Faculty and Staff Memberships: Maximize Your Health AND Your Dollars

Faculty & Staff Memberships to the Student Recreation & Wellness Center: Maximize Your Health AND Your Dollars

Did you know that Kent State faculty and staff can purchase a membership to the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SWRC) for only $19.58 per month? Employees who take advantage of the payroll deduction payment option spend less than $10 per pay on membership. 

New for fall 2021, faculty/staff annual memberships include access to ALL group exercise classes, both in-person and virtual (over $145 annual value). Members also receive two free guest passes each semester and discounted pricing on programs, facility rentals, and additional guest passes.  

Recreational Services' outstanding faculty/staff membership pricing is due in part to the full-time faculty/staff benefit paid by each hiring department, which equates to a $60 annual discount. With flexible payment options, including monthly auto-debit and payroll deduction, you can't find a better value! 

Need more convincing?

See below how participating in the Wellness Your Way Rewards Program can allow your membership to basically pay for itself! 

As part of the Employee Wellness program, all full-time, benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to earn $300 annually for completing Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the wellness rewards program, which covers the cost of a faculty/staff SRWC membership and then some!

The goal of Tier 2 of the wellness rewards program is to earn 350 points by engaging in healthy lifestyle activities. As an active member of the SRWC, you have the opportunity to earn the following Tier 2 points:

  • Group Exercise (10 points per session, up to 100 points per cycle)
  • Mindfulness/Yoga (10 points per session, up to 60 points per cycle)
  • 3/3/30 Exercise Tracker (track 3 months of exercise to earn 50 points)
  • Wellness Your Way (Training for something specific? Prefer to work out alone over in a group? This is Wellness Your Way! Earn up to 40 points in this Tier 2 category) 
  • Wellable Challenges (Have an activity tracking device or app? Then you might consider joining a Wellable challenge, which allows your steps and exercise to translate to Tier 2 points! Points vary. Learn more here)

Sign up for your membership today in the SRWC Pro Shop which is currently open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (hours will adjust once fall semester begins). For additional membership information, please visit www.kent.edu/recservices/facultystaff-memberships or contact Jim Kraus at 330-672-0465 or jkraus8@kent.edu.

For questions related to health and wellness offerings for Kent State University faculty and staff, please contact the Employee Wellness office at 330-672-0392 or wellness@kent.edu

POSTED: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 9:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:24am