Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

Spring 2018

Physical Activity

  • Climb IU

    An Online Challenge to Move More Throughout the Day!
    For IU Employees and Spouses
    January 22, 2018 - February 9, 2018

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    Climb IU is an online challenge to encourage IU employees and their spouses to move more throughout the day! Moving throughout the day re-energizes our minds and bodies, and it’s important to our health. For this challenge, create a team or fly solo as you work toward your movement goals. This year’s incentive for those who register is a Climb IU t-shirt (while supplies last).

    Taking the stairs can be fun and convenient, and it's one of many ways to accomplish workday movement! For Climb IU, there are two options for participation:

    • Participate by climbing stairs: Those who will participate in Climb IU by taking the stairs will count every 12 stairs climbed as a flight.
    • Participate by active minutes: Those who will participate in Climb IU by active minutes will count every 3 minutes of physical activity (stretching, walking, moving as able) as a flight. 

    Learn more!

  • Group Movement: Balance & Flexibility

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Thursday, January 18
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU, Dogwood Room

    Classes:
    Thursdays, January 25-March 8
    Noon-12:30 p.m.
    IUBSPH, WIC Gym 296

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    Take a noontime walk to the SPH and join us for some feel-good movements!

    • Engage with students and learn from students as they learn from you!
    • Learn basics of balance and flexibility movements you can perform at work & home.
    • Wear your work attire. Workout clothes are not required.

    Meet once a week for 30 minutes for a total of 8 sessions.

    IU employees that register for this program allow students to meet their academic requirements in the course K217, Group Physical Activity/Exercise Instruction.

  • Intro to Fitness Equipment

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Monday, January 29
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU, Dogwood

    Classes:
    Mondays, February 5-April 2
    1:25 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    IUBSPH, WIC Gym

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    Work with a student coach who can help you:

    • Be more comfortable in a fitness setting.
    • Learn how to use cardio equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, etc.)
    • Learn how to use resistance equipment and have confidence in your ability to work out on your own.

    Students-in-training will instruct participants in safe and effective warm up, cardio, and strength training. 

    IU employees who register for this program allow students to meet their academic requirements in the course K218, Individual Physical Activity/Exercise Instruction.

  • Ready to Move

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified if a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IEMkk3HLEWTeOF

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Thursday, January 25
    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Maple Room

    Meetings:
    Meet w/ student coaches for 8 sessions between February 1-March 22
    Date/time/location your choice

    Work with a student coach who can help you:

    • Set movement goals.
    • Learn to utilize campus wellness resources.
    • Get to know your activity style.
    • Log movement using an activity tracker (Fitbit Flex provided by Healthy IU. *See note below.)
    • Receive instruction on work place movements at your desk.

    The goal is help you become informed with what you can do to get more movement in during your day.
     
    School of Public Health graduate and undergraduate student coaches work with participants for 30 minutes, once per week for 8 sessions. Meeting times are arranged with your student coaches. Student grade is dependent on employee engagement. Please ensure you can meet with your student coach 8 times throughout the program.

    *Please note: Only full-time employees and/or their spouses covered under an IU sponsored medical plan are eligible. The value of the Fitbit ($59.95) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of your W-2.

  • Bowling at IMU Lunch & Learn

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified if a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IEMkk3HLEWTeOF

    Friday, March 30
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    IMU Bowling Alley

    Looking for an activity that you can participate in throughout your lifetime? An activity that gets you moving while having fun? Look no further . . . Bowling is the sport you have been searching for!

    Hosted by IMU Bowling & Billiards, this event will teach you some of the basic skills of bowling and give you a chance to learn more about the on-campus recreational opportunities offered at IU.

    All those who attend will receive a free bowling game pass for a future visit!

Lifestyle 

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    January 30-May 15
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Redbud

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    One out of every three adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for guidance and support with making small lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn strategies that fit YOUR life in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports and supported by Healthy IU.

  • Weight Watchers At Work

    To allow timely delivery of program materials, registration and Wait List sign up for Weight Watchers closes January 11. If you are unable to register for Weight Watchers, you might be interested in similar lifestyle programs such as: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Talk, & Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Eligibility: For this offering, participants must be full-time IU faculty/staff or spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan. 

    Two Sessions:

    Wednesdays, January 31-April 18
    12:30-1:15 p.m.
    IMU Oak Room

    -OR-

    Thursdays, February 1-April 19
    12:30-1:15 p.m.
    Kelley School of Business, Godfrey Graduate Center, CG3055


    NOTE: The value of Weight Watchers At Work ($156) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of the IU employee's W-2.

    Weight Watchers is a proven program, led by an expert with small group support. Attend on campus over your lunch break with Weight Watchers At Work meetings.

    What happens in a meeting?

    A confidential weigh-in
    A great way to check in on your progress!

    Talk as much or as little as you like
    You’ll get inspired by listening to others, even if you don’t say a word.

    Inspirational topics
    Stay energized with thought provoking topics and ideas.

    Peer powered
    You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn and how much you can get.

    Meet with a weight-loss mentor
    Each meeting is led by a living breathing Weight Watchers success story - so you’ll get help from someone who’s been there.

  • Weight Watchers Community Meeting Vouchers

    To allow timely delivery of program materials, registration and Wait List sign up for Weight Watchers closes January 11. If you are unable to register for Weight Watchers, you might be interested in similar lifestyle programs such as: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Talk, & Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Eligibility: For this offering, participants must be full-time IU faculty/staff or spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan. 

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Tuesday, January 23
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Maple Room

    NOTE: The value of Weight Watchers Vouchers ($156) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of the IU employee's W-2.

    Weight Watchers is a proven program, led by an expert with small group support. Attend meetings off-campus at a time and location convenient for you. 

    What happens in a meeting?

    A confidential weigh-in
    A great way to check in on your progress!

    Talk as much or as little as you like
    You’ll get inspired by listening to others, even if you don’t say a word.

    Inspirational topics
    Stay energized with thought provoking topics and ideas.

    Peer powered
    You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn and how much you can get.

    Meet with a weight-loss mentor
    Each meeting is led by a living breathing Weight Watchers success story - so you’ll get help from someone who’s been there.

Peace of Mind

  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction: Finding Calm in the Chaos

    Orientation:
    Wednesday, January 24
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU State Room West

    Classes:
    Wednesdays, January 31-March 28
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU State Room West

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    A growing body of research has shown that mindfulness meditation practice improves concentration and focus and may lead to greater well-being, less reactivity to stress, and fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.

    IU staff and faculty who attended this class have said:

    • “The class is absolutely wonderful—and for me, life-changing.”
    • “I can find inner peace through the techniques learned in this class that brings me a renewed sense of energy!”
    • “This course has helped me realize what is most important and foremost in my life. All the other things are very small in comparison.”
    • “I am so grateful for this opportunity—expert guidance, supportive work environment, a walk to the Union each week. What I am learning extends way beyond my work at IU; this class is giving me the tools I need to be a calmer, more focused and aware wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend—a calmer, more focused and aware me.”

    This program focuses on:

    • Recognizing and addressing stressful situations effectively “on the spot”
    • Managing chronic stress
    • Improving focus and communication
    • Enhancing mind-body wellness

    Employees are invited to the orientation, which is the first class, to assess if this class meets their needs. The class is free to employees committed to attending the weekly sessions. The class is an adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center For Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.

    Facilitator: Linda F Brown, PhD, HSPP

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Practice

    Thursdays
    12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
    IMU

    You are warmly welcome to participate in weekly 30-minute guided meditation practices in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). This is offered on a drop-in basis; you are invited to attend whenever it fits your needs and/or circumstances—no advance notice required. We hope you will benefit from this 30-minute span of stillness in the midst of your workday.

    Click here for an IMU building map.

    2017-2018 LOCATIONS:

    • December 21-January 18: Skipping for Winter Break
    • January 25: Hoosier
    • February 1: Hoosier
    • February 8: Hoosier
    • February 15: Hoosier
    • February 22: Hoosier
    • March 1: Hoosier
    • March 8: Hoosier
    • March 15: Skipping for Spring Break
    • March 22: Hoosier
    • March 29: Hoosier
    • April 5: Hoosier
    • April 12: Hoosier
    • April 19: Maple
    • April 26: Hoosier
    • May 3: Maple
    • May 10: Dogwood Room
    • May 17: Hoosier
    • May 24: Hoosier
  • Personal Resiliency Training

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified if a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IEMkk3HLEWTeOF

    3-Part Series

    Wednesday, February 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, March 7, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, March 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
    IMU State Room East

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    This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological health, vitality, and effectiveness at home and at work. Engaging session activities will focus on promoting self-awareness, identifying and pursuing valued goals and actions, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion for self and others. Each session includes short mindfulness practices, guided self-reflection, opportunity to interact with other participants, mini-lectures, and personal values development.

    Instructor: Linda F Brown, PhD, HSPP. Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center For Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has been teaching Mindful Way To Stress Reduction and leading guided meditation for the Healthy IU program since 2012. 

    Offered in partnership through Healthy IU and Organizational Development.

Safety

  • Beginner Self-Defense Class

    This class is full. Sign up to be on the Wait List, and be notified if a spot opens: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IEMkk3HLEWTeOF

    Tuesday, February 27
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Georgian

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    Join us for this interactive self-defense class! Learn how you can protect yourself and others around you. This class will focus on mindset, situational awareness, as well as how to avoid being a victim by using physical tactics to defend yourself if attacked. Please wear comfortable shoes for practice.

  • Intermediate Self-Defense Class

    Wednesday, April 4
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Georgian Room

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    Join us for this interactive self-defense class! Learn how you can protect yourself and others around you. This class will expand on the Beginner Self-Defense Class. We'll start with a brief review. New physical tactics will be introduced on how to defend yourself if attacked. It is highly recommended you complete the Beginner Self-Defense Class prior to registering for this Intermediate session. Please wear comfortable shoes for practice.

Year-Round

  • One-on-one Nutritional Counseling´╗┐

    Offered throughout the year
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail askanrd@indiana.edu or call 812-855-4948 to schedule an appointment

    What's a carb? How can I lose weight and still enjoy what I eat? Is my diet giving me all the nutrients I need? If you have questions about foods, we have the answer. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you eat healthier with a one-on-one meeting in a judgment-free zone! Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart-healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, or whatever you're curious about. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment. E-mail askanrd@indiana.edu or call 812-855-4948 (5-4948 if from a campus phone).

  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Offered throughout the year

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

    Learn more about Weight Talk »

    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

  • CPR Training

    Offered through the Office of Insurance, Loss, Control, and Claims

    Click here to view available dates/times and to register

    Free CPR Training classes are offered twice a month.

    Each class takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 1430 Willis Drive, Bloomington, IN (Free parking)

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