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Top 4 Reasons You Should Join Team UM

Corporate-RunRegistration for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run/Walk closes Wednesday, March 22. If you have not registered yet, here are four reasons why you should register now:

1. SAVINGS: $15 off your registration fee

2. FREE POINTS: 150 points toward your Well ‘Canes Incentive Program

3. PARTY: Enjoy an oceanfront Greek Food Festival under our largest tent to date

4. PRIZES: You will be automatically entered to win one of four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, an additional 500 Well ‘Canes Incentive Program points, two box seats to the Miami Marlins game on April 29, or two box seats to a UM baseball game this season.

One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the Corporate Run/Walk will take place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27. Last year, Team UM took the crown of the largest team out of the 860 companies participating. Let’s be the team to beat again at the city’s largest office party while enjoying a night of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun for more details.

 

 

 

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Fuel Your Body, Train Your Mind at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2017) – March is National Nutrition Month and the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating with several special events. As part of Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and discover the best healthy eating style for you. The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week from Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, to help all ’Canes find their nutritional fit.

“How and what we eat is imperative to our health,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator at the Herbert Wellness Center. “There is no best way for everyone to fuel their body. We are here to help the University of Miami community make better and smarter choices about their nutrition.”

Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week features the following events:

Healthy Snacks for Recovery
Tuesday, March 28, 12 – 2 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Learn how to create a complete snack to best nourish your body in its recovery after exercise. Healthy Snacks for Recovery is sponsored by Kind Bar.

Decoding Diets
Wednesday, March 29, 12 – 6 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
There are a lot of fad diets that people join for quick fixes. Find out which guides are best if you are looking to change your eating habits, and learn about diets you’ve tried in the past.

Ultra Body Workout
Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Centre Court
Mix up your exercise routine and feel the burn at this total body workout.

The Truth About Supplements
Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Educate yourself on how supplements truly affect and support your body and training.

Every bite counts. Even making simple changes to your eating habits and behavior inspire a lifetime of healthy living and wellbeing.

To learn more about National Nutrition Month, click here.

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Mindful Walking

This month’s Mindful Living seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will focus on walking mindfully. Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program who has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years.

IMPORTANT: Please bring comfortable walking shoes, as this practice will take place outdoors.

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Otto G. Richter Library breezeway

Miller School campus: Thursday, March 23, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center entrance

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, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Find Your Fitness Fit at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 1, 2017) – As we move into the month of March, your New Year’s resolutions might be fading. Now is the time to stick to your goals. Now is the time to take chances. Now is the time to try something new. Make 2017 the year of you. If you are looking to try new exercises that are fun and beneficial to your health, look no further than session two of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Pilates and instructional community classes, open to members and non-members.

Pilates classes focus on building core strength and endurance, increasing flexibility, improving muscle tone, and enhancing concentration. Instructional community classes help shake up your workout while improving your abilities. Take a look at some of the lesser-known benefits of Pilates and community classes at the Herbert Wellness Center.

Pilates is a full body workout.

Did you know your body continues to burn calories for hours after you leave the Pilates studio? Unlike a comparable amount of cardio, when you stop Pilates, the body does not immediately stop burning calories. Resistance-based exercises, such as Pilates, continue to burn additional calories throughout the day.

Pilates is for everyone.

Whether you are 22 or 62, it is never too late to begin Pilates. Even if you left exercise behind years ago, Pilates is an excellent way to help decrease chronic pain. Those who face chronic lower-back issues can benefit from Pilates’ core strengthening and emphasis on focus and breathing.

Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center offers a multi-level class suited for all levels of experience.

No matter your level of experience, multi-level Pilates is open for generally healthy participants looking to further their Pilates practice. Each instructor caters the class to the needs and abilities of the participants of the class. Multi-level classes may include reformer, tower, and mat work.

Most community classes offer a free trial week.

Adult aquatics, dance, martial arts, and tennis community classes all offer a free trial week during which participants can sample any class they want and find their perfect fit. The free trial is available for the first meeting of each class, beginning Monday, March 13. Registration is not required for the free class and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Herbert Wellness Center offers an Intro to Swing Dance class.

Swing dancing includes a variety of dance styles that were formed during the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s. With its roots in jazz, this dance form offers an unparalleled avenue of self-expression. The focus of this progressive class is to equip all participants with the ability to understand the dynamics of social dancing and multiple aspects of swing. All levels are welcome.

Pilates and community classes are open to members and non-members.

You do not have to be a member of the Herbert Wellness Center to reap the benefits of Pilates or community classes. Everyone in the University of Miami and Coral Gables community is welcome to participate and register in these classes.

Registration for Pilates classes is available to both members and non-members and can be done online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pilates registration is opens Monday, March 6, and closes Wednesday, March 15. Classes begin the week of March 20.

The Herbert Wellness Center offers adult and youth aquatics, dance, martial arts, and tennis classes available to members and non-members. Registration for community classes begins Monday, March 13 and closes, Sunday, March 26. Registration for youth aquatics opens on Monday, March 13 and closes on Monday, March 20, and a free trial for these classes is not offered. Registration for instructional community classes can be done 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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Register for the 2017 Corporate Run/Walk by February 27 to Save and Win

Corporate-RunLace up your running shoes and show that you’ve got this, again! Register for Team UM at the 2017 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk by Monday, February 27, and receive $15 off the registration fee and 300 Well ’Canes points. Those who register early will also have the chance to win free event registrations, four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, and an additional 500 Well ‘Canes points.

One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the Corporate Run/Walk will take place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27. Last year, Team UM took the crown of the largest team out of the 860 companies participating. Let’s be the team to beat again at the city’s largest office party while enjoying a night of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun for more details.

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