Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you. Programs are listed in order by start date.

Spring 2017

  • Feel Great IU! Challenge

    Physical Activity and/or Weight Loss/Maintenance Challenge
    January 23 - April 23, 2017
    For full-time faculty and staff and their spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan

    Registration closed Friday, January 20, 2017

    The Feel Great IU! Challenge is a 12-week university-wide online challenge to support you in attaining YOUR physical activity and/or weight management goals! Participants will receive a personal online tracker where they can track their change in weight and/or weekly physical activity. Participants complete the 12-week challenge by tracking their progress each week. Those who complete the challenge will receive an incentive* to help them keep up with the healthy habits they have started.

    *Learn more about Feel Great IU! and incentive eligibility.


  • Weight Watchers

    SORRY! All sessions and voucher sign-ups for Weight Watchers Spring 2017 are now full.

    Weight Watchers At Work Session 1
    Thursdays, January 19-April 13
    12:30-1:15 p.m.
    Kelley School of Business, Room 3044

    Weight Watchers At Work Session 2
    Wednesdays, January 18-April 12
    12:30-1:15 p.m.
    CIB, Multipurpose B

    Weight Watchers At Work Session 3
    Wednesdays, January 18-April 12
    4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Optometry 105 

    Weight Watchers Community Vouchers
    Attend local Weight Watchers Meetings near you
    Must attend Mandatory Orientation:
    Tuesday, January 24, Noon-1:00 p.m., IMU Dogwood

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

    Registration Information
    Weight Watchers is intended for those who are participating in Feel Great IU! Challenge. The last page of Feel Great IU! Challenge registration will include links to register for a Weight Watchers session.

    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.

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

    Mondays, January 23-May 15
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU Tree Room Suites

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    At risk for diabetes or diagnosed with pre-diabetes? You’re invited to learn small strategies that make a big difference in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting—and you can still eat what you love!

    Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • The role of calories and fat in your daily diet
    • The slippery slope—taking charge of what’s around you
    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Take this 1-minute test to see if you are at risk for diabetes.

    Note: DPP 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

  • Tai Chi for Health

    SORRY! Tai Chi for Spring 2017 is now full.

    Sign up for the wait list »

    Session 1
    Tuesdays, January 24-March 7
    12:10-12:50 p.m.
    DeVault Alumni Center (tentative)

    Session 2
    Tuesdays, March 21-April 25
    12:10-12:50 p.m.
    School of Music, MAB012

    Campus Recreational Sports and Healthy IU are excited to offer a six-week Tai Chi for Health program! Tai Chi is a safe, low-impact martial art that has been proven to contribute to one’s overall health through improved relaxation, increased functional movement, improved balance, and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression. No prior Tai Chi experience is required.

    Please note: Due to special facility circumstances, spouses are not eligible for this class. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports and supported by Healthy IU.

     

  • Group Wellness Coaching

    SORRY! Group Wellness Coaching for Spring 2017 is full.

    Sign up for the wait list »

    Session 1
    Tuesdays, January 24-April 25, 2017
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Poplars Room 185

    Session 2
    Thursdays, January 26-April 27, 2017
    11:00 a.m.-Noon
    Eigenmann 11W, Room 1138

    Registration Information
    Group Coaching is intended for those who are participating in Feel Great IU! Challenge. The last page of Feel Great IU! Challenge registration will include links to register for a Group Coaching session.

    These weekly group coaching sessions will give you the support you need to achieve your weight loss and/or wellness goals during the Feel Great IU challenge. Sessions are led by a wellness coach, and you’ll also benefit from the social support of others in the group.

  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

    Note: All classes are located in IMU State Room East except the following: February 15, IMU Georgian; March 29 & April 5, IMU Distinguished Alumni Room

    Wednesdays, January 25-April 5
    (Orientation January 25, in IMU Maple)
    Noon-1:00 p.m.

    Register now »

    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

  • Walk to Wellness

    Wednesdays, January 25-March 15
    12:15-1:00 p.m.
    School of Public Health, Room 125

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    Are you looking for FREE ongoing support toward a healthy lifestyle? Walk to Wellness is a chance for you to meet and connect with individuals who share similar health goals, learn important tips focused on healthy nutrition, physical activity, and healthy behaviors, and engage in regular physical activity.

    Each week you’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Weigh in
    • Learn important health and wellness tips
    • Walk with a partner, a group or on your own

    Register today, and walk toward your wellness goals!

    Please note: Due to special facility circumstances, spouses are not eligible for this class. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports and supported by Healthy IU.

     

  • 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.

    LOCATIONS:

    Spring 2017
    • January 26: Hoosier
    • February 2: Hoosier
    • February 9: Hoosier
    • February 16: Hoosier
    • February 23: Hoosier
    • March 2: Hoosier
    • March 9: Hoosier
    • March 16: SKIP, Spring Break
    • March 23: Hoosier
    • March 30: Distinguished Alumni Room
    • April 6: Charter Room
    • April 13: Sassafras
    • April 20: Hoosier
    • April 27: Hoosier
    • May 4: Redbud
    • May 11: Hoosier
    • May 18: Hoosier
    • May 25: Hoosier
  • Yoga

    SORRY! Yoga for Spring 2017 is now full.

    Sign up for the wait list »

    Session 1
    Wednesdays, February 1-March 8
    Noon-12:40 p.m.
    School of Education, Wright Bldg, Room 3275
    Registration no longer available

    Session 2
    Wednesdays, March 29-May 3
    12:10-12:50 p.m.
    Poplars W100 (tentative)
    Registration no longer available

    All fitness levels are encouraged to participate and no previous yoga experience is required to attend. These yoga sessions will be designed with the beginner in mind but more experienced participants are still encouraged to attend as well. Throughout these sessions, there will be poses that require you to be in standing, seated and lying down postures, all of which will be broken down and cued at an appropriate tempo and pace.

    What to Bring: Mats will be provided, but you can bring your own mat or towel if you’d like.

    ATTENDANCE POLICY: Due to the high demand of this session, the following attendance policy is in place.

    If a registered participant misses two consecutive sessions in a row, they will be removed from the roster and their spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist. Also, if a registered participant does not show up before 5 minutes prior to the session start time, their spot may be given to anyone on the waitlist who is present at that time for that respective session.

    Please note: Due to special facility circumstances, spouses are not eligible for this class. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports and supported by Healthy IU.

  • Intro to Fitness Equipment

    SORRY! Intro to Fitness Equipment for Spring 2017 is now full.

    Sign up for the wait list »

    Mandatory Orientation:
    Monday, February 6
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU, Maple

    Classes:
    Mondays, February 13-April 10
    1:25 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    IUBSPH, WIC Gym

    This opportunity is geared toward full-time faculty and staff who want to change daily movement habits. Find creative ways to bring movement into your life at home and in the workplace. Learn from students, and help students learn!

    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.)

    Become more confident in how to use a strength/cardio training room, while helping IU Kinesiology students become more confident in their training skills! Students-in-training will instruct participants in safe and effective warm up, cardio, and strength training.

    Wear close-toed shoes and comfortable, breathable clothing for movement.

    Brought to you by School of Public Health/Department of Kinesiology graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Ready to Move (Student Coaching Experience)

    SORRY! Ready to Move for Spring 2017 is now full.

    Sign up for the wait list »

    Mandatory Orientation:
    February 7, Noon-1:00 p.m., IMU Maple Room

    Meetings:
    Meet w/ student coaches 8 times between Feb 7-Apr 11
    Date/time/location your choice

    Register now »

    For full-time staff/faculty and spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan

    Program Duration:
    Attend mandatory orientation (Fall 2017 TBD), then meet with your student coach for 8 sessions. Date/time/location of sessions is 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.

    Student coaches work with participants for 30 minutes, once per week for 8 sessions and give instructions on activity tracker use. 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.

    Brought to you by School of Public Health/Department of Kinesiology graduate and undergraduate students.

    *Please note Fitbit eligibility: Only full-time employees and their spouses covered under an IU sponsored medical plan are eligible. Those who are eligible may receive only 1 activity tracker through programs funded by Healthy IU. The value of the Fitbit ($79.99) is considered taxable income and will be reported on box one of your W-2.

  • Group Movement: Balance and Flexibility

    Thursdays, February 9-April 13
    12:00-12:30 p.m.
    IUBSPH, WIC/Gym296

    Register now »

    This opportunity is geared toward full-time faculty and staff who want to change daily movement habits. Find creative ways to bring movement into your life at home and in the workplace. Learn from students, and help students learn!

    Take a noontime walk over to the School of Public Health 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.
    • Feel free to wear your work attire. Workout clothes are not required, but are welcome if preferred.

    Faculty and staff are needed for this K217 Group Physical Activity/Exercise Instruction learning lab.

Year-Round

  • 1:1 Nutritional Counseling´╗┐

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

    If you have questions about foods, we have the answer. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD), Steven Lalevich, can help you eat healthier. Your session includes personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, and more. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for employees 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
    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    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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