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There is always a lot going on at WellWorks. Check out some of our recent news!


Healthy OHIO Details Announced

Healthy OHIO is Ohio University's employee wellness initiative. Available to Ohio University employees enrolled in the medical plan and their benefits-participating spouses/partners, the program is intended to give participants customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals. Healthy OHIO is an umbrella program that houses two rewards programs: an online/mobile wellness platform called Virgin Pulse and biometric health screenings. Additionally, in FY19, WellWorks will be providing a limited number of Max Buzz ™ activity trackers to encourage participation with Virgin Pulse. Read More

WellWorks Announced as an OhioHealth Fitness Rewards Program Site

To encourage an active, healthy lifestyle, OhioHealth recently announced WellWorks as a new location for the Fitness Rewards Program available to OhioHealth eligible associates. Associates currently enrolled in the OhioHealthy Medical Plan or Opt-in to Wellness are eligible for the program. Fitness Rewards Program members will be reimbursed membership dues for associates who join WellWorks and meet certain attendance requirements. Learn more about how this program works. Read More

Bobcats Get Moving with Stroll Patroll

Whether the sun is shining, or rain is pouring down, OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler is out helping the OHIO community get moving while building connections on campus and in the community through the Stroll Patrol program. Stabler started Stroll Patrol this fall and has continued to lead groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Stroll Patrol is a collaboration between OUPD and WellWorks that brings together OHIO employees, students, and other community members for conversation over the course of a half-hour walk. Participants generally get at least 3,000 steps during the Stroll Patrol walks. Read More

Personal Training Slots Available

WellWorks has hired a full staff of personal trainers to help you meet your wellness goals this summer. Whether you’re new to the gym, not getting the results you want, or need some help with accountability, our certified personal trainers will customize a fitness plan based on your goals and lifestyle. A personal trainer can help you make the most of your valuable time, teaching you the most efficient and effective workouts for your unique needs. Read More

New Class: Ridges Outdoor Fitness Camp

Are you looking to shake up your fitness routine this summer? Then join us for our Outdoor Ridges Fitness Camp classes on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Participants will get a total body workout and learn body weight exercises that can easily be replicated at home with no equipment. Free to all WellWorks members! Read More

Summer Hours Announced

Annually, WellWorks adjusts its operating hours during the summer terms. This year's summer schedule has been announced: May 7-August 22: Monday - Friday: 5:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. August 23-24: CLOSED for staff training Regular operating hours to resume on Augst 25. Read More

GivingWorks Service Event

GivingWorks, a service effort housed within Ohio University’s WellWorks program, is partnering with Women for Recovery and Chrysalis Farm to facilitate a service site at Serenity Grove, a women’s recovery facility, during Athens Beautification Day on April 22. On this date, volunteers will assist Chrysalis Farm with the building, filling and mulching of raised beds on the Serenity Grove grounds. Volunteers can register online today! Read More

New Fitness Equipment Installed

WellWorks is proud to announce that new equipment was installed in the Fitness Center on March 12, 2018. These upgrades were made in response to member feedback and is intended to provide our members with an enhanced experience. New equipment includes: - Two Precore Adjustable Motion Trainers - All of the bikes in the fitness center have been replaced with the newest versions. - Three Life Fitness Integrity DX Recumbent Bikes. - Two Life Fitness Integrity Upright Bikes. - One New Life Fitness PowerMill. Download the "LFconnect" app onto your SmartPhone to track your workout, view your progress and make the most of your time in our Fitness Center. Read More

Now Offering FREE Wellness Coaching

Student health coach, Jessica Barragan, is offering free 30-minute Wellness Coaching sessions to University employees in an effort to help them identify their wellness goals and connect them to relevant resources. Read More

An Interview with New WellWorks Staff Member: Annie Laurie Cadmus

Annie Laurie Cadmus has joined the WellWorks team as the Engagement and Marketing Coordinator. We sat down with her for a quick interview as she began in her new role! Learn more about our newest team member. Read More

Membership Special

Join WellWorks today for just $95 Read More

Join the Club!

"They say it takes 21 days to make a habit." We hope WellWorks will be your habit! Join the club...the 21 day jumpstart club! Read More

Winter Closure

December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018. Read More

3rd Annual Komen Athens Race for the Cure 5k walk/run

Sunday, October 15th marked the 3rd annual Komen Athens Race for the Cure 5k walk/run, and the second year that the WellWorks team -"GoDiva or Go Home"- stepped out in style to support breast cancer awareness. Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Program

Two second-year Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students are partnering with WellWorks to provide a FREE 10-week healthy lifestyle program to community members. The students will be leading classes that focus on healthy nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention. Read More

Healthy OHIO

Check out the Healthy OHIO article featured on Compass to learn more about the program and our partnership with Virgin Pulse! Read More

September Membership Specials

This September, we’re featuring an array of specials that will have OHIO University employees and their spouses/partners falling in love with WellWorks all over again! Read More

Healthy OHIO Walks the New Wonders!

Forty Healthy OHIO participants took the challenge and collectively walked over ten million steps (5,166 miles) to explore the New Seven Wonders of the world. Read More

Back to School Challenge

Let's celebrate back-to-school with an activity challenge! Create a “bus” consisting of you and 4 other WellWorks members. The visits you and your teammates accumulate in the WellWorks fitness center/ fitness classes will translate to miles. The bus that travels the farthest will win a swag bag courtesy of WellWorks. Read More

Combining academic and experiential learning for our students

We are excited to announce a partnership between WellWorks and the College of Health Science and Professions’ School of Applied Health Science and Wellness (AHSW). Read More

New Summer Hours

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Healthy OHIO Virgin Pulse Link for Spouses/Partners Is Here!

Deadline for spouses/partners extended to March 31! Read more for details Read More

The countdown is on!

There is still time to schedule a biometric health screening for HealthyOHIO. Read More

Start your new year's resolution with guidance and direction

Purchase 8 personal training sessions and receive a one-hour nutrition consultation with our registered dietitian! Read More

New Group Fitness Schedule!

Try one or all of our classes. Group fitness is included with your membership! Read More

30 for 30 Massage Special

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Look no further, WellWorks has got you covered! Read More

The H2O Challenge is winding down!

This challenge has nothing to do with water (H2O) and everything to do with motivating you to get your visits in at WellWorks! Read More

Tune in to Conversations From Studio B

This fall tune in to hear retired WellWorks Director Kim Valentour, WellWorks dietitian Selena Baker, and Robin Blair – local chef and foodie extraordinaire– for conversations on the sweet, savory and sublime Read More

Healthy OHIO

With the increase in participation over the past 9 years, we're taking Healthy OHIO--Ohio University's employee wellness initiative--to the next level and adding some pizzazz! Read More

WellWorks Dietitian Presents at National Conference

It’s certainly not Mardi Gras, but Selena Baker, MS, RDN, LD is heading to New Orleans anyway! Read More

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year! Read More

New Group Fitness Rooms

Still a work in progress, but check out our new spaces! Read More

Spring Sale!

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Spring Sale

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Shade River Organic Farm CSA

Get fresh, local and organic vegetables delivered to you at Ohio University for 18 weeks! Read More

Hurry! Screenings end December 4th!

Healthy OHIO is back for the 8th year and it's better than ever! Participate and you'll receive a greater awareness of your personal health and a $120 insurance premium reduction. Read More

100-Day WellWorks Membership Challenge

It's a fresh start for the WellWorks 100-Day Membership Challenge Read More

WellWorks is now part of the SilverSneakers program!

SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program for active older adults. There’s a good chance YOU are eligible! Read More