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

 

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Jan
1

January Fitness Challenge

Group Fitness Class Challenge

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date

January 1, 2023Jan 31, 2023 (All Day Event)

Description

Attend two classes a week all month long. Record the date, and name of the class. Have the instructor initial your sheet for each class you go to.  For our virtual classes, you can take one of...

Jan
1

Monthly Health Focus

National Blood Donor Month

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date

January 1, 2023Jan 31, 2023 (All Day Event)

Description

January is National Blood Donor Month. Blood donations help patients during surgery, cancer treatment, trauma treatment and more. If you would like to donate check out redcrossblood.org to find a...

Jan
31

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 130

Date & Time

January 31, 2023, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Description

Learn how to use body weight and various types of free weights to build muscular strength. Each class will include upper body, lower body, core, and full body exercises.

Jan
31

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

January 31, 2023, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Description

Yoga fusion is a trend that blends yoga poses with other fitness regimens. Full body toning with an emphasis on core is achieved through a blend of Hatha yoga and Pilates

Jan
31

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

January 31, 2023, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Description

TBC is a full body workout that targets all of the major muscle groups. This workout is designed to contain challenging exercises that focus on building strength, decrease body fat and improve...

Jan
31

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

January 31, 2023, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Description

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

Feb
1

February Health Focus

Healthy Relationships

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Date

February 1, 2023Feb 28, 2023 (All Day Event)

Description

Our focus this month is healthy relationships, not just between partners but also friendships. Visit joinonelove.org/videos/ and stay tuned for info on our monthly challenge, and workshop all...

Feb
1

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 124

Date & Time

February 1, 2023, 7:15 am7:45 am

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...

Feb
1

Location

Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : 144

Date & Time

February 1, 2023, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

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.