Faculty/Staff Group Exercise and Free Fridays Continue
Faculty/staff group exercise classes are provided at no cost to Kent State University employees and sponsored by Employee Wellness and the Department of Recreational Services. A membership is not required to attend, but advance registration is required and space is limited for each session.
Below is a summary of our faculty/staff group exercise classes offered each week along with the times and a brief description:
- Mondays – Basic Strength Training (12:30-1:15 pm.) No matter your fitness level, it is always good to start with (or go back to) the basics. This class will break down a variety of basic resistance exercises to learn proper form and technique to get you ready for the next level of your fitness journey.
- Tuesdays – Rejuvenate Yourself With Lunchtime Yoga (12:15-1 p.m.) All fitness levels are welcome, and you are requested to bring your own mat.
- Wednesdays – Compound Strength (formerly Total Body Toning) (12:15-1 p.m.) This class takes Basic Strength to the next level and puts those individual resistance exercises together to form compound movements. Work the entire body at once to increase caloric burn, improve your balance and coordination and, of course, increase your strength.
- Fridays – Spin 50/50 (12:15-1 p.m.) Spin 50/50 is an indoor stationary cycling class that focuses on improving your cardiovascular and muscular fitness with biking on simulated flat roads, hills and jumps, followed by off-the-bike strength training and core exercises.
All full- and part-time employees are eligible to attend faculty/staff group exercise classes. For full-time, benefits-eligible employees participating in the Wellness Your Way program, each session attended is worth 10 points toward your Tier Two total up to the maximum for the Group Exercise category or Mindfulness category for yoga.
How to Register for Faculty/Staff Group Exercise
Advanced registration is required via our digital calendar at www.tinyurl.com/WYWCalendar. Click on the designated class(es) you wish to attend. Registration will open at the beginning of each month for the following month.
As an added reminder, Employee Wellness and the Department of Recreational Services continue to sponsor Free Fridays at the Rec. Free Fridays are held at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center for all Kent State faculty and staff. Employees must provide a valid FLASHcard for entry. No prior registration is required for Free Fridays, and this includes complimentary access to Group X classes on Friday. For more information, please visit the Free Fridays webpage.
For questions related to health and wellness offerings for Kent State faculty and staff, please contact Kim Hauge, director of employee wellness, at 330-672-7505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.