Living Well @ Western

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


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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. 

                                                                                      

 More Activity Classes Coming in November!

New-Classes-2.pngJoin Kiana on Tuesdays from 11:15-11:45 am for Kickfit. Elevate your heart rate in this high-energy class with elements of kickboxing, accompanied by upper/lower body strength and endurance exercises!

Back by popular demand, Cassie will be offering Yoga on Wednesdays from 11:10-11:50 am.
  Improve your flexibility and posture, while focusing on breathing, mindfulness, and self-awareness.

Don't let weather stand in your path to wellness! Join Matt & Adam on Thursdays for Campus Walks from 12:10-12:50pm in front of SSB. Wear proper footwear and attire for the weather!




free-flu-shot_2.png Staff & Faculty Flu Immunization Clinic Dates

Friday, October 26th - 9:00am-3:30pm 
Thursday, November 1st - 9:00am-3:30pm
Monday, November 12th - 8:30am-1:00pm

UCC Health Services Resource Centre



You must bring your Health Card to receive the flu shot.
ONLY Faculty and Staff are eligible to use these immunization clinics.
This does NOT include Master and PhD students.



Lunch-Hour Activity Classes

Zumba (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

When: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure the session is running each week.)
Class Start/End Dates: September 10th - December 14th
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.
Cost: FREE
Instructors: Monday & Wednesday - Angelica Lucaci; Friday - Heidi Liao

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

KickFit (Tuesday)

When: Tuesday from 11:15-11:45pm (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates:  November 6 - December 11
Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)
Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students
Description: Kickboxing sequences combined with upper & lower body strengthening exercises. 
What to bring: Comfortable clothing and athletic footwear; yoga mat for ground-based exercises
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Kiana Kavianpour

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Pilates (Tuesday)

When: Tuesday from 12:00-12:2525pm (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates:  September 4 - December 11
Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)
Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students
What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a Yoga Mat
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Jan Hill

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga (Tuesday & Wednesday)

When: Tuesday from 12:25-12:50pm; Wednesday from 11:10-11:50am (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates:  Tuesdays: September 4 - December 11; Wednesdays: November 7 - December 12
Where: Support Services Building (Room 3101)
Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students
What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a Yoga Mat
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Tuesdays - Jan Hill; Wednesdays - Cassie Ellis

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Full Body Bootcamp (Wednesday & Thursday)

When: Wednesday from 12:15-12:45; Thursday from 12:10-12:50 (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates: September 12 - December 13th
Where: Wednesday - Faculty of Education Gymnasium; Thursday - Support Services Building (Rm 3100)
Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students
Description: Join us for a high-energy exercise class that will improve cardiovascular functioning, increase strength, and lead to positive changes in body composition. 
What to bring: Athletic apparel and water 
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Ariana Crispin-Frei 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Campus Walks (Thursday)

When: Thursdays from 12:10-12:50; (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates: November 15 - December 13th
Where: Entrance to Support Services Building
Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students
Description: Don't let weather stand in your path to wellness! Join us as we take you for a walk through campus and the surrounding trails 
What to bring: Clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the weather 
Cost: FREE
Guides: Matt Mills & Adam Craig 

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca

Meditation (Thursday)

When: Thursdays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. (consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure this session is running each week)
Class Start/End Dates: September 13 - December 13
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
Where: UCC - Wellness Education Centre (RM 76 - Fairmont) 
Cost: FREE
Instructor: Tanaz Javan

For more information, contact:livingwell@uwo.ca 


Click HERE for instructor bios! 


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.

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

 
Daily Break - 5 Minute Stretching Video for Neck & Shoulders
                     

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!

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.