Slide into Summer with the Herbert Wellness Center’s Community Classes

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 27, 2016)Summer is fast approaching and we all know what that means: long, hot, and sizzling Miami days. Escape the heat at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s group instructional classes open to members and non-members. Registration for the first summer session is now open and ends Sunday, May 15.
Classes begin the week of May 9 and a free trial for each class—first meeting only—is available through May 15. Registration is not required to attend the free class and a free trial is not available for Youth Aquatics programming.
“Now is the ideal time to try a new class,” said Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes. “Let the Herbert Wellness Center help you learn or perfect a new skill while staying active this summer at our instructional classes.”
Learn and develop water safety skills in youth or adult aquatics classes, open to all skill levels. No formal training? No problem. Adult and youth beginner, intermediate and advanced swim lessons are offered, as well as master swim drills and water exercise classes.
Bust a move in salsa or belly dance classes, offered for every skill level. If you are new to belly dancing, try Belly Dance Basics. If you are looking to delve deeper into the art and history of belly dance, try Advanced Oriental Belly Dance. If you are ready to hit the Miami dance floor, Beginner LA-Style Salsa is the class for you.
Martial Arts
Learn self-defense techniques from around the world in Tai Chi and Shotokan Karate classes. From the Taiji principles and theory in Tai Chi, you will learn to build strength and endurance and improve balance. Shotokan Karate classes are a one-hour workout rooted in tradition, hard work, and vision.
Perfect your backhand in one of four skill levels offered. Whether you are new to the sport or simply looking to build upon your game, all are welcome on the court this summer.
Registration for group instructional classes is available to both members and non-members and can be completed online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Buying Your First Home

This lunchtime seminar, hosted by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), is offered for first-time home buyers, who often find buying a first home both exciting and intimidating. Presenter Eric Johnson, housing assistance programs administrator for the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, will provide information on the government programs, grants, and funds available for low- to moderate- income first-time home buyers in Miami-Dade County. Johnson will provide an overview of how home buyers may qualify and shop for a mortgage and distribute valuable materials and website information to simplify this process.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, May 10, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, May 11, 12-1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Rosensteil campus: Thursday, May 12, 12-1 p.m., Library Media room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

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Miami Professional M.B.A. Accepting Applications

MiamiMBAThe Miami Professional MBA program at the School of Business Administration is still accepting applications for the class starting July 14. For more information contact Brigitte Panciera at 305-284-9524 or via email at bpanciera@bus.miami.edu.


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Apply for the Miami Professional M.B.A. Program by May 15

Now is the time to consider the Miami Professional MBA program. Apply by Saturday, May 15, for the class starting July 14. For more information contact Brigitte Panciera at 305-284-9524 or bpanciera@bus.miami.edu.

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New 12-Week Session Weight Watchers at Work Now Underway

A new 12-week session of Weight Watchers at Work is underway. Meetings are held every Wednesday at noon at Gables One Tower in room 639.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information visit Well ’Canes or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.

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