Helping our students and staff look after their health and wellbeing is important to us.
Find out more about the wellbeing support and resources that’s available to you, from free exercise classes and educational workshops to posture sessions and musculoskeletal workshops.
We host a range of beginner friendly exercise classes that are free for all students. The emphasis is on getting moving and having fun, so no prior experience is required.
Advance sign-up is required, and spaces are limited. All classes take place in the LUU studios.
Click the links below to book your place and find out more information.
Our range of classes includes:
- Wellbeing HIIT and Core – Monday 2:30-3:30pm
- Wellbeing Pilates– Tuesday 1:15-2:15pm
- Wellbeing Yoga- Wednesday 12-1pm
- Wellbeing Circuits- Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm
- All About Glutes- Thursday 1:30-2:30pm
- Wellbeing Kung Fu– Friday 4-5pm
These workshops are targeted at students who want to improve specific areas of their lifestyle. We cover many topics including stress, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and overall wellbeing.
They will equip you with essential techniques, tools and knowledge to support your mental and physical wellbeing during your time at university and beyond.
Advance sign up is required. Sign up will be available approximately 2-3 weeks before the workshop date.
- Improve Your Nutrition – Wednesday 15th February 2023 3-4pm
- 5 Ways to Wellbeing – Wednesday 15th March 2023 1:30pm-2:30pm
- Stress Management – Tuesday 2nd May 2023 1:30pm-2:30pm
15 Minute Online Posture Sessions
Are you struggling with your posture? Do you regularly experience aches and pains?
Try our 15-minute upper body postural sessions, offering gentle exercises for your neck and shoulders, including mobility, stretches and activation. The class runs every Monday at 12 noon and Thursday at 3pm.
Why not give the 15-minute lower body postural sessions a go, too? They target stiffness in your legs linked with a sedentary job/lifestyle. Classes run every Tuesday at 4pm and Wednesday at 11:30am.
If you’re specifically suffering with lower back pain, try our 15-minute lower back postural classes, which run every Monday at 2pm.
All the above sessions are held via MS Teams.
Interested? Join our MS Teams group for session links, updates and recordings.
30 minute In-Person Posture Sessions
We also run a 30-minute full body posture session on campus every Tuesday at 12:30pm. This includes both upper and lower body exercises.
Advance sign up is required. Sign up here and join our MS Teams group for session links, updates and recordings.
We run musculoskeletal workshops using mobility, activation, stability and flexibility to target the most common problem areas linked to either the lower body, lower back or upper body.
The workshops are free for staff, and they run for four consecutive weeks. The workshops are taught in person on campus and staff must be able to attend all four weeks. The progressive programme is taught in a small group environment so the sessions can be tailored to your individual needs/problem areas. These sessions are aimed at targeting mild musculoskeletal issues.
Advance sign up is required.
- Upper Body Workshop – 2 March – 23 March 12:15 – 13:15
- Lower Body Workshop – 7 March – 28 March 13:15 – 14:15
- Lower Back Workshop – 1 March – 22 March 14:45 – 15:45
Other helpful resources
The Your Home, Your Move hub includes lots of virtual resources including:
- Videos of workouts- strength, cardiovascular, Pilates, yoga, meditation and more
- Lifestyle blogs with guides on topics such as sleep, 5 ways to wellbeing, stress and anxiety
- Sweet and savoury recipe ideas
Student Counselling- The Student Counselling and Wellbeing service is a multi-professional team of Counsellors, Wellbeing Practitioners and Mental Health Advisors. They offer free and confidential support to students during their time at the University of Leeds.
Staff Counselling and Psychological Support- The Staff Counselling and Psychological Support service is set up to provide advice, information and counselling by email, phone and the secure platform Zoom.
Wellbeing, Safety and Health- Health and wellbeing information including menopause and Smokefree Campus resources.
Window on Wellbeing- Here you will find information on support services, upcoming events, awareness raising activities and health campaigns.
We work with various teams and departments across the university to provide bespoke wellbeing activities for students and staff.
Please get in touch if you would like to hear more about these opportunities.
Contact Kate Petty, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Manager at email@example.com.