The results of our annual enrollment wellness survey are in—and we learned that many of you took part in the wellness activities sponsored by the university over the past year. Here's what the respondents told us about their participation:
- 75% Flu shot
- 14% Wellness seminar on health or financial topics
- 11% On-site fitness class
- 10% Seated massage
- 9% Weight-loss program such as Weight Watchers or Innergy
- 5% Biometric screening
In addition, most of you prefer wellness activities to be offered midday (49%) and after work (39%) versus during morning hours before work (12%). You would like us to continue to provide you with current wellness and financial information, and to expand our reach of fitness classes on additional campuses.
The university values your feedback and the importance of wellness in general and will continue to improve the wellness programs being offered.
Today, we encourage you to register for the new spring sessions of Yoga, Meditation, Cardio Fusion, Muscle Toning and Conditioning, and Zumba.
Participating in a wellness class can help you reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve health. The Benefits Office subsidizes 50 percent of the cost for benefits-eligible faculty and staff.
Classes on the Homewood campus include Muscle Toning and Conditioning, Cardio Fusion, Zumba, Meditation, and Yoga. Those on other campuses include Yoga at Candler, Keswick, Eastern, and the School of Medicine, and Zumba at the School of Medicine. Classes are open to all skill levels.
Muscle Toning and Conditioning is a workout that focuses on strengthening and conditioning every major muscle group in the body.
Cardio Fusion is an aerobic workout combining kickboxing, hi/lo floor aerobics, and some boot camp drills.
Zumba is a cardio fitness class that blends the rhythm of Latin music with easy-to-follow dance steps.
Mindfulness Meditation is designed to give you tools to calm the mind and reduce your body's stress response.
Yoga is a series of body positions and movements designed to relax the body and calm the mind.
To view class descriptions and pricing, and to use the online registration system, visit the Healthy Living page of the Benefits website. Any questions not answered there can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.