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)

Registration

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.

2016 Summer Session is FREE!

Although there is no charge to participate in any of the group fitness offerings for summer 2016, if you’ve never participated in group fitness, or have not participated in over a year, please fill out the online registration form. Contact Mary Johnson at 919-760-8535 or Pat Clements at 919-760-8556 for more information.

Programming

Summer 2016 Group Fitness Begins June 6, 2016

Mondays

Flow Yoga, 5:15-6:16 p.m., - Dianne Raubenheimer, 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.

Tuesdays

Core, Stretch, Flex, 12-1 p.m.,– Amanda Dismukes ‘01, Instructor
Getting fit isn't just about endless hours of cardio.  Our muscles need training too! Strengthening your body with weight exercises helps you get toned and likewise core training can help you look great, but it also aids in injury prevention, inner organ and central nervous system protection and posture correction. Core exercises can also diminish back pain, boost athletic performance and much more. This class is an ideal complement to any regular cardio walking or running routine.

Wednesdays

All Levels Yoga, 12-1 p.m., - 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.

Thursdays

Boot Camp, 12-1 p.m., - 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.

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.

FITNESS CENTER POOL HOURS

Contact Information:

Mary Johnson
Director of the Health Center

110 Carroll Hall
(919) 760-8535
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