Take your well-being to new heights and equip yourself with the tools and life skills to excel at BGSU and beyond.

THRIVE is a campus-wide comprehensive well-being intiative. At BGSU our mission is to intentionally prepare students, faculty, and staff to lead meaningful and productive lives. THRIVE helps achieve this mission and provide the fundamental life skills, resources, and support to enhance the welfare of our campus community by promoting the integration of the 8 dimensions of well-being.

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Developing stress management skills, resiliency and grit, and establishing healthy self-care habits are all essential for living a healthy, meaningful life. Facilitated by the Counseling Center and Wellness Connection Peer Health Educators, these 45-minute interactive, educational sessions can be requested by any campus group (student organization, Residence Hall, department, academic class, and faculty or staff meetings), free of charge!

THRIVE Educational session topics include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Survival
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Grit and Resilience
  • Healthy Coping
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • Be the Creed: Alcohol and Other Drugs and More

Eductional Session Online Request Form

Becoming a Focused Falcon is a 4-week workshop to help manage stress, strengthen attention, and increase memory.

Weekly sessions specifically designed for strengthening your ability to focus and pay attention. Additional key components of the workshop include learning mindfulness meditation, stress management techniques, methods to respond to difficult situations, and skills to live with intention and purpose.

  • Workshop 1: Wednesdays from 12:10  – 12:50 PM, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 in BTSU 314
  • Workshop 2: Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:20 PM, October 30 (Olscamp 113) and Nov, 6, 13 & 20 in BTSU 314

Cost: Nothing - just your time and willingness to learn. But there is so much to gain! Improved well-being, reduced stress, increased focus, increased resilience and positive changes in attitudes and behavior. Workshops are available to BGSU students, faculty and staff, but space is limited and registration is required.

Participants receive a free THRIVE journal, the book “The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress… & Everything Else” and can earn a free THRIVE t-shirt upon completing the program.

Focused Falcons Online Request Form

Mindful Moments Drop-In sessions provide an open space and opportunity for students, faculty and staff to drop in, relax, and de-stress in a quiet, relaxing environment. Engage in your own practice or participate in short, guided mindfulness exercises and learn techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine to help cope with stress.

  • September 9 – December 8
  • Student Recreation Center, Studio B
  • Mondays: 3 – 5 PM
  • Wednesdays: 7 – 9 PM
  • Fridays: 1 – 3 PM
  • Drop-in anytime to any session.

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In addition to the physical health benefits of exercise, regular physical activity can positively impact your brain function, boost your mood, and help reduce stress, along with many other enhancements to mental health. Join us for these fun, low-impact movement sessions. All sessions are FREE for BGSU students, faculty and staff. Registration is not required. Please bring a yoga mat or towel if possible for Yoga as You Are and wear comfortable athletic shoes for other sessions.

Weekly Events

  • September 9 – December 12
  • Eppler South Gym (located on the 2nd floor)
  • Mondays: Yoga As You Are | 12:10 – 12:50 PM
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays: Beginner Strength Training | 12:10 – 12:50 PM

Special Events

  • Free Sunrise Yoga
    • Monday, September 2
    • 10:30 – 11:15 AM on University Hall lawn (Rain location: BTSU 308)
    • Enjoy a gentle vinyasa flow yoga class with a focus on breathing, flexibility, balance, strength and relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome.
    • Bring your own yoga mat, or get there early. First 25 participants receive a FREE yoga mat! Event sponsored by the Dean of Students
  • Free Falcon FitFest!: Get moving and have fun with these free, high-energy fitness classes taught by certified instructors. Bring your friends and enjoy a variety of fitness programs, great music, free healthy snacks, free giveaways and the chance to win great raffle prizes! 
    • Friday, September 13, Union Oval (Rain location: Student Recreation Center, Studio B)
    • 6 - 6:25 Bodyweigth Bootcamp
    • 6:30 - 6:55 WERQ Dance Fitness
    • 7 - 7:25 Buti Yoga
    • 7:30 - 7:55 Hip Hop Fitness
    • FREE for all students, faculty/staff, BGSU alumni and community members.
    • Event sponsored by Recreation and Wellness, University Activities Organization, BGSU Dining and Falcons After Dark

Other great opportunities to be active on campus include group fitness classes, small group training, personal training, intramural sports, sports clubs, and getting fit your own way.

There are 1,440 minutes in a day – dedicate 2% of yours to moving and enhancing your health and well-being!

Learn more about #MOVE4YOURMOOD from Falcon Fitness.

Gain knowledge and awareness of healthy self-care habits and participate in facilitated relaxation activities such as aromatherapy, deep breathing, coloring and crafts, progressive muscle relaxation, chair massage, and gentle yoga.

  • Health Fair: October 8 | 11 AM - 2 PM | BTSU Ballroom
  • Well-O-Ween Walk: October 31 | 11:3O AM - 1 PM | Perry Field House Track Room
  • Pajama Party: December 5 | 10 PM - 12 AM | Student Recreation Center

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