Submitted by Susan Drury-Rohner
The goal of Meredith’s Working on Wellness at Work (WOW!) program is to provide programming that assists participants in identifying their current health risk status, opportunities for risk reduction, programming for improvements and coaching for the implementation of positive lifestyle change.
We do this by offering each employee the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs. Some programs take place on campus, and some are individual and self-directed. ALL are designed to recognize and support healthy lifestyle habits and by being a member of WOW! your efforts are noticed.
Remember, each year when your benefits representatives "shop" for the best healthcare coverage, our providers look at what our employees are doing, or not doing, to improve the health status of our community. So whether you participate in on-campus programs, wellness programs supported by our provider as well as others, or tracking the activities you do on your own, what you do matters.
WOW! is FREE and Membership Benefits Include:
• Annual fitness assessment
• Annual Exercise recommendations
• Wellness Coaching
• On-campus group exercise classes
• Wellness Release Time
• Access to all educational and incentive-based programming offered through or supported by WOW! (details of specific programs located on the campus wellness web page @ www.meredith.edu/wellness on the WOW! (employee wellness) page.
Joining WOW! is just a click away. Go to www.meredith.edu/wellness/wowinforeg.htm#Registration. That’s it! Once you are a member, we’ll add you to our distribution list and you will have unlimited access to all our programs, prizes and incentives.
NOTE: If you registered last year, are receiving WOW! updates you are considered to be current and do not need to re-register at this time.
BCBS Wellness Programs
Play an active role in the college’s financial success by participating in WOW! and Blue Cross Blue Shield prevention and wellness programming.
Meredith College is part of a program called “healthy outcomes” and when we meet certain criteria (annual exams, preventative screening, nutrition counseling, participating in Blue Points and completing a Health Assessment) we become eligible for discounts when it is time to negotiate and renew our healthcare plan for the college. Whether you participate here or there, just participate!
Group Fitness Class Schedule
Monday Circuit 12:10 p.m. (fitness Center) &
Zumba 5:10 p.m. (WSP Movement Lab)
Tuesday Core Balance 11:45 a.m. (40 min.) WSP Gym
Wednesday PowerFlex 12:10 p.m. (WSP Movement Lab or Gym) and Yoga 5:10 p.m. (WSP Movement Lab)
Thursday Ab Attack 12 p.m. (25 min.; WSP Gym) &
Cardio Interval 12:30 p.m. (30 min., Fitness Center)
Friday Circuit 8:10 a.m. (Fitness Center - open to students and employees)
FEE: $35/semester (unlimited classes). Make checks payable to “Meredith College” and mail to Martin 120.
Individual Nutritional Counseling – Start your semester off with balance – a balanced diet. We can still meet our wellness goals for Blue Cross Blue Shield if you take time to schedule an appointment. Remember, your visits are covered under BCBS and if you have other insurance coverage, Healthy Diets will work to get it covered or charge you a reduced rate for services.
Contact Katie Ort at Healthy Diets, Inc.— 919-870-1001 or email@example.com
Appointments: WSP Annex
You asked for it and it is back! Here is another way to start off your semester with balance. Take a break on Wednesdays 3:30—6:30 p.m. Carroll-Health Center.
Fall Special: $35/hr. (must be purchased and completed by September 28 ). Contact: Courtney Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Couch to 5K
Whether you want to walk, walk/run or run a 5K this Fall we have the training program for you! Work with the exercise and sport science majors to create a training program best suited to your goals and capabilities. Don’t be left on the couch! Sessions begin the week of September 3. There is no charge for this program.
The easiest incentive program ever! Just walk and record. You can also register as a team and take on your co-workers to see who can log the most minutes. Registration begins September 17—Individual or team participation. Minimal program fee.
4th Annual Trick-or-Trot 5K
Here it is! You have gotten off the couch and walked your way through October so why not finish with a bang and join us on Thursday, October 25 at 5 p.m. for the fourth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K. As always, great treats for all! Registration will begin early October.
Wellness Release Time
Complete a Wellness Release application and work out your wellness plan to ensure that you have an opportunity to participate in our on-site wellness programming this Fall. www.meredith.edu/wellness/WellnessReleaseTime.htm
Go to www.meredith.edu/wellness for comprehensive information on the WOW! program and all things wellness.
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at email@example.com.