More in Wellness Workshops

Get educated about health & fitness.

FitRec is happy to offer free workshops designed to educate participants on current fitness trends and information about overall health and wellness. The workshops include both classroom time and hands-on learning. Workshops are held multiple times throughout each semester. You’ll find the workshop information, date and time and fees below.

Join the Movement Lecture Series

Fall 2016

Addictions

Date:  Tuesday, October 4 Time: 4- 5 pm

LocationWebinar

Instructor: Bonnie Teitleman

Educational Workshop

Many of us know or worry someone who might be touched by an addiction to alcohol or drugs.  This workshop will: define and describe addiction and risk factors, describe current treatments available, and review specific topics including opioids, marijuana in adolescents, addictions in women and older adults.

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Work Life Balance

Date:  Tuesday, October 11 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, Room 221

Instructor: Bonnie Teitleman

Lunch & Learn

Balancing work and other life needs is an ongoing challenge in academia as we try to meet the needs of our students, colleagues, faculty and our personal needs and relationships.  This presentation will consider work life balance, describe some strategies to achieve more comfort and success, and offer participants an opportunity to describe and discuss their particular situations.

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Yoga Basics

Date:  Tuesday, October 11 Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

LocationFitRec, Room L137

Instructor: Lindsey Wallis

Hands-On Workshop

Join us to learn the basic yoga postures for beginners and the benefits of using yoga to combat stress.  Discover strategies for developing a yoga practice at home and incorporating relaxing breathing techniques.

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The Alexander Technique

Date:  Wednesday, October 26 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, Room 221

Instructor: Rachel Prabhakar

Lunch & Learn

When we use a violin bow or tennis racket, we know that how we use it will affect the result. But how often do we consider how we use ourselves? In this workshop we will look at how increasing our awareness of the use of ourselves can help reduce excess tension and stress.

*Limit 10 employees

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Healthy Relationships

Date:  Thursday, November 3 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitrec, Room 122

Instructor: Bonnie Teitleman & Kristin Gruber-Grunert

Lunch & Learn

This program will focus on adult and family relationships, offering principles and guidelines for behaviors that will contribute to people feeling cared for, positive and motivated. Actions that may undermine or damage relationships will be also be presented so that they might be avoided.  The program will offer participants specific strategies to enhance their relationships.

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The Alexander Technique

Date:  Wednesday, November 9 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, Room 221

Instructor: Rachel Prabhakar

Lunch & Learn

When we use a violin bow or tennis racket, we know that how we use it will affect the result. But how often do we consider how we use ourselves? In this workshop we will look at how increasing our awareness of the use of ourselves can help reduce excess tension and stress.

*Limit 10 employees

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Maximize Calorie Burn with Power Circuits

Date:  Thursday, November 10 Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

LocationFitRec,Fitness Center Level 1

Instructor: Shannon Chipman

Hands-On Workshop

Spending too much time in the gym and not seeing results from your current program? Try circuit training to burn fat and change your body-composition in as little as 30- minutes a day. Circuit training is a series of exercise performed with minimal breaks in between. This hands-on lecture will show how to develop easy to perform circuits with little to no equipment.

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Supermarket Smarts

Date:  Thursday, November 17 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitrec, Room 122

Instructor: Rick DiSipio

Lunch & Learn

Healthy eating begins with healthy food shopping. Along with that, you want to shop without breaking the bank or spending all day in the store. Learn a few tips to make you grocery shopping healthier, easier, and cheaper.

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Ask the Trainer

Date:  Thursday, December 1 Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

LocationFitRec,Fitness Center Level 1

Instructor: Shannon Chipman

Hands-On Workshop

NSCA-Certified personal trainer Shannon Chipman will answer your work out questions. Whether you’re new to exercise or you’ve been working out for a long time, Shannon can help you take your training to the next level.

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The Right Fit for Your Feet

Date:  Tuesday, December 6 Time: 12 – 1 pm

Location: FitRec, Room 122

Instructor: Gianna Roselli

Lunch & Learn

Over the counter orthotics?  Custom orthotics? Minimalist shoes? No shoes at all? There are a lot of options for your feet out there and one size does not fit all! This workshop is designed to highlight the pros and cons of all the ways you can love your feet so you can make an informed decision about the right fit for your lifestyle.

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Holiday Eating

Date:  Thursday, Decemeber 8 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitrec, Room 122

Instructor: Rick DiSipio

Lunch & Learn

The holidays are a time for family, friends, fun, and if you’re not careful, too much food. Fortunately, with a bit of planning and a few simple strategies, you can eat healthy and still celebrate the season

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Introduction to Pilates

Date:  Friday, December 16 Time: 12 – 1 pm

LocationFitRec, RoomL137

Instructor: Rachel Prabhakar

Hands-On Workshop

Curious about Pilates? Come join us for a fun, dynamic, full body workout. We will offer variations to suit a variety of different levels.

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Private Group Exercise Classes

Pictured are staff from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at an after school outdoor bootcamp.  The Wellness Coordinator at the Horace Mann collaborated with Michael Lagomarsine, the Fitness Director at Fitrec, to set up this class once a week at the school in Allston.  Mike met the staff after school and put them through an outdoor exercise class.  This included body weight strength training and ropes, hurdles, and ladders to keep the teachers working hard.  It was a program enjoyed by all.

If your school or business is interested in having private group exercise classes, contact us at fitness@bu.edu


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