The results of the Benefits Office's recent wellness survey are in, and they showed that many employees participated in the wellness-related activities sponsored by the university over the past year. Of those who responded to the survey, which was offered during the Annual Enrollment process:
- 29 percent attended benefits fairs
- 15 percent participated in a wellness seminar/webinar on health or financial topics
- 15 percent had a seated massage
- 11 percent took on-campus fitness classes (cardio fusion, muscle toning, Zumba)
- 11 percent used fitness center discounts
- 10 percent took advantage of weight-loss programs (WW/Weight Watchers, Innergy)
- 9 percent joined on-campus stress management classes (yoga, mindfulness meditation)
Always looking to improve the university's wellness offerings, the Benefits Office in 2018 added the White Marsh campus as a location for Muscle Toning & Conditioning, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation classes. And in response to this year's survey comments asking for expanded fitness classes on additional campuses, it says it is looking to add other locations going forward, as space becomes available.
The winter round of wellness offerings gets underway in January, and many classes still have openings. You are encouraged to register as soon as you can. Participating in a wellness class can help you reduce stress, increase productivity, and improve overall health. And the Benefits Office subsidizes half the cost, so you're getting 50 percent discounted rate.
Here's the lineup of classes, which are open to all skill levels:
- Homewood campus: Muscle Toning & Conditioning, Cardio Fusion, Zumba, Mindfulness Meditation, and Yoga
- School of Medicine: Yoga and Zumba
- White Marsh: Muscle Toning & Conditioning, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation
- Candler, Carey, and Keswick: Yoga
Visit the Healthy Living page of the Benefits website to view class descriptions and pricing and to register.
And be sure to keep an eye out for future wellness offerings on the Hub and in Today's Announcements and Inside Hopkins Medicine.
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