Category Archives: Events and Updates

WellAware Event Updates

May 13:  National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: Stop by anytime between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: City Park

Represent BGSU in a walking competition between Wood County Hospital, BGSU, the City of Bowling Green and Wood County employees! The walk is being hosted by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation in celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day. The employer with the most employees (percentage based) wins bragging rights and a trophy. Let’s go Falcons! A special lunchtime walk in the park and free event to encourage health and fitness activities for Bowling Green community members and local businesses. Bring your own sack lunch, beverages are provided. Everyone who walks a mile around the park (2 laps), either before or after lunch, will be entered into a raffle for prizes. Event will be held rain or shine, in the case of inclement weather the event will be moved to the Community Center.

Summer Session 1: Free Fitness Classes

Summer group exercises classes at the Student Recreation Center begin May 18. For no charge, BGSU Faculty/Staff can participate in the following 2 classes:

  • Cardio Tone – Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, Student Recreation Center Studio B.
  • Zumba® – Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:15 PM, Student Recreation Center Studio B.
    A mixture of cardio, total body toning, and upbeat Latin dance music.

Pre-registration for the fitness classes is required. Click HERE to register! Family and friends (over the age of 16) can participate in the classes with you by purchasing a Group X pass at the SRC Welcome Desk.

NEW! Faculty/Staff Recess Breaks: Free classes in Eppler South Gym

Starting May 19, take a mid-day break and add “play” back into your day by participating in Recess Breaks in the Eppler South Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 – 12:50 PM.

Recess Breaks are facilitated by certified trainers and include fun ways to be active while incorporating cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Register in advance HERE or just arrive to class a few minutes early and register onsite. For comfort and safety, it is recommended to change into tennis shoes and exercise clothes.

Women on Weights – New workshop begins May 18

Interested in receiving individualized attention from a personal trainer while having fun in a small-group setting?  Receive support and guidance to start or sustain an active lifestyle by registering for the Women on Weights workshop at the Student Recreation Center. This progressive 12-class workshop includes strength training circuits to increase strength and cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy using a variety of equipment such as free weights, BOSU, stability balls, TRX, and resistance bands. Exercise modifications are available making it appropriate for beginners and all fitness levels. Class is limited to 10 participants.

May 18 – June 29: Classes are available in the SRC Multipurpose Room on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:15 PM.  *No class on Memorial Day, May 25. Makeup class will be held on Monday, June 29.

Register this week at the SRC Welcome Desk. The 12-class workshop fee is only $35 for students/SRC members and $45 for faculty/staff/retirees.

Attend Group X classes with Friends and Family

Have fun and get fit with family and friends by attending unlimited fitness classes together at the Student Recreation Center. BGSU faculty/staff can purchase a Group X pass at a discounted rate and SRC membership is not required. Attached is the full summer schedule and additional class details are posted on the Falcon Fitness website.

Strive for FIVE is back!

Our popular nutrition and physical activity challenge is coming back this summer!  This 6-week program will run June 22 – August 2. Faculty and staff can register as an individual or as part of a team. Stay posted for more details!

Questions on WellAware programming? Contact Karyn Smith at