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2021, June 4th

We are allowed more and more!

From Saturday June 5th new relaxations of corona rules will be effective, which allows SCB to offer indoor and outdoor sports to groups of 50 people per accommodation.

Where does this leave you:

  • We are allowed to open the fitness room for 45 people instead of 30. You still are obliged to register via SCB app or website for one of the time slots of 75 minutes.
  •  All indoor sports are allowed. There is still a 1,5 metre restriction for group classes.
  •  Also contact sports e.g. Basketball, Jujitsu, Gymnastics and Handbal are allowed.
  •  This also goes for Squash and Indoor biking.
  •  AquaFit and AquaBootcamp at swimming pool De Bongerd will start again. You have to register for this via SCB app or website.
  •  Outdoor sports for people >28 years is allowed again for groups of 50 people.
  •  The Online Workouts, Outdoor Workouts and FunXtional Fitness Extra will be cancelled.
  •  You can find all activities directly in the Sports list of SCB.
  •  Using the shower is only allowed during daytime between 09:00-16:30 hours
  •  The Sports Pub is allowed to receive 50 customers between 5-10 pm as well indoors as outdoors for drinks and bites.

 If you come to SCB you still have to:

  •  Wait outside for a teacher or fitness assistant to invite you in and accompany you to the sports accommodation.
  •  Disinfect your hand before entering SCB.
  •  To come to SCB in sportswear. Using the showers and changing clothes is only allowed afterwards in one of the available dressing rooms 7 – 10.
  •  Keep 1,5 metre distance in the corridors and you have to wear a face mask.
  •  Register via SCB app or website for time slots for lane swimming at Swimming pool De Bongerd.

 We are almost there! Be careful, but keep moving!

2021, May 25th

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Sports Centre De Bongerd shows its flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic

In normal circumstances, one timetable for all indoor and outdoor sports at Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) suffices for a whole year. But since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the SCB team has had to draw up new timetables from scratch after every government press conference. That demands a lot of flexibility from the sports centre’s employees. How have they experienced the past year, and how can they use these experiences to their advantage in the future?

The last of the exams in the De Bongerd sports halls had just come to an end and drinks were being held to say goodbye to the then pub manager John Schouten. It was 15 March 2020. The Netherlands went into an ‘intelligent lockdown’ and the world had been turned upside down. The SCB was forced to close all its cafés, bars, sports halls and training facilities. Nobody – the members of the 32 student sports clubs, all employees and students with sports rights – was allowed to come to the centre and play sports or workout anymore.

Exciting and chaotic
Henk Arts, operations coordinator, had started working at the SCB just two months earlier: “That was a difficult time for everyone, but we all put our heads together – me, the three Sports Coordinators and the Head of SCB, Henri ten Klooster. We knew we had to close, but we wanted to see what we could do. Then it was a matter of switching gears quickly and making sure that we got things up and running again. In the first week of the lockdown we posted online training videos on YouTube, and soon after that we organised a whole range of livestream classes.”
For Henk Arts, the last 14 months have been a rollercoaster; there were periods which were quiet and boring but for the most part it was an exciting and hectic year. He explains that the trainers and employees have shown great flexibility. “We turned out to be a very good team that was able to change gear very quickly.”

Henk Arts: “The upside to this pandemic is that we have gained a lot of new experiences.”

Operational adjustments
Alternating between lockdowns and the easing of restrictions had a huge impact on operations at the SCB. Henk explains that there have been seven different phases, each of which had slightly different rules in terms of what was and wasn’t permitted. Time and time again, the team was forced to adjust the timetables for both the group lessons and the student sports clubs. And everyone had to be informed about those changes and about the online alternatives. Henk and his colleagues had to communicate with the boards of all 32 student sports clubs about where and when they could play sports, about the RIVM guidelines and about the corresponding protocols.

One of the sports halls was used for practicals so that students could stay 1.5 m apart and last summer, De Bongerd was briefly used as a testing centre. Recently, it opened its doors as a vaccination centre for the Kortenoord Medical Centre. During the lockdowns, the premises have been tidied up, cleaned and maintenance work has been carried out. The pub has been refurbished and the range of products and suppliers has been reviewed. Henk has had to adapt many a timetable to suit the ever-changing situation, register (online) lessons in the reservation system and make sure that trainers and participants were sent the right links. Henk: “Never a dull day. Before I started working here, I was the operational manager at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, so planning and organising is in my blood. There are 70 of us working here, mostly part-timers, and we usually have a lot of events, also for external people. So it helps if you’re good at that. By September, I hope that things will be back to the ‘normal’ level of excitement and that we will be able to play sport and exercise again. I’m curious how it will all work out. The upside to a period like this is that we have gained a lot of new experiences, especially with online media and mutual cooperation.”

Challenges
Ingi and her two fellow sports coordinators were also faced with tough dilemmas at the start of the lockdown. Ingi: “For some trainers, giving online lessons was way out of their comfort zone. And many sports, like fencing or frisbee, just can’t be taught or played through a screen.” This spring, when the SCB was closed, the trainers were encouraged to take online refresher courses via MOOCs, or participate in workshops on self-development or on how to recognise a burn-out. That kind of knowledge is useful for trainers in their regular, day-to-day work.

Ingi Alofs: “Online lessons are great fun and clearly fill a need”

Online sports
During the lockdown, students and employees were initially able to work out by following videos on YouTube and later via Teams. Ingi: “In March, we had no idea it was going to last this long, so we started making YouTube videos. But because we didn’t really know who was watching these videos or where they were being shared, we wanted to serve our members in a different way. So we switched to using Teams, which allows us to make the lessons more personal, and our trainers to have more interaction with the participants. In this way we have been able to help our members who sign up for individual classes to stay active through the lockdowns. And although we are only able to offer a limited range of sports a few times a week, the lessons usually attract more people.”

Ingi explains that WUR lecturers have also asked SCB sports instructors to interrupt long online lectures and do some exercises as part of the Bottoms Up project (PauseXpress for students). “Not only are these online lessons appreciated by the participants, but the instructors really enjoy them and they clearly meet a need.”

PauseXpress
The SCB also runs the Fit&Vital programme as part of Vital@work; PauseXpress is one of the Fit&Vital activities, alongside yoga, meditation, standing strong, body-awareness and mindfulness, among others. Before the pandemic, PauseXpress was offered at all Wageningen locations. The online version turned out to be a roaring success. Ingi: “It’s incredibly easy to take part. You can participate no matter where you are, and you don’t have to keep your camera turned on. We responded to a real need for people working from home – it’s a great opportunity to stop and take a break and to get some exercise at the same time. An added bonus of the online version is that employees who don’t live in Wageningen can also benefit from it. A poll we conducted on PauseXpress showed that 79% of respondents would like to see a hybrid version in the future with both online and on-site classes. So we’re going to see what we can do about that. But for now, I have scheduled all Vital@work classes to take place online until the end of 2021.”

2021, May 20th

We are allowed again!

Monday May 17th the government announced that they will not push the ‘pause button’ and that the second step in the Dutch opening plan is possible. This is a step forward en means the following for the SCB sports programme:

  • We are allowed to open the fitness room again. You are obliged to register via SCB app or website for one of the time slots of 75 minutes and there is a maximum of 30 people in the room.
  • Indoor sports that can be practiced by two people and in which you can keep the distance of 1,5 metre are allowed (e.g. Badminton, Climbing and Table Tennis).
  • Individual indoor activities like Praxtour biking are allowed.
  • Swimming pool De Bongerd offers time slots for lane swimming again. You have to register for this by SBC app of website as well.
  • Outdoor sports for people >28 years allowed again for groups up to and including 30 people, but still under the corona restrictions of 1,5 metre.

Besides SCB still offers:

  • Trainings for the 27 student sports associations.
  • Classes you have register for: you can find them under 'Outdoor Workouts' (bicycle racing, Dance, FunXtion, HiiT, Mountain biking, Running employees, Steps Aerobics, Strenght training employees, Strenght trainings students and Zumba).

Besides we will maintain offering online classes. You can find them under 'Online Workout' (Yoga, Flexibility and Xco) and especially for employees CoreFit. Further it's also possible again to register for a live Physiotherapist consult.

In this way SCB tries to offer you all what you are looking for to keep moving!

2021, May 6th

Sports Centre de Bongerd, outdoor sports program in the spotlights

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2021, 29 March

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Probably you all already heard the news: for the time being relaxing of the corona measures is not possible.

Fortunately SCB has some good news. From last Monday March 22nd SCB was allowed to offer also group classes outdoors, next to the trainings of the student sports associations in the age of 18-27. The group classes still under the corona measures of 1,5 meter, but we did start again!

From Wednesday March 31st the curfew will be extended until 10 pm; this means that the SCB accommodation will be open until 9:30 pm.

At this moment SCB offers the following classes and trainings:

  • Trainings for the 27 student sports associations
  • Classes you have to register for: you can find them under ‘Outdoor Workouts(Dance, FunXtion, HIIT, Running employees, Steps Aerobics, Strength training employees, Strength training students and Zumba)
  • Courses: Tennis (starters and advanced as well for students as for employees)

Besides we will maintain offering online classes. You can find them under ‘Online Workout’ (Yoga, Flexibility en Xco) and especially for employees CoreFit.

Further we offer Online Personal Training and it’s also possible again to register for a live Physiotherapist consult.

In this way SCB tries to offer you all what you are looking for to keep moving!

2021, 1 March

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Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) is closed from December 12 2020 in accordance with the regulations of the government. Below you see the measures according sports rights that have been agreed on:

  • All employee sports rights and partner rights will be postponed, except for Tennis. There will be no deduction from the salary from March 1st until SCB is allowed to open her doors again.
  • The months January and February will be reimbursed via the salary of March 2021.
  • All student sports rights per month will be postponed from January 1st for the remaining period until SCB is open again. For students who are no longer in Wageningen we will search for tailor-made solutions.
  • All students with sports rights per year will receive a reduction of € 8,66 (€ 104 divided by 12) per month that SCB is closed on the student year rights 2021-2022. For students that are no longer in Wageningen goes the same that we will look for tailor-made solutions.

Workouts

SCB offers several Live Online Workouts; you can register via SCB app or website.

Beside there are all kind of options for workouts that you can practice at home via SCB Gym app or online:

SCB GYM App   

New training programs and challenges are weekly updated in our SCB GYM App.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced workouts with or without household items.
Free download for all students and employees with valid sports rights.
How to use the SCB GYM app?
Download the SCB GYM App in the Google Play store for Android/Appstore for Apple.
Sent an e-mail to Ellen.vankalsbeek@wur.nl or Tijmen.vanoostenbrugge@wur.nl
including: first name, family name, email address and WBA number.
We will send you an email with your personalized activation code to install the App.

Where to find home workouts 

Open the SCB GYM App and click on workouts. Search for “@ home” workout in the search function. Select one of the available workouts and get started!

For questions or suggestions, please contact:
Ellen.vankalsbeek@wur.nl or Tijmen.vanoostenbrugge@wur.nl

SCB on You Tube:

If you would like to with workout one of our SCB-instructors, then take a look at our YouTube Channel SportsCentredeBongerd: Here you will find some “active breaks” called PauseXpress and Bottoms Up. Use the video’s to activate your working days and to stay fit and healthy. We will add new video’s in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

There are also 6 Workouts of the Week programs on our You Tube channel. Be creative in finding alternatives for the equipment Tijmen en Matthijs are using in the video’s.

You can also follow us on:

Facebook  / Instagram / Intranet / Internet

We will keep you informed.

Keep moving! Also outdoors because ‘It’s great out there!

2021,11 Febraury

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In these days of Corona we have less social contacts than we have normally. We can imagine this to be hard for some of our students. Therefore the teachers of our Sports Centre de Bongerd have developed “ Walk&Talk”.  

Do you want to get out for a bit of movement, some sociability or a (good) talk? Please make an appointment with one of them for a nice walk through this link



2020, 16 December

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It didn’t come as a surprise that the corona measures were tightened, but we didn’t expect a complete lockdown for 5 weeks. We will try to provide some online classes, but the greater part of the sports programme will be cancelled.

From Saturday December 19th up to and including Sunday January 3rd SCB will be closed completely. It is possible to attend online workouts on the Sports Centre de Bongerd YouTube channel, because especially in these days it’s important to keep moving.

We will try as hard as we can to stream as many classes as possible from January 4th. Check our website.

In these special times, we wish you a Merry Xmas and we hope to see each other very soon in 2021 under different circumstances.

Keep moving!



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2020, 4 November


The second wave reaches a peak, and gyms must be closed (partially).

Sports Centre de Bongerd will close its doors tonight at 22.00H for at least all groups-lessons and SSA trainings till further notice.

The fitness will stay open, subscription obligated.

Stay with us, more news will follow.

Sit less, feel better!



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Update 14 October 2020

Once again no good news. After the press conference of the Dutch government, SCB has to deal from Wednesday October 14th 10 pm with the restrictions that team sports and contact sports and the connected competitions are forbidden. The Sports Pub, the dressing rooms and
the showers are closed.

Indoor group classes

Group classes in which we can maintain the 1,5 meter rule are still allowed. We only have to reduce the number of participants of some of the classes and the fitness registration blocks to the maximum of 30 persons per accommodation.

Squash

Playing squash is not allowed!

N.B. At this moment there are still registration options open, but from Thursday October 15th the locations will be removed from the reservations which means that you don’t have a registration anymore in ‘MySCB’.

Student sport associations

All trainings of the student sport associations are cancelled until further notice. We are looking for alternatives in close consultation with the teachers in which we can maintain the 1,5 meter rule. Communication about alternatives will be by the Coordinators Sport to the executive boards of the student sport associations, but will not start before Monday October 19th.

Outdoor group classes

All outdoor group classes are cancelled.
It’s not allowed to do sports outside together with more than 4 persons.

Face masks

Face masks are compulsory in the hallways of SCB and when you have to get, put back or clean equipment at the start or the end of a class.

Sit less, feel better!


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Update 31 August 2020


The academic year 2020-2021 will start on Monday August 31st.  The corona measures will be for the most unchanged, but from next Monday we will go a little bit further in opening our sports facility: the showers in the dressing room 11-16 of Sports Hall 4 can be used after your workout on weekdays between 09:00-16:30 hours. In this way we hope to give you an option to do sports between classes or work,
when you are allowed to be on campus.



Update 17 August 2020


Compensation sports rights Sports Centre de Bongerd

Sports Centre de Bongerd was closed for several months. Therefore you can get a compensation on your sports rights. These are the options:

Extend month rights

Will you purchase month rights in the coming academic year (2020-2021)? In that case you can ask to lengthen you rights with the missed period from July 1st. This is possible at the reception desk of SCB or sent an e-mail to office.fb-sportscentre@wur.nl

Reduction on yearly sports rights

Did you have yearly or half-yearly sports rights in the academic year
2019-2020? In that case you can claim a reduction on your sports rights for the coming academic year 2020-2021. You can ask for this reduction at the reception desk of SCB.  

Restitution of the amount

Are you not able to do sports at SCB anymore? In that case you can ask for a restitution with a maximum of € 30, depending on the paid sports rights. You can find the application form down below.

Donation

It’s also possible to give up the compensation. In this case you donate
the reduction wholly or partly to SCB. We appreciate it very much if you
support us in this way. You can indicate at the reception desk of SCB if you donate the compensation wholly or partly.

Application form

Whatever you choose: we are anyway grateful for your participation in
the SCB sport programme. We will receive you on appropriate distance, but with wide open arm, because we missed you all very much! You can find more information about our current sports programme on our website.

Can you send in the application form before October 1st? Thank you very
much!

The application for a refund is closed



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Update 1 July 2020

Summer period

From July 1 it’s allowed to do sports indoors and outdoors again and is it also allowed to reopen the fitness room.
Fitness and group classes are still under the 1,5 meter restrictions but for
the other contact sports it’s allowed to practice without this measure; however before and after the sports activity you have to keep the 1,5 meter again.

Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) will be open this summer with an extensive sports programme. Student sports associations are allowed to continue their trainings outdoors under the guidance of an SCB teacher or an official assistant. In this way we have enough room for scheduling our sports programme indoors within the 1,5 restrictions. When the weather is permitting it’s always possible to find a suitable place outdoors.

The opening hours will be adapted from Saturday July 4 till Monday August 24 on weekdays and Saturdays according the schedule below. On Sundays SCB will be closed.

During the summer a lot of classes and trainings of the student sport associations will be according the regular schedule. For the exact schedule check the sports list at the website or the SCB app (Android and iPhone; Sports Centre de Bongerd). For all classes you have to register and under the effective corona measures that you can read below! The squash courts will open from Monday July 13 with reduced capacity.

The regular sports program will start on Monday August
24; the 8 week courses will start on Monday August 31.

Sports rights

From July 1 SCB will offer a complete sports
programme again and the employee sports rights will be deducted from the salary again. For students the reduction on sports rights for the coming academic year is therefore set on 3,5 x € 8,42 = € 29,47 (round down € 29).  Students who left Wageningen already or don’t have the possibility anymore to extend the sports rights are entitled to a restitution. Further information about this will be send by e-mail in August and on the website of SCB.

Swimming pool

From Monday July 13 until Monday August 24 you can't go for free to the swimming pool with your WUR card with sports rights. It is possible to buy a multiple entry ticket for this period for 12 times at € 58,50. The opening hours of the swimming pool are also adapted and you also have to register at the website of the swimming pool. From Monday August 24 until Tuesday September 15 you still can use your sports rights 2019-2020 at the swimming pool.

Have a nice holiday and keep on moving!

Opening hours summer 2020:

Saturday 4 July - Sunday 16 august

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.00-22.00

Tuesday from 09.00-22.00

Friday from 12.00-18.00

Saturday from 08.30-12.30

Sunday closed

From Monday 17 August – Sunday 23 August

Monday – Friday from 08.30-22.00

Saturday from 08.30-12.30

Sunday closed










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Update 12 May 2020

Protocol outdoor sports Sports Centre de Bongerd (only in Dutch)


We are allowed again!

All student sports associations which
use the SCB outdoor facilities are allowed to start – under strict protocols -
from May 12th. For individual sportsmen and sportswomen SCB is still
closed.

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Update 1 May 2020

SCB GYM App   

New training programs and challenges are weekly updated in our SCB GYM App.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced workouts with o without household items.
Free download for all students and employees with valid sports rights.
How to use the SCB GYM app?
Download the SCB GYM App in the Google Play store for Android/Appstore for Apple
Sent an e-mail to Ellen.vankalsbeek@wur.nl
or Tijmen.vanoostenbrugge@wur.nl
including: first name, family name, email address and WBA number. We will send you an email with your personalized activation code to install the App.

Where to find home workouts?

Open the SCB GYM App and click on workouts. Search for "@ home" workout in the search function. Select one of the available workouts and get started!

For questions or suggestions, please contact:
Ellen.vankalsbeek@wur.nl or Tijmen.vanoostenbrugge@wur.nl



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Update 9 April 2020

Reduction

All students with yearly sports rights or half year sports rights from January 2020 are entitled to a reduction of € 8,42 on the yearly student sports rights of the academic year 2020-2021, for each month that SCB is closed from March 14th. Because we can’t estimate when SCB is allowed to open up again, we can’t specify the amount yet.
Only for students who will not be enrolled next academic year we will restitute the amount. Further information you can find on the SCB website as soon as is clear what the length of the closing period
will be.

Students sports rights per month will be extended with the remaining period from the moment SCB can open up the accommodation again. The remaining period will be determined by means of the closing on March 14th. For students who left Wageningen already and therefore can’t use the extension of the membership period, we will restitute the amount of the remaining period. Further information you can find on the SCB website as soon as is clear what the length of the closing period will be.



Update 31 maart 2020

Sports rights

Now Sports Centre de Bongerd (SCB) is closed in accordance with the regulations of the government, the measures below according sports rights have been decided:

  • All employee sports rights will be postponed. There will be no deduction from the salary from April 1 until SCB is allowed to open her doors again.
  • All student sports rights per month will be postponed from March 14 for the remaining period until SCB is open again. For students who are no longer in Wageningen we will search for tailor-made solutions.
  • All students with sports rights per year will receive a reduction of € 8,42 (€ 101 divided by 12) per month that SCB is closed on the student year rights 2020-2021. For students that are no longer in Wageningen goes the same that we will look for tailor-made solutions.

For questions or information mail: office.fb-sportscentre@wur.nl

Sit less, feel better!