In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Arts & Sciences is sponsoring Be Well Together, including sessions on yoga, mindfulness, and meditation and a Wellness Seminar Series this academic year. Be Well Together aims to support faculty, students, and staff with wellness programs that bring the community together. The live virtual get-togethers feature experts in mindfulness and yoga and Wellness Seminars on topics including happiness and wellbeing, myths and science surrounding weight, and stress management. You can sign up for these Zoom sessions online. To learn more look at the Be Well Together (PDF). 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, access the program, and treat yourself well.
Great Minds at Work:
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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.
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.
* 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.