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.

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.