The Festival's activities

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Welcome to the LSE Staff Get Active Festival 2018!

The festival will run from the 9th July to the 17th August, during which time we’ll be hoping that as many of you as possible will be encourage to get active.

Body combat

Bodycombat is a high-energy, non-contact, martial arts-inspired workout. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. No experience needed, suitable for all levels of fitness (alternative options are available to those with injuries or pregnant).

Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ! 


12.30pm -1.30pm on 9th ,18th, 23rd July

12.30pm -1.30pm on 3rd, 9th, 16th August

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Centre

Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing and footwear.

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Brain Training

Brain training is a mental work-out which teaches you how to focus on the present moment and not allow your thoughts to be at the mercy of the past or future.

It’s a simple idea but it takes a little practice to really learn how to flex your mental muscles! LSE’s counselling team will be facilitating these sessions on how you can learn to be calm and revitalise your mind anytime and anyplace. 


1.00pm -1.45pm on 16th and 27th July

1.00pm -1.45pm on 6th and 22nd August


Vera Anstey Room

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Explore London* - LSE's walking club

We'll be taking a number of different exploratory walks in and around London over the Get Active Festival period. 

It's a great way to get active even on a busy work day.  Take a look and see which sessions you can come along to, and why not encourage others to come along too Its a great way to up your step count for the day.  Colleagues from all over the School are making new friends and networking while they keep fit at the same time.

*Explore London is a fully inclusive walking club, to ensure this is always the case please ensure you contact Eleni Michael  if you wish to share any information feel would help plan routes.


Meeting point - The Library Gallery


July 2018

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Tuesday 10th July

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Tuesday 17th July

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Thursday 26th July

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Tuesday 31st July

August 2018

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Thursday 9th August

12.30pm - 1.30pm on Wednesday 15th August

There is no need to book, just turn up 5 minutes before the session time and remember to bring water and wear your sunscreen!

Please contact Eleni Michael if you have any questions ahead of coming along.

See you then!

Fitness Bootcamp

For those of you after something a little more vigorous, we will be offering a number of fitness bootcamp classes. The classes are a mixture of intervals, circuits, body weight routines and resistance based exercises. Each class is different and progressive with the aim for all participants to benefit and work at their own ability, whilst remaining challenged and motivated.


 8.15am -9.15am every Tuesday

4.30pm -5.30pm every Thursday


Lincoln’s Inn Fields

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Fitness First - Gym

As well as this year’s Festival activities, we’re also pleased to announce our new corporate partnership with Fitness First!

What’s more, to support this year’s Festival, Fitness First will be having an open week starting on Monday 9th July at their Aldwych and High Holborn branches.

Just show your LSE ID at reception and you can use the facilities free of charge (including classes) for the entire week!


Monday 9th July – Sunday 15th July


Fitness First Aldwych


Fitness First High Holborn

As a School employee, you can also benefit by signing up to a discounted membership – this includes use of all of their tier 5-10 gyms, including the Waldorf and Holborn branches.  Sound good?  Drop an email to staff wellbeing for more information.


Membership includes:

  • A personal trainer session on joining
  • Use of the gym
  • Unlimited fitness classes
  • Use of all of their health suite facilities

Hula Hooping

This summer, we’ll be taking advantage of the sunshine to meet up for a hula hooping session. Hula hooping is excellent exercise for the whole body and a surprisingly effective way of burning calories. It’s also great fun! You don’t even need to bring your own hula hoop.


4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 24th July

12pm - 1pm on Friday 27th July 


Meeting point will be the south-west corner of Lincoln’s Inn Fields (the corner nearest to NAB). 

Roof Top Yoga

Boost your health and wellbeing (and welcome the morning) with a rooftop yoga session. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Regular yoga can also be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions. 

Mats are provided. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. 


Every Friday at 8.30am for four weeks, starting on 3rd August


Top of Saw Swee Hock Building

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Skip Fit

Run by our very own Daniel Beckley who says:

"I want to encourage all staff and students not to be afraid to try skipping. Find a fitness spot at your place of work, and visit that spot regularly to recharge your batteries.

So instead of trying to find reasons why you can't, try and find reasons why you can. Most people are more frightened by the thought of doing something, than they ever are when actually doing it.

If you're feeling blue, take some exercise - it often helps lift the spirit as the spirit is always young, no matter how old the flesh. After you have pushed yourself hard, relax. Play is just as important as work. Keep going!"

If you have any questions, contact Daniel Beckley

There's no need to book!


July 2018

1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018

1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 24th July 2018

1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 31st July 2018
August 2018

1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 14th August 2018


Badminton courts - Basement of the Old Building

Spinning with Boom Cycle

Boom Cycle puts the fun factor into getting active.

With 30min and 45min classes, seven days a week, atmospheric low lighting & a world-class sound system, you'll be immersed into the ultimate ‘party on a bike’ experience.

LSE in partnership with Boomcycle, will be hosting 3 spin classes for LSE staff only.

As with their other sessions, there will be free access to shower and changing facilities and shoe hire. 


12.15pm -1pm on 11th July

12.15pm -1pm on 24th July

1.30- 2.15pm on 2nd August


‘Boom Cycle’ located at 16 Proctor Street, London WC1V 6NX

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Tennis anyone?

As part of the festival, we have organised a tennis sessions, so with Wimbledon in the air, why not join us at the newly resurfaced courts in Lincoln’s Inn Fields for a spot of tennis and some friendly competition and mix and match sessions.

All you need to bring is a racket & some suitable sporting attire. 


12pm - 2pm on 17th July


Lincoln's Inn Fields (courts 1 and 2)

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Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby is a No Tackling form of rugby!  Teams can include people of any age or gender, making it a friendly game for all!  It’s fast paced, and helps build quick decision making, good ball handling skills, and agile running!

Ugo Monye loves playing - But the Australians and New Zealanders are the best in the world (, check out the pass at 51 seconds!).

Crystal started playing touch rugby in high school in New Zealand, and since moving to the UK has played, managed and coached her way up the England ranks.  She’s running through some of the basics of touch rugby and has promised us a session that will include lots of fun and games!


5.30pm - 7.00pm on 17th and 25th July

Lincoln’s Inn Fields - Exact meeting point TBC by trainer

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Please make sure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for any activities you wish to join. Most of these activities can be enjoyed whatever your level of fitness; separate guidance has been added to those activities that are more physically demanding. Above all, please let your trainer know before the activity starts if you have any questions or concerns or special requirements.

The Festival’s activities are open to all staff and we hope to see as many of you getting involved as possible. We also appreciate that it’s a busy time of year for some areas of the School, so do take a moment to check with your line manager and colleagues before signing up – that way, any potential disruption can be kept to a minimum and everyone who is interested will have the chance to participate.