WellAware is BGSU’s faculty and staff, current and retired, health and wellness program. Employee wellness is promoted through coordinated campus efforts on wellness and health education, programs, and health screenings at BGSU. Possible as a result of a generous grant from Medical Mutual, activities are supported and administered by the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the Office of Human Resources, and the Division of Student Affairs.
WellAware - Summer 2016 Programs and Events
Health Enhancement Programs
This 6-week program runs June 27 - August 7.
Faculty and staff can register as an individual or as part of a team. There is no limit to team size. NEW this year - family members are also eligible to participate in the free challenge!
Register for the program here: Strive for Five Registration
August 8 - October 1
Interested in training for the Homecoming 5K? WellAware is here to help you start your walking and jogging journey!
Now offering a Couch to 5K support group that features:
- The free C25K® training app that is tailored to first time runners
- 8-week long plan that includes alternating between walking and running to build strength and endurance
- Workout 3 times a week; each session is 30 – 40 minutes long
- Learn more about the app: http://www.c25kfree.com
- Group training sessions offered on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM Core strengthening and stretching exercises included in weekly sessions.
- Weekly motivational newsletters and opportunities for individualized assistance from a certified personal trainer
- Free for BGSU faculty, staff, and family members.
Pre-registration required; registration deadline is Friday, August 5.
Receive guidance, support, and encouragement to successfully cross the finish line of the BGSU Homecoming 5K on October 1.
For More Information:
Karyn Smith, Health Educator | 419.372.9309 | email@example.com
Walk your way to better health and fitness. Fit more steps into your day by walking at Eppler Track. Courtesy of School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies, the track is available Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Receive support and guidance to start and sustain a physical activity plan. Contact Karyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free fitness consultation and receive an individualized exercise plan.
Is your goal to become more active, feel better, and improve your health and fitness? Set yourself up for success by joining BG Be Fit, a beginner exercise program for BGSU faculty and staff. This free program is specifically designed to teach you the basic techniques of regular aerobic, resistance, and flexibility training. Program is available to male and females and the exercise classes can be tailored to your individual fitness level. Feel comfortable exercising with other beginners and receive the guidance and encouragement needed to start and continue a lifestyle of exercise.
Classes are available
- June 7 - August 4, 2016
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 – 12:45 PM
- Eppler South Gym, located on the 2nd floor of Eppler Complex
Fitness Waiver – Below is the health assessment form/waiver that needs to be completed prior to class participation. The Medical Clearance Form needs to be completed and returned IF you answer “yes” to any of the questions in the Health History section of the waiver form. If you answer “no” to all of the questions, this Medical Clearance form is not required.
Please bring your completed waiver (and Medical Clearance Form, if necessary) to the first class you attend or submit via one of these methods prior to attending your first class:
Campus Mail: Malissa Davis, Student Recreation Center
Class Attire: For comfort and safety, it is recommended to change into tennis shoes and exercise clothes. If needed, locker rooms are available near the gym.
Classes at the Student Recreation Center begin May 16. You do not need a SRC membership to participate but pre-registration is required. To participate:
2. Completing the health assessment form/waiver. The Medical Clearance Form needs to be completed and returned IF you answer "yes" to any of the questions in the Health History section of the waiver form. If you answer "no" to all of the questions. This Medical Clearance form is not required. Please bring your completed waiver (and Medical Clearance Form, if necessary) to the first class you attend or submit via one of these methods prior to attending your first class:
Campus Mail: Malissa Davis, Student Recreation Center
Step and Sculpt: Tuesdays: 5:30 - 6:15 in Studio B
Zumba Toning®: Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:15 PM in Studio B
- SRC Entry procedures: If you do not have a Student Recreation Center membership and are ONLY registered for the Faculty/Staff fitness classes you will need to enter via the ADA entrance. These are the gates to the left of the Welcome Desk. If you do not have a SRC membership, your finger vein or ID card will only work at the ADA entrance. For easy, convenient entrance into the building, it is recommended to register for the finger vein scan.
- Class participants without a Student Recreation Center (SRC) membership are permitted to participate in employee fitness classes only. All other use of the SRC is not permitted and may result in loss of SRC privileges.
Class Attire: Please wear comfortable workout clothing and bring a water bottle and towel with you. For safety reasons, it is strongly recommended to attend entire class sessions for appropriate warm-up and cool-down.
The challenges of caring for others can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health. Because family caregivers must attempt to balance work responsibilities with their caregiving responsibilities, it is not surprising that many caregivers are emotionally drained and physically exhausted. The BGSU Gerontology Program is organizing an on-campus support group to help those balance work while providing care. Contact Nancy Orel at email@example.com or 419.372.7768.
The IMPACT Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program is a benefit available to BGSU employees and their families offering access to confidential professional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The program is free of charge, courtesy of BGSU. For more information visit Impact Solutions on the web. Your member login is: BGSU.
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You can also get reimbursed for attending Weight Watchers Community meetings through Medical Mutual. You will need to contact Medical Mutual before attending meetings or purchasing monthly passes. Log into your account at Medical Mutual and follow the link for Healthy Living.
Dining Services is now offering Meatless Mondays and Flexitarian Fridays. Meatless Mondays simply call attention to those menu items that are vegetarian on the menu for the day and this occurs in all locations, every Monday. On Flexitarian Fridays the Oaks and Carillon Place are taking turns featuring vegan items for both lunch and dinner to encourage decreasing the amount of animal products in our customers' diet. For more information, contact Daria Blachowski-Dreyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419.372.8095.