and graduate students of all abilities and fitness levels

What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and low-grip athletic shoes. Please bring a water bottle.

Instructor: Angelica

Kick-FIT (Wednesday)

When: Wednesdays from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101. 

Who: Designed to appeal to faculty, staff and graduate students of all abilities and fitness levels

What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and low-grip athletic shoes. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Meditation (Thursday)

When: Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Where: UCC - Wellness Education Centre (RM 76 - Fairmont) 

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students looking to reduce stress and bring peace of mind, clarity and focus to their daily lives

What to bring: Sessions do not require any equipment or special clothing

Instructor: Sabrina Ford

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca 

Yoga with Cassie (Thursday)

When: Thursday from 12:30-1:10pm

Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a Yoga Mat

 

 

 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Zumba with Heidi & Sabrina (Friday)

When: Fridays from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101. 

Who: Designed to appeal to faculty, staff and graduate students of all abilities and fitness levels

What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and low-grip athletic shoes. Please bring a water bottle.

 

 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca


Bring Living Well to You

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service available to all members of our Living Well @ Western community. A wellness coach will travel to your place of work to provide customizable wellness activities.

To arrange for a wellness opportunity, please contact the Wellness Coordinator at acraig7@uwo.ca or x85562.

 

Other Campus Activities and Resources 

Public Skating & Open Track

Thompson Arena offers free public skating throughout the fall and winter seasons. If you aren't a skating enthusiast, you can still beat the winter blues by walking, or running, the rubberized track. For the daily schedule, please visit the Western Recreation page.

Music

The Don Wright Faculty of Music offers 350+ (mostly free) concerts each year, many of which take place during the most stressful times (mid-terms and end of the academic year). Take time away from your work or studies to enjoy the exceptional talents of our Music students, faculty and visiting artists. All are welcome! Almost all events take place over the lunch hour, or during evenings and weekends.

For more information or to sign up for Music’s monthly events email, contact musicevents@uwo.ca or visit the Music Events Calendar.

Wellness Walks with Leanne

Join Western Biologists and naturalists on the last Wednesday of every month for a fun, educational 45 minute walk around our beautiful campus. Meet outside the Biological & Geological Sciences Building (BGS). Bring water and dress for the weather!

Blood Donor Clinics (January)

Location - UCC 2nd Floor Community Room
Time - 11:00AM to 4:00 PM
Dates - Tuesday, January 15; Wednesday, January 16; Wednesday, January 30; Thursday, January 31

To book an individual appointment, visit blood.ca or download the GIVEBLOOD APP app. 
Canadian Blood Services


Other Campus Wellness Events

Wellness Calendar

The goal of Living Well @ Western is to have others on campus join the movement, initiate activities or promote all the good things already happening here at Western that will help us to live well. Many of these activities are already posted on Western Events Calendar.

Retirement Planning

Offered through Western's Human Resources Office, these Full-Day Financial and Pre-Retirement Planning Workshops are aimed at members aged 45 plus who are considering retirement within the next 10 years. The sessions are facilitated by an external consultant who will lead an unbiased discussion of the role of the Western pension, government pensions and private savings in retirement income planning. These sessions are held four times per year.

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.