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!

Timetable

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Monday 30 March

Pilates

9:00 - 9:45
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Dance Fit

10:00 - 10:30
Virtually

Fun, high impact fitness class!

Coffee Break - Rhymes and Riddles

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

Nothing like some rhymes and riddles to get your brain into gear on a Monday morning. Join us using think link: zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 711 960 807

HIIT / MetaFit

12:45 - 13:15
Virtually

Interval techniques to set metabolism on fire.

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 31 March

Senior Pilates

8:30 - 9:15
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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.

Weight Training

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!

Bodyweight session

12:30 - 13:00
Virtually

No equipment - no worries. This session will put you through your paces using only your bodyweight and improve your stamina! There may be the chance to get creative and grab some weights / tins out of your kitchen cupboard!

End of play coffee break

16:30 - 17:00
Virtually

Join us for a relaxed coffee and chat to wind down and finish off the working day!

SMASH Legs, Bums and Tums

18:00 - 18:30
Virtually

Hit all the trouble spots in just 30 minutes in this fun, motivational quick workout. Get those legs, bums and tums in shape and achieve the body you’ve always wanted!

Wednesday 01 April

HIIT / MetaFit

8:00 - 8:30
Virtually

Interval techniques to set metabolism on fire.

Get Active 60+ Session

9:30 - 10:15
Virtually

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

Zumba

10:30 - 11:15
Virtually

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

Coffee Break - Get to know each other!

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

We will be using some cards called ‘Sussed’ to ask questions with multiple choice answers and you will tell us which answer you would chose. I.e Which TV programme would you like to audition for A) The Voice B) Strictly Come Dancing or C) Brittan’s got talent. All you will need for this is two pieces of paper with 3 large letters written on - A, B or C so you can show us your answer! Active Staff will bring the questions - it is a fun and informal way to get to know more about our fellow colleagues.

SMASH Legs, Bums and Tums

11:30 - 12:00
Virtually

Hit all the trouble spots in just 30 minutes in this fun, motivational quick workout. Get those legs, bums and tums in shape and achieve the body you’ve always wanted!

Pilates

12:30 - 13:15
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

SMASH Abs

18:00 - 18:30
Virtually

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

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

Thursday 02 April

Weight Training

9:00 - 9:30
Virtually

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

Coffee Break - Coffee and Chat

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

We have no formal topic set for this Coffee Break, just an opportunity for staff to come together for a chit chat over a cup of coffee and share some hints / tips and funny stories of working from home!

Core

12:00 - 12:45
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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 minutes.

End of play coffee break

16:30 - 17:00
Virtually

Join us for a relaxed coffee and chat to wind down and finish off the working day! Join us here: zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 809 508 735

SMASH Legs, Bums and Tums

18:00 - 18:30
Virtually

Hit all the trouble spots in just 30 minutes in this fun, motivational quick workout. Get those legs, bums and tums in shape and achieve the body you’ve always wanted!

Friday 03 April

Bodyweight Circuit

9:00 - 9:45
Virtually

With short bursts of different exercises this is a great all round workout. Increase fitness, burn calories, tone up & increase strength!

Get Active 60+ Session

10:00 - 10:45
Virtually

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

Coffee Break - Arts and Crafts

10:30 - 11:00
Virtually

Running out of ideas of what to do over the weekend? Join us on this coffee break to get some craft ideas and share any arts and crafts you have been doing!

'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.

End of play coffee break

15:30 - 16:00
Virtually

Join us for a relaxed coffee and chat to wind down and finish off the working day!

SMASH Abs

16:00 - 16:30
Virtually

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

Box-Fit

17:30 - 18:00
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This class combines aerobic and strength exercise. Fun, energetic and addictive

SMASH HIIT

18:15 - 18:45
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 minutes.

Mobility

19:00 - 19:30
Virtually

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

Saturday 04 April

Pilates

9:30 - 10:00
Virtually

Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

Pilates

10:05 - 10:35
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Controlled movements help strengthen and tone your core muscles.

SMASH HIIT

10:40 - 11:10
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 minutes.

Sunday 05 April

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 minutes. The perfect workout if you’re short on time to help you achieve those dream abs!

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