Over 180 employees joined us for our third annual Poker Walk for National Employee Health and Fitness Day, and 35 winners were announced. Prizes for the day included two Premium Rec Memberships, three 30-minute Massages, four 15-week fitness classes, three 10-week fitness classes, 20 MU Cash Cards valued at $15 each, a Milwaukee County Zoo Package to include four admission tickets, parking, four train rides, four carousel rides, and four zoomobile rides, a Milwaukee Art Museum package to include two admission tickets and a $10 gift certificate for the museum store, and a Milwaukee Repertory Theater package to include two vouchers for tickets to a production in the 2013-14 season. And although everyone did not win a prize, everyone did benefit from some sunshine, comraderie, and of course….EXERCISE!
Tags: Marquette, walking, Wellness
In this poker game, you can’t lose.
To celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day, Marquette will be hosting a “Poker Walk.” To play, walkers will trek the Marquette Mile and collect cards throughout the route. The best poker hands at the end will win massages, gift cards, 15-week fitness classes and a one year membership to the campus recreational facilities.
Interested? Join President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Provost John Pauly and Executive Vice President Mary DiStanislao on May 15th. The walk begins at 12:15, with comments from Father Pilarz at 12:10p.m.
Participants may start the walk at a time convenient for them between noon and 1 p.m. and the walk starts and ends at the Rec Center (525 N 16th St.). Rain location will be inside the Rec Center.
You can register online or at the Rec Center just prior to the event from 11:45a.m. – 12:10p.m. If you plan on attending, please register online by Friday, May 10th. Registration prior to the event is not required, but RSVP is encouraged. For questions, please contact Kristin Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-5607.
Why walk? Watch this recent Ted Talk about the importance of walking for a business.
Tags: Cooking, healthy, Marquette, sushi
Learn to roll your own sushi in the upcoming Eat Right Healthy Cooking Series class on April 18th. This class will be held in AMU 163 from 3:00 – 4:00p.m. If you’d like to register please contact Sherri Walker at email@example.com.
Online registration is now open for our summer 2013 group fitness classes offered through the Employee Wellness Program.
We will be offering a 10 week program for the summer that includes new classes and new locations. Information on each class that is being offered as well as the links for the online registration forms can be found here.
Classes will begin the week of June 3rd. Space is limited so reserve your spot now! If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 288-5607.
Tags: fitness classes, Marquette, Wellness
Online registration is now open for the winter 2013 group fitness classes offered through the employee wellness program. We are excited to be offering new classes this semester with your choice of registering for a 10 or 15 week session, and a free trial will be offered the week of January 7th.
Information on each class that is being offered as well as the links for the online registration forms can be found here. Classes will begin the week of January 21st. Space is limited so reserve your spot.
We will be offering three Guided Meditation sessions throughout the term as well. Each session will be four weeks and will be held from 12:15-12:45p.m. every Wednesday. The first session will begin on February 13th, and the cost for each 4-week session is only $16. Space is limited to 15 persons/class. Go here for more information or to register.
If you have questions, please contact Kristin Kipp at email@example.com or by phone at x8-4476.
Tags: Cooking, Crock Pot, Healthy Meals
The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo have partnered to offer free Healthy Cooking Series demonstrations to teach how to cook tasty and healthy meals in minutes.
Next up is “Easy Crock Pot Meals” on November 19th. Session will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 163. As always, please visit the Employee Wellness Website for more information.
Contact Sherri Walker at 288-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tags: Marquette, mindfulness, Wellness
While it may seem to you at times that feeling lost, overwhelmed, and worried are very modern problems, they have been around for a long time. Mindfulness is an ages-old tool that has been refined by practitioners in the 21st century to be practical and applicable to the digital age.
Paul Norton will introduce the background of the practice and give us introductory training in the valuable techniques of meditation and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Dr. Norton is a pediatrician presently practicing developmental behavioral pediatrics. Paul is also a practicing Buddhist in the tradition of the Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a founding member and current president of the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee and is a popular speaker and inspiring teacher.
Come get a taste of mindfulness practice!
When: Monday, November 5, 3:30-5:00 pm
Where: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Conference Center B/C