UD's HealthyU Employee Wellness Program is offering a variety of activities during the fall semester, including an Employee Fitness Center open house from Sept. 2-5 and the inaugural Blue Hens Homecoming 5K on Oct. 17.

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UD HealthyU Employee Wellness Program offers fall activities

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9:02 a.m., Aug. 28, 2014--University of Delaware faculty and staff can start the fall semester on a healthy note by taking advantage of activities offered by the HealthyU Employee Wellness Program. 

From Sept. 2-5, HealthyU invites employees to stop into the recently remodeled Employee Fitness Center (EFC), where staff will be available to answer questions and provide tours during both lunch hours and after work.

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Information about services such as personal training, fitness assessments and health screenings will be also available. The EFC is located in the Carpenter Sports Building and a UD-ID must be used to gain access into the facility.

Also during the week, employee-only fitness classes will be offered at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes range from foundational yoga to bootcamp to Zumba. 

The free lessons will allow faculty and staff to experience the classes before registering for the sessions.

Other fall fitness programming includes Walktober, an eight-week online walking challenge that runs Sept. 29-Nov. 23. The program includes the option to purchase a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker to use with the program.

Faculty and staff may also sign up now for a discounted Wellness Plus package, which includes registration for Walktober, a similar wellness challenge in the spring semester and a Fitbit Zip. To date, over 250 employees have registered for the fall challenge.

Finally, to kick off homecoming weekend, faculty and staff can take part in the inaugural Blue Hens Homecoming 5K on Friday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. 

In the spirit of homecoming, the course will start and finish at the football stadium, winding through the David M. Nelson Athletic Complex and the grounds of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Technical shirts and a post-race party come with the $15 registration fee. To register, go to this website.

Visit the HealthyU Employee Wellness website for additional information and to register for these and other programs.

Photo by Evan Krape

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