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 

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

 

Show Past

Jan
1

January Fitness Challenge

Try something new for 20 days in January!

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date

January 1, 2022Jan 31, 2022 (All Day Event)

Description

Try a new exercise for 20 days in January. Try a new exercise, new cardio or weight machine or try a new virtual fitness class! You can also check out UMBCRecTV on Youtube for workout videos...

Jan
1

January Health Tips

Small Changes for Big Results 2022

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date

January 1, 2022Jan 31, 2022 (All Day Event)

Description

Start your year off by creating healthy habits. Try these small changes!  Replace a sugary drink or soda with water Don't skip meals-Skipping meals can lead to binge eating Add a serving of...

Jan
24

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date & Time

January 24, 2022, 5:00 pm6:00 pm – Canceled

Description

Fast paced, high-intensity, total body workout that uses weights, medicine balls, jump ropes and athletic drills.

Jan
24

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

January 24, 2022, 6:00 pm6:50 pm – Canceled

Description

The well-known and easy to follow dance class filled with non-stop cardio set to Latin, pop, and world music.

Jan
25

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 124

Date & Time

January 25, 2022, 12:00 pm12:30 pm – Canceled

Description

This class is a great cardiovascular workout. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills and exercises. All levels are welcome. Remember to bring a towel and water...

Jan
25

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

January 25, 2022, 5:30 pm6:30 pm – Canceled

Description

This yoga class will fire up your core strength as you practice proper posture alignment, flow through yoga sequences and build heat from within by connecting breath to movement.

Jan
25

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 130

Date & Time

January 25, 2022, 6:00 pmFeb 15, 2022 6:50 pm – Canceled

Description

Catering to all fitness levels, fitness basics offers the fundamentals in strength and conditioning, with the goal of developing fit and determined individuals.