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Wellness Center

Educational Programming

The Wellness Center works to create and support a culture of health and wellness at the University of Wyoming.  Unless otherwise noted with ($), most Wellness Center programs and services are free to UW students, faculty and staff.  Summer 2018 Programs and Services (printable PDF)

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Program

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  • Wellness Center Tours*: Come see the beautiful new Wellness Center and all that we have to offer. Highlights include the Zen Den, personal training room, massage therapy room, and athletic training room.  15-30 minutes; audiences of 3-10, but can negotiate accommodations for more.

  • As requested.

  • As requested. Two weeks advance notice, please.

  • Health Assessments and Screenings: Check your blood pressure, take and online sleep assessment, get screened for alcohol, depression, anxiety or other health issues.

  • Use our self-service blood pressure cuff in the Wellness Center lobby.

  • Zen Den Relaxation Lounge: Stop in the Wellness Center Zen Den for a break. Listen to relaxing music, feel the sun in your face, unplug from technology and relax!

  • Available M-F, 11 am - 3:00 pm

  • Wyoming Health Fair Blood Screening. The Wellness Center is excited to partner with Wyoming Health Fairs and offer blood screenings to benefited faculty and staff. All State of Wyoming Health Plan participants (employees and spouses who are covered) may receive two blood screening free of charge per calendar year.

  • Friday, June 22, 7 - 10 am in Half Acre Classroom, 115.

  • Bring insurance and ID Cards.

  • Prior to attending a draw, WHF recommends fasting 12 hours, unless diabetic. Please drink plenty of water and take medications as usual.

Stress Management and Mental Wellness

Program

Details

  • Drop-in Meditation: Drop in for a guided meditation practice. Great for beginners and experienced meditators! Offered weekly in the Wellness Center Zen Den.

  • Every Thursday in the Wellness Center Zen Den from 12:15 - 12:45 pm.

  • Big Sky Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshops: This 4-week workshop teaches skills in mindfulness and meditation. The curriculum-based program will help you decrease stress as well as find more satisfaction in your daily life. Great for beginners and experienced meditators!

  • 3:30 - 4:20 pm

  • Registration required by emailing wellness@uwyo.edu

  • Series 1: Wednesdays May 30, June 6, 13 & 20

  • Series 2: Mondays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6

  • Kitty Cuddle Time: Come relax and manage your stress with adorable kittens! Pet them, read to them, sing to them, talk to them, snuggle them. Kittens are from the Laramie Animal Welfare Society and are also adoptable!

  • Dates/times to be determined.  Look on UW's WyoCalendar for more information. 


Nutrition

Program

Details

  • Free Fruit Fridays: Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Stop by the Wellness Center every Friday and pick up a free piece of fruit, until supplies last. UW students only, please.

  • UW Students only, please

  • Smoothie Bike Rental ($): Do you have a juicy event or meeting that you'd like to make even better? Let us help! Rent our smoothie bike on an hourly basis for special events. We provide the bike, staff, and all the delicious ingredients! Minimum two weeks advance notice. Contact us for a price quote.

  • By request only. Two weeks advance notice, please.

Physical Wellness

Program

Details

  • Walk with a Doc. Join our Exercise is Medicine On Campus chapter and Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) as we take steps toward a healthy lifestyle. IMH medical providers will walk with participants and be available to discuss health education topics.

  • 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1:30 -2:30 pm at Washington Park.

  • No registration necessary. Open to UW and the Laramie Community.

  • Body Composition Testing: The scale and the mirror are not always the best way to judge body fat and the success of a fitness program. Body composition testing is a great way to set a baseline and track progress. Testing is conducted by certified Personal Trainers and is free. The quick 15-minute sessions are conducted on a first come, first served basis, once a month. Workout clothing is advised, but not mandatory. No registration or membership required!

  • First Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in the Wellness Center.

  • Must be a member of Half Acre.

  • Athletic Training: Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you with your injury prevention and care needs.

  • Available only to UW students.

  • Not available June-July


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Wellness Center

Half Acre Campus Recreation

Room 107

Dept 3604

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720

Email: wellness@uwyo.edu

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