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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


  • Core & More

    with Jasmin
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Core & More conditions and strengthens the entire midsection and a specific muscle group helping you gain more tone and endurance.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 12:53 PM
  • Ultimate Kickboxing

    with Yvonne
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Combines martial art inspired moves and athletic conditioning moves to sculpt, tone and challenge your body head to toe.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 1:46 PM
  • Circuit Weight Training

    with Yvonne
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Interval based body pumping course designed to tone your arms, core and back.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 1:50 PM
  • Fitness Basics

    with Tommy
    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Catering to all fitness levels, Fitness Basics offer the fundamentals in strength and conditioning, having the goal of developing fit and determined individuals.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 11:05 AM
  • Hip Hop Funk

    with Janet
    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Dance cardio course using the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music with movement influences from Jazz, the free movement of Funk, Hip-Hop and more.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 12:25 PM
  • MegaZumba

    with Summer
    Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Get your heart pumping overtime to the rhythms of Latin, Caribbean, African and Arab inspired music.
    Posted: August 15, 2017 1:52 PM