Living Well @ Western

 Fall Term Schedule

Want to be well and live well at Western? We have some ideas for you. All are free opportunities to build fun, exercise 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: September - December

  • 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 Kiana (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

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 (Monday)


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: Mondays 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

Zumba with Angelica & Adrianna (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Classes at the Faculty of Education start in October and will run until the end of November.

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: 12:10 to 12:50 pm

Where: Monday/Wednesday - Support Services Building (Rm 3101); Thursday - Faculty of Education (Gym)

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

Pilates with Jan (Tuesday)

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)

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

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

Strength & Sculpt (Tuesday)

Classes at the Faculty of Education start in October and will run until the end of November. 

What: A high-energy class that uses a variety of movements to improve your cardio fitness, increase your strength, and lead to positive changes in body composition.

When: Tuesday from 11:50 am - 12:30 pm (Faculty of Education Gym); 1:00 - 1:30 pm (Support Services - RM 3101)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

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

Instructor: Ariana Crispin-Frei

For more information, contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga by the River (Wednesday)

No class will be held on Wednesday, November 13th due to room availability.

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 pm to 12:45 pm 

Where: Outdoors near the river by the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB); in the event of rain, meet outside WIRB RM - 3000

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

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

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

Power Flow Yoga (Thursday)

What: Kristen will lead you through a series of movements to produce flowing patterns of motion and energy. Techniques tend to be more vigorous than traditional Yoga, but the class still provides a sense of calm as the focus remains on synchronized breathing and self-awareness. Namaste! 

When: Thursdays from 12:10 to 12:50 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: Kristen Reilly

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

H.I.I.T. It! (Thursday)

What: Join Ariana for a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class at a new location! This 30-minute tabata-style workout will focus on strengthening muscles in the lower body and core, while improving your heart health. 

When: Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:30 pm (October-November)

Where: Saugeen-Maitland Residence Gym (enter building through propped side-doors)

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

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

Instructor: Ariana Crispin-Frei

For more information contact: livingwell@uwo.ca

Yoga with Christel (Friday)

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. This class was formerly held on Wednesdays at the WEC. 

When: Friday from 12:10 to 12:50 pm; October-November

Where: UCC - Wellness Education Centre - Room 76 - Fairmont

Who: Open to all faculty, staff and students

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat

Instructor: Christel Bodenbender 

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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