2017 has been an exceptional year for the First Seven Weeks initiative so far and we’ve only 3 of the weeks completed. We are keeping the momentum going and have planned the biggest schedule of events, workshops, promotions, prizes, giveaways and competitions EVER in the 7 year history of the First Seven Weeks.
Here are 7 things that are happening this week.
1. You can win a bike! Or one of 2 UL Hoodies … and get a free watch!
It’s very, very simple. Come to the HUB between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. this week and we have a very simple challenge. EVERYONE that has a go will get a First Seven Weeks sports watch, EVERYONE that has a go is entered into the draw to win a bike and the two best people at the challenge will win the hoodies.
2. You can UL Arena membership and 5 UL Hoodies!
This is not as simple, but it’s lots of fun. It’s the annual First Seven Weeks Pedometer challenge. We launch it at 3:00 p.m. today in the HUB. There are only 60 places and 7 amazing winner prizes, and 13 runner up prizes so the odds are quite favorable.
What do I have to do? Download a step counting app in the HUB at 3:00 p.m. keep it on you for the rest of the week as you walk around. Post us a pic of your steps each night to social media. That’s it.
You don’t even have to be walking crazy amounts. Yes some people are highly competitive and will clock up insane steps, but once you are in the top 20 each day you are in the draw to win the prizes.
3. You can go to the Arena for FREE!
One of the best sporting facilities in Ireland if you haven’t visited there yet, today is the day to give it a go. Call into the HUB from 11.00 onward. We have hundreds of passes to give out over the week. You might want to try out the famous Total Body Workout class that featured on RTE’s “The Gym” documentary.
If you don’t what to go that far, have a pass to the pool. The National 50m Swimming Pool is Ireland’s first Olympic sized pool. Go for a swim, or if you don’t want to go that far… there’s a steam room and sauna.
4. You can attend a Cooking Demo!
Sign-up in the First Seven Weeks HUB. Places are limited.
5. Touch some boobs and/or balls!
We have models provided by the nursing and midwifery Department to explain how to check your breasts or testicles for cancer… not as fun the heading suggests but on the flip side, potentially life saving information so … ya know.
6. Wednesday: Tai Chi & Synthetic Drug Awareness
Transform your body with simple Tai Chi in the First Seven Weeks HUB with Nadine Buttery, Meditation Teacher. Learn a standalone Qi Gong practice in a half hour workshop. Take charge of your day, body & mind. No experience required. No special clothes needed. Just turn up!
Learn what synthetic drugs are, how they affect you, see the dangers as well as a demonstration surrounding quantities and doses by Synthetic Drug Awareness Campaigner, Nicole Ryan.
7. UL to City Centre Cycle
Get on your bike & cycle from the Main Plaza to the City Centre on Friday morning!