Discounts and resources: Columbia


  Be active


Fitness center discounts

Fit Central
Discounted Rate

  • University employee monthly rate: $37.00 (regularly $47.00)
  • One-year contract required
  • No enrollment fee

 Additional Information

  • Membership includes unlimited visits to all classes
  • Affordable child care provided

 Location and Contact Information

Limitless Pilates  
Discounted Rate

  • University employee receive a 10% discount on all group Pilates classes
  • One group reformer class: $31.50 (regularly $35)
  • 5 Pack of group reformer classes: $135 (regularly $150)
  • 10 pack of group reformer classes: $225 (regularly $250)

 Additional Information

  • Classes have up to three participants and are 50 minutes long.
  • Prior Pilates experience is required for group reformer classes
  • Classes are M/W at 11:00 a.m., T/Th at 10:00 a.m., 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., and most Saturday mornings

 Location and Contact Information

MET-Fitness
Discounted Rate

  • University employee monthly rate: $25 (regularly $29)
  • University group training $80 (regularly $89/mo)
  • Two-person personal training: $225 for 10 sessions (regularly $249/person)

Additional Information

  • Unlimited group training includes gym membership
  • Nutrition services available

Location and Contact Information

MU Human Performance Institute (HPI)  
Discounted Rate

  • University employees receive a 5% discount on all 1-on-1 training and most group classes
  • Body by HPI “boot camp” style classes are $25.00 monthly

Location and Contact Information

Optimus, The Center for Health  
Discounted Rate

  • University employees receive a 10% discount on the 6 and 12-month packages
  • 6 month contract: $61.22 per month (regularly $68.02)
  • 12 month contract: $52.20 per month (regularly $62.63)

 Additional Information

  • Membership includes access to the facility and the use of all gym equipment
  • Membership provides 10% discount on all classes and personal trainers

 Location and Contact Information

Orangetheory Fitness
Discounted Rate

  • University employees receive their first class free
  • Premier membership (unlimited): $149 per month (regularly $159)
  • Elite membership (8 classes per month): $89 per month (regularly $99)

Additional Information

  • To schedule your first class free, call the phone number listed below and mention you are a University employee.
  • Visit the Columbia location and provide your University ID card or proof of employment to receive the discount.
  • Lunch and learn sessions for more information are available; reach out to Sherry Baker, Marketing Manager to schedule.
  • Private team classes also available for scheduling (minimum 15 participants; max 26).

Location and Contact Information

Pro Fitness  
Discounted Rate

  • Individual membership employee rate is $35+tax per month with a one year contract
  • An employee and a spouse/child is $30+tax per person with a one year contract 

 Additional Information

  • Free week trial (7 consecutive days)
  • All memberships include a one-time free exercise orientation, FIT assessment and access to all fitness classes offered
  • Additional cost for personal training, child care services, massage therapy, and bootcamps or small group trainings

 Location and Contact Information

Pure Barre  
Discounted Rate

  • University employees new to Pure Barre can get 5 weeks of unlimited classes for only $99.00 (“Intro Months” are regularly only 4 weeks)
  • Visit www.purebarre.com/mo-columbia/ to purchase an Intro Month and enter promo code: “5weekINTRO” to get your extra week free

 Additional Information

  • One time offer for first time clients. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Valid MU ID required at first class using package

 Location and Contact Information

Sumits Hot Yoga
Discounted Rate

  • University employees get 10% off all monthly unlimited packages and class cards

 Additional Information

 Location and Contact Information

Wilson’s Fitness  
Discounted Rate

  • University employees only pay a $10 entry fee with new membership (regularly $100)
  • University employees can add the Team Training Program to any membership for $59 per month

 Additional Information

  • The passport membership provides access to all four clubs, exercise equipment, classes, and additional amenities
  • The Team Training Program gives you access to 20 training sessions per month
  • The Wilson’s MAC - Home of all things sport, camps, swim, kickboxing, and more for adults and children. The MAC also serves as home to MKT crossfit (https://mktfit.com/).

 Location and Contact Information

  • Wilson’s on Forum phone number: 573-446-3232
  • Wilson’s on Rangeline phone number: 573-443-4242
  • Wilson’s in the District phone number: 573-777-6700
  • Wilson’s MAC phone number: 573-449-2606
  • Website: http://www.wilsonsfitness.com/

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy
A University of Missouri Extension Program

Join us to build the strength you need to enjoy good health as you age. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an eight-week exercise program that incorporates the latest research to help you develop the fitness, flexibility and balance you need to live independently longer.

In hour-long courses held twice a week, trained instructors will lead you through a warmup, easy-to-learn strength exercises and a cool-down. SSSH exercises are safe and effective, and we’ll provide weights for your use on-site. No need to wear special clothes—just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. You’ll find courses in familiar, nearby venues, such as senior centers or church halls.

After you’ve completed the course, we’ll provide you with a guide you can use to continue strength training in the comfort of your home.

To learn more, visit: https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/stay-strong-stay-healthy

Fitness retail discounts

Cycle Extreme “The Bicycle Warehouse”  
Discounted Rate

  • 10% off all accessories/parts/clothing with purchase of a bike.

 Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 South 6th St.
  • Phone number: 573-874-7044
  • Website: www.cyclex.com

The Walking Company  
Discounted Rate

  • University employees receive a 15% discount on everything in-store or online (excluding UGG and gift cards)
  • To receive the discount in store: show your employee ID when checking out.
  • To receive discount online: fax a copy of your employee ID to (805) 962-3920 then call (828) 428-1490 to create the order and apply the discount

 Location and Contact Information

Walking trail maps

Clark Hall 1 Jesse Hall 1 Peace Park
Clark Hall 2 Jesse Hall 2 Quarterdeck
Discovery Ridge 1 Jesse Hall Tree Trail Sanborn Field
Discovery Ridge 2 Locust Bldg. 1 Student Center 1
Ellis Library Locust Bldg. 2 Student Center 2
Engineering Bldg. West Locust Bldg. 3 University Hall 1
Francis Quadrangle Lowry Mall Tree Trail University Hall 2
Hospital/Student Center Memorial Union 1 University Hall 3
Hospital/Recreation Center Memorial Union 2 Veterinary Medicine Bldg.
Hospital/Stankowski Field Memorial Union Tree Trail Women's and Children's Hospital
Heinkel Bldg. 1 Mizzou North 1 Woodrail Bldg. 1
Heinkel Bldg. 2 Mizzou North 2 Woodrail Bldg. 2
Heinkel Bldg. 3 MORENet 1 Woodrail Bldg. 3
Heinkel Bldg. 4 MORENet 2 Others
Heinkel Bldg. 5 MORENet 3  

MU Garden map - Landscape Services’ staff of arborists, designers, and gardeners develop and maintain the Mizzou Botanic Garden, to make the MU campus a pleasant, exciting place to be.

Additional resources

Lunchtime Mat Pilates
Location and Contact Information
Monday and Wednesdays, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
222 Townsend (on campus)
$3 per class

About the Class
Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and stretch fully. All levels are welcome. Lunchtime Mat Pilates are a great way to reduce stress, boost energy levels and improve your well-being. Contact Tina England (engandt@missouri.edu) for more information.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy
A University of Missouri Extension Program

Join us to build the strength you need to enjoy good health as you age. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an eight-week exercise program that incorporates the latest research to help you develop the fitness, flexibility and balance you need to live independently longer.

In hour-long courses held twice a week, trained instructors will lead you through a warmup, easy-to-learn strength exercises and a cool-down. SSSH exercises are safe and effective, and we’ll provide weights for your use on-site. No need to wear special clothes—just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. You’ll find courses in familiar, nearby venues, such as senior centers or church halls.

After you’ve completed the course, we’ll provide you with a guide you can use to continue strength training in the comfort of your home.

To learn more, visit: https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/stay-strong-stay-healthy


  Eat well


Agriculture and farmers' markets

  • Boone County Farmers Market offers produce, eggs, meats, and baked goods April through October. See website for details.
  • Columbia Farmers Market offers year-round produce, eggs, meats, and baked goods. See website for locations as they change based on the time of year.
  • DanJo Farms produces fresh baked bread, meats, herbs, vegetables, eggs, berries, and fruits. This farm is located in Ashland, MO.
  • Happy Hollow Farm produces certified organic vegetables, herbs, and eggs—and at times, organic meat and canned goods—through summer and winter CSA Memberships (Community Supported Agriculture) and sells at the Columbia Farmer’s Market.
  • The Root Cellar in Columbia, MO, offers three weekly local food subscription programs to make healthy eating convenient and affordable. Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter subscriptions are available to Mid-Missourians. Delivery is available on campus at select locations. Visit the Root Cellar Local Food Box webpage for more details, FAQs, and to enroll at a location convenient for you.
  • Missouri Farmers' Market Directory - Missouri is home to more than 140 farmers' markets located in communities across the state providing a rich variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced goods such as dairy, eggs, and meats. You can search by county for a market near you.

Healthy eating resources

Healthy eating discounts

Mary Wissmann, MS, RD, LD 

Discounted Rate

  • University employee discount is 40% off the $90 initial consultation

 Additional Information

  • Mary is a registered and licensed dietician
  • Uses a state-of-the-art-approach to weight loss and better health involving a mobile-based app and video conferencing sessions. You never have to leave the comfort of your home
  • You will receive daily feedback on your food choices, and you will see results more quickly.

 Location and Contact Information

Nutritional counseling

University of Missouri employees that have medical insurance through the university are eligible to receive outpatient nutrition counseling as a covered health benefit for the following diagnoses: diabetes, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and/or obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30). Employees can request a dietitian referral from their physician or for more information contact one of MUHC's registered dietitians.

Plan your meals

The following websites and smartphone apps can help you plan your meals, recipes, and shopping lists so that you can have the ingredients you need, prepare meals that are delicious, eat the things you love at work and at home.  

Pepperplate 
This is a Web and app-based tool for your smartphones and tablets that help you store recipes and plan meals for the week. It generates a shopping list based on your weekly meal plan so that you have everything you need when you come home from the store.  

Paprika
Similar to Pepperplate, this is an app-based tool  (but it is not available as a website). It allows you to plan meals and create grocery lists from the meals you have set for the week.  


  Work-life fit


Counseling and family services

Live and Work Well is an affiliate of United Behavioral Health and the administrator of mental health insurance through university medical insurance plans. You can find in-network mental health providers at UHC.com. MU Employee Assistance Program is a confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns, including emotional distress, family concerns, alcohol/substance abuse, legal problems, occupational health, and more. Family Support Division – Boone County at (573) 751-3221 Psychological Services Clinic at (573) 882-4677

Massage therapy discounts

BodyMind Therapeutic Massage: Jeff Rioux, LMT 

Discounted Rate

  • 60-minute massage: $60
  • 90-minute massage: $75

 Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 South 9th Street. Suite 203
  • Phone number: 573-881-4466

Heartland Massage Therapies: Angie Dougherty  

Discounted Rate

  • 30-minute massage: $40 (regularly $45)
  • 60-minute massage: $65 (regularly $70)
  • 90-minute massage: $87 (regularly $95)

 Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1204 Rogers, Suite F
  • Phone number: 573-289-8793

Serenity Therapeutic: Tara Barnett, L.Ac  

Discounted Rate

  • 1st time acupuncture treatment session: $85 (regularly $110)
  • Follow-up acupuncture treatment: $60 (regularly $70)

 Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Colonies at 2600 Forum Blvd., Suite B2 (inside the Woodstock building)
  • Phone number: 573-442-8511
  • Website: www.acu4health.wordpress.com

Transform Yourself: Deirdre Huenneke  
Discounted Rate

  • 30-minute massage: $30 (regularly $35)
  • 60-minute massage: $55 (regularly $65)
  • 90-minute massage: $80 (regularly $90)

 Location and Contact Information

Health assessment and prevention

Ergonomics - The ACT Center offers tips on how to improve your work station and job site to meet your physical needs. Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job, from physical stress placed on joints and muscles to environmental factors that affect hearing, vision, and general comfort and health. Ergonomic assessments are available by appointment.

Tobacco Cessation - Access information about tobacco cessation services at the Universeity Wellness Resource Center.

Sinclair@Home - Sinclair@Home combines registered nurse care coordination and in‐home sensor technology to keep you safe and independent at home. The RN care coordinator develops an independent living plan to help you meet your health and wellness goals and maintain your independence. A 10% discount is available to members of the MU Retiree Association. Find out more at sinclairathome.com.

Staff Health performs health screenings for University of Missouri Health Care employees, as well as TB testing; tetanus vaccinations; Hepatitis B vaccinations for any staff member who deals with blood or blood products; and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations. Influenza vaccinations are provided as supply allows. Vaccinations are also offered for hospital staff members who travel internationally. The office provides basic health counseling and counseling for TB-positive patients. Located in 1E41 at the University of Missouri Hospital. Contact: (573) 882-2294 or robertsonde@health.missouri.edu.

Health education

Everday preventive tips:

American Cancer Society American Heart Association Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

National Institutes of Health

Arthritis Foundation

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Tobacco Cessation Services University Wellness Resource Center

Columbia/Boone County Health Department

Workplace flexibility

UM Procurement Services
The UM System Procurement Services Department may be able to provide support in purchasing flexible/ergonomic office equipment at discounted prices through select vendors. Each campus has a representative to contact if you would like to learn about discounts on specific products.  

Workplace Flexibility Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Labor offers a variety of information to employees and employers about establishing workplace flexibility and resources and research that support its implementation.  

Virtual Private Network
A virtual private network (VPN) is a private network that connects remote sites or users together using virtual connections routed through the Internet. VPNs add a layer of security by encoding the data one computer is sending to another into a form that only the other computer will be able to decode. Using this, you will be able to access your work desktop and campus resources from your home computer as long as your work computer is turned on. Make sure that the data that you are accessing from home is not confidential.  

To install the VPN client for Columbia, Hospital, or UMSystem: http://anyconnect.missouri.edu/+CSCOE+/logon.html

Work-Life Fit Blog by Cali Yost
Information and tips about finding the right fit for your work and personal life as well as strategies for implementing solutions. 


  Work healthy


The ACT Center offers tips on how to improve your work station and job site to meet your physical needs. Ergonomics covers all aspects of a job, from physical stress placed on joints and muscles to environmental factors that affect hearing, vision, and general comfort and health. Ergonomic assessments are available by appointment. 

Sit-to-Stand Workstation Information
Learn more about Sit-to-Stand workstations and whether they are the right choice for you. 

Furniture Procurement Contracts
Are you interested in purchasing a new workstation? View the UM System’s procurement contracts for pricing and discount information on office furniture.


Additional resources


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Reviewed August 27, 2019.