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Employee Health & Fitness Week 2021

Employee Health & Fitness Week will be celebrated from May 10th-15th. Be Well is hosting a variety of events for UTK employees to celebrate the end of the semester while taking time to recharge and engage in some self-care. A different virtual and/or in-person offering will be promoted every day and we hope that you will join us! COVID-19 safety precautions should be followed at all in-person events.

 

Date/Time Event
Monday, May 10th

6pm-7pm

Yoga instructed by Rigazzi Wellness
Start the week off feeling balanced and grounded as we link the breath and movement in a flow that is suitable for all levels.
RSVP here.
[Virtual Class]
 

Tuesday, May 11th

6pm-7pm

 

 

Healthy Cooking Class
Slow roasted cod and red bell peppers topped with onion, caper, and parsley salad.
Terri Geiser will be your fishing trip guide, showing you how to choose and cook the right fish for your dish.
RSVP here.
[Virtual Class]
 

 

Wednesday, May 12th

12pm-1pm

 

 

Mindfulness Foundations
Dr. Joan Rentsch will use her expertise in mindfulness to explain why the practice is important in every day life and guide participants through a brief mindfulness practice.
RSVP here. 
[Virtual Class]
Thursday, May 13th

11:30am-12:30pm

Thankful Thursday
Stop by the Torchbearer to write a colleague (or two!) a message of appreciation on our new Smokey appreciation cards that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. We also will be handing out Be Well swag on a first come first serve basis to say thank you for another great academic year!
[In-person event]
Friday, May 14th

12pm-12:45pm

Chair Yoga instructed by Jamie Blessinger
Whether you are working from home or are back on campus, join us for this energizing chair yoga session to learn how to increase your flexibility and strength during the work day.
RSVP here.
[Virtual Class]
Saturday, May 15th

10am-11:30am

Wellness Gardening; A Walk in the Gardens
Join Dr. Snodgrass, UT Gardens Horticultural Therapy Assistant, for a tour of the UT Gardens. Learn about the mental and physical health benefits of gardening while you also see what is blooming in the Gardens. Participants will also get to pot up a plant to take  home and grow.
RSVP here.
[In-person event]

*After registering for Be Well virtual events, you will receive an email containing the corresponding zoom link one day prior to the event.