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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


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  • Basic Yoga

    Basic Yoga with Yupa
    Friday, December 13, 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 11:11 AM
  • Fitness Basics

    Fitness Basics with Lindsay
    Friday, December 13, 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 11:17 AM
  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Vinyasa Yoga with Erica
    Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    A dynamic, flowing yoga practice that cultivates mindfulness through the connection of movement and breath.
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:14 AM
  • Flow & Restore Yoga

    Flow & Restore Yoga with Maureen
    Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    This class will warm up the body with an invigorating vinyasa flow practice before settling into a deeper restorative sequence targeting connective tissue. 
    Posted: August 9, 2019 11:21 AM