University Wellbeing Classes

Wellness at Work

University Wellbeing Classes are offered through the Employee Wellbeing Program and are open to all UPlan members and their spouses.

The Wellbeing Program
well@umn.edu
(612) 624-8647

Fall 2017 Classes

September 25 — November 15


Format

  • Classes are eight weeks in length and meet twice per week (sixteen total sessions).
  • 45-minutes in length with group sizes of 4 — 10 people.
  • Led by certified personal trainers who provide modifications and variable intensity options depending on participants' physical abilities.

Assessments

Assessments are conducted 1 — 2 weeks before and after the program, extending the program to about 10 — 12 weeks in length.  Depending on the class chosen, some assessment(s) could include:

  • Body Composition Test — BodPod
  • Submaximal Test — Walking Treadmill
  • General Fitness Assessment — Push-Ups, Leg Press, Sit-and-Reach, Curl-Up, etc.
  • Functional Movement Test

These assessments help participants learn more about their bodies and how their class has impacted their physical abilities after the program.

Cross Training Express

Cross Training Express

Cross Training Express is designed to improve mobility, stability, endurance, and muscular strength. Participants should have good mobility and an intermediate exercise level before participating in this class. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 5-10 minutes dynamic warm up.
  • 25-35 minutes of training session using various equipment and body weight.
  • 5-10 minutes of core conditioning and flexibility training.

 

Minneapolis RecWell
Thursday, September 7 @ 4:00 pm (demo) Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 12:15 pm Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 4:00 pm Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 4:45 pm Register

NOTE: Classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Group Strength Express

Group Strength Express

Designed to increase muscle strength, enhance cardiovascular fitness, and teach participants the basics of a balanced exercise program. A typical class session would consist of the following phases: 

  • 20-25 minutes of strength machine and cardiovascular interval training.
  • 20-25 minutes focusing on full body strength and endurance, core training and flexibility.

 

Minneapolis RecWell
Monday, September 11 @ 7:15 am (demo) Register
Monday, September 11 @ 4:00 pm (demo) Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 6:30 am  Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 7:15 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:45 pm Register
St. Paul Gym
Monday, September 11 @ 7:30 am (demo) Register
Monday, September 11 @ 4:45 pm (demo) Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 7:30 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 8:15 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:45 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm Register

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Heart Rate Express

Heart Rate Express

Heart Rate Express is designed to increase cardiovascular fitness levels as well as core and abdominal strength. All ability levels are welcomed as treadmill training protocols can easily be modified for walkers, joggers, and runners. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 30-35 minutes of treadmill-based or cycling-based training. Participants will be challenged through speed and incline intervals.
  • 10-15 minutes of core/abdominal strengthening and overall flexibility.

 

Minneapolis RecWell
Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:00 pm (demo) Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 12:15 pm  Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 4:00 pm Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 4:15 pm Register

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells

Designed to improve muscular strength and power through exercises such as squats and swings. Participants should have good mobility and a general exercise foundation. A typical class session would consist of the following phases:

  • 5-10 minutes dynamic warm up.
  • 25-35 minutes of training session using kettlebells as the primary modality.
  • 5-10 minutes of core conditioning and flexibility training.

 

Minneapolis RecWell
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 6:30 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 7:15 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 12:15 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:45 pm Register
St. Paul Gym
Tuesday, September 12 @ 7:30 am (demo) Register
Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:00 pm (demo) Register
Tuesday, September 12 @ 4:45 pm (demo) Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 8:15 am Register
Mondays / Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm Register

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.

Yoga 101

Yoga 101

The discipline of yoga promotes personal growth, physical health, and strengthens the connection between the body and mind. Yoga 101 is focused on the following:

  • Movement with breath
  • Anatomical alignment and body positioning
  • Self-empowerment
  • Mind-Body connection

 

Minneapolis RecWell
Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:30 am (demo) Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 6:45 am Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 7:30 am Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 11:00 am Register
St. Paul Gym
Wednesday, September 13 @ 7:30 am (demo) Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 7:30 am Register
Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 8:15 am Register

NOTE: Minneapolis RecWell classes are held in the lower fitness area of the North area.