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CUFit: Mind & Body

Fall Activities

Create a Fiber Basket

    Let's get those creative juices flowing! Come join Linda Freedman, Craft Studio Director, for a two-session Fiber Basket wrapping workshop. Explore coiling techniques using cotton core materials, colorful yarns and various stitches to create a unique fiber basket.

    Date: Wednesday, November 8 and 15
    Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Craft Studio, Basement of Higgins University Center
    Cost: $20 cash, for materials
    RSVP Currently all seats have been filled. Anyone still interested, will be added to a wait list.

Athletic Facilities Walking Tour

    Join Clark's Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tim Nikopoulos, for a tour of the Athletic facilities. The tour will begin at the Kneller Athletic Center followed by a stroll over to the Dolan Field House and lastly walk over to the Boys and Girls club.

    Wear walking shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water and a friend and enjoy an informative and friendly walk with your colleagues.

    Date: Tuesday, October 10, (rain date 10/11)
    Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Lobby, Kneller Athletic Center
    RSVP requested but not required

Faculty/Staff Yoga

    This Vinyasa style yoga class will be taught by Rose Koerner. The class will be accessible for yoga students of all levels, whether you are a beginner or experienced. In each class we will be connecting our breathing to our movement as we transition through yoga poses. One goal of this style of yoga is to build strength and flexibility while moving your body. Please come try it out for yourself! Mats are available if you need them.

    When: Tuesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., starting September 5, 2017,
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: $5.00/class
    Contact: Sharon Griffin Edson if you are interested in participating.

Staff Zumba

    Get swept in by fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach. This Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness system. This class is for everyone regardless of your Zumba experience. Whether you're a Zumba expert, have never tried Zumba, are convinced you have two left feet, or fall somewhere in the middle, this class is for you! You'll get a great workout keeping up with Kelly's outstanding routines, and you'll get just as good a workout if your hands and feet simply won't cooperate and you just enjoy moving around. Come join the fun! It's always a great group of folks, an excellent workout, and guaranteed laughs.

    When: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., starting September 6, 2017
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: $5 per class or purchase one of two punch cards: $25 for 5 classes with a 6th class free, and $50 for 10 classes with an 11th class free. Cash or check payable to Kelly Rourke accepted.
    Contact: Kim Fisher if you are interested in participating. Please indicate if you plan to participate weekly or if you are just interested in dropping in once in a while. You do not need to commit to every week, but we do need a core group of regular participants in order for the class to run.

Zen Meditation

    A growing body of research is showing a robust association between the practice of meditation and better mental and physical wellbeing. Beyond those practical effects, the ancient practice of Zen meditation provides a tried-and-true gateway to a direct and intimate experience of what it truly means to be alive and awake in a world of both bone-deep suffering and incredible beauty. If you've ever been interested, please do come to this brief introduction to Zen meditation and taste for yourself what it might have to offer you in your life.

    This session will be led by Professor James Cordova, Chair of the Clark University Psychology Department and one of the guiding teachers in Boundless Way Zen.

    Loose, comfortable attire recommended. Yoga mats are available, but feel free to bring whatever you will be comfortable, sitting, kneeling or laying on. Sessions will include guided introduction to meditation, sitting practice, walking meditation, a brief dharma talk and opportunity for dialogue about practice.

    When: Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., starting September 13, 2017
    Where: Bickman Multipurpose Room, Kneller Athletic Center
    Cost: Free

Transforming a University and Neighborhood

    Back by popular demand, a walking tour with Jack Foley to learn about the history of Main South, the changes over the past 30 years and future strategic plans for the area.
    Bring water, walking shoes and sunscreen.

    When: Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., September 14,
    Where: Freud Square
    RSVP requested: CUFit


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Health and Wellness Advisory Group Members

Cherilyn Bonin, Student Success Specialist
Ashley Brewer , Office Assistant, Language, Literature and Culture
Mara Brown , Assistant Athletic Trainer
Lisa Coakley, Executive Assistant, Mosakowski Institute
Andrew Dzaugis, Science Librarian
Trish Cronin, Director of Athletics
Sharon Griffin Edson, Help Desk Coordinator
Megan Kersting, Director Counseling Services
Susan Leo-Johnson, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Lynn Levey, Assistant Dean of Wellness and Campus Title IX Coordinator
Tim Nikopoulos, Strength and Conditioning Coach
John Ristaino, Assoc. Dir. Clark Fund
Deanna Scaramangos, Program Manager, GSOM
Donald Spratt, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gregory White, Head Athletic Trainer