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The Get Fit Cargo Bike programme: FREE lunch activities for staff based at Utrecht Science Park and inner city
 
It is healthy to get away from your PC and workplace at regular intervals. Afterwards, you will feel much fitter and energised.  Also, the adverse affects on your health of sitting down for long periods at a time is becoming increasingly more obvious, so taking active breaks is very important.  But above all it is fun!
 

Each Tuesday, 12:30 - 1:15 pm: YOGA at Olympos or in the Botanical gardens

Wind down during a busy day of work and enjoy the free yoga lessons at Olympos! In summer (from May), the lessons will be held in the Botanical Gardens. Registration is not necessary, just report to the Service Desk in the hall. We provide the yoga mats; you only have to take a towel, if you wish.  The free yoga lessons are open to all levels and ‘no sweat’; as a result they can easily be fitted in to your work day (without the need for a shower). 
 
Free yoga in the inner city too! (at the Hortus Botanicus)
As a result of the large interest in the free yoga lessons, we now also offer them to staff in the inner city at the wonderfully beautiful location of the Hortus Botanicus (Lange Nieuwstraat).
 

Each Wednesday from 12.30-1.15 pm: BOOTCAMP at the outdoor bootcamp square

Each Wednesday, Olympos offers a free bootcamp practice for staff working at organisations based at the Utrecht Science Park. Want to join in? There is a professional instructor and participation is free! 
 
Together with the instructor, you can attune the intensity of the bootcamp to your current level of fitness.
 
The bootcamp starts at 12.30 pm at the outdoor Bootcamp square located at the Leuvenlaan, near the Educatorium at Utrecht Science Park - De Uithof.
Make sure you arrange your own brief warming-up, e.g. by slowly jogging to the location. If you want, you can change and shower at Olympos for free. 
 

Each Thursday from 12.30-1.15 pm:  TAI CHI in the Botanical gardens

Come and join the Tai chi lesson in the Botanical Gardens! Charge up your batteries and have enough energy for the rest of the day. Everyone can take part in the lessons as the exercises are not very complicated. They consist of calm movements attuned to your breathin. You can wear your normal clothes. Weather permitting*,  you can just join us at the main entrance of the Botanical Gardens each Thursday at 12.30 PM.
 
*Want to be sure whether the activity will go ahead? Send an e-mail to info@actiefUSP.nl and we will keep you informed.
 
Check also the Get Fit Cargo Bike Facebook page for further information about the schedule and updates.  
 

Actief USP

The Get Fit Cargo Bike activities are part of Actief USP, which is Olympos’ activity programme for staff based at the Utrecht Science Park. More information? Check the Actief USP website or contact Actief USP via e-mail.
  

OlymPas

In addition to these activities specially aimed at USP staff, you can also take part in the regular sports programmes at Olympos by purchasing an all-in OlymPas at a discount rate for students and staff. Read more about the rates and wide range of programmes available with the OlymPas.
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Have you signed up for one of the distances of the Utrecht Marathon held on 12 May yet?  This great event starting from and finishing at our own Utrecht Science Park should not be missed! The tracks runs along some the most beautiful locations in our beautiful city and is dotted with musical intervals that make it into a lively Utrecht event. If you want to run individually, you can take part individually in either the quarter marathon (10.55 km), the half (21.1 km) or the full marathon (42.195 km). There is also a mini-marathon for kids of 4 to 12 years old (1.5 km).
 
Do you prefer to run as a team? Sign up for the quarter marathon (10.55 km) with a team of 3 to 5 persons and take part in the Student Run, Hospital Run or Business Run! The times run by the three fastest athletes in your team will count towards the team ranking. 
 
Check the Utrecht Marathon website for further information and registration.

 

NB: employees of Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Olympos can sign up for free (up to a specific maximum number of athletes). Check the intranet or other news channels within your organisation. 
 

Running practises (free with OlymPas)

Do you want to take up running and intend to complete the quarter marathon (10,55 k)? Or are you an experienced runner wishing to further improve your running capacity, to exceed your own limits or increase your pace on the half or full marathon?  once-a-week practice under the supervision of a professional trainer ensures that you will improve rapidly and responsibly. 
Running in a group is far more fun and encouraging. The trainer will provide you weekly with individual feedback and a task for the week after. You will be running in the beautiful area of and around the Utrecht Science Park. 

 

Click here for further information about the various running practices or to sign up straightaway.
 

KWF: Run to beat cancer!

Marathon Utrecht supports KWF Kankerbestrijding. Do you want to run to beat cancer too? Add meaning to your performance by collecting donations for ground-breaking cancer research. Unfortunately, this is much needed as as many as 1 in 3 people in the Netherlands still are confronted with a cancer diagnosis. All contributions collected during the Utrecht Marathon will be used towards the research into cancer in children conducted by the Prinses Máxima Center at the Utrecht Science Park. You can create your own event page to organise your own sponsoring. It is easy to set up and can be shared with friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you want to share it with. 
Sign up here: 

 

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Course period 4 starts on Monday 22 April! Most courses last ten weeks / consist of ten lessons.

 

Registration starts on Monday 8 April 07.30 AM (with the exception of Pole Fitness®) at the service desk or via this website (click on the course of your choice (below) and place the subscription (free of charge) in the cart that can be found in the table at the bottom of the page). Registration for Pole Fitness® starts on Tuesday 9 April 07.30 AM.

 

 

To complete your (FREE) registration for a course, you need an OlymPas. The OlymPas can be purchased either from the Service Desk or online (payment by iDEAL).

 

Schedule course period 4

Click here to download the course schedule.

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