Wellness / WOW! (Employee Wellness)

Working on Wellness (WOW!) at Work is Meredith’s faculty/staff wellness program. The program is open to all Meredith employees.

WOW! offers exercise and educational programming to increase personal awareness regarding each employee’s health and wellness; 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 programs are designed to recognize and support healthy lifestyle habits and by being a member of WOW!, your efforts are noticed.

Did you know that each year when Meredith representatives evaluate our health-insurance provider, all employees benefit by being in shape, or on the right track to fitness? It is true. It is more cost-effective for insurance providers to cover healthy individuals, so we all benefit.

WOW! membership benefits include:

  • 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 below under programming)


It’s So Easy! Joining WOW is just a click away by completing the online registration form. That’s it! Once you are a member, you will have unlimited access to all our programs, prizes, and incentives.  Contact Pat Clements at 919-760-8556 for more information.


Spring Group Fitness Begins January 19, 2016

The WOW! semester participation fee has been reduced to $30 and provides access to all group fitness classes offered per semester. See the semester schedule and description of classes listed below. 

If you are a returning participant in group fitness, please submit your semester registration fee by Monday, February 1, 2016. If you have never participated in group fitness classes, and would like to try out a class or two before committing to the semester, you’re invited to do so free for the first two weeks of programming. If you aren’t interested in continuing you owe nothing, but if you choose to continue with participation for the full semester, your registration fee will be due on Monday, February 1st. Please submit your payment to Pat Clements, 124 Jones Hall, by Monday, February 1, 2016. Cash or check made out to Meredith College with "Spring 2016 WOW!” in memo.

Group Fitness Class Schedule for Spring 2016


Zumba, 5:15-6:15pm, Movement Lab - Ellen Williams, Instructor
Ditch the regular workout and come have fun! Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance workout that requires no previous dance experience, just a willingness to move and sweat. Learn salsa, cumbia, merengue, and reggaeton, the four basic steps of Zumba, in different combinations. There's also a lot of music from the past, plus a few push-ups for good luck! Hope to see you there!


Flow Yoga, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Movement Lab - Holly Fischer, Instructor
Flow Yoga is a practice that links breath with movement and is appropriate to participants of all levels who are looking for a vigorous and challenging class for both the mind and body.  The format of the class will be consistent in structure, so that participants will be able to see marked improvement and increased confidence with regular attendance.


Boot Camp, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Weatherspoon Gym - Alison Katschkowsky, Instructor
Boot Camp is a total body workout.  Getting the maximum calorie burn, this class will challenge you to your limits.  Using weights, medicine balls, resistance tubing and body weight exercises, you will work your entire body from head to toe.  Within the group though, modifications are made wherever necessary and being fit isn't a requirement.  We will help you achieve your best level of fitness!  Class will meet in the gym, and on occasion, we will go outdoors, or to another location when necessary.


All Levels Yoga, 12:00-1:00pm p.m., Chapel Common Room - Dianne Raubenheimer, Instructor
All Levels Yoga class will focus on building skillful body alignment principles within a full range of asana (poses), woven together with the flow of breath. Classes cater to all levels of ability, with gentler modifications suggested as needed, more advanced poses added as appropriate, while providing opportunities for all to explore their boundaries. Suitable for those new to yoga or those wishing to advance their practice. Classes begin and end with mindful centering and integration.  Therapeutic movements designed to increase range of motion, build strength and flexibility, and reduce stress.


Rachel Wilde is no longer available on campus but is offering discounted massage, $50.00/50 min., for Meredith faculty and staff at her studio located at 112 N. Person Street, Suite 202. Appointments are made directly with Rachel and you can schedule an appointment by calling (919) 610-5633. 

Nutrition Counseling

Katie Ort, RD, LDN, nutritionist with Healthy Diets, Inc., is available to provide one on one nutrition counseling sessions to help you with your diet/nutrition needs and goals. Sessions are covered, on a limited basis, through CIGNA Health Plans.

Contact Katie Ort directly by phone (919) 870-1001 selecting option 3 for the dedicated Meredith wellness line, or via email meredithnutrition@healthydietsinc.com for more information on scheduling an appointment and insurance co-pays.


Contact Information:

Mary Johnson
Director of the Health Center

110 Carroll Hall
(919) 760-8535
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