Updates (as of 29th April)
For staff in Hobart
- NEW CLASS - Wednesday's Body Pump class has been replaced with Swing Dancing on Monday's. Swing Dancing will be held at Seminar Room 460 in Hytten Hall, Faculty of Education block starting Monday May 9 @ 12.30 – 1.15pm.
- Thursday's Yoga/Core class has been brought forward 10 minutes. The new starting time for this class will be 12.10pm. The session will conclude at 12.55pm. The venue has not changed. This change will be effective as of this Thursday 14th April.
- Medical Science Precinct campus – May 10th and 17th your Yoga class will commence at 12pm (not 1.10pm). There will also be no class on May 31st.
- IMAS Taroona campus – your fortnightly Wednesday Pilates class has commenced.
For staff in Launceston,
- NEW CLASS at Inveresk – Pilates returns to the Inveresk staff starting Wednesday May 4, 12.30 - 1.15pm and will be held weekly for the rest of the month. Sessions will be held in the 2nd floor seminar room in the Architecture & Design building.
- Newnham - there is a once-off room change to your Monday Pilates class on May 23rd. The class this day will be in Room G144 (Human Movement Building)
For staff on the Cradle Coast,
There have been some big changes to your timetable.
- There is now a weekly swimming session on Thursday evenings 5 - 7pm at Healthglo.
- Due to the staffing changeovers at the wellness centre and the temporary group class timetable changes, all regular Unigym group classes are available for University staff. However, there is a limit of any one group fitness class per person, per week so choose what weekly class you want to go to with judgment.
The University of Tasmania is committed to supporting its employees to improve their health and wellbeing.
HealthyU (formerly known as Active UTAS) is a holistic program designed to improve the health and wellbeing of University of Tasmania employees through the provision of a range of innovative and inclusive measures that target; participation in physical activity, policy development, nutrition and hydration, mental health and drugs and alcohol.
HealthyU seeks to overcome some of the barriers to participation in positive health and wellbeing opportunities, foster change in the workplace and encourages staff to make a commitment to their health on a daily basis.
The program includes a range of physical activity and educational workshop sessions at various times and locations in Hobart (HBT), Launceston (LTN), Cradle Coast (CC), Rozelle and Darlinghurst (NSW) campuses in a social group environment that not only improves health and wellbeing but cohesion, productivity and morale in the workplace. The majority of the day to day sessions are FREE, however, some costs may be involved with special events. It is recommended to mention you are a beginner to the instructor if you are new to the activity so the instructor can assist you more closely.
Active Tasmania is pleased to be coordinating the HealthyU program again in 2016. For information about the program and how to get involved, please contact the Active Tasmania Project Officer and coordinator for the HealthyU program Hayden Fox via email Hayden.Fox@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6324 4027. If you are are unsure of the location of the session, please download a Campus Map.
IMPORTANT: Prior to commencing in an HealthyU activity, it is required you complete an Active Tasmania Participant Consent and Health Check and hand this in to your instructor/lifeguard. Even if you have participated in HealthyU activities in the past, a new form must be completed in 2016. Bookings are recommended but not essential for all physical activities.
"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.
"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. "