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Risk Reduction

Risk Reduction


    Risk Reduction

    Commit to be more fit.  The Risk Reduction program will help you with the what, when, where, and how of exercise, and you’ll help yourself with the why. 


    Cohort Details:

    • New cohorts begin each fall (early September), summer (May), and Spring (early February).
    • Registration for each cohort begins roughly one month prior to the start of the session. 
    • Registration occurs on the WellWorks Member Portal
    • Team meetings occur weekly (for an hour via Teams) for the first 12 weeks of the program.
    • Benefits-eligible employees and/or spouse/partners are eligible to participate. 
    • Eligible participants may participate once in the Risk Reduction program. 
    • Cost for the upcoming cohort will be $0.00 thanks to support from the OHIO Benefits Office!


    The upcoming 2024 summer cohort will receive

    • Small Group/Class Workouts Led by Personal Trainers & One-on-One Personal Training (in-person or virtual)
    • 1-year membership to WellWorks. Note: if the participant is already a WellWorks member, their membership will be extended through the duration of the Risk Reduction program year.  
    • Team meetings (via Microsoft Teams)
    • Up to four individual nutrition counseling sessions with a Registered Dietitian (either in-person or virtual)
    • Access to our library of resources about physical activity, nutrition support, and stress management.

    Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions

    Interested in participating in Risk Reduction, but have questions to ask? Or just curious how you’d connect with the facilitator? Join this informational session to learn more about the program and get a chance to ask all your questions you may have before enrolling in the program! Registration for these informational sessions is required prior to attending. Please visit the link below to register for your info session!

    Info Session Registration

    Dates/times of the info sessions:

    Mon, 4/15 12-12:30PM

    Wed, 4/17 10-10:30AM

    Thurs, 4/25 12-12:30PM  

    Tues, 5/7 3-3:30PM   

    Register Online

    Upon registration, your eligibility will be verified. Once we have received confirmation that you are eligible for the program, we will email you additional details. If an individual registers and it is determined that they do not qualify, they will be notified and their spot in the program will reopen for another, eligible individual. Space is limited. Participants will be accepted in the order in which they register.


    Can't participate this semester but interested in future cohorts?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in each program?


 Risk Reduction
Program ScheduleSee the final question in this Q&A section.  
Best Suited For:Beginner-Intermediate: those already moderately to highly physically active and/or those with exercise experience.
Eligibility:Must be Ohio University Benefits-Eligible (employees/spouses/partners)

$300 FREE 

Pre-Recorded Education
Exercise Prescriptions
Nutrition Counseling
Restorative Yoga
Team Meetings
Mindful Moments

✅ = Included in program


How do I enroll?

 Register online. Eligibility will be verified before we confirm your enrollment. 

When does Risk Reduction begin?

New teams begin each semester (January/February, May and September).

I haven't been diagnosed with a significant health risk. Can I still participate?

Yes. We believe that all people have the capacity to grow and change. Risk Reduction is a challenge to one’s personal status-quo. It’s an adventure. Are you ready?

What does the program schedule consist of?

A sample of the time commitment of this program is roughly: 

Weekly for 12 weeks: 
M – Restorative Yoga 5:30-6:30 PM 
W – Team Meeting 12-1 PM (via Microsoft Teams)
Weekdays – Mindful Moments 8-8:15 AM (optional, via Microsoft Teams)

Two to Three Times Weekly for One Year:
Personal Training (in-person or via Microsoft Teams, per your schedule)

Four Times in One Year:
Nutrition Counseling (via Microsoft Teams)