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Discounts and resources: St. Louis

  Be active

Fitness center discounts

UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center
  Discounted Rate

  • University employee rate is $37 a month (regularly $51)

  Additional Information

  • Membership includes access to all exercise equipment , 3 lane indoor track, gymnasiums, natatorium, climbing wall, locker rooms, sauna, and group fitness classes
  • Personal training, aquatics and safety programs, and fitness programs are available for an additional fee

  Location and Contact Information

 Discounted Rate

  • University employee rate is $39 a month
  • Enrollment fee: $0 (regularly $99)
  • One year contract required

 Additional Information

  • Includes the use of all exercise equipment

 Location and Contact Information

Gold’s Gym
 Discounted Rate

  • University employee rate: $13.99 bi-weekly (regularly $15.99)
  • Enrollment fee of $29.99
  • One-year contract required.

 Additional Information

  • Membership includes access to pool, hot tub, sauna, smoothie bar (not all locations), basketball, weights, cardio, cardio cinema (movie theatre in the gym), classes

 Location and Contact Information

Wellbridge Athletic Club and Spa - Clayton
 Discounted Rate

  • University employee individual monthly rate: $110 (regularly $150)
  • University employee dual membership monthly rate: $169 (regularly $209)
  • Student/young professional (age 18-29) monthly rate: $101
  • Try out the gym with a 3 day free trial
  • Annual rates are available, but the UMSL discounts on the month-to-month fees for individuals and couples make those rates cheaper than the annual options.

 Additional Information

  • Membership includes access to the weight center, cardio equipment, indoor pool, and whirlpool
  • Over 125 FREE weekly group fitness classes
  • Executive locker rooms including private saunas and steam rooms
  • Discounts on the full service spa

 Location and Contact Information


Fitness retail discounts

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

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation
Activities for families and Park/Trail information and maps.

Eat well

Agriculture and farmers' markets

  • 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

Green Bean Delivery
 Discounted Rate

  • University employee’s receive $15 off their first bin using promo code Healthy4Life
  • Free delivery
  • No contract or commitment required

 Additional Information

  • Provides weekly or bi-weekly grocery bin deliveries of locally sourced, fresh produce.
  • Every basket you order can be customized online
  • Locally produced meat, fish, and dairy products, as well as 1000’s of common grocery items can be added to any basket

 Location and Contact Information

Mary Wissman MS, RD, LD Dietician
 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 System 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.

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, and eat the things you love at work and at home.  

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.  

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
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.

UMSL Employee Assistance Program
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.

Community Services of Missouri, Inc.
Free gambling counseling for persons seeking treatment and family members.

Community Living Inc.
Provides programs and education for families with disabled children.

Family Support Network
Provides cost free counseling, parenting education, resource referral, and community-based partnerships to prevent child abuse.

Harris House
Unique long‐term residential alcohol and chemical dependency treatment.

The Counseling Center at UMSL

Heath assessment, prevention, and education

Everday preventive tips:

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



National Institutes Health

Arthritis Foundation

Department of Health, St. Louis

Tobacco Cessation Services University Wellness Resource Center

A.L.I.V.E. -- Alternative to Living In Violent Environments
Provides counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse.

Beyond Housing
Provides housing and support services for low income families and homeowners.

St. Louis Community Resources
A comprehensive list of community resources pertaining to health education, outreach, and community programs.

Alzheimer’s Association‐ St. Louis Chapter


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 St. Louis: http://tritonvpn.umsl.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

UMSL Environmental Health and Safety
Information regarding employees safety, accident/incident, first aid, and workstation ergonomics.

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

For additional discounts visit any of the following websites:


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Reviewed July 19, 2017.