Wellness Opportunities on Campus

TAMPA, Fla. (June 10, 2009) – Did you know you can get healthy without leaving campus? Even with the best of intentions to improve your health, it can be difficult to find the time to include healthy living into your lifestyle. Here are some free or low-cost opportunities - located right on campus - to help you achieve your wellness goals.


The Campus Recreation Center’s summer group fitness schedule offers a variety of classes throughout the day and into the evening. Looking for yoga at lunchtime? There’s a class at noon on Wednesdays! With a monthly membership of only $20, you’ll receive full access to the recreation center and all classes. For more information, click here.


In addition, Campus Recreation offers Exercise at Work classes at USF Health. Watch the USF Health Wellness Web site for information about upcoming classes and registration.


Weight Watchers at Work meetings are offered during lunchtime hours in the following locations:

·         College of Nursing, Room 2002 (Click here for more information.)

·         USF Health South Tampa Center, STC5051B (Click here for more information.)

·         FMHI, MHC 1329 – a new 17-week series begins June 18 (Email Sharon Springer for more information.)


If you have AvMed health insurance, you may receive a discount on Weight Watchers enrollment and meetings.


For employees who want to stop smoking, the Employee Assistance Program has launched the no-cost, Quit Smoking Now program.


Sometimes, the best exercise and stress relief comes from a great walk, and USF has many sidewalks and attractive walkways to explore. Ask a coworker to join you at lunchtime or after work, or enjoy a peaceful walk alone.


USF Sarasota-Manatee offers wellness options free to employees. Email Theresa Scott for more information.


USF St. Petersburg has an on-campus Fitness Center with group exercise classes for all fitness levels including muscle toning, cardiac boot camp, Pilates, yoga, martial arts, and belly and salsa dance.  Monthly membership for employees is just $25. Employees can swim for free at the USF St. Petersburg Waterfront pool. The USF St. Petersburg Waterfront also offers sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, scuba diving and more.