Health and wellbeing week 2015 a huge success

Following the 2015 successful health and wellbeing week, London Met plans more activities for 2016

Date: 16/12/2015

Last month, London Met’s fitness team hosted the university’s first Health and Wellbeing week which offered staff and students the chance to try a huge range of activities.

Participants were able to try horse riding, swimming, access up to ten free gym sessions, play chess, golf with a former semi-professional golfer and a photography class.

The week, which began on 16 November, was organised by John McBennett Estates Sports Manager and Konstantinos Gogos, Sports Performance and Development Officer.

“The activities were met with enthusiasm,” said John McBennett, “This was a pre runner with activities we hope to launch in January.”

As well as to improve the fitness opportunities for the London Met community John explained that the week was “building profile” for the sports facilities too, to make sure people know what is on offer.

The team are planning several more Health and Wellbeing weeks to run throughout the academic year.

“I never would've thought an establishment like London Metropolitan University would arrange such an activity,” says Jemima Fischbach, a third year BSc Psychology student who took part in horse riding as part of London Met’s Health and Wellbeing week. “I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next lesson,” says Jemima.

The golf class was held by Michaela Gasplmayr, a former semi-professional golfer and current Sports Therapy London Met student, offering students a chance to learn from someone who has worked in the industry.

Horse riding and swimming were held offsite at Trent Park Equestrian Centre and Highbury Pool and Fitness Centre respectively, allowing those who attended to take full advantage of the external facilities.

Swimming is available to all students on a first come, first served basis. All you have to do is go to the gym reception desk and obtain a voucher and attend a session at Highbury Pool between 12-1:30 during a weekday.

“Being able to take part brought back great memories of playing chess at school” says Michael Eustathiou, Finance Senior Analyst Programmer, “it's a great way to unwind and meet new staff and students.”

People playing chess