Wellness Programs

Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle at WPI

 

Lunchtime Fitness


Lunchtime Fitness

Cardio*

Tuesday and Thursday,  12:05 - 12:55pm

Have fun while getting in shape. Classes meet in Schwaber Dance Studios A & B, Sports & Rec Center. Each term begins a new session of classes. Price is determined by number of participants. Equipment: mat, weights, water bottle. Register. Liability release must be signed and on file. Contact Michele O'Brien at mobrien@wpi.edu or x5313 for more information.


Dance fitness*

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:05 - 12:55pm

For employees and graduate students, get fit with Tango!   Classes meet in the Schwaber Dance Studio C, Sports & Rec Center. No partner needed. RegisterLiability release must be signed and on file. Contact Sira Naras for more information.


Yoga*

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:05-12:55pm

Classes will be held in Schwaber Dance Studios A, B & C, Sports & Rec Center. 

Benefit from greater flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina. Yoga may also reduce anxiety and stress, improve mental clarity, and aid sleep. Cost is determined by number of participants. Because of high volume of enrollment, Register early. Liability release must be signed and on file. Contact Barbara Milanese x5538 for more information.


Activities

Fitness incentive programs.* Harvard Pilgrim Health Care members are eligible for reduced costs or reimbursements on health club memberships, WPI Lunchtime Fitness classes, Weight Watchers, and other weight loss centers. To learn more, visit Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Worcester Fitness * WPI employees can take advantage of deeply discounted membership rates [link to new .pdf] at Worcester Fitness locations. Payment through payroll deduction is required.

Intramural sports. Faculty and staff members can get back in the game with a wide variety of intramural sports. Learn more


General Fitness and Wellness

Chair Massage. Reduce stress with a chair massage provided by a licensed massage therapist who is on campus once a month. Cost is just $1 a minute. Contact Carol Tatro to schedule a massage.

Weight Watchers.* Manage a healthy weight with WPI’s Weight Watchers group, which meets Thursdays from 12:15 p.m.to 1:00 p.m. at various locations. A monthly pass ($39.95) allows attendance at unlimited meetings and access to all tools on the Weight Watchers website.  Attend a free meeting before joining. For details contact coordinator Karen Goudey.

Parenting Exchange Group. Join other staff and faculty members as they meet regularly to share stories about their children and discuss parenting issues. There is also a mailing list for asking and answering questions. To join the group or learn more, contact Laura Hanlan

 

* Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will reimburse $150 per calendar year for fees. Fallon Community Health Plan also offers a benefit under the It Fits Program. If you have another carrier, check to see if it offers incentives.

For reimbursements of Weight Watchers, please submit payment receipts to the Office of Human Resources. Deadline for reimbursement is March 31 for the prior year.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Employees enjoy free membership