Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Free Snowshoes for Employee Usage

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Free Snowshoe Usage for employees

Employees can check out snowshoes for free at MaineBound. MaineCard needed for free checkout. Snowshoes can only be used on campus.

Hilary London, Provant Health Coach

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Hilary London, Provant Health Coach, is on the UMaine campus and ready for your appointments. Hilary can help you manage your health and wellness. As your health coach she will encourage you to share what lifestyle changes would would like to make in the following areas:

  • understanding RiseUP
  • weight management
  • stress and anxiety management
  • understanding biometrics
  • nutrition
  • tobacco cessation.

When: Hilary is at UMaine every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and every other Thursday.

Where: Safety & Environmental Management (SEM) in York Village, Building #7 and Cutler Health Center. SEM is off Square Road from Grove Street Extension.

SCHEDULE TODAY by calling RiseUP at 855-2RISEUP

You can also email Hilary at


Fitness and Rec Center Orientation

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Rec Center orientation

Fitness and Rec Center Orientation, Saturday February 22, 8-9:30 a.m.

If you’ve been nervous about using the Student New Balance Recreation Center, now is your chance to get an introduction to the facility. Also included is an introduction to exercise equipment, a mini fitness assessment and a Q&A session with personal trainers and group fitness exercise instructors.

Click here for a PDF to share with others.

Hooping for Heart Health

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Friday, February 7, 1 – 1:45 p.m., New Balance Student Recreation Center

Join HealthyU this Friday, February 7 from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center for Fitness Hooping gone red. Trish Hayes of Whole Lotta Hoopin’ will lead a fun workout to celebrate heart health. Bring sneakers and wear something red to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women national wear red day. Come, have fun, and work your heart.

Train for and Run the Healthy High Race in April

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Healthy High AnnouncementGet those spring-craving feet ready for the annual UMaine Student Wellness Resource Center’s Healthy High 5K or 10K race on April 13 at 4:20 p.m. Though sponsored by the Student Wellness Resource Center, the general public is welcome to participate. Entry fee is $5 for students, $15 for staff and public. All proceeds from the race benefit the Black Bear Exchange food pantry and Thrift Store on campus. There is also a free 1 mile Fun Walk.

Registration has already begun: click here for online registration and here for paper registration.

If you hesitate to sign up for the Healthy High 5K or 10K race, you’ve got time to train with a Campus Recreation sponsored training program called Couch to 5K.

  • Healthy High Couch to 5K: Do you want to run your first 5K or improve your time from last year? Let us help you achieve your goals for UMaine’s Healthy High 5k! You will meet every Monday with a trainer who will lead you in a run outside or indoors (weather permitting). An easy to follow week-by-week training schedule will be provided. Each week you will also receive a hand out on a specific topic such as hydration or stretching.Meets Mondays Feb 24- Apr 7 (no session Mar 3 or Mar 10 due to Spring Break)
    Race Day: 4:20 p.m. on Apr 13, 2014
    Member & Non-Member: $27

Contact the Rec Center at 581-1082 to sign up for Couch to 5K.

For more information about the Healthy High 5K & 10K and 1 mile Fun Walk please click here.


Employee Express Fitness

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Squeeze a workout into your workday? Campus Recreation’s Employee Express Fitness program is designed to do just that.

  • Employee Express Fitness: Campus Recreation and HealthyU come together again to offer UMaine Employee Express Fitness!  There’s no longer any excuse not to fit in those recommended 30 minutes of exercise.  A personal trainer will lead the class in an energy-boosting workout designed to increase muscle strength, muscle endurance, cardio endurance, and aid in weight loss in a non-intimidating atmosphere. You will move through our circuit stations, working each major muscle group. Set your day up for success by coming to the 7:00 a.m. class, or come in at 11:15 a.m. for a pre-afternoon pick-me-up!  Great for any fitness level; especially those interested in learning how to use the equipment so they can return with confidence to use machines on their own.Meets: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00- 7:30 a.m. OR 11:15- 11:45 a.m.
    Spring Session: Jan 22 – Feb 28
    Members: FREE! Non-Members: $15

Contact the Rec Center at 581-1082 to ask about joining this or any other program.

If interested in other spring fitness programming, click here for an informational brochure about all Spring 2014 session-based fitness programs. Though many of these programs have already begun, you can still join. Remember that program costs are different depending on whether or not you have a Rec Center membership; find more information about memberships here.


Fitness Hooping

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Fitness hooping, Thursday, April 11, 4:00 - 4:45 pm, Campus Rec Center

Announcing the HealthyU Move & Improve Team

Friday, March 1st, 2013

This year HealthyU Employee Wellness Program has created the HealthyU Team under the Move & Improve program. As a member of the team, you can easily track your physical activity and see the total physical activity in which the team has engaged. There will be monthly prize drawings for members of the team who meet their physical activity goals. You do not need to join the HealthyU Team to participate in the Move & Improve program.

Move & Improve is an Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems program with the goal of increasing physical activity on a daily/weekly basis to improve personal fitness and wellness. Choose the physical fitness goal that’s right for you and record your physical activity online. If you meet your fitness goal for eight of twelve weeks, you’ll be entered into a prize drawing. It’s a real win-win: Join and have the chance to win prizes simply for improving your wellness.

Join the HealthyU Team

To join the HealthyU Team you must be a registered member of the Move & Improve program. Register at by clicking on “Register Here” and filling out the information. Be sure to select “University of Maine HealthyU” from the “Join a Site” pull-down menu. If you wish to participate without joining HealthyU Team, select “no site affiliation.” Select your fitness goal from the pull-down menu; you can change your fitness goal at any time during the program. Once a member of the program, simply engage in physical activity and record your time on the online activity log.

Please contact Joanna Rosebush, Employee Wellness Program Manager, at 581.4090 or More details about the Move & Improve program and ideas for physical activity can be found at Please see the Move & Improve User Guide if you need help registering, entering physical activity into the online activity log, retrieving a lost username/password or have basic questions about the program.

Feel free to email this informational PDF to co-workers and encourage them to join.

Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Wellness Walk

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Valentine's Day Snowshoe Wellness Walk

Valentine’s Day Sunset Snowshoe Walk

Thursday, February 14th

3:45pm – 5pm

Meet at the Rec Center dresses for winter activity

Enjoy a sunset-lit walk led by Jeff Hunt, Director of the New Balance Student Recreation Center, through the DeMeritt Forest Trail System. Please bring your snowshoes, if you have them, as tour is limited to available equipment.

Please note:  This event may be cancelled due to poor trail conditions.
Visit the HealthyU website or FirstClass for up-to-date information.



Explore the DeMeritt Trails via Snowshoe

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Snowshoeing Wellness Walk

HealthyU and Campus Recreation are sponsoring two snowshoe wellness walks, one Tuesday, January 29th, 12-1:15pm and another Thursday, February 14th, 3:45-5pm. Jeff Hunt, director of the New Balance Student Recreation Center, will lead a snowshoeing tour of the DeMeritt Forest Trail System. Meet at the Rec Center dressed for the winter weather.

If you are an employee and need snowshoes, you can check-out one of ten pairs at the Rec Center for free; just show your MaineCard at the Rec Center’s front desk.  If you have snowshoes, please bring them as tour participation is limited to the number of available snowshoes.