Wellness Programs

Nutritarian get together

The first Wednesday evening of every month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Health Professions (building 66), room 229

Are you curious about the nutritional interventions promoted in a recent study sponsored by NAU professor Jay Sutliffe, PhD and Joel Fuhrman, MD, which produced significant reduction in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure measurements as well an increased quality of life measures among NAU employee participants?

 Please join us for an informal get together with our local supporters and enthusiasts and find out how you may benefit from eating a more plant based, nutrient dense diet. Enjoy a variety of guest speakers, cooking demos, camaraderie and inspiration.

For more information, contact Shawna.Bowen@nau.edu. Reservations not required; just show up. All are welcome; this program is open to the entire community.

Employee Recreation Programs

Available at Campus Recreation, there are multiple fitness classes offered which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • Strive to Thrive
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees
Click here for further information.
Specific information for Group Fitness classes.

Holiday Harmony Flow Yoga

Led by Shannon Arnett
Wednesdays, December 3, 9, 16, 12 – 1 p.m.
$15/3 classes (fee is non-refundable)
Join us for a flowing yoga class, with many options to increase harmony in life on and off the mat! Resting, flowing through Vinyasa, and/or strengthening in poses are consistently offered as choices throughout practice for optimum pacing for each student. Each class will conclude with 10 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation and relaxation to balance out the mind and prepare for the rest of the day. 

To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes or visit/call the Recreation Center front desk (523-1733), 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Peaceful Yoga during the Holidays

Led by Melissa Shonauer

Thursdays, December 3, 10. 12:10 – 1 p.m.
$10/2 classes (fee non-refundable)
In these lunch hour classes, we will incorporate breath as well as basic and relaxing yoga poses to promote an overall feeling of calm and wellness, especially during the holiday season. Beginners to more experienced practitioners are welcome as options for variations of poses will be given. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. There are mats available at the Rec Center for those who need one.
To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes or visit/call the Recreation Center front desk (523-1733), 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Tour de Rec and Tour de WAC!

12:15 – 12:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays (dates listed below)
Recreation Center and Wall Aquatic Center
Join Campus Recreation staff for a tour of the Recreation Center (Rec) and Wall Aquatic Center (WAC). 
Employees will have an opportunity to ask questions as they tour the facility, explore programs and services offered, learn more information about the grand opening of the Aquatic and Tennis Complex, and sign up for an annual payroll deduction membership on the same day as the tour! Tours begin at 12:15 p.m. and conclude by 12:45 p.m. Tours begin at the facility’s front desk. 

Rec Center tour dates:
Tuesdays, December 1 & 15
Wednesdays, January 13 & 20
Wall Aquatic Center (WAC) tour dates:
Wednesdays, December 9 & 23
Tuesdays, January 5 & 19
To register, e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu and indicate which tour you would like to attend. 

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.

Living Lean At NACA

A 10-class series, designed to help you learn how to incorporate Precision Nutrition’s 10 Simple Healthy Habits for Fat Loss into your daily life. This program is not affiliated with NAU, but participating still counts for wellness incentive points with HealthyU.

Strive to Thrive at Your Desk

This collaborative program between EAW, Campus Recreation Services and NAU Environmental Health and Safety provides a free workstation assessment at YOUR desk. If your job involves risk factors associated with postural imbalances or intensive desk work and computer related activities, we can assess your work station and provide a preventative or corrective exercise program. Click here to sign up for your session today. The cost of additional postural assessments and more advanced personalized exercise program is $20. For more information please contact fitness@nau.edu.

Getting a postural assessment provides two credits toward your 2016 HealthyU credit.