The University of Tasmania is committed to supporting its employees to improve their health and provide opportunities to increase physical activity levels. Active UTAS aims to increase physical activity levels of UTAS employees across the three campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast. The initiative is aimed at encouraging activity in all members of staff and to promote a sustainable increase in people’s physical activity levels during and outside working hours.
The UTAS Unigym is pleased to be coordinating the program throughout 2013, extending it state-wide, based on the original model of activities provided FREE to UTAS staff.
An Active UTAS Disclaimer and Health Screen (PDF 428KB) must be completed prior to commencing in an Active UTAS activity.
"I have participated in the rowing, swimming stroke improvement classes, and Body Attack on Wednesday mornings. I have really enjoyed these activities which have pushed me beyond my comfort zone and introduced me to new activities and colleagues, and reintroduced things that I haven’t done since I left high school.
"I would recommend the Cognitive Change Program to anyone who wants to make improvements in their health and wellbeing, whether it is to lose weight, to improve diet, or increase exercise, flexibility or fitness. But be prepared- the more you put in to it, the more you will get out of it. "