Health and wellbeing @ congress

Attending a conference can be exciting, busy, rewarding and tiring! We want you to stay well at congress and feel ready to get the most out of your time.

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Water

Water quality: Switzerland’s water consistently ranks #1 in the world with its mineral content equal to commercially bottled water. Please bring a reusable water bottle with you and fill it up from any tap to enjoy the local water and help us keep congress sustainable.

Get on, or in, the water: there are lots of opportunities to have fun on and in Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)

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Walking

Getting to congress: if you are staying in the centre of Geneva there are good public transport connections to the conference centre, but you could think about walking to congress – it will take about 50 minutes from the central train station.

Conference centre: Parc Sarasin is in front of Palexpo and includes walking paths and an outdoor gym

Old Town tour: explore the old town on foot, you could meet up with other congress delegates on Sunday evening: meet in front of the Parc des Bastions main entrance, bus/tram stop Place de Neuve at 18:00. You can also use this map as a self-guided walking tour.

Hiking trails: take a look at a Geneva hiking guide. You can hike up Mont Salève (or ride the cable car)

Harmony Geneva Marathon: you could join the 10km event on Saturday 11th May at 20:00 to walk or Nordic walk. More details and to register.

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Running

Congress wake-up run: join delegates on Saturday 11th May at 06:30 for a 5km run. Meet in front of Palexpo with three different pace groups. Come prepared to run, whatever the weather!

Harmony Geneva Marathon: if you aren’t attending the whole of congress and are a keen runner consider taking part in the Harmony Geneva Marathon, Relay Marathon, or Half Marathon on Sunday 12th May. Details and registration here

Harmony Geneva 10km: Why not take part in the Harmony Geneva 10k on Saturday 11th May at 20:00? Details and registration here.

Parcours vita: Want to exercise on a fitness trail in a natural environment right outside the conference centre?  Take a look here.

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Cycling

Bike rentals: there are bike rentals all year round and free bike loans from April to October in nine locations.

Cycle paths: Geneva is a bike-friendly city with cycle lanes on almost all paths and roads.

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Flexibility

Tai Chi: join a Tai Chi session on Monday 13th May 06:30. Meet in front of Palexpo. Come prepared to take part, whatever the weather!

Yoga: join a yoga session in the exhibition exercise area on Sunday 12th May at 10:15 or Monday 13th May at 15:20.

Pilates: Two focused sessions (for runners or cyclists) will be take place in the exhibition exercise area. Pilates for runners: Saturday 11th May at 15:30. Pilates for cyclists: Sunday 12th May at 15:30.

Dance and movement: join colleagues from physioswiss each lunchtime and follow their lead.

Rest and stretch: any time the exercise area isn’t being used, please feel free to use it to rest and stretch.

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Mind

Mindfulness: join a mindfulness session in the exercise area on Saturday 11th May or Monday 13th May at 10:15.

Prayer and meditation: a room is provided for prayer and meditation. It is accessed off Hall 3 beyond Room U and is called Secretariat 3.

 

Join a range of activities during congress

Saturday 11th May

Time: 06:30

5km run led by the Je cours pour ma forme team

Meet: outside Palexpo main entrance

Join fellow delegates for a 5km run, with warm-up and stretch, before taking in some of the sights of Geneva

Time: 10:15-10:30

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Mindfulness: with Axelle Mokry

Time: 12:30-12:50

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Dance and movement join physioswiss colleagues who will get you moving

Time: 15:30-15:45

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Pilates for runners with Biljana Kennaway

Time: 20:00

Join one of the Harmony Geneva Marathon 10km options

Register online

Sunday 12th May

Time: 06:30

Parcours vita

Want to exercise on a fitness trail in a natural environment?

Try this option just outside the conference centre

Time: 10:15-10:30

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Yoga: with Lina Brunoro

Time: 12:30-12:50

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Dance and movement join physioswiss colleagues who will get you moving

Time: 15:30-15:45

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Pilates for cyclists with Biljana Kennaway

Time: 18:00

Meet: In front on the Parc des Bastions main entrance, bus/tram stop Place de Neuve.

[Bus route 5 from Palexpo, 14 stops]

Guided walking tour of the Old Town

You can also do the walking tour on your own with this guide

Monday 13th May

Time: 06:30

Tai Chi with Christian Arnold

Meet: outside Palexpo main entrance

Join delegates for some fresh air and Tai Chi.

This will be outside, whatever the weather!

Time: 10:15-10:30

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Mindfulness: with Erwan Treguer

Time: 12:30-12:50

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Dance and movement join physioswiss colleagues who will get you moving

Time: 15:20-15:35

Exhibition Hall: exercise area

Yoga with Lina Brunoro

 

Wear suitable clothing. Sessions during the day can be adapted depending on what you are wearing.