FITWELLThe UCLA Recreation FITWELL Program activates wellness on campus by educating, motivating and empowering faculty, staff and students to make healthy lifestyle choices specifically in the areas of fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight management, stress management, and general health education. {Read more about FITWELL}

The FITWELL program is available to UCLA Faculty, Staff, Students and Recreation Members.

Developed in support of UC Living Well, a UC wide wellness initiative and Be Smart About Safety, a workplace safety and wellness program, the FITWELL program through UCLA Recreation is working with Workers Compensation, UCLA Environmental Health & Safety, UCLA Healthcare, Insurance and Risk Management, CHR and other campus agencies as well as the Ashe Center, Student Development, Student Psychological Services, Residential Life and other student services to bring greater awareness of and to promote the benefits of wellness programs to the campus community.

Workplace wellness programs, such as UCLA Recreation’s FITWELL program, can offer great benefits to UCLA and its employees by facilitating a healthy workplace culture. Incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into an office or other organizational culture pays dividends for participants and helps to control health care expenses. The FITWELL program offers a variety of wellness options to choose from which aids in employee’s commitment to fitness, and the Fit Squad offers a "get started" package to help UCLA departments establish an organizational culture that values employees making healthy lifestyle choices.

The FITWELL program also offers tremendous opportunity to support students’ academic and developmental success through education and access to physical activity and other wellness programs.

Improve the health culture of your department and support both employees and students to be healthy and productive, by creating a climate that promotes health and safety, and in which they feel valued and appreciated. Learn more about the UCLA Recreation FITWELL program today. A healthy and fit employee is a more productive and hap

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Contact Us

Phone: 310.206.6130
In-person: FITWELL Services Desk,
John Wooden Center 1st Floor
E-mail: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu


Programs & Services

BHIP - Staff & Faculty Programs

The Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) is a three-month program—exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff at no cost—offering participants intensive lifestyle training in areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management and mental conditioning. You must be a full-time UCLA faculty or staff to participate.

BHIP ONRAMP
BHIP OnRamp is a comprehensive conditioning program that will improve cardiovascular fitness and overall strength and mobility. It is appropriate for individuals without current limitations looking to become much more physically active and nutritionally mindful.

Fall 2016 Session Dates: 8/22/16- 11/14/16 (no class on 9/5 & 11/11)
Time: 1-hour group classes/workouts offered at 6:15am, 7:15am, 8:15am, 11am, 12pm, 5:15pm, or 6:15pm (classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)

Locations for this Week:
Monday (8/22)
All classes - Pardee Gym, John Wooden Center   
*This is an ASSESSMENT day.  Your attendance is very important.* 
Wednesday (8/24)
All classes - Drake Stadium, north end or middle of the bleachers  
*This is an ASSESSMENT day. Your attendance is very important.*   
Friday (8/26)
All classes - Drake Stadium, north end or middle of the bleachers  

BHIP .5
BHIP .5 is a 12-week weight loss program. This program is appropriate for individuals who are 50 lbs or more overweight and are looking for tailored nutritional guidance and increased physical activity.

Locations for this Week:
Monday (8/22) - Nutrition Class 
7:15am, 5:15pm, 6:15pm - Plaza View Conf Rm, 2nd Floor, JWC 
(Work clothes ok - no need to dress out)

Tuesday (8/23)  - Workout class  
7:15am, 5:15pm, 6:15pm - Drake Stadium, south end of bleachers
*This is an ASSESSMENT day.  Your attendance is very important.* 

Thursday (8/25) - Workout class 
7:15am, 5:15pm, 6:15pm - Drake Stadium, south end of bleachers    

Friday (8/26) - Workout class  
7:15am, 5:15pm, 6:15pm -Drake Stadium, south end of bleachers

Reminders.....

1. Please be sure that you have completed the online pre-assessments by Friday, 8/19. 
2. Be sure to be hydrated and fueled for your workouts this week and always. Bring water.
3. You'll need your Bruin Card or Staff ID to access the John Wooden Center. If you have access issues, please contact bhip@recreation.ucla.edu. (x66130).  
4. Join our Facebook page and meet your fellow BHIPsters.
5. The location information can always be found on the Facebook page or by calling the FitWell Desk at 310-206-6130.
6. RAIN POLICY - Check the BHIP Facebook page or call FITWELL 90 min. before class time.  
7. Remember to bring your open mind, positive attitude, and be READY to ROCK on Monday!

BHIP Ongoing

As a BHIP graduate, you have the opportunity to continue what you've learned in BHIP OnRamp with BHIP OnGoing.

Our ongoing BHIP classes are offered 5 days a week, Monday-Friday at 6:15am, 7:15am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm (only MWF), 5:15pm, and 6:15pm at Drake Stadium.

With your registration, you are eligible to attend 3 or 5 classes per week (see prices below). Classes meet continually but not on holidays and most university breaks.

Want to attend 3 days/week?

  • $20/month via payroll deduction for UCLA Recreation members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $20/month × 3 months for a quarter = $60)
  • $40/month via payroll deduction for non-members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $40/month × 3 months for a quarter = $120)

Want to attend 5 days/week?

  • $30/month via payroll deduction for UCLA Recreation members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $30/month × 3 months for a quarter = $90)
  • $50/month via payroll deduction for non-members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $50/month × 3 months for a quarter = $150)

Here are just a few of the advantages of becoming a Recreation member: 

  • Access to one our our Membership Zones
    • Central Campus Zone: John Wooden Center
    • Sunset Park Zone: Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
    • Recreation South Zone: Kinross Recreation Center (KREC)
  • Our great instructional classes
  • Showers and availability of lockers
  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • And so much more!

You must be a BHIP graduate to take the OnGoing classes, but you may register at any time. To enroll, visit Sales & Service in the John Wooden Center (1st floor).

For membership questions, contact Sales & Service at 310.206.8373.



CURRENT BHIP ONGOING PARTICIPANTS

Class Days and Times
Monday - Friday
6:15am, 7:15am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm (only MWF), 5:15pm, 6:15pm
Drake Track Stadium
 

UPDATES:

** RAIN: If it's raining all classes will move into Pardee Gym (1st Floor of the John Wooden Center). The following is a list of classes that will share space with a group exercise class

Monday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)


◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Agility and Conditioning)


◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Butts, Guts and Thighs)

•Tuesday


◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym


◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)


◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)


•Wednesday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym


◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)


◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Agility and Conditioning)


◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Battle of the Ropes)

•Thursday


◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym


◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)


◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

•Friday


◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym


◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym


◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym


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Questions?
Contact FITWELL Services at 310.206.6130 or fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.




Questions?
Contact FITWELL Services at 310.206.6130 or fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.
For OnGoing class information for BHIP graduates, click here.



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Bruin Mindfit

Click here to register

UCLA Recreation is pleased to announce our Bruin MindFit program.

This program is made possible through the continued University support of our successful FITWELL programs, exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff at no cost.

Bruin MindFit

A 12 week hands-on mindful movement and meditation course that teaches several effective stress-management tools.  Practice meditation, breathing (pranayama), basic yoga movement, relaxation, walking, and everyday mindfulness. 

Bruin MindFit is appropriate for individuals, of all fitness levels, who are ready to cultivate everyday wellness and a daily practice of stress relieving mindful movement and meditation.  Some possible benefits of Bruin MindFit are:

  • greater focus, clarity, and productivity
  • increased energy, vitality, & optimism
  • improved body awareness
  • increased strength & suppleness
  • enhance your overall level of wellness

Fall 2016 session will run 9/12/16-12/1/16. 

Applications are due 8/24/16.

Click here to register

Lottery results for Fall 2016 applications will be announced on 8/31/16 via email. If you applied but have not heard back, please email jnguyen@recreation.ucla.edu.

Class Time Options for Fall 16:

MW 11-12p or 12:05-1:05p, Dynasty Room, John Wooden Center

TuTh 4-5p, or 5:30p-6:30p, Wilshire Center Suite 103

 



Our BruinMindFit audio playlist:




How do people get selected for the program? 

The selection process is based on a lottery. All applications received will be entered into the drawing. The application must be completely filled out.

Is there a wait list for those not drawn in the lottery? |
There is no wait list.

Does Bruin MindFit cost money?
No. This program is being offered free to faculty and staff as part of FITWELL’s employee wellness initiative funded by the University.

What is the program like? What will we be doing?
Bruin MindFit is a stress mindful movement and meditation program. Meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, walking, and mindfulness will be practiced regularly. The goal of the program is for you to walk away with a daily practice that suits you best.

How much physical activity will be included in the program?
Yoga and walking will be done regularly. The yoga will be suitable for a beginner and/or someone who practices yoga regularly. It will include getting up and down from the floor. You will learn several short sequences that could serve as your daily stress management practice. We will also explore several ways to use walking as a meditation and stress management technique.  The walks would last 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Will the meditation require floor sitting?
We will learn several types of meditation. You will always have a chair as an option. When we do meditation on the floor, there will be bolsters, blankets, and blocks available that help to make floor sitting more comfortable.

Who is going to teach the classes?
Our FitWell Staff of Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Instructors.

Do I have to sign up for a specific time or could I go to any of the scheduled times?
Yes, please choose the class time that suits you best. We will do our place you in your preferred timeslot as space permits. This will be your assigned timeslot for each day of class, for the entire program. On an occasional basis, you can attend another class if you cannot make the class you are enrolled in.

Do we need to attend each and every class?
We recommend you miss no more than 4 classes total in order for it to be as beneficial as possible. If you foresee missing 4 or more classes, we recommend you apply for the next Bruin MindFit session when you can attend consistently. Schedule alternatives (i.e. practicing from home, make-up classes, etc.) will not be offered.

Do I need to be a recreation member to participate?
Can students participate? No, recreation membership is not required. You only need to be a full time faculty or staff member to qualify. This program is not for students.

Can I repeat Bruin MindFit?
If you have participated in the past (either dropped the program early without an excused dismissal such as a medical or family emergency, or finished the entire program), the cost is $150.



Questions?  
E-mail FITWELL at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu or call the FITWELL Desk at 310.206.6130.


Group Exercise

Schedules

Purchase a Fitness Pass

All Group Exercise classes require a Fitness Pass. Fitness Pass is $25 per quarter.

Purchase one at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) or at KREC, and enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! With over 75 of the hottest new classes to choose from, the Fitness Pass is an incredible value. Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.

For detailed information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Leaders or Strength & Conditioning Consultants, or check out the General Exercise Guidelines. Purchase a Fitness Pass at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) and get started today!

Choose Your Workout

Use the ratings as a guide to what is appropriate for your individual fitness level. But remember, every class is your workout, and you should modify it to meet your needs.

Complexity of Choreography: (Low / Medium / High)
 
Exercise Intensity: (1 Low / 2 Medium / 3 High)

Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography is an individual preference. Beginners should check out our free introductory clinics at the beginning of every quarter. These clinics introduce the choreography seen in most step and kickboxing classes. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.

Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can. In general, during the cardio portion of a class, one should work between 3 and 7. Intervals should be somewhere between 6 and 9. Intensity is an important factor in achieving and improving one’s cardiovascular fitness level.

Trained Leaders

Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students.





MoveMail

Welcome to MoveMail

 

It's not just an email, it's a MoveMail!

 

You've heard the news, sitting is not good for your health. It's easy to sit at your desk for hours without moving.

Subscribe to MoveMail for a reminder to move throughout your work day!

          Our daily emails sent at 10am and 2pm provide instructional videos and movement breaks you can do anywhere, walking routes on and near campus, updates on programs that are happening now at a location near you, as well as other health and nutrition tips. All for free!

What resources do I have access to?

FitBreaksFitZone Classes, Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP)Warm-Up to Work, Walking Groups, Rec Membership, Group Exercise, Instructional Classes, Personal Fitness Training

Have questions? 
Contact the Fitwell desk by calling (310) 206-6130, or e-mail us at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.

 


 

Yoga

If you would like to browse or sign up online for classes, please click here to register online. You can also enroll in person at the John Wooden Center Sales and Cashiering.

Mind/Body Program

"Quiet your mind. Strengthen your body. Open your heart."

East meets west for these inspiring, challenging, and stress reducing workouts. Requiring enrollment and a commitment, choose from Yoga Classes or Mind/Body Workshops. Most classes and workshops have a small additional fee. For added flexibility and value, buy a Fitness Pass with Yoga ($25/quarter) and enroll in a Yoga Class. The Fitness Pass with Yoga then gives you access to “drop-in” on all of the other yoga classes after the second week of class. To enroll in a class or workshop or purchase a Fitness Pass with Yoga,stop by the Sales & Cashiering Office, 1st floor, John Wooden Center.

Yoga Classes

What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient body of physical, mental, and spiritual practices designed to cultivate inner peace, an open heart, a calm mind, and a strong, flexible, relaxed body. Yoga first began in India 5000 years ago. “Yoga” in Sanskrit literally means to forge a union between mind and body. Hatha yoga emphasizes the physical aspect of yoga. Ancient hatha yogis recognized that the state of the body affects the mind and the state of the mind affects the body. The postures or asanas practiced in hatha yoga were developed to relax, detoxify, and strengthen the body in preparation for meditation. This type of practice is like meditation-in-movement. Most hatha yoga classes include asanas, pranyama (breathing techniques), deep relaxation, and meditation. At UCLA Recreation, two general yoga forms are practiced: Hatha Yoga and Power Yoga. The basic difference is that Power Yoga is practiced in a “flow” format. Asanas are linked together, and students flow from one posture to another rather than holding one particular posture or asana for an extended period of time. Hatha classes vary by the instructor teaching and level of the class. Some Hatha (listed as “Yoga”) classes, however, may be taught in a “flow” technique. At UCLA Recreation, our classes are designed to provide a challenging and meaningful practice. Yoga, itself, is the best teacher. Start your practice today. Learn to live in the moment.

Class Descriptions: 

1.  Gentle Yoga: The perfect class for those new to yoga, with special concerns, or who simply wish to move at a slower pace.  It emphasizes the therapeutic and calming aspects of yoga and introduces students to postures and breathing techniques in order to build strength and improve flexibility.

2. Power Yoga A great class for those who desire more of a physical challenge! Students move from one posture or asana to another in a “flow” format

3. Restorative Yoga Using props to support the body, this class allows you to deepen each pose to receive its maximum benefits. Perfect for rejuvenation and deep, conscious relaxation! 


Interested in taking more than one Yoga class?  Purchase a Yoga Pass!  (Pass is not valid for KREC yoga classes)

To purchase a Yoga Pass, you must enroll in at least 1 Yoga class for the quarter you wish to attend. Once enrolled, you may purchase a Yoga Pass for $25 per quarter that will allow you to drop in on any other Yoga class on a space available basis after the 2nd week of classes. (not valid for KREC yoga classes)

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS: All of our yoga instructors are professionals and bring a diverse background rooted in a variety of yoga practices. For information on specific instructors and teaching styles, see the class schedule above.







FitZone - Staff & Faculty Programs

UCLA Recreation FITWELL FITZONE Classes
No-cost workouts for UCLA Staff and Faculty ONLY
Conveniently located near you! No membership required.

SUMMER 2016 FITZONE SCHEDULE

*Check this web page for regular updates, location changes, and cancellations. Scroll down (below) for Updates Section.

Click here to take our survey and SIGN the liability waiver to participate in Fit Zone classes Summer 2016

Click here to enroll in our Back Health Alexander Technique Program. Learn optimal posture and movement mechanics to help alleviate back pain. 

  1. *Please bring your UCLA ID card upon entry to each class and sign in through our attendance tracker with the instructor
  2.  There are no classes July 4th or September 5th. Other days subject to change without notice. Please check this webpage for last minute changes and updates.
  3. Mindful Awareness Research Center Yoga and Tai Chi Class Schedule(For UCLA Health System Employees Only)
  4. Check out Move Mail! It's not just an email, it's Move Mail!
       

UPDATES:

Meditation Mondays, 12:10-12:50pm Bottom of Janss Steps Cancelled 8/15 and 8/22

Yoga Cancelled at Perloff Hall 1302, 12-1pm, Mondays and Wednesdays until an available instructor can be hired.

Hula Hoop (11:45am-12:15pm) and  Total Body Challenge (12:15pm-12:55pm) have cancelled on 8/25.

During larger events in Wilson Plaza, please go to steps in front of Anderson to meet for Hula Hoop and Total Body Workout Tues/Thurs. 11:45am-12:55pm

Fit Break - Staff & Faculty Programs

Welcome to FITBREAKS, the free 15 minute movement break at a location near you!

Click here for the FITBREAK schedule.

 

About Our Staff

FITWELL employs FITWELL Consultants who provide general exercise assistance in our Strength & Conditioning Zones and assist with the general operation of the FITWELL Services Desk, including providing general FITWELL information. FITWELL also employs Group Exercise Leaders who lead fitness workouts, Instructors who teach all of our non-credit rec classes, Personal Fitness Trainers who coach individuals, Support Staff who organize the professional staff and supervise programs, and 7 professional staff who administer and coordinate all of the FITWELL Services.

Elisa Terry

FITWELL Program Director

CSCS

Amber Brown

FITWELL Assistant Program Director

M. Ed, ATC, CSCS

Erin Campbell

FITWELL Coordinator - Strength & Conditioning Zone

NSCA-CPT, CSCS

Mandy Muenzer

FITWELL Coordinator - Outreach & Education

ACE

Vacant

FITWELL Coordinator

 


Kyle Clayton

Industrial Strength Coach

CSCS

Chair Massage

Feeling stressed, tense or mentally foggy? A few minutes of chair massage can improve circulation, reduce stress, relieve tension, decrease pain and rejuvenate your spirit. Chair massage is provided by a professional practitioner in an ergonomic chair and focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms.

Meet John Conroy, our chair massage therapist​

Chair Massage Locations:

  • Mondays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Wednesdays: KREC Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Fridays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm

How to Reserve:

Step 1: Purchase Minutes (two options)

1.  Buy online by clicking here.  You'll need to create a new account using your 9-digit Bruin ID number or your UCLA Recreation membership number.  

2.  Visit Sales and Services (John Wooden Center - 1st floor).

Please note: Massages can be purchased in packages of $10 for 10 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes.

STEP 2: Schedule Your Massage (two options) 

1.  Call FITWELL at 310.983.3064 with your receipt for verification  

2.  Visit the FITWELL Desk in the John Wooden Center or KREC Front Desk with your receipt for verification

 

Massage can be scheduled in any 5-minute increment (minimum of 10 minutes). For example, purchase 60 minutes and schedule six 10 minute massages, four 15 minute massages or in any other way you would like to break it up. 

NOTICE: You must cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment or your minutes will be considered used. For refunds, please visit Sales and Service - Membership in the John Wooden Center (2nd floor). Refunds will be granted for requests received within 3 months of purchase. Minutes must be used within one year of purchase date. 

 


Personal Fitness Training

 

Get Started

Getting started is easy! Our trainers are looking forward to working with and inspiring you to reach your personal goals.

Step 1: Complete an application

Read and complete the following forms:

  • Participant Information
  • Pre-participation Screening
  • Physician’s Release (if necessary based on answers to Pre-participation Screening)
  • Submit completed forms to the FitWell Services desk prior to first appointment

Click here for forms!

Step 2: Purchase Sessions

  • Purchase session(s) in-person at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, or online here prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

Step 3: Schedule training sessions

  • Look forward to your personal fitness trainer contacting you within 2 business days to set up your first appointment.

Questions: Please call or e-mail the John Wooden Center FitWell desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu


UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers are certified by nationally recognized fitness and sports medicine organizations. Our friendly, highly driven and well experienced Personal Fitness Trainers are ready and willing to help each individual reach their goals. UCLA Personal Fitness Trainers can evaluate fitness levels, instruct technique, establish and update exercise programs tailored exclusively for each client. Our trainers specialize in strength training, cardiovascular training, sport-specific conditioning, yoga, pilates, flexibility, rehabilitation, and weight & lifestyle coaching.

Personal Fitness Training:

  • $45/60 min. for student members

  • $55/60 min. for recreation members

Private Pilates sessions:

  •     $55/60 min. for student members
        $65/60 min. for recreation members

For any questions or concerns call the FitWell Services Desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Personal fitness trainer or instructor must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled appointment. You must receive verbal confirmation of cancellation from the trainer or instructor. If you do not appear for a scheduled appointment or fail to give 24 hours notice, you will be charged for the full session.

Refund and Expiration Policy:
All sessions expire one year after the date of purchase. Free 30-Minute Consultation Coupons expire after six months. Unused sessions that have not expired are eligible for a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

General Policies:

Personal Fitness Training on the premises of any UCLA Recreation facility is restricted to UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers (PFT) only. Any participant who is conducting or is suspected of conducting personal fitness training with a patron in a UCLA Recreation facility and who is not a UCLA Recreation PFT will have membership privileges reviewed and/or revoked. An individual may be suspected of personal fitness training if he/she does (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assisting a patron with equipment and adjustments.
  • Writing and/or designing a program for a patron.
  • Explaining and providing exercise technique to a patron or group of patrons.
  • Meeting with the same individual on a frequent basis.
  • Meeting with several different individuals within a given time period.
  • Directing exercise order for a patron.
  • Collecting or receiving payment from a patron for a session.
  • Assisting a patron with spotting, technique or any specific instruction but not exercising with that individual.               
  • All required forms must be completed, current, and on-file prior to each session.
  • All forms expire 6 months from completion date or as medical history or payment method changes.
  • All clients must wear appropriate footwear and clothing to each session.
  • Clients must bring proof of purchase to each session

For any questions or concerns call the FitWell Services Desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

Personal Fitness Trainer Biographies

We have a friendly staff of nationally certified personal trainers who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to provide you with a trainer who fits your specific needs.

Click on our trainer's names to learn more about their specialties:

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Erin Campbell

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Karen Myers Cobb

ACSM, Health Fitness Instructor

Ryan Matthews

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Liz Ishida NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Sergio Guevara

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Elizabeth Melnikas 
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
KC Reischerl NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jor-el Vaasborg
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Trudy Niess
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Justin Ciampaglia
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Em Chang
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Eric Pak
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jacque Davis
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jordan McIntire
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jordan Wong
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Josh Galanti
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Michael Baird
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Peter Stamatopoulos
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Yvonne Nong
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Other Fitness

FIT TO Series are workshops that focus on resolving particular stressors that affect many types of jobs including sitting or standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending or other repetitive workplace actions.
  • FIT to Sit teaches proper sitting posture and provides an exercise regimen to get those who sit for long periods of time better fitness.
  • FIT to Work is tailored to specific job duties within a department or group (lifting, twisting, stuffing, standing, bending, etc.)
  • Other FIT TO Workshops: Core Fit, Healthy Back, Fitness Basics, Cardio Fit, Muscle Fit, Stretch It, Mindful Sensory Walks and Guided Meditation.
For more information about FITWELL Workshops, contact the FITWELL Services Desk at (310) 206-6130.

Walks - Staff & Faculty Programs

SELF-GUIDED WALKING ROUTES

UCLA Campus and UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Residence Hall and Guest House

Santa Monica Medical Center and LAX Walking Routes

Routes from I HEART WALKING 2014

Campus Route 1
 

Campus Route 2
 

Hospital/Campus Route 1
 

Hospital/Campus Route 2
 

Westwood Route 1
 

Westwood Route 2

 

Fitness Facilities

John Wooden Center

221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1612

Phone: (310) 206-6130

Facility Hours:

Monday - Thursday 5:30am-12:45am
Friday 5:30am-9:45pm
Saturday 9am-7:45pm
Sunday 9am-10:45pm
Holidays - Varies

Open Recreation Hours:

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Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday 5:30am-10:45pm
Friday 5:30am-9:45pm
Saturday 9am-7:45pm
Sunday 9am-7:45pm

Facility Rental:

For availability and to make a reservation, please visit our reservation site at http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-8307

Must be one day in advance. No same day reservations.

Directions:

The John Wooden Center sits atop Parking Structure 4 on Westwood Plaza just south of Sunset Boulevard. It is in the heart of campus, at the intersection of Bruin Walk and Westwood Plaza, alongside the Intramural Field, Pauley Pavilion, and the JD Morgan Center, Ackerman Union, and the Student Activities Center.

Equipment and Services Offered:

  • 3 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 6 badminton courts, Gymnastics Gymnasium
  • Strength & Condition Zone: weight training equipment, stretching mats, various cardio equipment including stationary bicycles, stair-climbers, elliptical, treadmills, rowing machines, upperbody ergometer, and outdoor sports conditioning area.
  • 4 studios for fitness, dance, fencing, and martial arts - 3 with mirrors and hardwood floors, 1 with a heavy punching bag and padding on the walls and floor
  • Handball, racquetball, and squash courts.
  • A Games Lounge with a large screen TV and tables and chairs for cards, board games, and studying
  • Men's and women's locker rooms with showers and saunas, and lockers available for rental
  • Towels and sports equipment available for checkout
  • The Rock Wall is designed for all levels of climbers, with dozens of indoor climbs and 15 climbing ropes (see the Open Recreation Hours)
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainers

Other Information:

FITWELL Staff are available for assistance.
For more information, please click here or call (310) 206-6130.

Collins Court            Dynasty Room            Blue Room

Games Lounge         Gold Room                 Leadership Conf. Room

Main Conf. Room     Pardee Gymnasium    Plaza View Conf. Room

Pyramid Room         Racquetball Court        Squash Court

Yates Gymnasium

Kinross Recreation Center

Facility Hours

Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday: 5:30am - 11:30pm
Friday: 5:30am - 9:30 pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 9:30pm

Summer Hours (Starting Monday, June 13th)
Monday-Thursday: 5:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 5:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

July 4th Holiday Weekend
Saturday-Monday: 9:00 - 6:00pm

Kinross Recreation Center (KREC), home of the Graduate Student Community Center is a unique facility that offers an exclusive recreation environment for UCLA graduate students and faculty/staff with UCLA Recreation South Zone membership. KREC offers:

  • Cardio and strength & conditioning areas
  • Outdoor fitness area
  • Studio for classes
  • Classes including Yoga, Spinning, Rowing, Zumba, Intro to Barbell, Intro to Kettlebell, and Total Body Conditioning
  • Day use lockers
  • Convenient parking
  • Personal Fitness Trainers

Facility Rental:

For availability and to make a reservation, please visit our reservation site at http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu

Directions:
Located on Kinross Avenue near Veteran Avenue and Lot 36 in Westwood Village. 

Click here to view the Campus Map.

Please contact a FITWELL Consultant at KREC, (310) 983-3064 or krec@recreation.ucla.edu for additional information.

11000 Kinross Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

We're Hiring!

Submit a resume and application to KREC's front desk or to abrown@recreation.ucla.edu .

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Bruin Fitness Center

251 Charles E. Young Drive, West
Carnesale Commons, underneath Bruin Plate
Phone: (310) 825-3689

Email: bfit@recreation.ucla.edu

The Bruin Fitness Center (BFIT) is a unique facility that offers an exclusive recreation environment for UCLA undergraduate students.

BFIT offers:

  • 14,000 sq. foot cardio and strength & conditioning areas
  • 60+ premium cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, bikes, & more
  • 50+ pieces of strength equipment including free weights, squat racks, & selectorized equipment
  • Day use lockers
  • Universal restrooms
  • Personal fitness trainers
  • FITWELL Services desk

BFIT Regular Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6am-1am
Friday: 6am-9:30pm
Saturday: 8am-8pm
Sunday: 8:00am-12am

Summer Session C: 8/1-9/10
Monday-Thursday: 6am-10pm
Friday: 6:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7:30am-6:00pm

Labor Day Weekend 9/3-9/5:
Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-6:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

Please contact a FITWELL Consultant at the Bruin Fitness Center at (310) 825-3689 or email bfit@recreation.ucla.edu for additional information.


Staff & Faculty Programs


Go here for the most updated information on BHIP. The Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) is a three-month program—exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff at no cost—offering participants intensive lifestyle training in areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management and mental conditioning. You must be a full-time UCLA faculty or staff to participate.

 

Go here for the most updated information on Fitzone classes.

Activate fitness and wellness in your department!

Perfect for:

  • Learn-at-lunches
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Special events for your department

Schedule a workshop for your department 

FILL OUT A REQUEST HERE

Contact FITWELL
fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu
310.206.6130

Our FITWELL EDU WORKSHOPS: Interactive Lectures on Fitness and Wellness 

Your Portable Gym (*Our most popular workshop to start off with for your department!)                                                                         Includes a portable gym kit for each employee who attends! The portable gym includes a resistance tube, door strap, pedometer, stretch strap, and draw-string gym bag! We will show you how to use each tool in your portable gym and highlight exercises that you can even do at your desk or in your office! This workshop is a great way to get your staff to start thinking “outside the gym,” and get creative about incorporating fitness into their work day.

Deskercise                                                                                                                                                                                                      Get FIT at your desk! Learn proper seated posture for injury prevention and a full body workout that can be done at your desk! Great for increasing strength and mental focus while decreasing stress.

15 Stretches in 15 Minutes                                                                                                                                                                             This workshop teaches everyone 15 stretches that will loosen you up from head to toe. Flexibility, as one of the major components of physical fitness, is critical to keeping a healthy range of motion in your muscles and critical to healing current injuries or preventing future ones. Learning a repeatable stretch routine that covers all your major muscle groups is perfect for fitness in the workplace. 

15 Minute Fit Break                                                                                                                                                                                         Stay in your office clothes and get moving for 15 minutes to get you energized, renewed and refreshed. Includes a combination of movement and stretching exercises.

Optimal Posture and Back Health
Learn the keys to sitting and standing well at work and keeping your back healthy and injury free! We cover common reasons for back pain, and how you can avoid these pitfalls! Alexander Technique instructor, Brett Hershey will help you move with grace, ease and optimal posture.

Strength Training with a Resistance Tube Specifically for Back Strength
Learn fundamental exercises that help to build overall strength to improve your posture and decrease the liklihood of back pain. Resistance tubes included with workshop.

Strength Training with a Resistance Tube
First, learn the basics principles and benefits of strength training. Then, learn a variety of strength training exercises you can do with a resistance tube individually or with a workout partner. Great way to learn creative exercises for at work, at home, or even away on travel!

Fundamentals of “Functional Training”
Functional training focuses on exercises that train the body for movements used in your daily life. Review form and technique for squats, lunges, sit ups, push-ups and a few other select movements. Also get ideas for quick, efficient workouts that utilize these exercises. Find out how to use your body for resistance and a great workout that can be done both at home and in the gym. Great for ideas on how to get strong without stepping foot in a gym.

Stress Relief: Breathing Meditation
Learn how to activate the relaxation response in the body by participating in a "breath focused" meditation. Become more centered, clear-headed and able to respond to work-life stressors. 

Stress Relief: Foot Massage at Your Desk
Learn how to use a tennis ball to give your feet a massage. Through myofascial release, relieve tension in your feet and get a little stress relief while you work!

Stress Relief: Yoga
Experience mind-body relaxation with various yoga poses that help your body stretch, strengthen and tune-in to your center.

Stress Relief: Total Body Stretch
Learn how to use a tennis ball to give your feet a massage. Through myofascial release, relieve tension in your feet and get a little stress relief while you work!

Stress Relief: The Ancient Healing Power of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is designed to increase strength, health, vitality and mobility with subtle breath and energy work. Movements are done standing and proven to help cultivate mindful awareness, better mind-body connection, and a stronger sense of focus in everything you do. Explore this ancient martial art and learn about its history and healing benefits.

Stress Relief: Healing Benefits of Massage                                                                                                                                               Learn about the benefits of massage and several self massage techniques to relieve common discomforts and tension in the body. Then, if you choose, extend this workshop with a 5-10 minute chair massage for each participant by a professional massage practitioner. *For actual chair massage where staff receive massage there is a cost of $70/hour per massage therapist.

Basic Nutrition
Separate fact from fiction on carbohydrates, protein and fat. Learn about caloric needs, basic label reading, and how to combine foods for healthy snacks.

Mindful Eating
Explore how practicing mindfulness can help you eat healthier, make food more satisfying, and help you intuitively manage your weight. A look at the psychology behind eating, how to be free of food preoccupation, and how to reach satisfaction and a healthy weight without feeling deprived.

Healthy Shopping
Learn helpful shopping strategies that won’t break the bank but will provide nutritious and delicious food for you and your family! A sample grocery list will be provided.

Eating Out and On the Run
Learn how to find healthier options in popular restaurants and strategies for eating healthy on the run! Overcome the obstacles of time and convenience without compromising your health!

Go here for updated information on walks.

I Heart Walking - UC Walks

Thanks for a great walk!

 

Keep walking and download our walking maps:

- Wilson Plaza

- Ronald Reagan Medical Center (turnaround)

- FPG/LAX

- Santa Monica Hospital

- University Apartments

Walks will start at 12:10 & 12:15pm.

Click here to register.

Our UC walking routes


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Fitness Leadership Programs

Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. Group Exercise Leaders take the ACSM exam ($300) and Personal Fitness Trainers take the NSCA exam ($300). Test costs are not included in the course cost. In addition to these tests, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/12/16, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/14/16 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/19-12/2, 1/4-3/10, and 3/29-6/2
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants will also be assigned to assist and attend one fitness class per week. This is scheduled based on the participant's availability.

If in good standing in the program with demonstrated proficiency, FLPers can start teaching fitness under the supervision of certified personnel and earning money by the start of Winter Quarter.

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Want to teach fitness classes?

"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). Group Exercise Leaders learn to lead a variety of choreographed and non-choreographed group classes. The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.). FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. GELs take the ACSM exam ($300) and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). In addition to this test, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application and group interview. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/15/14, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/17/14 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/22-12/12, 1/7-3/13, 4/1-6/5
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants are also expected to attend one fitness class per week. These classes are scheduled based on the participant's availability.


Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?

"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). Personal Fitness Trainers aim to educate the individual, and/or teach non-choreographed strength-based classes. The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. GELs take the ACSM exam ($300) and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). In addition to this test, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application and group interview. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/15/14, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/17/14 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/22-12/12, 1/7-3/13, 4/1-6/5
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants are also scheduled to assist one fitness class per week. These classes are scheduled based on participant's availability.
 

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Fitness & Nutrition Info

Strength and Conditioning Staff and fitness trainers working on the floor are available for assistance. For more detailed information, consider consulting with a Personal Fitness Trainer. For more information about personal fitness training call (310) 825-0034 or visit the FITWELL Desk.

*It is always recommended to consult a physician prior to starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns or you are new to exercise


Fitness Video Library

UCLA Recreation offers a variety of fitness videos to download or view online.
Click below to get started.

iTunes U

ON THE GO:Download our fitness demos to your iPod and take them with you to maximize your workouts.

YouTube

ONLINE:Discover an exercise regimen to do in your office or learn how to properly use the equipment in the Strength & Conditioning Zone. Sample some of our YouTube videos below:

Resistance Tube

Resistance Tube videos demonstrate how to properly utilize the BruinStrength Tube to work out your upper and lower body muscles.

 

Machines

Machine videos demonstrate how to properly utilize the S & C Zone Equipment to work out your muscles in the Upper Body Room, Lower Body Room, Circuit Room, and Free Weights Room of the John Wooden Center.

 

Stretching

BruinStretch videos demonstrate how to properly perform various stretches for the upper and lower body.

Stability Ball

Stability Ball videos demonstrate how to properly perform various exercises for the upper and lower body using the stability ball.

Back Safety

 

Protect your workforce!

Arrange a hands-on back safety seminar with a FITWELL strength coach at your next departmental meeting! Contact Kyle Clayton for more details at kclayton@recreation.ucla.edu

Can't set up a seminar right now, but still want to learn? Already had a seminar and need to refresh? Check out our Safe Lifting Technique Videos:

Neutral Spine

Low Zone - Two Feet

Low Zone - Unilateral

Low Zone - Build a Bridge

Power Zone

Reaching Overhead



 

PROTECT  YOUR  BACK

Be in the moment … Think before you Lift

Lifting, carrying and material handling are essential job functions for many employees who work at UCLA. 

Whether you are an office worker moving reams of copy paper, a food service worker stocking boxes of bananas, a carpenter handling bulky sheets of plywood or a custodian making beds,  you are using your back.  Our back is an amazing structure that allows us to play sports, drive a car and do our jobs. Nevertheless, we take our back for granted even though we need a healthy back for everyday activities such as walking, sitting, standing and LIFTING.  If you’ve experienced back pain you know that lifting something as simple as a glass of water can be challenging… and painful!! 

A well balanced diet, proper posture and safe lifting techniques can have a lasting impact when it comes to back injury prevention. However, if we don’t take care of our back we are vulnerable to injury. 

Back Injuries consistently rank as one of the top three injuries that occur across the UCLA campus.

They account for approximately 20% of all injuries reported at UCLA.

One back injury can result in extensive lost time away from work and cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses. 

A review of Bureau of Labor statistical data showed that on average a back injury results in 8 lost days from work. 

A serious back injury can result in an employee being unable to work for weeks or even months and could involve surgery.   Considering that UCLA represents one of the densest campuses in the country boasting more than 37,000 students and over 23,000 faculty and staff it is vital that we increase our awareness of safety and back injury prevention.

With that in mind, Environment, Health and Safety along with Insurance and Risk Management and Cultural Arts and Recreation are collaborating on a Safety Awareness Campaign, “PROTECT  YOUR  BACK”. 

The campaign will launch on October 12, 2015 and will last through the end of December. 

We will educate employees about the dangers of improper lifting and promote the four vital lifting principles:

Learn more about these lifting principles and back safety by visiting UCLA Environment Health & Safety at:

www.ergonomics.ucla.edu/backsafety

Protect your workforce!

Arrange a hands-on back safety seminar with a FITWELL strength coach at your next departmental meeting
contact Kyle Clayton for more details at kclayton@recreation.ucla.edu

UCLA FITWELL’s

Back Health and Optimal Posture Programs:


Learn practical strategies to alleviate back pain and restore your body’s natural alignment. Through the Alexander Technique, Tai Chi and mindful movement you will be taught how to develop optimal posture and proper movement mechanics in every-day activities.  This workshop will empower you by giving you the tools and techniques you need to live back pain-free.

Email amuenzer@recreation.ucla.edu to request a workshop

Enrolled Back Health Class (offered each quarter)
Dates coming soon. 
10 Week Course
To enroll, email amuenzer@recreation.ucla.edu

On-Going Alexander Technique Drop-In Class
Dates coming soon