WOW (Employee Wellness)

 

Working on Wellness (WOW) at Work is Meredith’s faculty/staff wellness program. The program is free and 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-care 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:

  • 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 WOW! home page under programming)


Registration

It’s So Easy! Joining WOW is just a click away. Follow the link and complete our online registration form. Or complete the following PDF form and send by interoffice mail to Veronica Johnson, 128 Martin Hall. That’s it! Once you are a member, you will have unlimited access to all our programs, prizes, and incentives.  Contact Veronica Johnson at 919-760-8546 or Judy Peel at 919-760-8014 for more information.

 

Employee-Specific Programming

Group Fitness

Available to all employees who are members of WOW! Semester membership fee is $40 and provides access to all classes offered per semester.

  • Circuit —The best of both worlds where strength is combined with aerobic activity. Experience the Fitness Center at its best in this station-based and timed format.  Familiarity with the equipment is optimal but not required as our instructors will instruct and guide you through each class.
  • Cardio Interval—this class is all about improving cardiovascular fitness and maximizing caloric expenditure. Experience how it feels to work at higher intensity levels for short intervals followed by intervals of recovery. Then, we do again for a 30-40 minute class guaranteed to leave you sweating and energized. All levels welcome—class size limited to 10 and is held in the Fitness Center.
  • Cardio Kick PowerFlex—A combination of Kickboxing and pure strength training that utilizes dumbbells, bands and balls that is sure to get you “pumped up!” Instructor will assist you with instruction and form. All levels welcome!
  • Gentle Yoga - Same postures as regular yoga but taught with more modifications and at a slower pace to accommodate those individuals recovering from injuries or have other movement restrictions.
  • Advanced Yoga—Yoga is about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.
  • All Levels Yoga (new) - Ideal for beginners/intermediate or advanced students who are ready to deepen their practice.
  • Boot-camp (new) - A mixture of traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training.
  • Self-Defense (new) - Learn effective self-defense methods while developing coordination and strength.

Massage

Now being offered on campus. Carving out a little time for relaxation has never been easier or more affordable.  Swedish, sport, deep tissue, and reflexology massage. Clients are fully draped during services only exposing the area of the body receiving treatment. Clients do have the option of remaining fully clothed. All services will be conducted at Carroll Health Center in a private setting. Appointments are made directly with our licensed massage therapist, Rachel Wilde, at (919) 610-5633. Indicate that you are a member of WOW! Fee: $50.00/50 min. Appointments are available on most Wednesday afternoons 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30. Call to schedule your appointment today!

Maintain-Don't Gain

Popular belief promotes that the average American gains anywhere from one to five pounds  between Thanksgiving and the New Year. In actuality it is closer to one pound each holiday season, but studies show that most of us never lose the one pound but carry it around until the next year. Join us for this simple program designed to help you stay aware of your eating behaviors by emphasizing regular physical activity, behavior tracking and a chance to win some great prizes.

Pool and Fitness Hours

Contact Information:

115 Weatherspoon
Phone: (919) 760-8546
wellness@meredith.edu


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