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Looking for a Graduation Gift? Consider a Love Brick

Green love brickLooking for the perfect graduation gift? Why not congratulate your favorite graduate with a love brick on the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge, and contribute to the well-being of future graduates?

A gift that lasts a lifetime and for generations, love bricks are a special way to recognize students who hold the University in their hearts as they embark on their careers. Proceeds from the purchase of this special gift fund CHAMP, a program that provides free fitness consultations for students.

To purchase a brick, fill out the online form. For more information, visit the Love Bridge website or contact Carmen Gilbert at 305-284-8512 or cburgess@miami.edu.



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HealthyCampus Week Returns October 16-20

Healthier.PartnershipCORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2017) – Healthy Campus Week returns to the University of Miami October 16-20 when the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America Healthier Campus Initiative, will present a variety of special events and activities free to the UM community.

Beginning on Monday, October 16, get ready to challenge yourself with the Fitness Challenge. Think you can out-sweat the competition? Join the challenge to prove it! Check in at the Fitness Desk for more information.

Also on Monday, start the week off on the right foot with Cycling in the Atrium at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 7:15 p.m.

Be the Best U on Tuesday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wellness Center Atrium, where there will be complimentary fitness testing, blood pressure screenings, and giveaways.

Bring your own mat (B.Y.O.M.) to UM’s Largest Yoga Class at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18 in Centre Court. This yoga class is free and open to the UM community. Enter the raffle for the chance to win a Manduka yoga mat.

Stop by Thursday, October 19, to meet all the UM campus partners involved in making the healthy choice the easy choice at the Healthy ‘Cane Network Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Herbert Wellness Center Atrium.

Finish the week with relaxing chair massages on Friday, October 20 from 3–6 p.m. in the Herbert Wellness Center Atrium. In addition, Fitness Challenge winners will be announced on Friday. Winners will also receive Manduka yoga mats.

The Partnership for a Healthier America works with the private sector to ensure the health of the nation’s youth and end childhood obesity. By brokering commitments with colleges and universities, the Healthier Campus Initiative helps campuses adopt guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming.

“This is the fourth year of UM’s collaboration with Partnership for a Healthier America and the University has made great strides to make our campus a healthier one,” said Scott Levin, executive director of the Herbert Wellness Center. “From providing healthier food and beverage services at on-campus dining venues to encouraging physical activity and movement through facilities and programs on campus, every UM partner is committed to helping students, faculty, and staff make healthier choices that will ensure their personal and professional success.”

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Relieve Post-Irma Stress with Free Meditation Class at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 2, 2017) – While our school and community continue recovering from Hurricane Irma, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center has added an additional meditation class to help participants regain mind-clarity and get back into a routine. Improve your physical and emotional responses to stress while increasing your health and happiness at the free meditation class open to members and non-members on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Meditation is known to stimulate relaxation, which in turn might reduce blood pressure. Meditation can also alleviate conditions caused or worsened by stress, by decreasing metabolism, lowering blood pressure, and improving the heart rate, breathing, and brain waves.

Studies show that meditation may enhance the brain’s ability to process information. Not only can your memory expand, but your empathy and sense of self may improve as well. Meditation also assists in fostering compassion, happiness, and focus.

The meditation class, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the conference room on the second floor of the Wellness Center. Comfortable clothing is recommended. The next meditation class will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for the class, call 305-284-5433 or email wellnesscenter@miami.edu.


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

Love.BridgeWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not declare your eternal love on a brick on the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge? Join the hundreds of UM alumni and friends of the Herbert Wellness Center who have chosen to celebrate someone special in their lives with a Love Brick.

Not only does a Love Brick publically proclaim your love for someone you care deeply about, but funds from the bricks help put UM students on the permanent wellness path. 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 year 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 who receive a brick, the program promotes physical wellness in UM students who take advantage of CHAMP. In other words, a Love Brick is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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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Looking for the Perfect Graduation Gift? Buy a Love Brick!

ryan-dauer-from-herbertsLooking for the perfect graduation gift?  Why not congratulate your favorite graduate with a love brick on the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge? After all, love bricks are the perfect graduation gift for students who will hold the University of Miami in their hearts as they embark on their careers.

For a minimum $500 donation, you can purchase a brick on the Love Bridge to memorialize a special event, acknowledge a loved one, or to permanently show your love for UM. What’s more, Love Bricks don’t only recognize someone dear, funds from the bricks help put UM students on the permanent wellness path.

 For more information, including about special characters, please contact Carmen Gilbert at cburgess@miami.edu or visit the Love Brick order page.

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