We all know that exercise improves your physical wellbeing. But did you know it helps to improve your mental wellbeing as well? Sport and physical activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. It can also improve sleep and reduce anxiety levels.  

Did you know being active releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good? Boosting your self-esteem and helping you concentrate, sleep well and feel better.

January Active Wellbeing timetable (Commences 9 January 2023)

All sessions are free for both members and non-members as pay-as-you-go registered users. Sign up for either of these options here

Bookings can be made through the Your KAL appSearch for the University of Huddersfield in 'Clubs', click Make a Booking and choose your session on the Active Wellbeing tab.

Please note: This is a temporary timetable whilst work is carried out in the Performance Suite.

Monday
Time Activity Instructor Location
1.15 - 2.00pm

Tai Chi

Mindful, relaxing session.

Jin Long Jo Cox More in Common Centre
5.15 - 6.00pm

Kung Fu

Learn martial arts, improve stamina, energy, co-ordination, balance and agility.

Jin Long Jo Cox More in Common Centre

 

Tuesday
Time Activity Instructor Location
7.45 - 8.30am

Spin

Using a stationary bike, get your heart racing and your legs pumping with this short, intense interval training.

Kirsty Studio 1

 

Wednesday
Time Activity Instructor Location
1.00 - 2.00pm

Women's Wellness Gym

Access to equipment in a female only environment.

ActiveHud  Mezzanine
1.15 - 1.45pm

Introduction to Fitness

Instructor led session to build confidence using the equipment and facilities.

Jugal Gym
5.45 - 6.15pm

Pilates

Pilates will improve your stability, core strength and posture.

Dan C Studio 1

 

Thursday
Time Activity Instructor Location
1.35 - 1.50pm

Posture and Mobility: Upper Body

Offering gentle exercises for your neck, shoulders and upper back including mobility, stretches and activation.

Dan C Studio 1
1.50 - 2.05pm

Posture and Mobility: Lower Body

Offering gentle exercises for your legs and lower back, including mobility, stretches and activation.

Dan C Studio 1

 

Friday
Time Activity Instructor Location
1.00 - 1.30pm

Pilates Core

Pilates is a low impact exercise comprising controlled movements that enhance your balance, core strength, mobility, flexibility and even mood. It focuses on the smaller and deeper muscles that support your structure and enhance your overall health.

Dan C

Studio 1

 

Sunday
Time Activity Instructor Location
1.00 - 2.00pm

Women's Wellness Gym

Access to equipment in a female only environment.

Laura Mezzanine

 

Participant and activity-specific testaments

Browse through the testaments below to find out more about specific activities and how they have benefitted student and staff wellbeing.

Netball

Find out how Back to Netball provides a fun, sociable environment for women of all ages

Squash

We run a recreational, free to play squash session open to a range of participants from beginners to highly skilled players

Tennis

Tennis takes place at the Huddersfield Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, delivered by a professional coach, and an Activator

Nic Matchett

Nic started to attend Back to Netball following advice to engage in more physical activity. She now attends No Strings Badminton as well

Rahul Panchal

Find out how Bouldering has improved student Rahul's physical and mental wellbeing

Zain Siddiqui

Zain has been involved in a range of social sports since starting at University 

Wellbeing Support 

Discover the wellbeing support you can access as a student