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

Spring 2019 GroupX Schedule - April 1 - June 9

GroupX Class Descriptions

Click here for instructions on how to signup for Spin Classes.


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


Spring 2019 Schedules & Class Descriptions - April 1 - June 9

Class Schedules

GroupX  Yoga  KFIT

Class Descriptions
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

Spring 2019 Yoga Schedule - April 1 - June 9

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

 


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 (& Tuesday)! 

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 

12:30-1:30pm, RISE Office, LuValle Commons, (4/5-6/7)                                             
1:45-2:45pm, Bruin Walk Hill across from Kerckhoff Hall Steps, (4/5-6/7)
2:30-3:30pm & 3:45-4:45p Sunset Canyon Rec Center (4/5-6/7):

--4/19: Amphitheater Lawn at Sunset Rec

--4/26: Amphitheater Lawn at Sunset Rec

--5/3: Mesa Lawn at Sunset Rec

--5/10: Amphitheater Lawn at Sunset REc

--5/17: Not available – NO CLASS

--5/24: Mesa Lawn at Sunset Rec

--5/31: Not available – NO CLASS

--6/7: Not available – NO CLASS

5:30-6:30pm, Hedrick Movement Studio (Res Halls), (4/5-6/7, no class 4/12)

Tuesdays
6:30-7:45pm, Hedrick Movement Studio (Res Halls), (4/2-6/4)

Like UCLA Yoga on Facebook 



Rec On The Hill

REC ON THE HILL FREE YOGA: April 2-June 7, 2019

*No class 4/12

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

2:30-3:30pm, Free Yoga, Sunset Rec Lower Lawn next to Park Pool

3:30-4:30pm, Free Yoga, Sunset Rec Lower Lawn next to Park Pool

Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm, Free Yoga, Hedrick Movement Studio

 

 

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, students, retired staff, and emeriti. 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 three months, biweekly for month four, and monthly for months five through twelve.

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

Eligibility to Participate 

- At least 18 years old

- BMI of 25 or greater; Asian individuals may have a BMI of 23 or greater

AND one of the following:

-Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

-Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis in the last year

- A score of 5 or greater 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 12:00-1:00 pm, beginning April 17th, 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

 

     

    Fitness Facilities

    Kinross Recreation Center (KREC)

     

    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

    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)

      • 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.
      • 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)

      • Call FITWELL at 310.983.3064 with your receipt for verification  
      • 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. 

    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 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.

    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.


    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 Spring 2019 applications will be available 4/22/19 through 5/1/19.  

    Click Here to apply.  

    Session Dates: 5/20/19 - 8/9/19  

    Class Time Options: Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs at 5:15pm or 6:15pm.

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

    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

    Join BHIP from UCLA Recreation on Vimeo.

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

    BHIP.5 Medical Release Form


    BHIP .5 Winter 2019 - Week 12: 4/22 - 4/26

    Monday 4/22: Nutrition *ASSESSMENT DAY*- All classes will be in the Games Lounge (JWC, 2nd Floor)

    Tuesday 4/23: Workout *ASSESSMENT DAY*- All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NW corner of the bleachers)

    Thursday 4/25: Workout *ASSESSMENT DAY*- All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NW corner of the bleachers)

    Friday 4/26: Workout *GRADUATION*- All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NE corner - The Rig)

     

    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 Spring 2019 applications will be available 4/22/19 through 5/1/19. 

    Click here to apply. 

    Session Dates: 5/20/19 - 8/9/19

    Class Time Options: Mon, Wed, & Fri at 6:15am or 5:15pm

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

    BHIP is no longer offering deferrals and/or waitlisting.  

    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

     

    BHIP OnRamp Winter 2019 - Week 12: 4/22 - 4/26

    Monday 4/22: *ASSESSMENT DAY* All classes will be at Drake Stadium (middle of the bleachers)

    Wednesday 4/24: *ASSESSMENT DAY* All classes will be at Drake Stadium (middle of the bleachers)

    Friday 4/26: *GRADUATION* All classes will be at Drake Stadium (NE corner - The Rig)

    Nutrition Workshops & Information:

    Tuesday 2/19: Intro to the 30 Day Challenge - 12pm class in the Games Lounge (2nd Floor, JWC) and 5:15pm class in Plaza View Conference Room (2nd Floor, JWC)

    30 Day Challenge: from 2/22 to 3/22

    Tuesday 3/19: Challenge Wrap Up - 12pm class in the Games Lounge and 5:15pm class in the Main Conference Room (2nd Floor, JWC)

     

    For the latest updates and insight into our community, like us on Facebook 

    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 (4/22) - Friday (4/26)

    • Monday 4/22: All classes at Drake Stadium (NE corner)
    • Tuesday 4/23: All classes at Drake Stadium (NE corner)
    • Wednesday 4/24: All classes at Drake Stadium (NE corner)
    • Thursday 4/25: All classes at Drake Stadium (NE corner)
    • Friday 4/26: All classes at Drake Stadium (NE corner)

     

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

     

    Winter Quarter Important Dates & Special Events:

    Holidays: There will be no classes 1/19 - 1/21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will also be no classes 2/16 - 2/18 for President's Day, and no classes on 3/29. 

    Mat Pilates Class: Friday, 1/25. 6:15am, 7:15am, 5:15pm, & 6:15pm classes will be in Pardee Gym (JWC 1st Floor). 11am and noon classes will be at Drake Stadium.

    Yoga Classes: Friday, 2/8 and Friday, 3/8. 6:15am, 7:15am, 11am, and noon classes will be in the Gold Room (JWC 2nd Floor). 5:15pm and 6:15pm classes will be in Pardee Gym (JWC 1st Floor). 

    Spin Class: Friday, 2/15. All classes will be in Studio 2314 (JWC 2nd Floor)

    Hike Outing: Sunday, 2/24. Temescal Canyon Park. Meet at 10:30am. Address is 15601 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades.

     

    Monthly Nutrition Workshops: Sign up HERE!

    • Tuesday 2/5: 12-1pm - Valentine's Day Special
    • Tuesday 3/5: 12-1pm - Eating in Westwood/Quick Meals at Home
    • Tuesday 4/2: 12-1pm - Spring Ahead with New Recipes
    • Tuesday 5/7: 12-1pm - Jump Start Your Summer

    All classes will be held in the Games Lounge (JWC 2nd Floor).


    Register for BHIP Ongoing:

    Rates for BHIP Ongoing are as follows:

    --$30/month for Recreation members

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

    As long as you have graduated BHIP On Ramp, you are eligible to enroll or re-enroll in BHIP Ongoing at any time. To sign up, just make your payment at Sales and Cashiering at the John Wooden Center. You may pay upfront or arrange for payroll deduction. 

    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

     

    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. 

    Bruin MindFit Spring 2019 applications will be available 4/22/19 through 5/1/19.

    Click here to apply. 

    Session Dates: 5/20/19 - 7/22/19 

    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.  

    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!


    FITZONES SPRING 2019 (April 1-June 7) 

    PDF Schedule HERE (Live Updates posted to Mindbody Online)

    NEW REGISTRATION AND CLASS SIGN IN PROTOCOL for SPRING 2019

    Please take the following required actions to participate in our FITZONE classes:

    1. Register by filling out this UCLA Form 
    2. Screenshot or print your email confirmation to use as your FITZONE PASS
    3. Bring your FITZONE PASS and BRUINCARD to every class you attend. Instructors will check passes upon entry.
    4. Sign in each week online using MINDBODY Online. Create or reactivate your account HERE. 

    TROUBLESHOOTING FOR MINDBODY ONLINE:

    Please create a client profile on Mindbody Online

    https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/LoginLaunch?studioid=40418

    Mindbody step by step instructions outlined

    HERE

    Back Health Alexander Technique Enrolled Classes SPRING 2019:

    Click here to enroll in our Back Health Alexander Technique 10 Week Program (April 1-June 7, 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:

    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 rooftop patio, 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 SPRING 2019 Fit Break Schedule (April 1-June 7, 2019) No Classes on Holidays 5/27

    *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. 

    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

    To request a Fitwell Workshop or Chair Massage, please email your request to fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu 

     

     

    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, students, retired staff, and emeriti. 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 three months, biweekly for month four, and monthly for months five through twelve.

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

    Eligibility to Participate 

    -At least 18 years old

    -BMI of 25 or greater; Asian individuals may have BMI of 23 or greater

    AND one of the following:

    - Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

    -Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis within the last year

    -A score of 5 or greater 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 12:00-1:00 pm, beginning April 17th, 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.

    TO REQUEST A DEPARTMENT CHAIR MASSAGE PROGRAM, email Fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu with date, time, location and number of chair massage therapists being requested.

    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

     

    You are invited to the 10th Annual UC Walks
    Wednesday, April 24
    Walks begin at 12:10 and 12:20pm.
    Join faculty & staff for this UC wide walking event, as we take a break and move! 

    Walkers receive a FREE UC Walks t-shirt and are  entered in a drawing  for prizes.
    (while supplies last, must attend walk.)

    Campus locations start at 12:10 & 12:20pm
    Wilson Plaza
    Ronald Reagan Medical Center

    Wilson Plaza and RR walkers register here

    FPG & Santa Monica walkers register here

    Register for the Staff Assembly Virtual 5K and complete your 5K during UC WALKS

    FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS!
    April 24, 9am - 2pm
    Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse

    UCLA Health  is offering FREE health screenings for blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and
    Ask the Cardiologist  from 9am-2pm

    Click here to reserve your FREE HEALTH SCREENING


    Click here for 30 outside suggestions


     

    Click here to Register for your Fitness Assessment!


    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)

    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. 

    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!

       
       

    Bruin Fitness Center Information