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A new way for UNCG employees to stay fit

Photo of staff exercising with YogaUNCG will offer several spring programs to help employees eat better and stay fit. A new program, Mindful U, will be offered in a partnership between HealthyUNCG and Campus Rec.

All but one are free to UNCG employees. (There is a charge associated with TOPS.)

  • Mindful U is a low impact fitness class, focusing on the mind and body. Classes include yoga, pilates and meditation. Mindful U is held weekly beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Rec Center. Free to UNCG faculty/staff. Please bring employee ID and towel and/or water bottle. (Update: see the new time in bold.)
  • Active U will be returning Jan. 31. Active U is an employee wellness program designed to encourage UNCG faculty/staff to become more active by participating in a weekly fitness class hosted by the Student Recreation Center. Classes include Zumba, Step and Kickboxing. Active U is held weekly beginning Friday, Jan. 31, from 12:05-12:45 p.m. in the Student Rec Center. Free to UNCG faculty/staff. Please bring employee ID and towel and/or water bottle. Update: You may pre-register by contacting Campus Rec or you can register on site.
  • HealthyUNCG is offering the Taking Pounds OFF Sensibly (TOPS) program again this spring. The TOPS program is a nationally recognized weight loss program proven to help people lose weight and keep it off. TOPS meets bi-weekly for an educational session that focuses on making healthy food choices, healthy substitutions and food demos. Each session also includes a movement/exercise component. TOPS participants also have access to a health coach to provide accountability and support. Spring TOPS begins Thursday, Jan. 23, noon – 1 p.m. in the EUC, Elm Room. There is a charge: Registration in the national TOPS program is required. The cost is $29.50/year.
  • HealthyUNCG will continue to offer Well U Coaching services this spring. UNCG employees can receive 12 free sessions with a certified health coach who will work with you to help you find ways to continue along a path to a healthier lifestyle. The coach looks at all areas of your life prior to helping you develop ideas for making changes. A Well-U Coach can help you identify and clarify what is important to you and will be your partner to help you make those changes. All coaching sessions are confidential.
  • HealthyUNCG continues to offer special programming for your department upon request. Topics include desk/office fitness, healthy substitutions, food demos, stress management and many more. All HealthyUNCG services and programs are free to UNCG departments and employees.

For information on these programs and more, contact HealthyUNCG at healthy_uncg@uncg.edu or 334-4131.