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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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Bring Your Valentine to Live, Love, Wellness Week at the Herbert Wellness Center


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 1, 2017) – The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center wants you to feel the love this Valentine’s Day. In celebration of American Heart Month this February, the center is hosting a week  of Live, Love, Wellness beginning Thursday, February 9 and featuring several special heart-focused events, including yoga workshops, free studio cycling in the atrium, and a Zumba dance party.

February marks Heart Month and the Herbert Wellness Center is encouraging all members of the University of Miami community to take charge of their health. Adding daily exercise and eating right are just two steps to improving your heart health.

“Developing a healthy routine is imperative to maintaining heart health,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator. “By eating smart, engaging in regular activity, and cultivating a well-balanced lifestyle of wellness, you are already on your way to changing your health and your life.”

The schedule for Live, Love, Wellness week is as follows:

Partner Yoga Workshop: Thursday, February, 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
Grab a partner and join together to experience a deeper impact and understanding of yoga practice. The workshop, open to members and non-members, costs $15 for UM yoga pass holders, $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.

Partner Workout of the Day: Thursday, February 9
Whether you’re with a significant other or just a best friend, two can participate in the partner workout of the day in the fitness room together. The partner workout is a full-body workout designed for all fitness levels.

Cupid Shuffle Zumba Dance Party: Friday, February 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dance into the weekend at the Cupid Shuffle Zumba Dance Party in Multipurpose Room B. Show off your best moves and get your heart rate up while having a blast at this free dance event.

Heart Opening Yoga Workshop: Sunday, February 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
Heart Opening explores the ways we express love and compassion toward one another and ourselves. After establishing a solid and safe yoga base, participants will use that stability to open through the shoulders, and chest and work into foundational back-bending poses. The workshop, open to members and non-members, costs $15 for UM yoga pass holders, $25 for members, and $35 for non-members.

Race Your Heart Out Studio Cycling: Monday, February 13, 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
Get ready to work up a sweat at Race Your Heart Out, taking place in the Herbert Wellness Center Atrium. The theme: your favorite hot couples/break-ups playlist. These cycling classes are free and open to members only; priority will be given to current cycling pass holders. All participants will receive an exclusive event towel.

Partner Workout of the Day: Monday, February 13
Meet your partner again or bring someone new to the second partner workout of the day. Whether you’re with a significant other or just a best friend, two can participate in the partner workout of the day in the fitness room. The partner workout is a full-body workout designed for all fitness levels.

Fall in Love with U: Tuesday, February 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All day on Valentine’s Day, love will be in the air at the Herbert Wellness Center. Stop by the atrium for free coffee from the Courtside Eatery, Kind Bar samples, infused water, Jenga, open meditation, and blood pressure education. Stick around for live jazz music and check out the COPE and ’Canes Care for ’Canes tables.

UMove Zumba: Wednesday, February 15, 12 p.m.
Get your blood pumping with a high-energy Zumba class. Grab a group of friends and dance through your midday slump at the Lakeview Stage at noon. Can’t catch this class? The UMove program is offering Zumba classes at the Lakeview Stage on Wednesdays, March 22 and April 19.

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Get Moving with the Herbert Wellness Center’s Outdoor Activities


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 25, 2017)—Are U ready to move? Join the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s U Move program each Wednesday through the months of February, March, and April. The U Move program was created to engage the University of Miami community in fun and free outdoor activities every week and is open to members and non-members of the Herbert Wellness Center. Each Wednesday of the month brings a different outdoor physical activity appealing to a wide range of participants and fitness levels.

“We designed the U Move program to offer a dedicated set of activities taking place outside of the Herbert Wellness Center,” says Christina WooChing, assistant director of wellness. “Whether you work on campus or live in the area, we want you to get moving and take advantage of this free program open to everyone.”

On the first Wednesday of the month, the elite Herbert Wellness Center personal training team will lead a boot camp featuring bodyweight exercises and an introduction to the outdoor fitness equipment. If you are ready to challenge yourself, head to the intramural fields at noon. Relax and de-stress on the second Wednesday of the month with yoga on the Foote Green at noon.

Get your blood pumping with a high-energy Zumba class on the third Wednesday of the month. Grab a group of friends and dance through your midday slump at the Lakeview Stage at noon.

Whether you are a seasoned runner or simply looking to start, multiple opportunities are available throughout the fourth Wednesday of the month to get in a run around the beautiful UM campus. Join the Run Club behind the Herbert Wellness Center at the IM field house at 7 a.m., noon, or 7 p.m. to accommodate your busy schedule.

Boot Camp Schedule:
Wednesday, February 1
Wednesday, March 1
Wednesday, April 5

Yoga Schedule:
Wednesday, February 8
Wednesday, March 8
Wednesday, April 12

Zumba Schedule:
Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 22*
Wednesday, April 19

Run Club Schedule:
Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday, March 29**
Wednesday, April 26

* Fourth Wednesday of the month

** Fifth Wednesday of the month

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Free Week of Community Classes Begins January 30 at the Herbert Wellness Center


Starting Monday, January 30, through Sunday, February 5, the Herbert Wellness Center is offering a “try before you buy” week for all community classes except youth aquatics. So if you are interested in learning how to swing dance or relieve stress in a Tai Chi class, now is your chance! Take a look at all the classes being offered and give one or two a try.

Community classes are 6 to 12 weeks in duration and are taught by certified professionals, and best of all, are open to everyone, regardless of membership status. You can register for a community class through the center website or by contacting the Sales Office at 305-284-5433.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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