Fitter, Healthier, Happier

Active Staff offers a range of free sports and activities on both campuses especially for staff. Sessions are relaxed and suitable for all levels of fitness. Lunch-break friendly sessions are long enough to get you moving and short enough to fit around your daily commitments.

Get rewarded – Grab a loyalty card from an Activator at any session, collect stamps each time you come along and collect your rewards.

Did you know...

Staff can attend any of the sessions that Active Students offer. Check out the timetable to see what else you can have a go at!

Timetable

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Monday 15 October

Tennis

12:30 - 13:15
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Turn up and join in our fun, relaxed and social tennis sessions. All equipment will be provided.

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Main Reception
College Lane

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Law Court Building
HSV de Havilland

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Zumba

13:00 - 13:45
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

Not on this week

Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness session designed to provide a dynamic workout which is fun and easy to do! The routines feature fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavours and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba. It’s an effective, aerobic workout and more than that it is FUN and that is why we know you will be back!

Pilates

13:15 - 14:00
Studio 1
HSV de Havilland

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strenghten the 'core' muscles that stabilize and support the spine. It brings the mind and body together, focusing on breathing and balance, whilst realigning the body and correcting postural problems.

Tuesday 16 October

Pickleball

12:15 - 13:00
Sports Hall 3
HSV de Havilland

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is an easy game to pick up, come and have a go! Watch this short video to find out more about Pickleball (but do not worry our session is tailored for beginners!) https://www.youtube.com/watchv=7ICDaSceeDk&feature=youtu.be

Pilates

12:15 - 13:00
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strenghten the 'core' muscles that stabilize and support the spine. It brings the mind and body together, focusing on breathing and balance, whilst realigning the body and correcting postural problems.

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Law Court Building
HSV de Havilland

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Table Tennis (Staff and Student)

13:00 - 14:00
Sports Hall 3
HSV de Havilland

No need to get changed just come and join in our table tennis session. Just bring your student ID along and join in the fun! All equipment is provided.

Zumba

17:15 - 18:00
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness session designed to provide a dynamic workout which is fun and easy to do! The routines feature fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavours and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba. It’s an effective, aerobic workout and more than that it is FUN and that is why we know you will be back!

Desk to 5K (Staff and Students)

17:15 - 18:00
(Meet outside HSV)

HSV de Havilland

The sessions will be run by a local run leader. Everyone is welcome especially beginners. Over a 6 week period the length of time you will be running will gradually increase. Dust of the trainers and come and join! Why not come to the parkrun on Saturday to practice!

Wednesday 17 October

Zumba

12:15 - 13:00
Studio 1
HSV de Havilland

Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness session designed to provide a dynamic workout which is fun and easy to do! The routines feature fast and slow rhythms and resistance training combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavours and international zest into the mix and you’ve got Zumba. It’s an effective, aerobic workout and more than that it is FUN and that is why we know you will be back!

Pilates

12:15 - 13:00
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strenghten the 'core' muscles that stabilize and support the spine. It brings the mind and body together, focusing on breathing and balance, whilst realigning the body and correcting postural problems.

Seated Exercise

12:15 - 12:45
Studio 2
HSV de Havilland

A low impact session to help improve strength, flexibility and posture whilst remaining in a seated position.This session is perfect if you're looking to become more active in a gentle way due to low physical fitness or if you have had injuries in the past. Our instructor can offer adaptations to exercises if you speak with her before the start of the session.It is a sweat free session so you can just come along in your office wear!

Walking Netball

12:30 - 13:15
Outdoor Netball Courts
HSV de Havilland

Walking Netball is a slower version of the traditional game, just at a walking pace. If you’ve had a break from playing (maybe a few years or even decades) this version of the game has been designed to welcome you back!

Salsa

12:30 - 13:30
Hutton Hall
College Lane

Not on this week

Come and try something new at our fun salsa classes! Salsa is a lively type of contemporary Latin American dance to music.

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Law Court Building
HSV de Havilland

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Stretch Class

12:45 - 13:15
Studio 2
HSV de Havilland

A great class to unwind and stretch your body out. Learn how to to warm up and cool down with the dynamic stretches taught in class!

Barre

13:15 - 14:00
Studio 1
HSV de Havilland

This class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises.

Nia

13:15 - 14:00
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

"Nia is a sensory-based holistic fitness and lifestyle practice that weaves the world of dance, martial arts and healing arts with the design of the body. Nia combines steps stances and dance moved with music, creating an inspiring synergy of wellbeing.""You're burning fat and calories, building your muscles, giving your heart a work out - but you’re not pounding, running or panting. Your feet are planted, your mind is calm, and your body is fluid"".Check out the link below to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6zKbQxOz0"

Thursday 18 October

Badminton

7:30 - 8:30
Sports Hall 1
HSV de Havilland

Our Badminton sessions are friendly,social, fun and great for your fitness levels. Just turn up and play with friends or meet new people. All equipment is provided but just remember to bring along your student ID card.

Pickleball

12:30 - 13:15
Oval MUGA
College Lane

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is an easy game to pick up, come and have a go! Watch this short video to find out more about Pickleball (but do not worry our session is tailored for beginners!) https://www.youtube.com/watchv=7ICDaSceeDk&feature=youtu.be

This Girl Can Weight Training

12:30 - 13:15
Gym (Performance Herts Gym)
HSV de Havilland

Do you want to become more confident in the weights are at the gym? Then this session is perfect for you. Learn the foundations of weight training in a small, friendly, female and staff only environment

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Law Court Building
HSV de Havilland

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Main Reception
College Lane

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Legs, Bums and Tums

13:00 - 13:45
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

This class is a full body aerobic workout that aims to tone up those flabby areas of your thighs, bum and stomach. This class will be great for those who want to lose weight or even for those who simply want to tone up.

Pilates

13:15 - 14:00
(Begginer)
Studio 1
HSV de Havilland

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strenghten the 'core' muscles that stabilize and support the spine. It brings the mind and body together, focusing on breathing and balance, whilst realigning the body and correcting postural problems.

Squash (staff and students)

14:00 - 15:00
Squash Courts
HSV de Havilland

Our Squash Sessions in a relaxed friendly environment. You can give squash a try and find out why squash is such a great game. All you need to do is bring along your student ID card to the session, all equipment will be provided.

Friday 19 October

Roller Skating

12:15 - 13:00
Oval MUGA
College Lane

The sessions are led by a qualified coach who will be there to teach you everything you need to know, whether you’re a total beginner or a skating superstar! We will provide you with all the equipment you need including elbow and knee pads, just in case!

Tennis

12:30 - 13:15
Outdoor Tennis Courts
HSV de Havilland

Turn up and join in our fun, relaxed and social tennis sessions. All equipment will be provided.

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Law Court Building
HSV de Havilland

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Daily Mile

12:30 - 13:00
Outside Main Reception
College Lane

Our daily mile champions (staff members at the University) will meet you at a designated point and lead you on a 30 minute walk each day.The daily mile is a fantastic way of keeping fit and getting away from your desk it has so many benefits. Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. What's more, the daily mile is social and that interaction with other colleagues helps you feel connected!

Yoga

13:00 - 13:45
Oval Flexible Space
College Lane

Yoga helps to makes the body both strong and flexible.  It also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind. No experience is needed, led by a fully-qualified instructor; the session is designed so that you can develop skills and postures while taking it at your own pace.

Saturday 20 October

parkrun

9:00 - 9:30
Ellenbrook Fields
HSV de Havilland

Meet the Activator at De Hav Common Room at 8.45am! Come and take part in the parkrun which happens every Saturday morning! It will be held at Ellenbrook Field which is behind the Sports Village on de Hav campus, but dont worry just meet our Activator and they will take you over there. You can run or walk it -we don’t mind, it’s the taking part that counts! If you would like to get timed please register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ - but you dont have to! And the best thing is that even after our programme is finished the parkrun still continues!! Pleae note that it s a community event so members of the public will be taking part also.

Sunday 21 October
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