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


Student & Rec Member Programs

Group Exercise

Fall GroupX Interim and Final Schedule - December 10 - 21

Winter 2019 GroupX Schedule - January 7 - March 17

GroupX Class Descriptions

Click here for our Spin Class Sign-up Instructions.


Purchase a GroupX/Fitness Pass 

New Fitness Pass rates are as follows:

  • $132/year, $11/month on payroll deduction

  • $35/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! 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.

Fitness passes may be paid for upfront or on payroll deduction. 

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

Choose Your Workout

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. 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.

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.


Spin Class Sign up Instructions

To sign up for a class, you must book a bike.

First create an account at www.stagesflight.com by clicking the “Sign up for Stages Flight” blue button.

  1. Add your location to your account by going to: Drop down menu in the upper left by your email address > Settings > Locations > Add Location 
    JWC location is RA093
    KREC location is kk470

  2. Click on Dashboard on the top menu of the page, then Booking

  3. Select Book Class to look for a new class - Use the drop down to change from your default location if you have added multiple locations

  4. A list of classes scheduled at your club will be shown. Once you see the class you'd like to attend, click Book Now 

  5. A layout of bikes in the room will be shown. Once you have picked the bike you'd like to ride, confirm the booking.

  6. You will receive an email verifying the date and time of your booking, as well as the option to switch bikes.

  7. Make sure to check the date to ensure you signed up for the correct week

Note: If you are viewing the Stages Flight on a mobile device, please click 'View Standard Site' on the bottom of the page to view these page options. 

For booking access through your mobile phone, download Stage Flight app for iOS

- You can sign up for classes 24 hours in advance.
- If you cannot attend, please cancel your bike. Three “no shows” and you forfeit the opportunity to sign up in advance.
- Didn’t have a chance to sign up in advance? No problem. Just come to class to see if there’s space.
- All participants must show appropriate Activity Pass/GroupX Pass at class.

 

Activity Passes



Finals and Interim Schedules 

12/10 through 12/21

          GroupX           

           Yoga               

          KFIT           

 

Winter 2019 Schedules - January 7 - March 17

 

GroupX                  

Yoga

                        KFIT



 

YOGA PASS SCHEDULE

Unlimited access to all classes in our Yoga schedule including:
New formats:  Core Yoga Flow, Yoga Sculpt, and Yoga Barre
Traditional formats:  Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, and Iyengar
Restorative formats:  Chillax Candlelight Yoga and Meditation

Cost: $45/quarter
Get your Pass: 1st floor, John Wooden Center, Sales & Cashiering.
No enrollment/sign-up necessary. First come, first serve. Wear athletic clothing. No shoes. Bring your own yoga mat. No late entry. No auditing.


FITNESS PASS / GROUP X

Group X Schedule

Unlimited access to all the most popular workouts in our GroupX schedule including:

New Stages Spin bikes, system and classes
New Pardee Gym fitness floor
New equipment for Total Body Challenge and HIIT classes, Barre, Zumba Strong, Dance It Out, Agility & Conditioning, Barbell and more!

Cost: $35/quarter
Get your Pass: 1st floor, John Wooden Center, Sales & Cashiering.

No enrollment/sign-up necessary. First come, first serve. Wear athletic clothing and shoes.No late entry. No auditing.


K-FIT PASS at KREC

KFIT Schedule

(must have access to KREC)

Unlimited access to our most popular workouts in our K-FIT schedule including:

New Stages Spin bikes and classes

Total Body Challenge and HIIT classes featuring all the latest equipment including TRXs
Dance fitness classes: Zumba and Dance It Out
Yoga Workouts: Core Yoga Flow and Yoga Sculpt
Traditional yoga formats:  Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar
Restorative yoga formats:  Chillax Yoga, Candlelight Yoga, and Meditation
Boxing fitness classes

Cost: $45/quarter

Get your Pass: 1st floor, John Wooden Center, Sales & Cashiering.

If you would like to reserve your spot in class click here and create an account.

Wear athletic clothing and shoes. Bring your own yoga mat.No late entry. No auditing.


Finals and Interim Schedules 

12/10 through 12/21

          GroupX           

           Yoga               

          KFIT           


Winter 2019 Schedules - January 7 - March 17

Finals and Interim Schedules 

12/10 through 12/21

          GroupX           

           Yoga               

          KFIT           


Winter 2019 Schedules - January 7 - March 17

Instructional Classes

Check times, dates, and register for classes here.


Intro to Barbell
- Learn basic barbell movements like the deadlift, front squat, back squat, overhead press, and bench

Power Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the deadlift, squat, and bench. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended. 

Olympic Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the clean, jerk, and snatch. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended 

Intro to Strength Training- Learn the basics of strength and conditioning, including how to use dumbbells, kettlebells, and machines. 

Intro to Body Building- Introductory course for strength training specifically for muscle development and body sculpting. 

BHIP for Grads- Bruin Health Improvement Program exclusively for grad students. See BHIP tab for more info.

Pilates Reformer- Pilates Reformer challenges your entire body with great attention to the core using the reformer, which contains a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Fitness and Yoga 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) 

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, 10/17/18, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center

Program begins 10/24

APPLICATION DUE
Friday, 10/19/18 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
Quarter dates: 10/24-12/7, 1/9-3/15, 4/3-6/7
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm (Games Lounge, JWC) & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm (Pardee Gym, JWC). 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.
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Love yoga and want to take your practice to the next level? Want to lead yoga classes at UCLA? Learn to teach core yoga flow/hatha yoga classes. This 200 hour program will meet on weekends for five months at KREC (training) and JWC (orientation).

Access the Yoga Leadership Program application here! 

Click here for our Yoga Leadership poster.

Saturdays & Sundays, 7am-12pm & 1pm-6:00pm
Jan. 26 - 27
Feb. 2 -3 
Feb. 16 - 17 
Mar. 2 - 3
Mar. 16 -17

Apr 6 -7 

Apr 13 - 14

May 4 -5 
May 18 -19 
June 1 -2 

Participants will gain an excellent foundation in anatomy & alignment of asanas, asana sequencing, building a class, pranayama and basic meditation and be exposed to subtle body anatomy/chakras, basic yoga philosophy, neurobiology of yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit.


Requirements:
Minimum 1 year of Level 1/2 yoga practice
Application (due Jan. 21, 2019) 
UCLA Student or UCLA Recreation member

Info Meeting:
October 19, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm, Games Lounge, JWC
December 4, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm, Main Conference Room, JWC
January 11, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Games Lounge, JWC 

Cost: $660
(does not include books)
Or pay in 3 installments of $220

For questions, please email idusoleil@recreation.ucla.edu for more information!

 

Yoga

Fall Yoga Schedule - September 27 - December 9

Fall Yoga Interim and Final Schedule - December 10 - 21

Winter 2019 Yoga Schedule - January 7 - March 17

Love yoga and want to take your practice to the next level?
Want to lead yoga classes at UCLA? Learn to teach core yoga flow/hatha yoga classes. This 200-hour Yoga Alliance recognized program will meet on weekends for four months at KREC and JWC. Click here for details

Click here for our instructors bios

Yoga Class Descriptions


Unlimited Yoga!

Purchase a Yoga Pass ($45/quarter) and attend as many classes/week as you would like at the John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation. First come, first serve.

Purchase a K-FIT Pass ($45/quarter) and attend as many classes/week as you would like at Kinross Recreation Center (KREC). First come, first serve. 

 

 

Flexible Fridays


 

FREE every Friday! 

Flexible Fridays are free, all-level, drop-in yoga classes for UCLA students provided by the Healthy Campus Initiative in collaboration with UCLA Recreation FITWELL. These classes give all students an opportunity to explore yoga and the benefits of mindfulness. 

LOCATION & DATES 

 

Fridays 
12:05 - 12:55 pm Court of Sciences 10/5-12/7*
2:30-3:30pm Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Lower Lawn 10/5-12/7* 
3:30-4:30pm Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Lower Lawn 10/5-12/7* 
6:30-7:45pm Hedrick Movement Studio 10/2-12/4* 
Tuesdays
5-6pm Hedrick Movement Studio (Res Halls) 10/5-12/7*

*no class 11/23

 

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Rec On The Hill

Game Nights and Fitness Concerts on the Hill Fall 2018

*Every Monday 4-6pm @ Various Hill Locations, except Holiday 11/12

Rec on the Hill  Fall 2018 Schedule:

FREE YOGA: October 9-December 9, 2018

*No classes on 11/11, 11/23, or 11/25

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45pm, Free Yoga, Hedrick Movement Studio

Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm, Free Yoga, DeNeve B1 Lounge

Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm, Free Yoga, Sunset Rec Lower Lawn

Sundays, 3:30-4:30pm, Free Yoga, Sunset Rec Lower Lawn

 

Diabetes Prevention Program

 

UCLA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Through a collaboration with the University of California Office of the President/UC Health, the Healthy Campus Initiative, and FITWELL, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered for UCLA faculty, staff, and students. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year.  UCLA DPP has achieved Full recognition by the CDC for meeting all performance criteria and quality standards.

UCLA DPP provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Participants meet in a classroom setting to discuss the CDC approved curriculum, which includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. The hour-long classes are held once a week for the first sixteen weeks, biweekly during months five and six, and once a month for the last six months.

 Participants may park in Visitor parking in Lot 4 for a small fee.

Eligibility to Participate 

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • ≥ 18 years of age
  • BMI ≥ 25 or Asian individuals BMI  ≥ 23

AND

  • Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

    OR

    • Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis

    OR

    • A prediabetes assessment score ≥ 5 according to the  Risk Test


    Contact Information 

    For more information about DPP, or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact us at dpp@recreation.ucla.edu or 310-794-6181.  

    To apply online, click here

    Upcoming Class Schedule 

    Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm, beginning January 23rd, 2019

     

    DPP in the News

    UCLA Newsroom - November 2018: Program helps campus community prevent diabetes, lead healthier lives

    U News - December 2018: Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

    USA Today - December 2018: Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by this CDC approved program


    Staff & Faculty Programs

    Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP).5: Nutrition & Weight Loss

    Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) .5

    The Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) .5 is a three-month physical and mindfulness conditioning program designed to increase the fitness and thereby the health of the UCLA Employee. BHIP .5 is a customized program for those who are 50 or more pounds overweight and/or severely sedentary. It is funded by UCLA and is a tremendous investment in UCLA’s most precious resource: the staff and faculty.

    *Must be employed 50% time or more to be eligible to apply for BHIP and/or BHIP.5. 

    BHIP.5 Fall 2018 Session Dates: 8/27 - 11/16

    Class Time Options:

    Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri at 6:15am or 5:15pm.

    We are no longer accepting applications. Lottery results have been sent via email to all applicants. Please email BHIP@recreation.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

    BHIP.5 Winter 2019 Session Dates: 2/4 - 4/26

    Class Time Options: 

    Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri at 12:00pm or 5:15pm.

    Winter 2019 applications will be posted 1/4-1/15. 

    *Please note - there is a $150 fee to repeat BHIP.5.

    Please email bhip@recreation.ucla.edu if you have any questions. BHIP.5 is no longer offering deferrals.

    Graduate Student Employees (at 50% time or more) are eligible to apply for BHIP and/or BHIP.5. 

    If you have unsubscribed from our listserv, please resubscribe to receive our program emails. To resubscribe, click on this link or text UCLAREC to: 22828

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    For more information about BHIP.5, please click here.

    BHIP.5 Medical Release Form

    BHIP .5 Interim Class - Week 4: 12/18 & 12/20

    Tuesday 12/18: All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NW Corner)

    Thursday 12/20: All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NW Corner)

    SPECIAL EVENT: Weekend Hike!

    We will be having our group hike on Sunday 11/18 at Inspiration Point at Will Rogers State Park (1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272). We will meet by the bathroom/gift shop at 10:30am. You can park in the lot (costs $12) or park along Will Rogers State Park Road for free. Join us to celebrate your BHIP .5 graduation!

     

     

    Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) Onramp: Strength and Conditioning

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

    **Must be employed 50% time or more to be eligible to apply for BHIP and/or BHIP.5. 

    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. 

    BHIP OnRamp Winter 2019 Session Dates: 2/4-4/26

    *Please note - there is a $150 fee to repeat BHIP OnRamp.

    Applications for Winter 2019 will be available 1/4-1/15. Lottery results will be sent via email to all applicants. Please email BHIP@recreation.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

    Class Time Options:

    Mon, Wed, & Fri at 6:15am, 7:15am, 11 am, 12pm, 5:15pm, or 6:15pm.

    BHIP is no longer offering deferrals and/or waitlisting.  Please email bhip@recreation.ucla.edu if you have any questions. 

    Graduate Student Employees (at 50% time or more) are eligible to apply for BHIP and/or BHIP.5. 

    If you have unsubscribed from our listserv, please resubscribe to receive our program emails. To resubscribe, click on this link or text UCLAREC to: 22828

    For more information about BHIP Onramp, please click here.

    BHIP Onramp Medical Release Form

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    BHIP Ongoing

    As a BHIP graduate, you have the opportunity to continue what you've learned in BHIP OnRamp with BHIP OnGoing. Classes are available five days a week at 6:15am, 7:15am, 11am, 12noon, 5:15pm, and 6:15pm.

    Physical Activity Class Information:

    Monday (12/17) - Friday (12/21)

    • Monday 12/17: all classes at the Rig (Drake Stadium)
    • Tuesday 12/18: all classes at the Rig (Drake Stadium)
    • Wednesday 12/19: all classes at the Rig (Drake Stadium)
    • Thursday 12/20: NO CLASSES - Happy Holidays!
    • Friday 12/21: NO CLASSES - Happy Holidays!

    **There will be no BHIP classes from 12/20/18 through 1/2/19. We will resume classes as normal on Thursday, January 3rd.**

    You can also visit the BHIP Facebook page for class location updates.
    Alternative locations may be John Wooden Center, Wilson Plaza, or Bruin Hill.

    Important Fall Dates & Special Events:

    Friday 11/9: Spin event! All classes will be in Studio 2314 in JWC

    Tuesday 11/13: Mat Pilates! 6:15am and 7:15am classes will be in Pardee Gym. 11am and noon classes will be in the Gold Room (2nd floor JWC). 5:15pm and 6:15pm classes will be at Drake Stadium. 

    Saturday 11/17: Weekend Hike! Location: Temescal Canyon Park (15601 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272). Time 10:30am. Meet at the trailhead. Parking is $10 or you can park on the street for free. 

    Tuesday 12/4: Yoga! 6:15am and 7:15am classes will be in the Pyramid Room (2nd floor JWC). 11am and noon classes will be in the Gold Room (2nd floor JWC). 5:15pm and 6:15pm classes will be at Drake Stadium. 

    Holidays: There will be no classes on Monday 11/12 (Veteran's Day), Wednesday 11/21 after 2pm, Thursday 11/22, and Friday 11/23 (Thanksgiving). There will be no BHIP classes over winter break, during 12/20/18 - 1/2/19. 

    Monthly Nutrition Workshops:

    Tuesday 11/13: 12-1pm - Thanksgiving Tips your Body will be Thankful For

    Tuesday 12/4: 12-1pm - Tips for Approaching Holidays Drinks and Food

    All workshops will be held in Plaza View Conference Room (2nd floor JWC). Please sign up HERE.

    Register for BHIP Ongoing:

    Effective October 1, 2017, the new rates for BHIP Ongoing are as follows:

    --$30/month for Recreation members

    --$50/month for faculty/staff without Recreation membership

    This increase features unlimited weekly access to BHIP Ongoing classes. BHIP Ongoing may be paid upfront or on payroll deduction. Upfront payments for BHIP Ongoing attendance on or after October 1 will follow the new rate structure. For employees on payroll deduction, the new rate will take effect automatically on your November 1, 2017 paycheck for both monthly & biweekly employees.

    Bruin Mindfit

    Bruin MindFit is a 9 week hands-on mindful movement and meditation course, offered to faculty and staff at no cost, 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

    FOR UCLA STAFF & FACULTY:

    *Must be employed 50% time or more to be eligible to apply for Bruin MindFit. 

    Lottery results will be sent via email to all applicants by end of day Friday, 8/31. Please email fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

    Bruin MindFit Fall 2018 Session Date: 9/10-11/9. 

    Bruin MindFit Winter 2019 Session Date: 2/4-4/5

    Winter 2019 Bruin MindFit applications will be available 1/4-1/15.

    Class Time Options: 

    -MW 11a-12p or 12:05p-1:05p, Dynasty Room, John Wooden Center
    -Tuesdays 5:35p-7:05p, Wilshire Center, Suite 130
    -Thursdays 5:35p-7:05p, Wilshire Center, Suite 130

    All participants are allotted up to 4 absences for the duration of BMF.

    If you can't attend your assigned class time...that is fine! You are welcome to attend another the other class as long as it is only once in a while. You do not need to let us know, just be sure to sign into the class you are assigned. However, please attend your assigned class time as consistently as possible.  

    For questions, please contact JNguyen@recreation.ucla.edu 

    If you have unsubscribed from our listserv, please resubscribe to receive our program emails. 

    To resubscribe, click on this link

    Or:

    Text UCLAREC to: 22828


    FAQs

    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 (first time participants) 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? 
    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 or call the FITWELL Desk at 310.206.6130.

    FitZones

    FITZONE Classes are no-cost workouts for UCLA Staff and Faculty with
    convenient locations throughout campus. No membership required!

    Fall 2018 FITZONE SCHEDULE *Modified Schedule December 10-21

    *NEW SIGN IN PROCEDURE! Please create a client profile on Mindbody Online by following instructions outlined HERE.

    WINTER 2019 FITZONE REGISTRATION

    Click here to take our registration survey. *Follow new class sign-in protocol. Sign liability waivers in-person at each class.


    *Please bring your UCLA ID card upon entry to each class and sign our liability waiver.


    Back Health Alexander Technique Enrolled Classes Winter 2019:

    Click here to enroll in our Back Health Alexander Technique 10 Week Program (January 7-March 18, 2019)

    Drop into any Back Health Alexander Tech class during the first week to see if you like it.

    What is Alexander Technique?...Learn optimal posture and movement mechanics to help alleviate back pain.

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    DIRECTIONS to Various Locations:

    UCLA Wilshire Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 130 Los Angeles, Ca. 90025

    CHS 8th Floor Patio: 760 Westwood Plaza: Semel Institute: Take H1 or H2 elevators up to the 8th floor or one of the other elevators to the 7th floor and then up one more flight of stairs. Patio door on 8th floor is adjacent to the Office of Extramural Support 88-201C

    Please Google UCLA Campus Map for other campus building locations


    UPDATES:

    12/17-12/21: No Zumba/Dance It Out at CHS Rooftop 8th floor patio

    All Outdoor FitZones are subject to cancellation when it rains or extreme temperature.

    For Zumba/Dance It Out 12:05-12:55pm CHS 8th floor, When it rains please check Semel Auditorium (aka NPI Auditorium) our back up location if no one is at the CHS 8th Floor Patio. If auditorium is unavailable, class is then canceled.


    Fit Breaks & Warm Up To Work (WU2W)

    Free 15 minute light movement and stretching breaks at a location near you!

    Click here for Fall 2018 Fit Break Schedule (September 24-December 7, *No Fit Breaks 11/12, 11/22, 11/23)

    *Note: Inverted Fountain is under construction for the next two years, so we have moved this Fit Break location to the lawn in front of Moore Hall (also known as the Moore East Terrace).

    If your department is interested in hosting a Fit Break or if you have any questions related to Fit Breaks, contact fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu



    Click here for all our Hand, Wrist, and Elbow stretches, and click here to watch videos of the stretches. 


    Click here for all our Lower Back stretches, and click here to watch videos of the stretches. 

    Click here for all our Neck/Upper Back stretches, and click here to watch videos of the stretches. 

    Workshops

    FITWELL EDU WORKSHOPS

    Workshops on various health and wellness topics are available upon request for your department. These are typically offered as staff training and development workshops or learn-at-lunch seminars. 

    Fill out a request here. 

    Some of our popular workshops include: Portable Gym Kit, 10 Stretches for a Pain Free Body, Back Health and Optimal Posture, Stress Relief, Mindful Eating. 

    SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF WORKSHOPS HERE

    For more information about FITWELL Workshops, contact the FITWELL Services Desk at (310) 206-6130.

     

     

    Walks - Routes and Resources


    SELF-GUIDED WALKING ROUTES

    UCLA Campus and UCLA Medical Center

    UCLA Residence Hall and Guest House

    Santa Monica Medical Center and LAX Walking Routes

    Back Safety

    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

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    UCLA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

    Through a collaboration with the University of California Office of the President/UC Health, the Healthy Campus Initiative, and FITWELL, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered for UCLA faculty, staff, and students. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year.  UCLA DPP has achieved Full recognition by the CDC for meeting all performance criteria and quality standards.

    UCLA DPP provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Participants meet in a classroom setting to discuss the CDC approved curriculum, which includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. The hour-long classes are held once a week for the first sixteen weeks, biweekly during months five and six, and once a month for the last six months.

     Participants may park in Visitor parking in Lot 4 for a small fee.

    Eligibility to Participate 

    Eligibility requirements include: 

    • ≥ 18 years of age
    • BMI ≥ 25 or Asian individuals BMI  ≥ 23

    AND

    • Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

      OR

      • Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis

      OR

      • A prediabetes assessment score ≥ 5 according to the  Risk Test


      Contact Information 

      For more information about DPP, or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact us at dpp@recreation.ucla.edu or 310-794-6181.  

      To apply online, click here

       

      Upcoming Class Schedule 

      • Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm, beginning January 23rd, 2019


      DPP in the News

      UCLA Newsroom - November 2018: Program helps campus community prevent diabetes, lead healthier lives

      U News - December 2018: Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

      USA Today - December 2018: Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by this CDC approved program


       

      One on One Services

      Personal Fitness Training

      Get Started

      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 your first appointment.

        To complete the forms online, click here.

        Step 2: Purchase Sessions

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

        Step 3: Schedule training sessions. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with a trainer.

        Policies
          • All required forms must be completed, current and on file prior to each session.
          • All forms expire 12 months from completion date or as medical history changes.
          • All clients must wear appropriate footwear and clothing to each session. 

          *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. 

            Our Trainers
            Name  Certification
            Adrian Gonzalez NSCA-CSCS, USAW
            Andrew Nguyen  NASM-CPT
            Anna Dzwoniarek NSCA-CPT
            Ben Spievak  PTA Global-CPT
            Cindy Engle MS Kinesiology, USAW, Crossfit 
            Danny Juaregui NSCA-CPT
            Elizabeth Melnikas NSCA-CPT, USA Weightlifting
            Em Chang NSCA-CPT
            Emily Carter 
            NSCA-CPT
            Jesse Oppenheimer  NSCA-CPT
            Jordan Perry NSCA-CPT
            Joshua Galanti  NSCA-CPT
            Juliane Nguyen  MSW/MPH, NSCA-CPT
            Justin Lui  NSCA-CPT
            Karen Myers Cobb                 ACSM-Health Fitness Instructor
            KC Reischerl NSCA-CPT, CrossFit, USA Gymnastics
            Kevin Yang  NASM-CPT 
            Liz Ishida NSCA-CPT
            Nate Biltz NSCA-CPT
            Nate Girma  NSCA-CSCS
            Olivia Julian  NSCA-CSCS
            Rachel MacKenzie  NSCA-CPT
            Raman Sharma ACE-CPT
            Sergio Guevara NSCA-CSCS
            Taz Sazzad  NSCA-CPT
            Tracy James NSCA-CPT
            Vikram Prathap  NSCA-CPT
            Ellen Kelly Certified Athletic Trainer
            Peter Stamatapoulos Stott Pilates, ACE-CPT


            Questions: Please call (310) 206-6130 or email FitwellPFT@recreation.ucla.edu. Want to know about our PFTs? See extended bios

             

      Nutrition Counseling

      Get Started

      Congratulations on your decision to invest in yourself with Private Nutrition Counseling! Our Registered Dietitians are looking forward to working with and inspiring you to reach your personal goals.

      Step 1: Complete an application.

      Submit completed form to the FITWELL Services desk prior to your first appointment.

      Step 2: Purchase Sessions

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

      Step 3: Schedule counseling sessions. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with a Registered Dietitian.

      Policies
        • All required forms must be completed, current and on file prior to each session.
        • All forms expire 12 months from completion date or as medical history changes.
         

        Our Registered Dietitians

        Amy Fisher
         Molly Grupe
         Melody Moradi
         Monica Pang
         Melody Sayers
         Nilou Farivarmoheb
        Tory Tedrow
         Katie Valdez

         

      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.

      FOR A DEPARTMENT CHAIR MASSAGE PROGRAM, fill out request HERE.

      FOR INDIVIDUAL MASSAGE SEE BELOW:

      Meet John Conroy, our chair massage therapist

      Meet Michael Wagenvoord, our chair massage therapist

      Chair Massage Locations:

        • Mondays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
        • Tuesdays: KREC, 5-7pm
        • Wednesdays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
        • Fridays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
        How to Reserve:

        Step 1: Purchase Minutes (two options)

        • Buy online at www.recreation.ucla.edu/register or by clicking here.  Login and select "Guest Passes and 1 on 1 Services." If you do not have a login, you'll need to create a new account using your 9-digit Bruin ID number or your UCLA Recreation membership number.
        • Visit Sales and Services (John Wooden Center - 1st floor or KREC). 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)

        • Call FITWELL JWC at 310.206.6130 or KREC 310-206-8373 with your receipt for verification  
        • Visit the FITWELL Desk in the John Wooden Center with your receipt for verification or the FITWELL Desk at KREC if scheduling your massage at KREC.

        Massage can be  purchased at a minimum of 10 minute increments, but appointments can scheduled in any 5-minute increment (but minimum of 10 minutes). For example, purchase 60 minutes and schedule six 10 minute massages, or 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. To schedule chair massage for your department or for gift certificates, please contact fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

      Pilates

      Private Pilates: Meet with a Private Pilates Trainer to train specifically in Mat Pilates or Pilates Reformer.

       

               Mat Pilates is a total body exercise regimen designed by Joseph Pilates that increases strength and flexibility and helps to improve posture. It is primarily performed standing or on a mat utilizing resistance bands, loops, balls, and gliders.

               Pilates Reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exerciser’s body weight and by springs and pulleys attached to the carriage and platform. Pilates Reformer challenges your entire body with great attention to the core. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility.

      To sign up for a private Pilates session:

      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 your first appointment. 

      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. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with an instructor.

      Alexander Technique

      Meet with a certified Alexander Technique Practitioner to learn proper movement mechanics and posture. Great for releasing unnecessary tension in the body that may be causing pain. This technique helps  you to re-educate your mind and body to move, sit, stand and perform daily activities with grace and ease.

      To sign up for private Alexander Technique sessions

      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 Alexander Technique trainer contacting you within 2 business days to set up your first appointment.


      Fitness Resources and Special Events

      Special Events

      Thanks for a great MOVEMBER!

      Prize winners: 

      Lisa H. – Gym bag & yoga mat (UCLA Health)

      Tac P. - $500 visa gift card (Wescom)

      Jason L. – Apple Watch Series 4 (ASUCLA Computer Store)




      Step 1 - Focus on Healthy Behaviors
      Starting November 12 through early January
      The holidays are a great opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and are also a time to “eat, drink and be merry”; however, the holidays don’t have to include weight gain. It’s entirely possible to enjoy all the goodness that comes with the holidays while also continuing to focus on your health!

      Maintain Don’t Gain is an informal 8-week email program designed to help you stay focused on healthy eating.

      Starting November 12 through early January, participants will receive weekly inspirational emails with tips to encourage weight maintenance over the holidays. The goal is to enjoy the holidays while taking some simple steps so not to overdo it.

      Once you've registered, stop by the FITWELL Services Desk to receive your FREE tote bag courtesy of Kaiser.

      Participants who complete the final survey (sent in the last weekly email) will be entered for a chance to win a FitBit.
      Register here

      Step 2 - Healthy Eating
      “Navigating the Holidays with Mindfulness" Nutrition Workshop
      Wednesday, November 28, 12-1pm
      Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center
      Amy Fisher, Registered Dietitian, will provide strategies to avoid weight gain over the holidays and still enjoy them; tips for holiday parties; healthier, delicious holiday recipe makeovers; and more!
      Register here 

      Step 3 - M O V E !
      Twelve Staircases of December
      December 3 – December 14
      Conveniently located at a staircase near you!
      A different campus staircase is featured each day of the challenge. The more you climb, the more chances you have to win.
      Attend 3 staircases and the finale on 12/14, and you'll earn a UCLA Rec 2-in-1 neck warmer & hat. Stay cozy and warm this season!
      Grand Finale, Friday, December 14, 11am-1pm, Janss Steps
      Free beanie if you attend 3 staircases and the finale
      *while supplies last.
      During the busy holiday season, it can be tough to fit in a long workout; so, take the stairs, walk, do a MoveMail- move when you can!
      Check back here to register.


      Twelve Staircases of December Challenge

      December 3 – December 14, 11a-1p

       

      Click here to register!
       
      Conveniently located at a staircase near you!
       
      Join us at a different staircase each day from 12/3-12/14 between 11a-1p, ending with the finale on Friday 12/14 at Janss Steps! 

      By attending 3 staircases and the finale, you can earn a our 2-in-1 Neck Warmer and Hat*
       
      Grand Finale, Friday, December 14,
      11am-1pm, Janss Steps
       
      Earn a 2-in-1 Neck Warmer and Hat when you climb 3 staircases and join us at the finale!
      *while supplies last.
       
      Can't climb the stairs each day?
      Sign-up and move with our daily MoveMail's - move when you can!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The 12 Days and Locations

       

      The Stair Locations, we'll be there from 11am- to 1pm

      Monday, 12/3

      Anderson School of Business Steps

       

      Tuesday, 12/4

      Gonda Building Stairs (across from UCPD & Parking Structure 8 Driveway)

       

      Wednesday, 12/5

      Broad Art Center Stairs

       

      Thursday, 12/6

      Staircase in between Ackerman and Engineering IV

       

      Friday, 12/7

      Drake Stadium Stairs OR

      Wilshire Center staircase (for Wilshire Center employees only)

       

      Saturday 12/8 & Sunday 12/9

      Find a staircase near you!

       

      Monday, 12/10

      LaKretz Hall Steps

       

      Tuesday, 12/11

      CHS Staircase

      (School of Public Health, off of Charles E Young Dr South)

       

      Wednesday, 12/12

      Covel to Rieber Stairs

       

      Thursday, 12/13

      Bunche Hall west staircase

       

      Friday, 12/14

      GRAND FINALE Janss Steps

       


       

      Need nutritious meal ideas? 

      Complement your workout with helpful tips in the kitchen. 

      Quarterly workshops led by Registered Dietitians. 

      All Workshops at the John Wooden Center's Game Lounge, 2nd floor
      (Can also watch live at facebook.com/UCLARec)

      One Pot Meals Tuesday, 1/29, 12-1pm

      Breakfast Tuesday, 4/23, 12-1pm


       

       


       



      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!

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

       

      THURS-YAY!

      Every Thursday, through June 7, from 12-2pm at the Court of Sciences. We'll be back in the Fall quarter! 

      Come PLAY and RENEW.

      Spike ball, giant Jenga, giant chess, giant Connect Four, paddle ball, Frisbees, loungers and more!

      Take our survey and let us know what you think of Thursyay!

       

      Equipment and Exercise Videos

      Check out this page for various movement and equipment tutorials. Click on an image for complete YouTube Playlists!