A wellness program for UTSA faculty and staffBack
The mission of UTSA's Rowdy New U wellness program is to encourage all university personnel and their families to enhance their health and wellbeing through educational opportunities, wellness activities, and self-improvement. Rowdy New U is a free service for UTSA faculty and staff. The program highlights fitness, nutrition, awareness, motivation, lifestyle behaviors, and social interaction. For a calendar of events and information on how to register, please visit the Rowdy New U web site at wellness.utsa.edu.
Wellness program participants receive quarterly health assessments. These assessments monitor blood pressure, weight, body fat, muscle mass, and other indicators that may predict future health issues. The results allow the wellness team to analyze the participant's health status and provide recommendations on improving their health. Participants can also access their assessment results and progress charts online with our secure wellness tracking tool.
As part of the Rowdy New U program, participants gain access to free fitness classes taught by our certified group fitness instructors. These classes include: Zumba, Strength Training, Yoga, Cycling, Boot Camp, and more. We provide an average of 25 fitness classes per week at our Downtown and Main campuses. You can stay in shape, boost energy, relieve stress, and meet individuals who share the same goals when you take advantage of this great benefit. Monthly class schedules are available at wellness.utsa.edu.
A variety of health and self-improvement training classes are available to those registered with the program. Topics include: Heart Health, Food Labels, Medical Consumerism, and Healthy Cooking Demonstrations. These sessions create awareness, and offer the tools needed for behavioral change. Visit wellness.utsa.edu for more information.
Rowdy New U sponsors and/or participates in a number of community events such as: UTSA Diploma Dash, Race for the Cure, Corporate Cup, Heart Walk, and the Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Details on upcoming events can be found at wellness.utsa.edu.
Proper office ergonomics, including correct chair height, adequate equipment spacing and good desk posture. These techniques will help you stay comfortable at work. The office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management offers individualized assistance looking at the relationship of the worker to the work station. Recommendations for reducing musculoskeletal risk factors will be given and assistance in choosing and obtaining proper ergonomic equipment can be arranged. Evaluations usually take one hour. Please contact Brett Fletcher if you would like to schedule an evaluation.
Due to recent change in the UTSA Tobacco Policy, the campus is tobacco free as of June 1, 2013. Tobacco cessation is a tool for individuals seeking to quit and comply with the policy. The American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking group clinic at UTSA includes eight sessions, featuring a step-by-step plan for quitting tobacco use. Each session is designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior. The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group. Tobacco Cessation Sessions will begin in October 2013. Please email the Wellness Team to register for the sessions.