September Edition




Hello and welcome back to Wellness Central! Today, September 1, marks the start of the new restricted-smoking policy on the Coral Gables campus. Click on the above link to learn more about the policy, how tobacco affects health of smokers and non-smokers, and what quit resources are available to those who are ready to kick the habit.

As always, best of luck this semester - the Herbert Wellness Center is always here for you when you need it.

Be well.






Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Heartsaver CPR with AED: September 14

Heartsaver CPR with AED: September 27

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: September 8


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

September 13 - Peruvian Cuisine

September 21 - Cucina Italiana


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

September 13


Massage Therapy (Click here for Details)

Full-hour and half-hour appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm


The Herbert Wellness Center Expansion is done!

If you haven't been in the HWC in a while, you should know we're done with the expansion project! Check out our newest spaces via our Facebook page.


Run It Off: Fitness Incentive Program (Click here for Details)

Get fit and win big with this new incentive program starting on September 19th! All you have to do is create an account and log in your activity...then watch the prizes roll in! Watch some videos about RunItOff to learn more: RunitOff! | hardcore workout |Scared Roommate Workout | Keep It Running | Get Motivated!


Free Studio Cycling (Click here for Details)
Check out our new state-of-the-art studio cycling room! Through Friday we will offer several studio cycling classes for free.  If you are trying studio cycling for the first time please arrive 10 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:

  • Thursday, September 1: 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Friday, September 2: 7-8 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.

Free Yoga (Click here for Details)
Through Friday we will offer several free yoga classes.  The following yoga classes will not require a one-time pass or class card to attend.  Please remember to bring a small towel and yoga mat if you have one. Current card-holders will be given priority if the class is full.

  • Thursday, September 1: 6:30-7:50 a.m. and 12:30-1:50 p.m.
  • Friday, September 2: 12-1 p.m.

Weight Watchers Begins Wednesday, September 14
Weight Watchers meetings provide the coaching and tools you need to make positive changes - to lose weight and keep it off. The weekly, confidential weigh-in tracks your progress. Your group leader and fellow participants offer tips and practical advice which keep you moving toward your goal. New 12-week sessions of Weight Watchers at both the Herbert Wellness Center and Gables One will begin on Thursday, September 14. The Gables One session, located on the 9th floor, starts at noon; the Herbert Wellness Center session starts at 1:30pm.The 12-week Weight Watchers program costs $156.00 for new members, and $146.00 for continuing and lifetime members. Please bring your payment to the first meeting at the location of your choice below. No pre-registration is required. You can join sessions already in progress and it will be prorated based on the number of meetings remaining in the session. For more information contact Sheri Virok at or 305-284-2728.





Wellness Programs Around Campus


The Coral Gables Campus adopts a restricted-smoking policy

Beginning September 1st, smoking will the restricted to outdoor designated smoking areas around campus. Click on the map to learn more about the policy and quit resources.







Wellness Resources


Potty Post - Five Ways to Stop Psyching Yourself Out of Your Goals (PDF)

Poster - The What If? Poster talks about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). If you would like a copy, please let us know.



  Visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite for additional resources, or check out our online resources.  






Joke/Quote of the Month



"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." 

~Author Unknown


Joke: Generous Lawyer

A local United Way office realized that the organization had never received a donation from the town's most successful lawyer. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.

"Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you give not a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give back to the community in some way?"

The lawyer mulled this over for a moment and replied, "First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?"

Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbled, "Um ... no."

The lawyer interrupts, "or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?"

The stricken United Way rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.

"or that my sister's husband died in a traffic accident," the lawyer's voice rising in indignation, "leaving her penniless with three children?!"

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, said simply, "I had no idea..."

On a roll, the lawyer cut him off once again, "So if I don't give any money to them, why should I give any to you?"










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