Living Well @ Western

Want to be well and live well at Western? There are a number of free opportunties to build wellness into your day. Whether you are looking to connect with others, exercise or relax, there is something for everyone. Living Well @ Western opportunities include:

Activity Class Schedule - January 2020


Lunch-Hour Activity Classes 

  • 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.

No classes will run on Family Day (Feb 17th). The following classes will also be cancelled during Reading Week: Meditation (Tuesday, Feb 18th); KickFit (Wednesday, Feb 19th); and, Evolve (Tue, Feb 18th and Thurs, Feb 20th).

Yoga (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

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: Monday 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Jan 13 - April 27; Tues & Thurs from 12:10 to 12:50 pm; Jan 7 - April 30

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat

Instructor: Cassandra Ellis (Monday); Melissa Ostrowski (Tuesday & Thursday)

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Zumba with Angelica & Adrianna (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 and Wednesdays from 12:10 to 12:50 pm; January 6 - April 29

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 water bottle.

Instructor: Angelica Lucaci & Adrianna Gleam-Fossaceca

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Core Fitness (Monday)

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; January 6 - April 27

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: Kiana Kavianpour

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Meditation with Sabrina and Tanaz (Tuesday)


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: Tuesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 pm; January 7 - April 28

Where: Wellness Education Centre; UCC 76 (Fairmont Room)

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

CANCELLED Yoga by the River (Wednesday)

Cancelled until further notice

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 12:15-12:45 PM; Jan 15 - April 29

Where: Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB 3000); will move outdoors in the spring

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat

Instructor: Helen Farndon

For more information, visit Wellness at WIRB or contact: livingwell@uwo.ca;

EVOLVE (Tuesday, Thursday)

What: A 30-minute workout focused on building muscular strength through the use of weighted bars. Done twice per week, participants can expect to improve their strength, metabolism and body composition by increasing their lean muscle mass. 

When: 1:00 - 1:30 pm; January 7 - April 30

Where: Support Services Building (RM 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, low-grip shoes and water

Instructor: Ariana Crispin-Frei

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Kick-FIT (Wednesday)

What: Kick-FIT is a high-energy workout that combines kickboxing sequences with upper & lower body strengthening exercises.

When: Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:30 pm; January 8 - April 29

Where: Support Services Building - Room 3101

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, low-grip shoes, water

Instructor: Kiana Kavianpour

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; January 10 - April 24

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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