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Office of Human Resources

Exercise & Fitness

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    Bicycle Commuter Program

    Bike to work and earn 75 wellness points for the 2014-2015 Wellness Program year. Any rides completed in the month of September 2014 count toward the following year.

    Step It Up!

    The walking and physical activity program, Step It Up! is found on StayWell Online, the same website which hosts your wellness assessment results. Receive a free pedometer and walk or exercise for six weeks to earn 50 wellness points.

    Fit Choices

    UPlan Medical Program members have an added incentive to head to a fitness center by participating in Fit Choices, a program which provides up to a $20-a-month reimbursement in health club membership dues when you visit your club at least eight times each month. Exercise at least 8 times per month at a participating fitness center for 6 months to earn 75 points or 12 times per month for 6 months to earn 125 points.

    Group Strength Express and Heart Rate Express 

    As an employee and member of the UPlan, you can get back the cost of strength training or cardiovascular fitness workouts when you attend 13 of the 16 weekly classes and complete a pre- and post-assessment. One lifetime reimbursement per class.

    Health Coaching

    Meet face-to-face or participate in NextSteps over the phone with a Health Coach to bring about long-term lifestyle changes. A health coach can develop fitness and nutrition goals tailored just for you.

    Online Healthy Living Programs

    Participate in a six-week, online program to learn about exercise and fitness. Check out the Easy Start and Get In Shape programs, and learn simple and fun ways to get more active! In addition, there are a variety of Healthy Living programs which offer a step-by-step approach to making behavioral changes, including Healthier Diet, Weight Loss, Becoming Smoke-Free, and Stress Relief. 

    Wellness Walks around Campus

    Get your move on! Enjoy a stroll through campus while burning off some calories and adding to your 10,000 steps total! Each Wellness Walk has been mapped, timed, and steps counted for your convenience. While Wellness Walks are not a part of the Wellness Points Bank, they are a fun way to get moving on campus and meet your Step It Up! goals.


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Need assistance?

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
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  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363