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Physical

The guiding principles for this dimension are to: promote and encourage movement, exercise and active lifestyles for employees; increase the ease of use, availability and awareness of fitness opportunities and facilities on campus; educate employees on the benefits of remaining active, and the risks associated with an inactive/sedentary lifestyle; and provide information and resources for tracking/measuring participation and frequency of use in healthy activities on and off campus.

Walking/Jogging Trails on Campus

Come explore nature as you walk or jog around the UMBC campus community. Walking trails provide a great way for people of all ages to incorporate exercise into daily living. The Wellness Initiative Team at UMBC invites you to join the movement towards healthy living by engaging in low impact activities that can positively impact your quality of life. Below are the links to walking trails at UMBC:

1.8 Mile Trail

2.0 Mile Trail

2.5 Mile Trail

3K Walking/Jogging Trail

5K Walking/Jogging Trail 

Resources

Take a Break Stretching and Breathing  Exercises 

Wellness Wednesday Preview featuring John Jancuska from the RAC!

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Annual Events

Thriller Event

Professional dancer, Choreographer and Cardio Party instructor, Jasmin “Jazzo” Walters teaches Michael Jackson’s official choreography to “Thriller” for Halloween. All faculty, staff, students and their family/friends are invited to join in and get the UMBC community moving!

Retriever Wellness Expo

Each spring, University Health Services(UHS) throws a large Wellness Expo in the RAC in partnership with UMBC Recreation. There are over 50 tables with health information on a wide variety of topics, free services to try, fitness demos and free giveaways!

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Upcoming Events

 

  • Fitness Basics

    with Tommy
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Fitness Basics is a low-impact, individually designed mid-day workout.
    Posted: May 26, 2017 10:42 AM
  • Zumba

    with Janet
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired class involving dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography can incorporate hip-hop, African, salsa, merengue, Dancehall and Bollywood. 
    Posted: May 26, 2017 10:50 AM
  • Core Power

    with Yvonne
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Core Power conditions and strengthens the entire midsection and more. Using free weights and bands as well as your own body weight. You can expect to gain more tone and endurance.
    Posted: May 26, 2017 11:00 AM
  • Ultimate Kickboxing

    with Yvonne
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Ultimate Kickboxing combines martial art inspired moves and athletic conditioning moves to sculpt, tone and challenge your body head to toe.
    Posted: May 31, 2017 12:07 PM
  • Zumba

    with Janet
    Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired class involving dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography can incorporate hip-hop, African, salsa, merengue, Dancehall and Bollywood. 
    Posted: May 26, 2017 10:48 AM
  • Total Body Conditioning

    with Jenn
    Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Total Body Conditioning is an intense circuit workout consisting of strength training, cardio intervals and much more. 
    Posted: May 26, 2017 11:05 AM
  • Vinyasa Yoga

    with Jasmine
    Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic, flowing yoga practice that connects movement and breath in a fluid sequence including: dynamic stretching, sun salutations, balancing/standing postures, arm balance...
    Posted: May 26, 2017 11:32 AM
  • Fitness Basics

    with Tommy
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Fitness Basics is a low-impact, individually designed mid-day workout.
    Posted: May 26, 2017 10:40 AM
  • Core Yoga

    with Javier
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Bring awareness and strengthening to your core, abdomen, low back, thighs, glutes while providing improved stability, strength and stamina through standing, reclined and flowing postures.
    Posted: May 26, 2017 10:55 AM
  • Cardio Party

    with Jasmin
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Cardio Party is a non-stop dance party to the latest hits designed to get your heart pumping. Learn new moves, build your skills or just have fun while building endurance. Cardio Party: Street is...
    Posted: May 31, 2017 12:05 PM