Sports

Fit50+

The University of Twente attaches great importance to the health of its staff. Considering the increase of the pensionable age it is important that you remain healthy and full of vitality. In order to anticipate this development the UT has, in collaboration with the Sports Centre and Human Resource, created an offer for staff aged 50 and older. Over 100 employees participated in this project. The evaluation shows that the program was perceived as very pleasant and therefore Fit50 + will be continued.  

We have tried to fit the interests and preferences of the staff members that participated as much as possible. 
In the courses there is also place for other staff members and students, the Fit50+ project has a limited number of participants in each course. Fit50+ participants can join this program for free. 

Register

You can sign up HERE

TAI CHI

Tuesday (a mix of Fit50+, students and staff)  
17.00-18.00hr 
Sportzaal 3
Starts 14 November 2017 again (course is full) 
Interested in this course? Please send an email to bedrijfssport@utwente.nl    

Thursday (a mix of Fit50+, students and staff)  SOME PLACES AVAILABLE  
8.00-9.00hr 
Dojo
Start 7 September

The attention and energy that the daily life costs on mental and physical level is the last decade increased sharply. The result is that human beings are increasingly difficult to preserve the balance in his life with in many cases result in health problems! Tai chi helps peoples body and mind to relax so that the energy attitude gets the chance to get in balance with the result that every body cell is fed with the right amount of energy. Tai chi carries on this way to a society with healthy people who energetic stand in life.

Threads in which theory and practice are covered include: 

  • Basics 
  • Tai Chi breathing techniques 
  • Massage techniques 
  • Nutritional recommendations 

Exercise lesson can be followed without footwear (bare feet/Socks) or indoor shoes.

Please note
There is a maximum number of places available for Fit50 + participants.
By a higher number of participants there will be a waiting list for the next period. 

Tennis

Tuesday 12.30-13.30hr
Fit50+ only
Start 12 September

Tuesday 18.00-19.00hr  
Tennis for beginners (a mix of Fit50+, students and staff)  
Start 5 September

Tennis belongs in the age group 50+ in the most practiced sports. During this hour, you will work on your condition and technique. 

Fitness 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8.00-9.00hr
This is a small group training with the guidance of an experienced physiotherapist or fitness coach.
During the Summer this group will train also outside. 

Tuesday 12.30-13.30hr and Friday 12.00-13.00h 
Company Sports. This is a fitness hour with the guidance of an experienced physiotherapist (individually or in a group).

The training focuses on the personal goals you want to achieve. Do you have physical problems and you want to sport with a professional coach? This is a perfect opportunity.

Lunch walk

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Location: start at Sports Centre

The lunch break is an perfect opportunity to stretch your legs together with colleagues. Lunch walking is a activity with a low intensity at the beautiful Campus of the University.

Yoga

Tuesday (a mix of Fit50+, students and staff)  
8.30-10.00hr
Dojo at the Sports Centre

Friday (a mix of Fit50+, students and staff)  
15.00-16.30hr
Dojo at the Sports Centre

Yin yoga focusses on making our joints more flexible. It is a meditative form that gives space to the body in broadest sense. Yin yoga positions are exercised in a passive, yet intense way, and each positions is being held on quite long (between 2 and 5 minutes). In this way the connective tissue will be stretched and stimulated, instead of the muscles.

Please note
You will not receive a confirmation email after registration. You can join the program the first lesson after registration. If you have any questions about the program, please send an email to Ingrid Bos-Bosscha: bedrijfssport@utwente.nl   

There is a maximum number of places available for Fit50 + participants. As long as it is possible to register there is still space available. By a higher number of participants there will be a waiting list for the next period. 

You can sign up HERE