HertSquad Active Staff

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.

To find out more about Active Staff please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Active Staff Update

The Active Staff Team wanted to provide an update following the decision on the 17th March, to suspend our Active Staff campus based programme of activities due to COVID-19.

The number one focus of Active Staff is your health and wellbeing. We are currently working on ways in which we can help keep you moving as much as possible and look after your physical and mental wellbeing during this time of uncertainty and change. One of the first things we have put in place is a virtual coffee morning which will happen every working day at 10:30am. During this time we will be sharing ideas on how to stay active whilst at home, having quizzes and playing some virtual games. We are also working on setting up some virtual exercise classes or links to classes which you can do in your own time. Please keep updated on the timetable below – to view the links / join the coffee mornings please press the “i” next to the activity for more information and the link!

Please read our Virtual Class Disclaimer before participating in any session. By joining the class your consent will automatically be given.

Timetable

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Monday 29 June

Bootcamp

8:00 - 8:45
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Join us for outdoor Bootcamp at HSV and challenge every muscle in your body! You will definitely feel the burn and intensity and will burn hundreds of calories even when you stop!

Pilates

9:00 - 9:45
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Dance Fit

10:00 - 10:45
Virtually

Fun, high impact fitness class!

Active Staff does 'Desert Island Discs'

10:30 - 11:00
Mairi Watson
Virtually

Join us as we learn a little bit more about a variety of members of our very own OVC Staff as we delve into their lives outside of the University in Active Staff’s very own spin off of the famous Radio 4 programme.

SMASH Abs

11:45 - 12:30
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

Pilates

14:00 - 14:45
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Mobility

18:00 - 18:30
Virtually

Work on your balance, coordination, agility and functional strength.

Tuesday 30 June

Senior Pilates

8:30 - 9:15
Virtually

Slow controlled flowing movements, primarily to strengthen the core muscles that stabilise & support the spine. Suitable for the over 50s.

Mobility

9:30 - 10:00
Virtually

Work on your balance, coordination, agility and functional strength.

Coffee Break - Quiz

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

Join us for a fun general knowledge quiz! All you will need is a pen and paper!

Body Conditioning

11:15 - 11:45
Virtually

Get creative with tins of beans or filled up water bottles instead of weights? Anything to make your equipment a little heavier!

Yoga

13:15 - 14:00
For any health concerns / injuries or if you would like to speak to the instructor before the class (email: ignite@clarity.yoga)

Help taking the stress out of daily life with emphasis on posture and relaxation. If you have any health concerns / injuries or would like to speak to the Instructor before the class please email: ignite@clarity.yoga

SMASH HIIT

18:00 - 18:30
Virtually

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes.

Wednesday 01 July

Get Active 60+ Session

9:30 - 10:15
Virtually

Open to anyone over 60. A fun circuit based session with tailored activities

Coffee Break: Geocaching

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

Zumba

10:30 - 11:30
Virtually

Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Feel the music and let loose

Body Blitz

11:45 - 12:15
Virtually

This session targets your whole body, using lots of different muscles to strengthen, shape, and tone your body.

Pilates

12:30 - 13:15
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

SMASH HIIT

18:30 - 19:15
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes.

Yoga

19:00 - 20:00
Virtually

Help taking the stress out of daily life with emphasis on posture and relaxation. If you have any health concerns / injuries or would like to speak to the Instructor before the class please email: ignite@clarity.yoga

Bootcamp

19:45 - 20:30
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Join us for outdoor Bootcamp at HSV and challenge every muscle in your body! You will definitely feel the burn and intensity and will burn hundreds of calories even when you stop!

Thursday 02 July

Weight Training

9:00 - 9:30
Virtually

Using household objects around your house as weights, this session will take you through a series of exercises to build strength, power and technique.

Coffee Break: DAWN Network

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

Join the Staff Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), grab a cuppa and share your experience, ideas, and top tips with one another!

Core

12:00 - 12:45
Virtually

Our Core class will strengthen your core, body and mind. You’ll leave the class feeling stronger, centred and happy.

SMASH HIIT

13:00 - 13:30
Virtually

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way of burning fat in super quick time. A circuit style class designed to get you feeling the burn in just 30-45 minutes.

SMASH Kettlebells & Core

18:30 - 19:15
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

These sessions will strengthen your core, body and mind. You’ll leave the class feeling stronger, centred and happy.

Bootcamp

19:45 - 20:30
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Join us for outdoor Bootcamp at HSV and challenge every muscle in your body! You will definitely feel the burn and intensity and will burn hundreds of calories even when you stop!

Friday 03 July

Zumba

9:00 - 10:00
Virtually

Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Feel the music and let loose

Get Active 60+ Session

10:15 - 11:00
Virtually

Open to anyone over 60. A fun circuit based session with tailored activities

'Use what ya got'

13:00 - 13:45
Virtually

Have fun in this workout using anything you have in your house! Builds fitness and improves mood by having a laugh.

SMASH Abs

16:00 - 16:30
Virtually

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

Box-Fit

17:30 - 18:15
Virtually

This class combines aerobic and strength exercise. Fun, energetic and addictive

Mobility

19:00 - 19:30
Virtually

Work on your balance, coordination, agility and functional strength.

Saturday 04 July

Bootcamp

8:00 - 8:45
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Join us for outdoor Bootcamp at HSV and challenge every muscle in your body! You will definitely feel the burn and intensity and will burn hundreds of calories even when you stop!

SMASH Abs

9:15 - 10:00
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

Pilates

9:30 - 10:00
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Pilates

10:05 - 10:35
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Bootcamp

11:45 - 12:30
Outdoor Pitches
HSV de Havilland

Join us for outdoor Bootcamp at HSV and challenge every muscle in your body! You will definitely feel the burn and intensity and will burn hundreds of calories even when you stop!

Sunday 05 July

Pilates

9:30 - 10:00
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Pilates

10:05 - 10:35
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

SMASH Abs

10:40 - 11:10
Virtually

Blast your entire core in just 30-45 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

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