Dear Health-E-Living Subscriber,
It seems like just yesterday I was writing a ‘welcome’ note for our first newsletter of the year. Now I’m writing the last note of what has truly been an outstanding year! Your Herbert Wellness Center has enjoyed another great year – participation and programs increased over the past year and the 17 year old center still looks great!
We said good-bye to more than 50 student employees at last week’s Jack Kelsey awards luncheon. We are very appreciative of their hard work and wish them the best as they take their place in the ‘real’ world. One of the true joys of working at a university, especially at the Wellness Center, is watching the students grow and develop during their time with us. Our future is in (their) good hands.
We are also saying adios to our Customer Service Manager Marni Dow who started with us in 2003 as a young junior student official – and in her words one of the “worst we have ever had.” (I’m not sure I would agree.) Regardless of her prowess as an official, her leadership as an integral part of our administrative team has been invaluable. Her guidance, forethought and attention to detail enabled us to develop the sales office into a very efficient part of our department. We will miss her immensely as she leaves to join her husband, Phil, in his new career opportunity in Las Vegas. THANK YOU MARNI!
I am very pleased to inform you that Elena Fajardo, a UM graduate and Al Rose’s assistant for the past two years, will be ‘crossing the bridge’ to take over for Marni. We are so thankful to have a person of Elena’s ability move into that position – and be the new editor of this newsletter.
And speaking of moving, Al recruited one of his past stellar student supervisors, David Furones, to replace Elena. The musical chairs are over and we are ready to charge into the summer and next fall. Welcome aboard David!
The ‘character’ of the Wellness Center is about to change with the students leaving and the Mini Canes campers on the horizon. It will be great to see the future ‘Canes enjoying our facility. And in the blink of an eye, summer will be over and we will welcome another class of ‘Canes!
On behalf of the entire wellness staff, have a safe and relaxing summer!
The group exercise, studio cycling, and yoga summer schedules have begun and will continue through August 23. Current studio cycling and yoga passes will be accepted until Monday, May 13. Click here to view the summer class schedules.
Registration for the first summer session of Community Classes has begun and runs through Friday, May 17. Classes start on Saturday, May 11. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is space in the class, you may try the first scheduled class for free!
Click here for schedules and pricing.
We are also proud to announce we are now offering online registration for Community Classes! In order to utilize the online registration system you must have an email in our database so we can send you your online credentials. To request your online credentials please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and date of birth. Once you have received your online credentials you can register here. If you have any questions about the online registration process please call the Sales Office at 305-284-5433.
Student Summer Membership Now Available
Student summer membership is now available for pre-sale. Sign up before May 10 and receive FREE towel service. All student 'Cane cards will be turned off on Monday, May 13. Only students enrolled in summer classes can have the Wellness Center fee added to their student account. The cost of a full summer membership is $130. Pre-sale applications are available at a table near the front desk or visit the Sales Office on the second floor. Starting Monday, May 13 student membership will also be available for $10/week but will not include the FREE towel service. For further information call 305-284-5433 or visit the Sales Office on the second floor.
Registration for the summer session of Pilates has begun and will continue through Friday, May 10. Classes begin on Monday, May 13. Pilates is one of the many community classes offered at the Herbert Wellness Center that does not require participants to be members of the facility. Click here to view the course schedule and pricing. For questions contact Nikki Reifschneider at 305-284-8513.
Summer Studio Cycling and Yoga
Studio cycling and yoga semester passes for summer 2013 are currently available in the Sales Office. Passes are available for yoga, studio cycling, and the combined pass. To sign up visit the Sales Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Click here to view the summer class schedules.
New Reduced Rates for Studio Cycling Passes
Due to the popularity of our Studio Cycling program we are now offering discounted pricing on our cycling passes. Semester passes, which allow you to enjoy an unlimited number of studio cycling classes throughout the summer session, are now available for $30 for student members and $50 for non-student members. We are also adding two FREE beginner level classes into the schedule each week - Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Free Studio Cycling
Come check out our state-of-the-art cycling studio! For one week we will offer several studio cycling classes for free. If you are trying studio cycling for the first time, please arrive 15 minutes early for assistance with proper bike setup and bring water and a towel. Current card-holders will be given priority if we run out of space. The following classes will not require the purchase of a one-time pass or card:
- Saturday, May 11: 11 - 12 p.m.
- Monday, May 13: 12 - 1 p.m. (video)
- Tuesday, May 14: 6 - 7 p.m. (video)
- Wednesday, May 15: 7 - 8 a.m.(video)
We are also offering 2 free, beginner classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15am all semester! All new riders are encouraged to attend. Please arrive early for set-up assistance.
For one week only we will be offering several free yoga classes. The following yoga classes will not require a one-time pass or class card to attend. Please bring your own yoga mat and a small towel. Yoga mats are available for purchase at the Wellness Center Pro Shop for $15:
- Saturday, May 11: 9 - 10:20 a.m.
- Monday, May 13: 6 - 7:20 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 14: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 15: 6 - 7:20 p.m.
Reduced Summer Hours of Operation
The Herbert Wellness Center will operate a slightly reduced summer schedule starting on Saturday, May 11.
- Weekdays: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Weekends: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Parking Passes Prorated on Monday, May 13
Wellness Center parking passes, valid through August 15, will be prorated to $23 on Monday, May 13. The parking lot in front of the Wellness Center is monitored from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday and requires the use of a parking permit during those times. Please be sure to have your license plate number with you at the time of purchase. To purchase your pass visit the Sales Office on the second floor. If you have questions about parking passes please feel free to contact us 305-284-5433. IMPORTANT: Students and Coral Gables employees are not eligible to purchase a wellness permit.
The Herbert Wellness Center Joins the Eco-Friendly Digital Revolution
The Sales Office recently began delivering membership renewal notices via e-mail. While we work out the kinks of the new process, we will continue to also send renewal notices via the U.S. Post Office. Want to receive your renewal by e-mail? Please make sure your record is up-to-date with the Sales Office by stopping in or calling 305-284-LIFE(5433).
Wellness Education Series
The Herbert Wellness Center is proud to promote healthy living by offering a series of programs on various topics, ranging from fitness and nutrition to stress management. The wellness education series is open to everybody, regardless of membership status. Registration is required prior to participation in any of the programs. Visit the Sales Office or call 305-284-LIFE(5433) to reserve your place. Click here for the full schedule. Here are some of our upcoming programs in the series: