Special to UM News
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February, 25, 2015) – The Department of Wellness and Recreation staff at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center knows what it takes to get people moving. In partnership with Well ‘Canes, the Walking ‘Canes program is in full swing and the Corporate Run is just around the corner. These programs have two things in common: they’re both aimed at fostering healthy lifestyles in UM employees and they’re both open to members and non-members alike. But did you know that’s not all the Herbert Wellness Center has to offer non-members?
At the midpoint of each semester, the Herbert Wellness Center begins a second session of its many group fitness classes available to anyone, regardless of membership status. Class offerings include reformer Pilates, martial arts like Tai Chi and Capoeira, instructional tennis, dance classes featuring belly dance and ballet, and instructional aquatics designed for adults and youth swimmers of all levels.
“We want to create an atmosphere of inclusion,” said Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes at the Herbert Wellness Center. “We realize not everyone is willing or able to commit to a membership at our facility, but we want to make sure we can provide our UM and local communities with a variety of fitness options to meet their needs.”
Registration for reformer Pilates runs from March 2-8. Registration for dance, martial arts, tennis and adult aquatics classes runs March 9-20, with a free trial period running March 14-20. Youth swim registration runs from March 16-23. Registration is available online at miami.edu/wellness or by contacting the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person registration is also available.
Visit www.miami.edu/wellness for complete information on fitness and wellness programming available for members and non-members.