Living Well @ Western

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Want to be well and live well at Western? We have some ideas for you. All are free opportunities to build fun, excercise or relaxation into your Western workday and to ease the stress we all feel at times. Living Well @ Western opportunities include:

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.

In a 2015 survey of all faculty and staff, 81% of respondents said 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.

Lunch Hour Activity Classes: New Schedule - April 29 to August 30, 2019 

- There are no costs associated with Western's Living Well programming.
- Please consult the Western Wellness Calendar to be sure the session is running each week.
- Please - no animals in classes, with the exception of service animals.

Core Fitness with Erin (Monday)

Starts May 6!

What: Improve your posture by strengthening your core! This class focuses on building muscular endurance in the stomach, back, and glutes. Alternating between ground and standing exercises, this 30-minute low-impact workout will help alleviate muscle tension and provide balance to our sedentary work-life.

When: Monday from 1:00 to 1:30 pm

Where: Support Services Building - Rm 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.

Instructor: Erin Pearson 

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Zumba with Angelica (Monday, Wednesday)

What: Zumba is a high-energy aerobic fitness class featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance. You are guaranteed to have fun while improving coordination, balance, strength, and heart health.

When: Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:10 to 12:50 pm

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 Lucaci

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Pilates with Jan (Tuesday)

Note: Classes cancelled April 30 to May 21

What: The series of exercises presented in this class are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, and posture while enhancing body awareness.

When: Tuesday from 12:00 to 12:25 pm

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 Hill

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga with Jan (Tuesday)

Note: From April 30 – May 21, Kristen will be teaching Yoga from 12:10-12:50pm. Jan’s classes will resume on May 28th at their regularly scheduled times.

What: This activity class focuses on breath control, mindfulness, and adopting specific postures to promote relaxation and improve the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

When: Tuesday from 12:25 to 12:50 pm (this time schedule begins May 28)

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 Hill

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Power Flow Yoga with Kristen (Wednesday)

What: This activity class focuses on breath control, mindfulness, and adopting specific postures to promote relaxation and improve the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

When: Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 

Where: May - Support Services Building (Rm 3101); June-August – Outdoors near the river by the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat

Instructor: Kristen Reilly

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Meditation with Sabrina and Tanaz (Thursday)

Meditation will move from Thursday, May 23rd to Tuesday, May 21st from 1:00-1:45 PM (this week only).

What: A guided meditation session that will allow you to reach a heightened level of spiritual awareness through breathing and reflection exercises. A great way to reduce stress, control anxiety, improve focus, and enhance self-awareness.

When: Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 pm 

Where: UCC - Wellness Education Centre - Room 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

Instructors: Sabrina Ford and Tanaz Javan

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga with Cassie (Thursday)

Note: Classes cancelled on May 2 and May 30

What: Need a break? Cassie will lead you through a series of Yoga movements and poses that improve posture and self-awareness, while challenging your flexibility and balance. Not only physical in nature, Yoga is great for stress management and to practice mindfulness. Namaste!

When: Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:10 pm

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat

Instructor: Cassie Ellis

 

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Zumba with Heidi & Sabrina (Friday)

What: Zumba is a high-energy aerobic fitness class featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance. You are guaranteed to have fun while improving coordination, balance, strength, and heart health!

When: Fridays from 12:10 to 12:50 pm

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101

Who: Open to all 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.

Instructors: Heidi Liao & Sabrina Tingle

 

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca


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