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Physical Events

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

2.1 Mile Trail

2.5 Mile Trail

3K Walking/Jogging Trail

5K Walking/Jogging Trail 


Take a Break Stretching and Breathing  Exercises 

Wellness Wednesday Preview featuring John Jancuska from the RAC!


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!


Upcoming Events


  • Basic Yoga

    Basic Yoga with Yupa
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:05 AM - 8:05 AM
    Focusing on the foundation and alignment for each pose while building strength and promoting flexibility with the body. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement....
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:31 AM
  • Total Body Toning

    Total Body Toning with Joella
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    This class is a mix of cardio and muscle conditioning exercises using bar bells and body weight to tone your total body. 
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:34 AM
  • TBC

    TBC with Jenn
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Intense circuit workout consisting of strength training, cardio intervals, and much more.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:36 AM
  • Zumba

    Zumba with Jenn
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The well-known and easy to follow dance class filled with non-stop cardio set to Latin, pop, and world music.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:38 AM
  • Strong

    Strong with Maria
    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move.  Every squat, every lunge,...
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:41 AM
  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Vinyasa Yoga with Kristen
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:05 AM - 8:05 AM
    A dynamic, flowing yoga practice that cultivates mindfulness through the connection of movement and breath.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:43 AM
  • Yoga with Joe

    Yoga with Joe
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    90-minute Hatha yoga class designed to relieve stress and restore energy using yoga postures, meditation, and breathing exercises to improve strength, suppleness, mental focus, and mind-body...
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:47 AM
  • Fitness Basics

    Fitness Basics with Lindsay
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Catering to all fitness levels within a small group, Fitness Basics offers the fundamentals in strength and conditioning, having the goal of developing fit and determined individuals.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:45 AM
  • Zumba

    Zumba with Janet
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The well-known and easy to follow dance class filled with non-stop cardio set to Latin, pop, and world music.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:50 AM
  • Recreation Court Closure 9/24/19 and 9/25/19

    Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM - Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM
    Recreation Courts 1, 2, and 3 will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday, September 24th through 5pm on Wednesday, September 25th due to Career Fair setup and Career Fair.
    Posted: September 6, 2019 5:39 PM