Group Fitness @The RAC

PrintWelcome back, start the semester off right with one of our energizing Group Fitness classes. Choose between dance cardio classes like Zumba, Cardio Party, Step and Sculpt. Muscle conditioning classes: PiYO, Buns/Thighs, Ab Crunch, Circuit Weight Training, and Kickboxing. For a mid day pickup take our noon time Basic Fitness class. Or, come to
unwind with our various forms of Yoga classes. Just drop in to the RAC to get started.

Kick-Start Healthy Eating & Lose Weight with Weight Watchers

facstaff5HRHelp Bring Weight Watchers Back to UMBC!

More than just a weight loss program, Weight Watchers provides you with the support, tools, and the most important thing –  a community –  to help you start or maintain healthy eating and an active lifestyle.  Come see why Weight Watchers continues to top the charts for Best Diets in U.S. News and World Report and help us bring back an At Work Meeting Series to UMBC!

Benefits of our program include:

  • lunch time meetings
  • a central location (RAC All American Room)
  • free pedometers and giveaways
  • chances to win prizes
  • optional buddy system for accountability and support throughout the week.

Augment your program with a pre/post Body Mass Index (BMI) screening with UHS and/or take advantage of the RAC Fitness Basics class offered Monday-Friday at 12 noon.  See the flyer for more details and email Jill Wardell at by Friday, February 13th to sign up for the upcoming information session.

Peace@UMBC Meditation Resumes January 30th

Peace@UMBC is a weekly meditation group open to faculty, students, and staff who want to cultivate greater peace in their lives and relationships through the development of a meditation practice. Join us as we sit together and explore our inner experience. No meditation experience is necessary – all are welcome!

We will sit together on Fridays from 1-1:50 p.m. in the Women’s Center (Commons 004). All sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. so we ask that out of respect for others you please arrive on time. Seating is limited and spaces are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first Friday session of each month is open for all but designated for newcomers to meditation as we will provide instruction in sitting meditation, conscious breathing, and ways to set-up a regular meditation practice. The remaining sessions of each month will be focused on sitting meditation. We will be exploring a variety of meditation techniques lead by different facilitators.  For more information contact Jill Weinknecht Wardell at 5-1442 or

Healthy Sleep Support and Resources on the UMBC Wellness Website

Are you chronically fatigued and find it difficult to focus and get through the day with adequate energy?

December is the darkest month of the year and a great time to recommit to healthy sleep.  There are many resources on the Wellness Initiative website to help you analyze your sleep and support you in making healthier choices in this area.  Check out the resources we’ve assembled such as sleep assessments, list of apps, sleep diary, and relaxation techniques on the Wellness Initiative website now.