Wellness classes are offered free to UA employees throughout the year and there is no limit to the number of classes you can attend. Most of our wellness classes are online webinars through Zoom.  To attend a wellness class webinar, register through your wellness portal. You will receive a Zoom email confirmation containing the special link to the webinar inviting you to join the session. A Zoom login is not required to attend a webinar. To earn an additional $50 after attending your WellBAMA health screening, you may complete one qualifying wellness program and attend one wellness class.  

DateLocationTime
Thursday, February 9, 2023The MIND Diet: Eating for Brain Health12:00-1:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2023What is Pilates? (In-Person)12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2023A HEART Centered Approach to Goal Setting12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2023Don't Miss a Beat: Your Path to a Healthier Heart12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2023Your Health After 4012:00-1:00pm
Thursday, March 2, 2023Improving Your Sleep Health12:00-1:00pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2023Fertility and Nutrition12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, April 13, 2023Exercise and Special Populations12:00-1:00pm

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Wellness Class Descriptions

A HEART Centered Approach to Goal Setting

Follow author Whitney English’s personal goal-setting system to achieve your personal and professional goals. H-E-A-R-T is a framework for prioritizing and decision-making, while keeping what’s most important the priority. Join us to learn more about the acronym H-E-A-R-T, based on her bestselling book A More Beautiful Life: A Simple Five-Step Approach to Living Balanced Goals with HEART.                     

Alleviating Everyday Aches and Pains

Introduces common causes for everyday aches and pains, along with simple solutions for promoting pain-free living                   

Building an Attitude of Gratitude

Learn more about the practice of gratitude and its positive effects on our mental, emotional, and total wellbeing. Get practical tips on how you can incorporate thankfulness into your daily routine from certified health and life coach Abby Horton.

Caring for Aging Populations/Caring for the Caregiver

How to plan, prepare, and care for challenges related to aging. Topics covered include care giving fatigue, aging-related health concerns, and aging-related stress.

Clean Living Lifestyle

Find out more about the 5 benefits of clean living, while reaching your goals of a healthy lifestyle and protecting the planet. We will explore how to “ditch and switch” for cleaner, safer household and personal products. 

Creating Good Habits That Last

Habit change is foundational to all health and wellness goals.  Learn how to cultivate healthy habits and how to “habit stack” for sustainable health and wellness. 

Create Your Own Exercise Program

Not all exercise routines are created equal. In this in-person class, we’ll cover the principles of an effective exercise regimen and how to tailor a program to fit your goals and current fitness level.

Cultivating Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance simply means striking a healthy balance between your working life and your personal life. Work-life balance is often depicted as a perfectly balanced scale…in most cases that is simply not realistic or achievable. Learn more about how to intentionally cultivate Work-Life Balance for a more fulfilling personal and professional experience, while fostering health and wellbeing. 

Diabetes: The Sweet Truth

Designed to help those currently living with Diabetes those at risk for developing Diabetes. Topics covered include Diabetes Type 1, Type 2, prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes.

Diverse Populations and Health Equity

Designed to address unique Minority Health Concerns, in addition to health disparities, access to care, and inclusive health practices.

Don’t Miss a Beat: Your Path to a Healthier Heart

This class is more than heart health. Learn how to care for your heart, brain, and circulatory system for overall improved health and wellbeing.

Don’t Wait, Hydrate!

Learn about the benefits of drinking water, how poor hydration affects the body, why it is important to drink water during physical activity, and how to stay hydrated during hot summer months.

 Don’t Stress About Stress

Examines the relationship between health and wellness and the importance of self-care.  Learn specific strategies to develop and support positive coping strategies and resilience.

Exercise and Special Populations 

Life presents new hurdles and sometimes we have to navigate around those hurdles with thoughtful exercise choices.  Join Whitney as she provides insight into exercising safely with osteoporosis, arthritis, and other physical limitations we might encounter as we age.

Fertility and Nutrition

Does how you eat affect your fertility? Are there foods that help with egg quality, sperm quality, or conception in general? Registered dietitian Sheena Gregg will share the correlation between your personal diet and fertility health.

Fitness Mythbusters: 3 Part Series

With all the videos, fads, and trends out there, it’s hard to tell fact from fiction when it comes to fitness. The good news is, University Recreation’s Charles Burroughs is here to bust some of those common myths and give you the truth about exercise and how to make it work for you.
 

Fitness Programming: How to Stop the Yo-Yo Effect 

Have you ever started off great on an exercise program only to fall off after a month? Do you often feel like its “all or nothing” when trying to exercise and eat healthy? Join UREC’s Charles Burroughs to discuss effective strategies to improve your fitness efforts and develop lasting healthy habits.
 

Fitness Programming: Move Better 

Let’s learn how to move our bodies better so that we can reduce risk of injury, increase balance and awareness and be productive in our tasks of daily living.
 

5 to Thrive: Your Wellness Basics

Learn the 5 Wellness Basics you need to master to Thrive with your health and wellness journey.

Getting Your Best Night’s Sleep

 Join Dr. Pat Carter in discussing how you can improve the quality and duration of your sleep to wake rested and ready for the day.

Hidden Sugar & How to Spot Them

Let’s learn how to spot hidden sugars in the foods and beverages we consume. Join Megan McManus, senior food and nutrition student, as she explains what added sugars do to our bodies and how to find better alternatives.

How to Navigate the Weight Room

Learn how to identify various strength equipment. Together we will learn about their differences, similarities and safe movement principles along the way.

Improving Your Sleep Health

What is Sleep Health? What is great Sleep Health? What is concerning Sleep Health? How can we optimize Sleep Health? In this class, Heather Gunn, Assistant Professor in Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist will answer these and other questions about sleep across the lifespan.

Move More, Feel Better

Discover how to begin to exercise in a way that will help you feel alive again and how increased activity can improve all aspects of your life.

Nutrition for Exercise Performance

Join Health Promotion and Wellness dietitian Sheena Gregg as she shares tips for optimal nutrition pre- and post-workout and the overall benefits of eating for physical activity.

Overcoming Overwhelm

Feeling Overwhelmed? Let’s take the first steps to overcoming overwhelm at home and work through developing organization, rhythms, and routines. 

Power of Posture

Do you tend to slouch at your desk or feel tension in your neck, back, or shoulders? Join UREC’s Charles Burroughs as he discusses the importance of posture to overall wellbeing and demonstrates techniques to improve it.

Road to Resilience: Becoming Your Best Self

Discusses the importance of resilience, offers a deep dive into what cultivates resilience, and provides a toolkit of resources for fostering personal resilience. A brief workshop is included so that participants can walk away with a resilience care plan in process.  

Saving Your Skin from the Sun

Let’s learn how we can best protect our skin from the harmful rays while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Strength and Mobility

Strength and mobility go hand in hand. Strength training can lessen range of motion, so it’s important to find balance. Learn how training on the Reformer can promote optimal well-being through full body movements, rhythm and flow and precision. 

Successfully Navigating Menopause

Hormones, hot flashes, and night sweats. Perimenopause and menopause are not often discussed but should be as these are significant changes in a woman’s life. Join University Medical Center Registered Dietitian Suzanne Henson as she discusses nutrition and this stage of life and how to feel your best as you navigate these changes. 

The Ketogenic Diet: Is It for Me?

Low carbohydrate diets have been popular for years, but what makes the ketogenic diet different, and who is it appropriate for? Join UA registered dietitian Sheena Gregg as she shares an overview of the keto diet to help you determine if this therapeutic diet is appropriate for you and your health goals.

The MIND Diet: Eating for Brain Health

Have you ever thought about eating in a way to prevent cognitive decline? Using elements of both the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, the MIND diet has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Diets for Overall Health by US News and World Report. Join UA registered dietitian nutritionist Sheena Gregg as she shares what the MIND diet is and how to incorporate it in your everyday food choices.

What is Pilates?

Joseph Pilates created a system coordinating breath and movement.  Over a hundred years later his principles are still relevant more than ever.  Join Whitney for an in person lecture combined with a mat Pilates class teaching how to incorporate the method into your daily routine.

Your Health After 40

Preparing you for continued health after 40. Topics covered include recommended medical visits, testing, vaccinations, tailored nutrition and exercise for those 40 years and older. All ages are welcome! It is never to early to plan for continued health.