Weight Watchers At Work Open House (7/8)

wellnessinitiativeKick-Start Healthy Eating & Lose Weight with Weight Watchers

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 consider participating in the At Work Meeting Series at UMBC!

Our open house for the summer series of Weight Watchers at Work is on Wednesday, July 8th from 11:15 a.m. – 12 noon in the RAC All-American Room (above indoor walking track and weight room).  Pending 20 registrations, our program will commence on Tuesdays, beginning July 14th with weigh in at 12:45 p.m. and the class from 1:00-1:30 p.m.

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

Join us for the Open House on July 8th to find out more details about the program and hear success stories from current members.  Payment for the summer series beginning July 14th will be due at this time.  Cash, credit cards, or checks made payable to Weight Watchers accepted; split payments also available.  Your UMBC health benefits plan may help reimburse the program.

Please email Jill Wardell at jwardell@umbc.edu by Monday, July 6th to sign up for the July 8th Open House.

Benefits Coverage for Weight Loss Programs

wellnessinitiativeAre you interested in joining a weight loss program such as Weight Watchers at Work and would like some financial assistance?  We recently learned that our benefits plans have reimbursement available for participation in weight loss programs.  Carefirst and United Healthcare members are able to receive $150 reimbursement per plan year for participation in weight loss programs. If you are a member of Kaiser, contact them for information on their plan and resources offered. See below for the reimbursement forms:
You may also be able to use your healthcare flexible spending account funds if you are using the program in the treatment of an existing disease such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and not to simply maintain general good health.  A Letter of Medical Necessity from a licensed medical practitioner is required.  The cost of foods associated with a weight loss program are not covered nor are vitamins or supplements utilized to maintain general health.  However, if these or other weight loss drugs (whether over the counter or prescribed) are specifically recommended by a medical practitioner for a specific medical condition, they are covered.   For more information contact Connect Your Care at 866-971-4646.

Meditation Boot Camp (9/22 – 11/6)

Training and Organization DevelopmentIf you are tired of letting circumstances in your life rule you and are serious about embodying peace, this is the program for you.  Over the course of this 8-week transformational program you will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation, a powerful healing modality that focuses on being in the present moment.  Meditation has proven effective for lowering blood pressure, stress, and chronic pain and improving immunity, creativity, productivity, sleep quality, and relationships. Over the course of this program you will learn deep breathing for regulation of the central nervous system, Mindfulness Meditation for releasing stress and anxiety, Lovingkindness Meditation for improving outlook and relationships; and practices to make life more peaceful and fulfilling.

The program sessions will be held on Tuesdays 9/22 to 11/10 from 4:45-6:00 p.m. in The Commons Room 329 AND Fridays, 9/25 to 11/6 (no session on 10/9) from 12:30-1:00 p.m. at Flat Tuesdays Lower.

Please note that this program has attendance requirements and other assignments that are designed to enrich participant learning.

Space is limited.  For more details and to register, please email Wanda Meinschein at wmeinsch@umbc.edu by 8/25/15. Get a flyer with details here.

DoSA Total Body Stretching Workshop (4/28)

Stop by the RAC for our last workshop of the semester! Flexibility is an essential component of fitness that is often neglected or left out in preference for developing other areas of fitness. This workshop will introduce a variety of stretching methods to provide the framework which will allow you to extend the range of movement at the joints. This may help prevent injury and improve performance of health and sports related activities, as well as help the body into a heightened state of relaxation. Stretching exercises can be adapted to accommodate individual needs so everyone will benefit from this workshop. Join us 4/28 at noon on the indoor track!

FREE giveaways to ALL who participate.

Thinking About Weight Watchers But Not Sure It’s For You?

wellnessinitiativeThe Weight Watchers At Work program, which meets weekly on campus, is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:15 a.m.-noon, in the All American Room of the Retriever Activities Center. Drop in, gain information, and witness firsthand the successes that can be gained through regular meetings, accountability, and a system of support. The Open House session is FREE!

Anyone who joins the Weight Watchers At Work program between April 13 and May 8 will receive a Spring Promotional Starter Kit that includes two portion plates, a cookbook, and other free gifts. Fees for joining the program in this current cycle that runs until July 1st will be prorated.

Join us and see why Weight Watchers continues to top the charts for Best Diets in U.S. News and World Report. Truly, success starts here!

Contact program liaison Leslie Tinker at 5-3718 or ltinker@umbc.edu.