Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program


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MU Classes

Diabetes Management

Green Meadows Family Practice offers FREE Diabetes Management classes taught by CD Educators. For dates and times, call (573) 882-9097.

Eat for Life

Discover the benefits of this innovative approach to weight management.  This ten week program uses mind-body practices (meditations and yoga), the principles of mindful and intuitive eating, skills training, and group support to guide you in making lifestyle changes that will help you create a healthier relationship to your food, mind, and body. If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating, or find yourself eating when you’re stressed, bored, or unhappy, this may be the program for you. 

Summer 2014 In Person (Columbia only):

  •  Orientation: Tuesday, May 27, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
  •  Class: Tuesdays, June 3 - Augsut 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  •  Register: Email Dr. Lynn Rossy at RossyL@umsystem.edu
  •  Cost: $50 for faculty, staff and family members ($25 rebate with full participation); $180 for community members. Faculty and staff can attend with spouse/partner for one fee.

Summer 2014 Online

  •  Orientation: starting May 30
  •  Class: week of June 6 - week of August 8
  •  Register: Email Dr. Lynn Rossy at RossyL@umsystem.edu  
  •  Cost: $50 for faculty, staff and family members ($25 rebate with full participation); $180 for community members. Faculty and staff can attend with spouse/partner for one fee.

 For more information: watch informational videos or find more details online.

Meditation

  • Mondays, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m., Heinkel Building, Room 216
  • Wednesdays, 1-1:45 p.m., Hulston Hall, Room 327A (Law School) 
  • Mondays-Fridays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Contemplative Practice Center (Newman Center's lower level) during the regular semesters.

No experience or registration is necessary for any of the meditation sessions. Classes do not meet on holidays. If you have questions, contact Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. at RossyL@umsystem.edu.

Million Step Pedometer Program

To learn more about this program, click here. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Helping employees manage stress effectively is a key goal of Healthy for Life, the T. E. Atkins Wellness Program. The wellness program offers eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction classes at minimal cost to benefit-eligible employees looking to manage today's busy lifestyles in a healthy way. This 8–week class teaching meditation, yoga and other mind-body techniques for managing stress.

Summer 2014:

  • Orientation:  Tuesday, June 3, at 5:15 p.m.
  • Classes: Tuesdays, June 10-July 29,  from 5:15-7:15 p.m.
  • Full Day Retreat:  Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Contact: Lynn Rossy at RossyL@umsystem.edu 
  • Cost: There is a $40 registration fee (faculty/staff/spouse/partner), $20 rebate for full participation. Faculty and staff can attend with spouse/partner for one fee.

Occupational Stress Workshops

The University of Missouri Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a series of occupational stress workshops designed to help employees manage a wide variety of stressors connected to the work context. These are free seminars, pre-registration is required and space is limited to 26 participants per session.  To sign up call 882-6701.

 

Physical Activity

Take advantage of these Healthy for Life classes that fit your budget. Full payment is due at the beginning of the first class and space is limited. Please contact the instructor directly to register or for questions. All classes are designed to be performed in work clothes.
Healthy for Life Fitness Class Registration Policy:   

  • Reserving your space in a class requires a payment of the entire session.
  • Payment must be paid in full due on the first class and cannot be divided.
  • If you miss a class, you cannot make it up in another class.

 

  • Ongoing (Tuesdays & Thursdays): Gentle Yoga. Dalton Research Center. Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. $3 per class; pay by month for one or two days a week (average cost $27 or $15 per month) Class is taught by Sandy Matsuda. If you have questions, email Sandy Matsuda at matsudaS@missouri.edu
  • Jan. 6-May 7 (Mondays & Wednesdays): Lunchtime-Me Time Strength Conditioning. Townsend, Room 205. Class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. and costs $1 for each class. No registration is needed and class is taught by Nani Fudge. If you have questions, email Nani at FudgeK@missouri.edu.
  • Jan. 7-May 6 (Tuesdays): Yoga. Townsend, Room 223. Class meets every Tuesday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. and costs $1 for each class. No registration is needed and class is taught by Glenda Moum. If you have questions, email Glenda at MoumG@missouri.edu.
  • Jan. 13- May 29 (Mondays & Thursdays ): Drop in Yoga. Ellis Library Room 5, State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery. Class meeting from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Immerse yourself in the restorative experience of the gallery with the added benefit of Glenda Moum’s instruction. No registration is needed. Fee: $1 per class. If you have questions, email Glenda at moumg@missouri.edu.
  • Mar. 4-Apr. 22 (Tuesdays): Zumba. University Hospital/Missouri Psychiatric Center, Mid-Mo Gym. Class meets every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Please register and the cost is $24 for the series or $5 drop-in fee. Class is taught by Megan Jones. For questions and to register please email Megan at jones.megan004@gmail.com.
  • Mar. 17-May 19 (Mondays): Pilates. Townsend, Room 223. Class meets every Monday from 12:10-12:50p.m. Class is taught by Tina Price. No registration is needed. Fee: $3 per class. If you have questions, email Tina at PriceT@missouri.edu
  • Mar. 19-May 21 (Wednesdays): Pilates. Townsend, Room 223; the following dates will be in Townsend Rm. 222: 4/2, 4/16, 4/30. Class meets every Wednesday from 12:10-12:50p.m. Class is taught by Tina Price. No registration is needed. Fee: $3 per class. If you have questions, email Tina at PriceT@missouri.edu.
  • Apr. 3 - May 22 (Thursdays): Zumba. Quarterdeck, Room QD251. Class meets every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register in advance for $24 for the entire series. Drop-in fee is $5 per class. Class is taught by Megan Jones. For questions or to register, email Megan at jones.megan004@gmail.com. 
  • Apr. 7-June 2 (Mondays) -- except May 26: Yoga. Missouri Psychiatric Center, Gym, Basement. Class meets Mondays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Register for $24 by emailing Yogateacher530@gmail.com.
  • Apr. 11-June 13 (Fridays) -- except Apr. 25 & May 23: Yoga. Missouri Psychiatric Center, Gym, Basement.Class meets Fridays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Register for $24 by emailing Yogateacher530@gmail.com.
  • Apr. 21 - June 2 (Mondays): Gentle Yoga.  Quarterdeck, Room QD251. Class meets every Monday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. There will be no class on May 26. Registration is needed with a minimum of 8 students. The cost is $18 for a 6-week series. Class is taught by Carolyn Oates. If you have questions, email Carolyn at coates3308@gmail.com.
  • Apr. 22-May 13 (Tuesdays): Core Conditioning, A Yoga Session. Memorial Union (various rooms). Class meets Tuesdays from 12:10-12:50p.m. Regardless if you are coming to shape your mid-section, release the stiffness in your back and shoulders from repetitive labor, or challenge yourself to redefine your grounded center, this open level class speaks to where you are and prepares your progression to embody and up level your personal practice! Class is taught by Ashley Jenkins. Register for $20 by Mar. 25; fee rises to $30 after the 25th and due by Apr. 22. Register and more info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QBw6I5hjflcvzw54kYdBv8NjjnQuPlK-3t7cRFWQUsg/viewform
  • Apr. 29-May 27 (Tuesdays): Zumba. University Hospital/Missouri Psychiatric Center, Mid-Mo Gym. Class meets every Tuesday from 5-6:00p.m. Please register and the cost is $15 for the series or $5 drop-in fee. Class is taught by Megan Jones. For questions and to register please email Megan at jones.megan004@gmail.com

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and the MizzouRec Center offer a variety of athletic options for adults from summer recreation leagues to weekly aquatics classes. Check the calendars on both sites to find deadlines for sign-ups for teams. Gather a group of co-workers for volleyball, kickball or flag football.

Ride to Wellness Odometer Program

To learn more about this program, click here.

Walking Groups

Walking is great exercise, whether you are a novice or a regular walker. Healthy for Life is coordinating walking groups led by volunteer leaders. Meet them for a mid-day walk break. No registration is needed, join at any time and all activity levels are welcome! These are free groups designed to help you squeeze in a little extra activity into an otherwise sedentary day. Meet at the following dates/times and locations:  

  • Ongoing (Mondays): Memorial Union. 12:15-12:45 p.m.
  • Ongoing (Tuesdays): North side of Stankowski, by the parking lot. 12:15-12:45 p.m.
  • Ongoing (Thursdays): Columns at the Quad. 12:15-12:45 p.m.
  • Apr. 2 - May 7 (Wednesdays): Woodrail Center, Building 7, by the flag pole. 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Walking group led by Emily. For questions, please email Sarah at EllisS@umsystem.edu.
  • Apr. 4 - 25 (Fridays): Peace Park. 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Walking group led by Kailey. For questions, please email Sarah at EllisS@umsystem.edu.

Weight Watchers 

  • Online Program
    www.weightwatchers.com, Join anytime
    If you are a Coventry member, you are eligible for a discounted rate to enroll in Weight Watchers online. Get registration details now. For $55, you can access recipes, tracking tools and chat boards for three months. That’s less than $5 per week!
  • Community Centers
    www.weightwatchers.com, Join anytime
    Employees can receive a discounted enrollment fee is $39.95 per month if you use the portal. If you choose not to enroll via the portal, the cost is $42.95 per month.  To access the portal, visit https://wellness.weightwatchers.com and use ID 46814 and passcode WW446814. 

Wellness Ambassadors

This is an ongoing program that allows you to enroll anytime. Wellness Ambassadors are people who are eager to help share the wellness message with their colleagues, friends and family. They spend 5 minutes a week to forward an e-mail, mention an event or program during a staff meeting, encourage healthy behaviors, etc. Some Ambassadors spend more time promoting wellness by staffing a booth during a health fair, leading a class or coming up with great ideas for new programs. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact Wellness.

Workshops

Taking care of ourselves during the workday helps us be more productive and have more energy for our work and our lives beyond work.  Participants learn how to balance being engaged with taking time for quick recovery techniques throughout the day in order to meet the challenges of a busy workplace.  Design your own plan for improvement and find ways of structuring your workplace to create a culture of health and wellness.   Understand and overcome the barriers to greater personal and professional success. Contact Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., Health Psychologist for Healthy for Life, for more details and to schedule a workshop for your area.