May Picks From Adapt

Not only does May bring warmer weather, longer days and three bank holidays, but also a fresh set of picks from the team here at Adapt. Check out this month’s recommended events, podcasts and reads below.

Get involved with the Adapt community at one of these exciting events:

Free Pilates Class

Step away from your screen and join a free lunch time Pilates class with Founded Wellness in the yoga studio at The Clubhouse. The class aims to improve body awareness and introduces the principles of Pilates for use both in the class and whilst going about daily work activities. Not only does Pilates increase strength and flexibility, but it’s also known for its focus on the spine and improving posture – perfect for if you spend most of the day sitting at a desk.

Book via the ARC Uxbridge website.

Running Club

Inspired by the London Marathon, why not join the ARC Running Club who meet every Thursday for a group jog from the Clubhouse. Whether you’re a beginner or a regular runner, it’s a fantastic way to get moving and connect with co-workers from the business park.

For more information head to the ARC Uxbridge website.


Upgrade your TBR (To Be Read List) with these recommended titles:

Mindfulness for Stress Management by Dr. Robert Schachter

Mindfulness for Stress Management is the perfect for those who us who have trouble focusing on the moment and let life’s worries get in the way. It offers a range of simple stress management exercises which are designed to help you externalise your emotions, avoid thought traps and sharpen your focus. Learn how to master mindfulness and effectively manage stress with Schachter’s actionable strategies, whether it’s related to work, your family or personal life.

Buy here.

Learning to Lead by Ron Williams and Karl Weber

Leadership isn’t easy. It’s rife with difficult decisions, the challenges of juggling multiple personalities, and keeping motivations high. Luckily, in this book Williams provides tried and tested tips that will enable readers to improve their career focus, avoid professional pitfalls, and overcome conflict, along with engaging stories from his own journey up the career ladder. Whether you’re searching for effective management techniques or trying to transform your team, this book will put you on the path to success.

Buy here.


Level up your listening with these motivating podcasts

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day is a reminder that failure can be the journey to success. Every week Elizabeth interviews an inspiring guest who shares their failures and explains they ways they managed to overcome life’s hurdles and succeed better. Top episodes include ‘Lorraine Kelly, the daytime TV icon on failing to go to uni, being fired and…penguins’ and ‘Greta Thunberg on activism, friendship and failing to be a ‘normal’ teenager’.

Listen here.

TED Talks Daily

Join host Elise Hu every weekday, as she interviews some of the world’s leading thinkers on every thought-provoking topic imaginable, including the ethics or true crime, whether AI truly understands humans, and the future of climate change. Why not plug in on the commute to spark your curiosity, discover fresh perspectives and learn something new?

Listen here.