With WPI’s own mascot doing jumping jacks and high-fiving an enthusiastic crowd, a new fitness initiative called the Healthy Herd was unveiled to the WPI community at the Fall Town Meeting. The name was chosen through a popular vote that brought in ballots from almost half of WPI’s employees. The goal of the Healthy Herd is to bring together tips, information, and resources to help the WPI community to “Live Well. Work Well.”
Over the years, WPI has provided a variety of health and fitness offerings, ranging from Jazzercise to Weight Watchers to chair massage. Over the summer, a Health & Wellness Working Group was formed to discuss how to take wellness at WPI to the next level. Chaired by Connie Aramento, associate director of academic advising and first year programs, with input from Eric Chojnowski, Beth Mulvey, and Tracy Hassett of the Human Resources office, the group now includes almost 40 representatives from all corners of the campus who answered the call to help their WPI colleagues move toward healthier lifestyles.