February 20, 2019

Learn More About Mindfulness

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Course
Tuesdays, 6 -7:30 p.m., February 12 – April 2, 2019 (excluding spring break)
Leidecker Center, Trinkle Hall, B-39
Cost: $15 (but get that money back if you attend 6+ sessions!)

Mindfulness Course begins Tuesday, February 12

Learn the practice of mindfulness in a 7-week course led by Bill Brooks, a certified meditation teacher through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute.

This 7-week introductory course is being offered to UMW faculty, staff, and students. It will answer the basic question: What are we doing when we meditate? You will learn about meditation through instruction, discussion and guided practice. Specific training will be provided on obstacles to meditation and how to work with them. Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools and experience needed to continue an independent practice of mindfulness meditation.

This experience is $15 and participants who attend six or more sessions will receive that money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card.

Our lives are often overly stimulated. 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 mindful 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.

Registration Closing for Faculty/Staff Fitness Classes

If you’re interested in taking Lunchtime Yoga, Early Bird Fitness, or Lunch Bunch: Low Impact Total Body, then register by this weekend!

Visit the Campus Rec website Fitness Class webpage to learn more about each faculty/staff class and to get registered. Don’t forget to click the blue button when signing in, and use your UMW credentials. Call Brittanie Naff at ext. 1187 or an email at bhaas@umw.edu if you need assistance or have questions.

Spring Fitness Program Registrations Open Now

Registration is now open for the 3 fitness programs available to UMW employees: Early Bird Fitness, Lunch Bunch, and Lunchtime Yoga.

FREE WEEK = JANUARY 14-18, 2019.
Try these faculty/staff fitness classes before signing up for the 6-week program that will begin on January 21/22!

Each fitness program is 6 weeks long, meets twice a week, and costs $30 for the 6-week session.

Early Bird Fitness
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 a.m.
This class will incorporate strength and cardio training for beginners and regular exercisers. The first and last weeks will comprise of fitness assessments to measure progress after completing the program.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15-12 p.m.
Lunch Bunch is a low impact, total body fitness class for faculty and staff that will get the blood flowing, but not so much that you’re in need of a shower. It’s the perfect mid-day movement to help you feel successful and able to return to work in a jiffy.

Lunchtime Yoga
Mondays & Fridays, 12-12:50 p.m.
This lunchtime yoga class is designed to give faculty and staff headspace during busy workdays, as well as the energy needed to finish the day strong. Mats, blocks, straps, and instruction are provided.

Don’t forget – there are locker rooms with showers in Goolrick Hall, so you can shower and get to work on time!

Session 1 – $30
January 14-18 = Free Week!
January 21-March 1 = Session 1
Registration open now!

Session 2 – $30
March 11-15 = Free Week!
March 18-April 26 = Session 2

You can register and pay online or in person at the Fitness Center. If you register online, please log in using the button and your UMW credentials. Additionally, please make sure the “Spring 2019” semester is selected on the left menu to see the spring offerings. Please note: online transactions incur a 2.75% processing fee.

*If you don’t register for the program but would like to attend a class or two, you may pay the drop-in rate of $5 per class at the Fitness Center front desk with EagleONE, cash, or credit card.

Try 80s-Themed Fitness Class Nov. 12 Free

On Monday, November 12, there will be an 80s themed Barre fitness class in Goolrick Hall Dance Studio 5 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be 60 minutes and is free to the UMW community (no group fitness pass needed).

Carolyn, one of Campus Rec’s certified barre instructors, will be creating an 80s-themed playlist for this special class. All participants are encouraged to wear bright colors, leg warmers, scrunchies, high pony tails, and other 80s attire that is appropriate for a fitness class.

Barre is a trendy fitness class inspired by ballet, Pilates, and yoga. In this format, participants use their body weight, the ballet barre, and a set of light dumbbells to tone muscles and improve flexibility.

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

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

RELATOR – HARMONY – EMPATHY – CONSISTENCY – ARRANGER

CAMPUS RECREATION

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.