Health and Sports Week Encourages Staff and Students to ‘Give it a Go…’

Posted on: 26 March 2013

Trinity College Health and Sports Week was launched on Monday March 25th with Karl Henry from Operation Transformation running a 15 minute circuit class for staff and students in Front Square.  The circuit showed some of the options there are for being active in Trinity such as spinning, hula hooping and rowing machines.

Health and Sports Week’s theme this year is Give it a Go… Did you know? which aims to encourage people to try something new for their health with options that might not have been thought of before.The week, which runs from 25th to 29th March, includes a range of free exercise classes, gym sessions, talks, information stands and fun activities throughout the week for students and staff.

An Exercise Hour for all staff will run again as part of the programme this year. This initiative aims to reintroduce staff to the benefits of regular exercise and the wellbeing that flows from physical activity.

Karl Henry of Operation Transformation encourages Niamh Sheils and Victoria Tiernan to Give it a Go!

Other Health and Sports Week highlights this year include:

– Orienteering Club maze on Front Square

– Free yoga, gym, relaxation and mindfulness classes

– Healthy Eating Week in the College Catering Outlets

– Campus 5K with prizes

– Trinity Operation Transformation (TOT) reunion walks and Box Fit. Come along even if you didn’t do Operation Transformation

– A grow your own gardening talk by David Hackett

– Club sports activities all week

– Blood pressure checks

– Spun Out will be in College to talk about Hello Sunday Morning, which helps change your relationship with alcohol, one Sunday at a time

– Smarter Travel videos on Dublin Bikes and locking your bike in College will be launched.

The full programme of events and activities for Health and Sports Week is available here.