Wellness Programs

Gentle Yoga

Led by Devin Hubbard, B.A. English, Musician, Chef, RYT-200

Thursday afternoons, July 6 – 27, 12:10 - 1 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, Recreation Center, Exercise Suite 1
$20/4 week session

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. We will begin classes with a breathing practice, then gently move through basic poses while focusing on alignment and breath awareness in the present moment, and end with relaxing postures. 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 stop by the Rec Center front desk.

 

Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff 

Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m.
Heritage Square, Aspen Street, downtown Flagstaff
Walk/run 1 to 3.12 miles (route guide provided)

EAW, in partnership with NAPEBT (Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefits Trust) wellness program, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Native Americans for Community Action, the Downtown Business Alliance, and several other community organizations is pleased to announce Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff!
Meet with family and friends every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Heritage Square to walk or run the designated route. You may register at any time by visiting Meet Me Downtown Flagstaff. Be one of the first 75 people to register and receive a free inaugural t-shirt. By registering and participating, you will become eligible for prizes. The more you participate, the more prizes you can win. You will also receive discounts on downtown goods and services. We are building our Flagstaff community through fitness and fun! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome too!

Recording your participation on these walks/runs on your azblue.com account provides points toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive under the “Physical Activity Challenge” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

 

Questions? Please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu

Cook Well Flagstaff

Led by the Community Chronic Disease Prevention Team (the “Nutrition Study team”)
Wednesday evenings, June 24 and July 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (attend either or all)
Flagstaff Medical Center McGee Auditorium (1200 N. Beaver Street)
FREE

Cook Well Flagstaff is a cooking class series that is open to everyone interested in improving nutrition through healthy cooking. In these classes we will demonstrate simple, healthy recipes and provide food samples, including specific choices for lunch, dinner and desserts. All are welcome and registration is not required. Recording your participation in these cooking classes on your azblue.com account provides one point/class toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive in the “HealthyU Classes and Events” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

For more information, please contact ask-eaw@nau.edu.

Journaling Group 

Led by Sue Meyn, LPC, group facilitator
My Inner Garden--What's growing there?
Wednesday, June 28, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Healthy and Learning Center, room 2402

Use therapeutic writing, various techniques, to explore the garden metaphor. You will have time to reflect upon what you nurture within, and perhaps make a plan for something you want to change or add. Discussion is confidential and no one is required to read from their journal. These writing workshops are intended to help you realize more of your inner power!
Attend one or both! No one will be required to read anything they've written and all discussion will be confidential. All are welcome; no prior writing or journaling skills required.

To register for one or both groups, please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu and indicate which session/s you will attend.

HealthyU Wellness Walk with President Cheng

Wednesday, August 9, 12 noon p.m.
Louie Lunch South

This sunny south campus loop begins and ends at the west entrance of the Franke College of Business and provides one or two-mile options, lasting 30 - 45 minutes depending on individual walking speed.
The walk will take place, rain or shine. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen and carry a water bottle. Registration is not required. All are welcome. Recording your participation in this walk on your azblue.com account provides one point toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive in the “HealthyU Classes and Events” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.
For more information, please contact ask-eaw@nau.edu.

HealthyU Update

The deadline to complete HealthyU activities and record points is 6 p.m. on September 30. For assistance with tracking and recording HealthyU points, please print the Points Tracking Form to organize required information and get step by step instructions on how to navigate the BCBSAZ website.

One of the required activities of earning wellness points is having a current biometric screening*. You may schedule a biometric screening with one of the following resources:
• NAU Campus Health Services OR
• Your primary care provider OR
• Healthwaves biometric screening. The next screening in Flagstaff will be on Tuesday, July 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Facility Services break room (building #77) and online registration is available.

*If you completed biometrics with your primary care provider or at a screening since October 1, 2016, you may use those numbers and do not have to repeat a biometric screening to complete the My BluePrint health assessment.

For more information visit nau.edu/healthyU

Flagstaff Nutrition Coalition Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Flagstaff Medical Center, McGee Auditorium

Dr. Shipra Bansal, North Country Healthcare physician, will share more about the power of good nutrition to create and sustain good health and how incorporating plant based food into our diets can help prevent and treat disease. We especially welcome current and past participants of Community Chronic Disease Prevention (CCDP) nutrition studies to join us for inspiration and fellowship. All are welcome, registration is not required. Free healthy food samples will be provided. Recording your participation in this meeting on your azblue.com account provides one point toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive in the “HealthyU Classes and Events” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

For more information, please e-mail ask-eaw@nau.edu.

FAST Fitness - Small Group Training

Recreation Center
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 25 (Registration Deadline: June 23) 
Training options: 7 - 8 a.m., 11 a.m. - 12 noon, 12 noon - 1 p.m. or 5 - 6 p.m.
2x a week (14 sessions) Cost: $175/person for members; $210/person for non-members

This 7-week program allows NAU employees to participate in small group training consisting of 3-5 individuals.  Groups will be matched based on skill level and desired training time slot. The registration fee will be paid via payroll deductions in three installments between July 7 and August 4. Please print, sign and return the registration form to the front desk of the Rec Center at the time of payment. 

Recording your participation in this training program on your azblue.com account provides points toward your 2018 HealthyU incentive under the “Physical Activity Challenge” category. For complete information visit nau.edu/healthyu.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact fitness@nau.edu or 928-523-1582.

Employee Fitness Classes

Multiple fitness classes are available which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees

Employee Recreation Center Membership Options

Early Bird
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$100/semester or $200/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 6 - 9 a.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction.

Lunch & Bunch
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$125/semester or $250/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction. Please visit Rec Center membership page for complete information, or stop by the Rec Center front desk

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.