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Full-time and part-time employees at WPI enjoy access to healthy opportunities and incentives, including fitness classes; wellness activities (chair massage, drop-in meditation sessions, Weight Watchers meetings); fitness incentive programs and reimbursements; and casual intramural sports teams.

Be Well Together

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WPI is launching a a new wellness initiative. Be Well Together aims to support faculty, students, and staff with wellness programs that bring the community together. The live virtual get-togethers will happen at various times during the week and will feature experts in mindfulness and yoga. The first session will begin Wednesday, April 1. Learn more and to sign up for the sessions, please create an account on Sona Systems. All sessions will be accessed through Zoom (please note: a software download for Zoom is required for streaming the session). Plan ahead and give yourself some time to sign up and access the program.

Cardio Fitness

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

Have fun while getting in shape. Classes meet in Schwaber Dance Studios A & B, Sports & Recreation Center. Each term begins a new session of classes. Price is determined by number of participants. Equipment: mat, weights, water bottle. A registration and liability form (PDF) must be signed and on file. Contact Diane O'Keefe for more information.

Dance Fitness

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

Get fit with dance! Classes for employees and grad students meet in Schwaber Dance Studio C, Sports & Recreation Center. No partner needed, type of dance changes by term. A registration and liability form (PDF) must be signed and on file. Contact Sira Naras for more information.

Barre Classes

Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Have fun while getting in shape. Classes meet in the Schwaber Dance Studios A & B, Sports & Recreation Center. Each term begins a new session of classes. Price is determined by number of participants. Equipment: mat and water bottle. A registration and liability form (PDF) must be signed and on file. Contact Diane Begreen for more information.

Yoga Classes

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

Classes are usually held in Schwaber Dance Studios A, B, & C, Sports & Recreation Center, participants are notified if location changes. 

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, you’re encouraged to register early. A registration and liability form (PDF) must be signed and on file. Contact Barbara Milanese x5538 for more information.

Activities

Fitness incentive programs.* Tufts Health Plan 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 the Tufts website or view its reimbursement form.

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

General Fitness and Wellness

Drop-In Meditation. The Student Development & Counseling Center (SDCC) offers periodic drop-in meditation sessions for students, faculty, and staff at its 16 Einhorn Road location. Contact the SDCC by email or by phone at 508-831-5540 for more information.

* Tufts Health Plan will reimburse $150 per calendar year for fees for Cardio, Dance, Barre, Yoga, gym memberships or attendance / participation in Weight Watchers programs. These reimbursements need to be completed by the participant directly with Tufts. Processing by Tufts can take up to 8 weeks. If you have another carrier, check to see if it offers incentives.

For more information, contact the Division of Talent & Inclusion.

Running with the Footpounders

For nearly five decades, the Footpounders Running Club has welcomed runners of all abilities to join them in the pursuit of health. From novice joggers to marathon runners, they have a love of running and a bond of friendship. Many Footpounders say the club has given them a sense of family at WPI. 

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June 13, 2020
Division of Talent & Inclusion, Human Resources