July 21, 2017

You’re invited to attend UMW Fitness Classes!

Are you and your colleagues looking for ways to be active during the summer months? Don’t forget that you have access to the Fitness Center, which includes free group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and access to the Goolrick pool, locker rooms and basketball courts.

Since summer group fitness classes kicked off on May 22, the attendance has solely been faculty and staff. To get started, just stop by the Fitness Center with your EagleONE ID, check in at the front desk, and head to one of these beginner-friendly, but adaptable classes:


12:15pm-1:00pm – Pilates & Yoga with Kelly

12:15pm-1:00pm – Strength with Brittanie
5:30pm-6:00pm – Cycle with Erin

12:15pm-1:00pm – Cycle & Strength with Kelly
5:30pm-6:15pm – Pilates with Erin

4:30pm-5:00pm – Cycle with Brittanie

All equipment is provided. If the group fitness classes have consistently low attendance, they will unfortunately be cancelled. We hope to see you soon!


Volunteers Needed for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is coming up in June! We are in need of volunteers for each day of the six sessions to assist with answering questions, parking and directing students and their guests to the right locations. Last year New Student Orientation was a great success because of the UMW faculty and staff who volunteered!

Are you interested in helping? If so, please this online form by Sunday, May 28. Within a week of completing the online form, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for specific shifts. You are welcome to send this information along to any UMW faculty or staff in your department. It’s more fun to volunteer with a friend!

If you have any questions or concerns about signing up, please contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu or JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu. Thank you in advance for supporting New Student Orientation!

Stay Active this Summer!

The Department of Campus Recreation is thrilled to offer a variety of programs to keep the Mary Washington community active, engaged, and productive this summer.

The Fitness Center and Goolrick pool will be open during peak times beginning May 16. Program offerings include a faculty/staff kickball league, a faculty/staff campus-wide walking challenge called “Mary Wash Moves,” personal training, private swim lessons, and a new group fitness class schedule. Details can be found on the Campus Recreation website.

If you have questions after viewing the website, please contact Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu.

SAC News

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Come support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/2017-chili-cook-off-entry-form/ to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at mwgivingday.com from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open: Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21.  More information on classes is available on the Campus Recreation websitePlease contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/ to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email Ms. JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

March SAC Meeting: The next SAC meeting will be held in Lee Hall, Room 412 on Thursday, March 16th at 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!


Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open

Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21:

  • YOGA – Mondays & Wednesdays – 12pm-12:50pm
  • EAGLE FIT – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 12pm-12:45pm
  • CIZE – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1pm-1:45pm

More information and registration is available on the Campus Recreation website.

Please contact Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu with questions.


Mindfulness & Meditation Course Registration Open

Learn the practice of mindfulness in a 6-week course led by Bill Brooks, a certified meditation teacher through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute. This experience is only $15 and participants who attend five or more sessions will receive that money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card.

If you are interested, please register online soon. The group will meet on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Trinkle B-39, the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. For questions about this course, please e-mail Brittanie Haas, assistant director of Campus Recreation, at bhaas@umw.edu.

Open House Tonight!

Have you been wondering about what fitness and wellness opportunities are available for you at UMW, how to use some machines in the gym, or whom to talk to with fitness and wellness questions? You are in luck because Campus Recreation is hosting an Open House at the Fitness Center tonight, Jan. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be professional and student staff members present to show you around, discuss available programs and upcoming events, and to hand out free items! All faculty, staff, alumni, and students are welcome.

Staff Fitness Opportunity

While there are free group fitness classes at UMW, sometimes faculty and staff are looking for a private fitness opportunity to work out together. With Private Fitness Classes, you can work out consistently in a group of your peers while receiving personal attention from a seasoned instructor and genuine support from the group of people who are enrolled.

This program style runs for five straight weeks and meets twice each week, for a total of 10 workouts together. The cost is $75 per person and in order for a class to run, we must have 3 people register and pay.

The first session of Private Fitness Classes will be Jan. 30 – March 3. Registration is now open!

During this session, you can choose from 2 classes: Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. or Body Sculpt on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness Brittanie Haas at bhaas@umw.edu.

Wednesday Lunchtime Cycle Class

Hello Eagles!

Can’t come to the gym before or after work? Why not stop by our Lunchtime Cycle Class? Nancy, an experienced group fitness instructor and personal trainer, teaches a Wednesday Cycle 45 class from 12:15 – 1 p.m. It is free to faculty and staff!

Don’t forget that your EagleONE ID is required to access the Fitness Center.

To check out the rest of the Group Fitness Schedule, see the Campus Recreation Website.

See you in the Fitness Center!

Campus Recreation

Private Fitness Class Registration Now Open

Hello Faculty and Staff!

If you’re interested in a private fitness experience with your peers, beginning a workout routine, starting a regular yoga practice, getting personal attention from a fitness professional, or taking your fitness to the next level, then check out Fitness Fusion and Custom Yoga, two of Campus Recreation’s exciting Small Group Training programs.

These programs are ones in which you would either work with a personal trainer (Fitness Fusion) or a yoga instructor (Custom Yoga) to improve your workout routines, yoga practices and fitness levels based on your skills and goals in groups of 5 or less. It is open to all levels of fitness!

Fitness Fusion: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 p.m. in Goolrick Studio 5

Custom Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays 12-12:45 p.m. in Goolrick Studio 5

Dates: 5-Week Session (Oct. 24-Dec. 2)

Cost: $130 for UMW Affiliates / $150 for Secondary Cardholders & Alumni +1’s

For more information and to register, check out the Small Group Training page on the Campus Recreation website.

We hope to see you in the Fitness Center!

Campus Recreation