A note from Mr. P, Director
Dear Health-E-Living Subscriber:
The buzz around the Herbert Wellness Center is almost palpable. I can feel the excitement as our student employees get ready to graduate, prepare for internships, make plans to study abroad, or leave for home. Thankfully some will stay around and work for us over the summer!
This is a bittersweet time for me and the rest of the wellness staff. Although we knew this day would come, it is still hard to say good-bye to the student employees who have worked for us over the years. We couldn’t run this facility without their help and dedication. So to our student employees who are leaving us I say, “Thank you and best of luck with your future plans.”
To our members, I’d like to thank you for your support of the Herbert Wellness Center. I’m acutely aware of these tough economic times and I know many of you sacrifice in other areas to continue your membership. During these stressful times, taking care of your physical and mental health is more important than ever and I congratulate you on making it a priority. Please encourage your co-workers, friends, and family members to do the same. They will thank you—trust me!
Take advantage of the quiet time to try something new at the Herbert Wellness Center. The facility operates a slightly reduced schedule but our core programs continue throughout the summer. So buy a yoga pass, sign up for an instructional class (membership not required), or try out a new group exercise class. Consider it a “vacation” from your regular routine!
I wish you a peaceful and relaxing summer. See you around your Wellness Center.
Norm Parsons, Director
Student Summer Membership
Spring semester student memberships will expire on Friday, May 15. Any student who would like to continue using the Herbert Wellness Center during the summer must purchase membership. Only students enrolled in classes may have the fee added to their student account. Membership is $136 for the full summer or $11/week. Purchase full-summer membership (or have it added to your student account) before May 15 and receive free towel service! Pre-sale applications are available at the front desk. Visit the membership office or call 305-284-8019 for more information.
Spring Commencement Exercises
Commencement ceremonies for Spring graduates are scheduled for Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Traffic and parking in front of the Herbert Wellness Center will be impacted due to these events. Avoid parking in the direct vicinity of the facility to circumvent commencement-related traffic.
Summer Studio Cycling and Yoga Passes Now Available
Studio Cycling and Yoga passes for Summer 2009 will be available in the Wellness Suite beginning on Monday, May 18. Turn in your Spring 2009 pass before May 22 and receive $5 off the purchase of your Summer 2009 pass. Purchase both passes at the same time and receive 50% off the price of the second one. Students: $54 for the entire summer or $30 for summer session 1. Non-students: $84 for the entire summer.
FREE Studio Cycling in the Atrium!
Curious about studio cycling? Here is your chance to try this fun and exciting form of exercise for free! The following classes will be held in the Atrium and will be free to any Wellness Center member. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with studio cycling cards can call ahead to reserve a seat (305-284-5433). Beginner to advanced-level riders are welcome.
- Monday, June 1: 12 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Christine) and 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Guido)
- Tuesday, June 2: 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (Meli) and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Liz)
- Wednesday, June 3: 6:40 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. (Stephanie), 12 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Christine), and 5:40 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. (Alison)
Summer 2009 Instructional Programs
Registration for Summer 2009 Instructional Programs begins on Tuesday, May 26. Classes will begin the week of May 31. Courses include Salsa, Tai Chi, adult/child swim, water exercise, tennis, and Pilates. To view the course catalog please visit www.miami.edu/wellness/fitnessprograms. Want to try a class before purchasing? Come try the first scheduled class for free! Visit the Wellness Suite Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. to register or call 305-284-LIFE(5433) for further information.
Be Your Own Personal Trainer
June 3 - 24, Wednesdays 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. This is a four-part course taught by the assistant director of fitness and personal training designed to provide a general overview of exercise program design. Each class will cover a different aspect of program design. Topics will include cardiovascular training, resistance training, equipment safety/setup, and the importance of flexibility. Upon the completion of the course each participant will leave with a personalized workout plan and a more in-depth understanding of various components of program design. Cost: UM student members - $56, non-student members - $70, and non-members - $80.
New Group Exercise, Studio Cycling, and Yoga Schedules
The Summer 2009 group exercise, studio cycling, and yoga schedules begin on Saturday, May 16. Click here to view them now!
Summer Hours and Holidays
The Herbert Wellness Center operates a slightly reduced schedule over the summer. Effective Saturday, May 16, the hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Remember the facility is closed Memorial Day (Monday, May 25) and Saturday, July 4.
Summer Parking at the Wellness Center
Wellness Center parking permits are valid in the Dickinson West lot (the lot directly in front of the Wellness Center) Saturday, May 16, through Sunday, August 16. The cost of a wellness permit is reduced to $44 effective May 18. For more information, stop by the membership office or call 305-284-8540.
Children Home from College?
If you have children home from college and they meet the eligibility requirements for a dependent, then consider adding them to your membership. They can join for a month, two months, etc. To learn more, contact the membership office at 305-284-8540.