Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Healthy U Kicks Off the 2012-13 Year

A Healthy U a comprehensive health and wellness program for Andrews faculty and staff. This year faculty and staff can earn prizes for participating in each of the programs. Those points can then be used to earn prizes including gift certificates and reimbursements for gym memberships.

Here are some of this year's program offerings from A Healthy U:

StepUp is a walking challenge available to Andrews faculty and staff. Pedometers are provided to those who need one so participants can track their mileage throughout the work week. For the fall semester, participants may count the bike miles as well. This program starts Aug. 17 and runs until Nov. 30. Prizes will be awarded based on participation. Participants can also earn points toward their A Healthy U total.

FitZone BodyWorks is a small group fitness class offered to faculty and staff. This class is taught by an ACE certified personal trainer and offers individual attention and routines. The cost for this program is $80 for each session (there are 10 classes per session) and half is reimbursed by the Office of Human Resources. Sessions for this semester run Sept. 10-Oct. 11 and Oct. 17-Nov. 20. Participants can earn points toward their A Healthy U total.

New this year, A Healthy U is offering a Weight Loss Challenge for faculty and staff. Participants can register individually or with their office/department to compete to lose the most weight in a 10-week session. Participants will attend weekly weigh-ins and helpful hints seminars to ensure they have the right tools to help them lose and maintain their weight loss. The cost for this program is $20, but half is reimbursed by the Office of Human Resources. The first session of this program runs Sept. 7-Nov. 16. Cash prizes are offered for this program. Participants can also earn points toward their A Healthy U total.

A Healthy U is now on Moodle! Simply log into Moodle to find information about the different programs, dates on the calendar, registration forms, and monitor your points. More information can also be found at andrews.edu/services/wellness or by emailing ahealthyu@andrews.edu.

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