Free JHU virtual wellness classes

You're busy, you're stressed, it's chilly out. The holiday season can derail even the most dedicated exerciser. But slacking off on your fitness program during the holidays will only leave you with more pounds—and more stress—come New Year's.

JHU Wellness Programs can help. Starting in December, the university will be offering a lineup of new virtual fitness classes for free to benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members. It's a gift of wellness to you.

JHU Wellness Programs will continue to offer all Healthy@Hopkins wellness classes for free throughout 2021. Be sure to visit its website often to see the variety of fitness and meditation classes available. Check out the offerings for next month below:

Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m., Dec. 7 to Dec. 28
This dance-inspired class is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning exercises combined to make your workout more effective and challenging. Register here.

Introduction to Pilates
Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 29.
Helps beginners tone muscles and sculpt and strengthen their core while also improving flexibility. You'll want a mat for this class. Register here.

Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 2 to Dec. 30
This cardio dance fitness class teaches you choreographed dances as part of your workouts. Register here.

Relaxation and Meditation
Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 3 to Dec. 17
With gentle bending, twisting, and coordinated breathing, learn to relieve tension and stress with this relaxation class. Emphasis is placed on easing physical discomfort and improving mental clarity. Register here.

Chair Yoga
Fridays, 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., Dec. 4 to Dec. 18
Gentle chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age. The entry-level requirement is simply the ability to sit upright in a chair while gently moving the torso and limbs. Register here.