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:

  • 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 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 or Sherri Henderson at 919-760-8535 for more information.

Programming

Fall 2015 Group Fitness Begins August 24, 2015

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 Friday, August 28, 2015. 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, September 7. Please submit your payment to Pat Clements, 111 Johnson Hall. Cash or check made out to Meredith College with “Fall 2015 WOW!” in memo.

Mondays

Gentle Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Movement Lab - Dianne Raubenheimer, Instructor
Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for all ages and practice levels who simply prefer to move at a slower pace. Individualized instruction, modifications, and yoga props will be used for safe practice, and to accommodate participants with chronic symptoms such as; muscle or joint pain, stiffness, weakness, fatigue or those recovering from illness/injury. The class includes simple stretching, breathing exercises, restorative poses, as well as therapeutic movements designed to increase range of motion, build strength and flexibility, and reduce stress.

Tuesdays

Flow Yoga, 5-5:50 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.

Wednesdays

Boot Camp, 12-1 p.m., Weatherspoon Gym & Fitness Center - 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.

Thursdays

Core, Stretch, Flex, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Movement Lab - Carrie Mack, 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.

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!

Massage

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.

FITNESS CENTER POOL HOURS

Contact Information:

111 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8350
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