October 19, 2018

Fall Wellness Offerings Include Meditation, Lunchtime Yoga

If you’re looking to strengthen your mind or body this fall, there are two wonderful opportunities available to UMW faculty, staff, and secondary cardholders. One opportunity begins tomorrow (sign up quickly!) and the other begins mid-October. Read below to see if either of these options are a good fit for you this semester:

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course

Starts tomorrow, September 25!

Session Dates: Sept. 25 – Nov. 13

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Trinkle B-39, Leidecker Center

Cost: $15 (but you can get your money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card if you attend 6/7 classes)

Description: Learn more about what mindfulness really is, practice meditation, and reap the benefits of giving yourself a few minutes each day to be fully still. Mindful meditation is proven to lead to a calmer, more focused mind. It also reduces stress, enhances self-awareness, and offers a greater sense of inner peace and connectedness with life.

Register: campusrec.umw.edu under Courses (“Log In”, click the blue button “NetID and Password” to sign in with your UMW credentials.)

Early Bird Fitness

Session Dates: Oct. 22 – Dec. 7

Meeting Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30am-7:15am

Location: Goolrick Studio 5

Cost: $30

Description: This fitness program is only available to faculty/staff and their secondary cardholders. The class focuses on strength training on Tuesdays and cardio training on Thursdays, both taught by fitness instructors who have been leading class like this for 10+ years. There are showers and a towel service available in case going home to shower isn’t an option.

Register: campusrec.umw.edu under Faculty/Staff Offerings (“Log In”, click the blue button “NetID and Password” to sign in with your UMW credentials.)

Lunchtime Yoga

Session Dates: Oct. 22 – Dec. 7

Meeting Times: Mondays & Fridays, 12:00-12:50pm

Location: Goolrick Studio 5

Cost: $30

Description: This yoga class is only available to faculty/staff & their secondary cardholders. The class is a wonderful opportunity to take a mental break during your day and stretch out those muscles. Bill Brooks, the instructor, has been practicing yoga for over 20 years.

Register: campusrec.umw.edu under Faculty/Staff Offerings (“Log In”, click the blue button “NetID and Password” to sign in with your UMW credentials.)

If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a wonderful week!

Your friend in wellness,

Brittanie Naff




University of Mary Washington

Call: (540) 654 1187

Visit: UMW Fitness Center

New Fall Fitness Programs and Gym Hours

A new semester is upon us and your health and well-being should remain a priority. After all, we perform better when we’re filling our own cup first. Campus Recreation is here to support you in your fitness goals, so take a look at the opportunities available to you this fall:

New Hours for recreational spaces in the Fitness Center & Goolrick Hall (effective August 23)

  • Monday-Thursday: 6am-10:30pm
  • Friday: 6am-8pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11am-8pm

New Faculty/Staff Fitness Programs

Register to participate in one of our 7-week fitness groups for $30.

  • Early Bird Fitness (45 minute full-body strength & cardio training)
  • Lunchtime Yoga (50 minute relaxing yoga class on your lunch break)

Learn more about each class here and register here. Spots are limited!

Weekly drop-in Group Fitness classes

  • August 27-September 2 fitness classes are free to celebrate the beginning of the semester!
  • See the fall fitness schedule here.
  • There will be no fitness classes on Labor Day, September 3.
  • Beginning September 4, you must have purchased the 2018-19 Group Fitness Pass for $10 to attend classes on the drop-in fitness schedule.
  • Purchase your GF Pass here. (Log in by clicking the blue button and using your UMW credentials.)
  • If you find yourself wanting to attend a fitness class after the free week, there is a $5 drop-in rate option for those who have not purchased the $10 annual fitness pass.

Intramural Sports

  • Registration for intramural soccer and basketball closes on September 5. Purchase your 2018-19 Intramural Pass for $10 and get a team together to compete against other Eagles!

We hope to see you around!

Mary Wash Moves Announces April Winners

The April edition of Mary Wash Moves, the university’s employee walking challenge, wrapped up on April 30. All steps were tallied and averaged per team, but only one team came out on top: the gray team with an average of $289,274 steps in 30 days!

Congratulations to Cartland Berge, Leah Tams, Jerry Slezak, Shannon Hauser, Gwendolyn Hale, Sean Michael Morris, Kashef Majid, Jessica McGraw, Debra Schleef, and Christie Glancy. These individuals have won a free mindfulness session with Campus Recreation instructor Bill Brooks. The celebration date and time are still to be determined.

During Mary Wash Moves, UMW faculty and staff don’t mess around! Very unique strategies are used to gain extra steps in the work day, such as using the restroom in a different building, delivering mail by hand instead of using campus mail, and printing documents on a different floor in the building. Everyone’s creative efforts are truly something to be proud of!

Stay tuned for the next edition of Mary Wash Moves. It’s free to join and a lot of fun!

Free Fitness Classes During Spring Break

Campus Recreation is offering faculty and staff free FAST fitness classes March 5-8, 2018. With most students being away from campus, it’s a great opportunity to focus a bit more on yourself. See the FAST schedule here and take note of the new faculty/staff only cycle class offered from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

FAST passes are discounted now until the end of the semester!

Normally $75, these passes have been reduced to $40. Spend your lunch break or the end of your day with 30-45 minutes of movement with fellow UMW faculty and staff members. Your brain and body will thank you later. If you do not wish to purchase a pass for the remainder of the semester, the drop-in fee is $5 per class. You’re welcome to join any time!

Here are instructions on purchasing a FAST pass online:

1. Go to campusrec.umw.edu
2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the webpage.
3. Click the BLUE button that says “Sign in with UMW Net ID and Password”
4. Enter your UMW username and current UMW password.
5. Once you’re logged in, on the home page, click the “Memberships and Passes” icon.
6. Select “Spring 2018 FAST Pass”
7. Follow the steps to make your payment. Please note that you WILL be taken to an external site to make your payment. You must submit your payment and continue moving through the steps until you see a Successful Payment Confirmation page.

If you have questions, please email campusrec@umw.edu

Get Fit on Your Lunch Break

Sometimes faculty and staff are looking for a private fitness opportunity to work out together, away from students! 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. Details for session 2 of faculty/staff private fitness classes can be found below.

Session 2 runs October 23 to November 30
(No Classes During Thanksgiving Break)
Registration is open Oct. 9 – Oct. 26

Faculty/Staff Yoga
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.
Goolrick Studio 5
Work on your flexibility, strength, and mind/body connection in this enjoyable, beginner-friendly yoga practice with Bill. By the end of the 5-week session, you will have completed 10 yoga practices.

Faculty/Staff Eagle Fit
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Goolrick Studio 5
Improve your muscle strength and endurance with Leslie and Brittanie in this 45 minute class that is adaptable for all fitness levels. You will use dumbbells, mats, and steps to strengthen each muscle group one energizing song at a time. By the end of the 5 week session, you will have completed 10 workouts.

The cost is $75 to register per person. In order for a class to run, it must have at least 3 people register and pay prior to the first class.

Register online at campusrec.umw.edu today! When you arrive to the website, please click “Log In” in the top right corner and click the blue button that allows you to “Sign in with your UMW NetID and password”. Then click on “All Programs” on the home page to find the Private Fitness classification.

If you don’t mind exercising around students, you’re also invited to participate in our regularly scheduled group fitness classes. All you need to do is purchase a $10 Group Fitness Pass and you’ll have access to over 35 classes each week for the entire school year.

Questions? Email Campus Rec at campusrec@umw.edu.

Registration Open for Mindfulness Meditation Course

Are you mind full, or mindful?

Our lives are often overly stimulated and harried. What would happen if we gave ourselves a few minutes each day to stop, and be fully silent and still – to meditate? Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness meditation can lead to a calm and focused mind. Such a practice helps to reduce stress, enhances self-awareness, and offers a greater sense of inner peace and connectedness with life.

UMW faculty and staff are invited to take a 7-week course at the Fredericksburg Campus on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies in Trinkle B-39.  The course begins Oct. 3 and meets weekly through Nov. 21. There will be no class on Tuesday, Oct. 17, due to Fall Break.

This course is led by certified instructor Bill Brooks and will answer the basic question: What are we doing when we meditate? Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools and experience needed to continue an independent practice of mindfulness meditation.

The course is $15 and registration is now open! Visit the Campus Recreation Registration Portal to sign up. Simply click “Log In” in the top right corner, then click the blue button that says “Sign in with your NET ID and Password,” and use your regular UMW CAS credentials to log in to your profile.

If you have questions about the Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course, email campusrec.umw.edu.

Campus Rec, Dept. of Art & Art History Collaborate on Mural

Director of Campus Recreation Kelly Shannon wanted to do something in the Cycle Studio to make it more fun and inviting, and Erin Hill, a graduate assistant for Campus Recreation, proposed reaching out to UMW art students to paint the mural. Campus Rec reached out to the Department of Art and Art History and Chris Musina, Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing. Musina collaborated with the Campus Rec department, coordinated by Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness in Campus Recreation Brittanie Haas and his summer session of ARTS 105 Design Principles students to realize the mural.

Student Taylor Springer works on mural in Cycle Studio

Student Taylor Springer works on mural in Cycle Studio

Campus Recreation and Professor Musina spoke about ideas, quotes, look and images, and Musina then took that information back to his class and set about a project. In deciding to work specifically with his ARTS 105 students, Musina thought about how a project like this could apply key principles of art and design, while also giving the students a personal connection to a building on campus. The summer session of ARTS 105 was mostly STP students, and Musina thought it would be an exciting and powerful way to connect these students to the place they would be spending the next four years. The students spent a week drawing, planning and painting the mural that now covers the walls in the Cycle Studio. The mural, in bold color, contains inspirational quotes, buildings around campus and Fredericksburg, Sammy the Eagle, and other design elements.

Campus Recreation and the Department of Art and Art History invite you to stop by and view the amazing work of a group of talented UMW students.

Students involved: Aminah Abdullahi, Djius Bundick, Morgan DeMaria, Jason Fields, Mariah Howell, Krista Kendrick, Jenifer Kramer, Andy Lin, Ramon Owens, Alex Oylear, Andrew Savino, Keshyra Smith, Angela Sokpolie, Taylor Springer, and Ali Wylde-Gladbach.

New in Campus Rec This Year

As the university continues to prioritize wellness, the Department of Campus Recreation is adapting to serve the requests of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our programs and services are evolving, so please take a minute to read about what is happening in Campus Rec this year.
Fitness & Wellness
– Fitness Center: The facility is currently operating on Fall 2017 hours! See hours & a virtual tour here.
– Group Fitness: Check out our 37 class group fitness schedule for free from August 28th-September 3rd. Beginning September 4th, a $10 pass will provide you unlimited access to the full schedule for the entire school year. See the fitness schedule here & purchase your $10 group fitness pass here
– Personal Training: Looking for a trainer? See policies, prices, and register here
– Private Fitness: Registration for Faculty/Staff Yoga and Eagle Fit is open! Read more and sign up here.
– Courses: Registration is now open for the Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Course and free Personal Training Prep Course! Read more and register here.
– Rec Swim Pool Hours: Fall 2017 hours begin Monday, August 28th. See tentative fall hours here
– Swim Lessons: Learn to swim or improve your swim skills with Campus Rec! Registration for private and group lessons is now open.
**Faculty and staff: Please click “Log In” and use your UMW NetID and password to sign in. When registering children, please add them as dependents on your profile.
– Intramurals: Purchase a $10 intramural pass and have the ability to play unlimited sports all school year long. Registration is now open for Eagle Dodge, Soccer, and Beach Volleyball. Make a team and sign up!
– Student jobs: Become an intramural official! No experience is necessary. If interested, please attend the IM Soccer Officials Clinic on September 5th or 6th, 4-6pm, in HCC 307.
– Sport Clubs: Students looking to join a sport club should attend Club Carnival on Ball Circle on August 30th from 5-7pm and/or contact a club officer. Contact information can be found here
– Trips: Our first trip this year is a Sunrise Hike! Register here.
– Rentals: Need outdoor equipment for your own adventure? See rentable items here!
– Trip Leader Opportunity: Do you love the outdoors, want to go on trips at a discounted rate, and want to add more leadership experience to your resume? Be a trip leader! Attend the interest meeting on September 1st from 5-7pm in HCC 307.
– Showers: Goolrick Hall has showers in the men’s, women’s, and gender neutral/family locker rooms that all Eagles are welcome to use during operating hours.
– Lockers: There are many different lockers available in the Fitness Center and Goolrick to store belongings in. Any small or medium size lockers are free to use, just bring a lock! Full-size lockers can be rented at the Fitness Center front desk. Items left in full-size lockers over the summer can be picked up in Fitness Center until September 6th, then they will be brought to Brent House.
– Towels: Learn more about our new towel service here.  
Read more, register, or contact us!
Registration site: campusrec.umw.edu
**When using this registration site, students, faculty, and staff are asked to “Log In” with their UMW NetID and password.
Snapchat & Instagram: @umwcampusrec 

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!