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Celebrate Homecoming with a Love Brick on the Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge

Love.BridgeHomecoming is a special time of year when we get to fall in love with UM all over again. Join the more than 300 UM alumni and friends of the Herbert Wellness Center who have chosen to declare their love and celebrate someone special in their lives with a Love Brick on the Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge.

Not only does a Love Brick proclaim your love for someone you care deeply about, it also helps put UM students on the permanent path to wellness. Initiated by Patti and Allan Herbert and supported by funds from the Love Bridge, the CHAMP (’Canes Health Assessment and Motivation Program) Endowment Fund offers all UM students free fitness assessments each semester they’re in school. Students use the information from these assessments to get started or stay on the right health and fitness program to achieve their wellness goals.

The Love Bridge combines two dimensions of wellness that are key to the mission of the Herbert Wellness Center. In addition to supporting emotional wellness for those honored with a brick, the program promotes physical wellness in UM students who take advantage of CHAMP. In other words, a Love Brick is the perfect way to declare your love for UM, and someone special, at homecoming.

To purchase your brick, fill out the Love Bridge brochure. For more information, contact Carmen Gilbert at 305-284-8512 or visit the Herbert Wellness Center’s website.


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Bending Over Backwards to Stay Healthy: Yoga Class Provides Body and Soul Experience

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 23, 2015) – With exercise mats unfurled, about 100 University of Miami students, faculty, and staff participated in “UM’s Largest Yoga Class” on Tuesday, stretching their spines and twisting their torsos in an hour-long session held at the Herbert Wellness Center.

Led by seven yoga instructors, two of whom walked about the Centre Court adjusting people’s posture, the free class combined movements of Vinyasa, Prana, and other forms of yoga and was part of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) #HealthyCampus Week. During the weeklong initiative, the Wellness Center and UM Dining teamed up with other departments and divisions to highlight and promote the University’s health and wellness initiatives.

“We want to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice at UM,” said Scott Levin, executive director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation.

Levin noted that last year, UM joined 19 other colleges and universities to become part of the PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment aimed at making college and university campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around nutrition, physical activity, and programming.

The Wellness Center is celebrating 20 years of defining wellness for the University of Miami community and will honor its anniversary with several special programs and events throughout the year. For more information about PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative or the Wellness Center’s 20-year anniversary celebration, visit miami.edu/wellness.

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See the Winning Design for Team UM’s Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt

Corproate.Run T-shirtThe competition was stiff, but the University’s Culture Transformation Team has selected Isabel Vera’s design for the Dri-Fit T-shirts Team UM will wear in the 2015 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk.

Along with the theme for this year’s race—”At the U We Transform Lives”—the orange T-shirt features Sebastian on the front and the iconic U, formed by two hands, over the word “know” on the back.

“As in ‘U know, UM is it,”‘ said Vera, senior administrative assistant in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Department of Surgery. “I was very surprised but very happy to win and look forward to seeing a lot of orange and green on race day.”

The 2015 Corporate Run/Walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The T-shirt contest was sponsored by Human Resources, Well ’Canes, and the Herbert Wellness Center.

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Bike the Underline on March 21 and Glimpse the Future

Everyone in the UM community and beyond is invited to Bike the Underline on Saturday, March 21, when three MetroRail stations will be abuzz with activity—including free UHealth health screenings, performances by Frost School of Music students, free yoga and Zumba classes, guided bike tours, art exhibits, food, refreshments, and much more—all aimed at attracting and engaging cyclists along the 10-mile paved path under the Metrorail line.

Taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brickell, University, and South Miami MetroRail stations, the inaugural Bike the Underline celebration is part of Miami-Dade County’s Bike305 initiative, which began in 2013 with the designation of every March as Bike305 month. New this year, Bike the Underline will introduce residents to the dreams and plans to transform the underutilized stretch of pavement under the Metrorail into one of South Florida’s most iconic transportation corridors and linear parks.

To promote that vision and encourage residents to leave their cars and get on their bikes for exercise, transportation, and recreation, the following activities will take place at the following stations:

Brickell Station:

– Performances by the UM Frost School of Music’s Frost Horn Quartet, Classical Flute Duet, BLT Woodwind Trio, and Giroux/Udall Jazz Duo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; art exhibit by seniors

– Free yoga classes

– Food

– Water station

University Station:

– Free health risk screenings, including BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, cholesterol, VO2Max and more, courtesy of the UHealthAware Team and the UM Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center

– Bike rodeo for kids to teach safe-cycling skills

– Free helmets for children

– Free water bottles, gags, and other giveaways

– Guided bike tour to the Coral Gables Museum for the ArtCycle/Underline exhibit

– Water station

South Miami Station:

– Free yoga and Zumba classes

– Free bike checks courtesy of Mack Cycle & Fitness

– Giveaways by Footworks

– Food trucks

– Bake sale with donations to South Miami Neighborhood Association

– Entertainment by John Martin’s entertainer Paddy Kelligan

– Free health checks courtesy of South Miami Hospital

– Guided bike tour of the Ludlam Trail

In addition to the three activated stations, there will be plenty of activity at the spit of land adjacent to U.S. 1 and Kendall Drive, where Project Dadeland will welcome Bike the Underline participants to plant and mulch the area and, over time, watch their labors blossom into a future park. All materials will be provided by Project Dadeland.

For more information, visit Bike305.





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Herbert Wellness Center to Close for UM vs. UF Football Game

The Herbert Wellness Center will close on Saturday, September 7, so that all student employees who work at the center can attend the UM vs. UF football game at Sun Life Stadium. The Wellness Center will reopen on Sunday, September 8, at 8 a.m. As a reminder, during the academic year the Herbert Wellness Center is open from 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends.

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