UTSA wins UT System Physical Activity trophy in America on the Move program

Rowdy New U participants

UTSA Rowdy New U participants

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(March 18, 2011)--The UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management wellness program Rowdy New U and the Human Resources Benefits Office hosted a Feb. 28 celebration to accept the 2010 UT System Physical Activity traveling trophy.

Approximately 124 UTSA employees signed up for the America on the Move challenge, and 87 percent exercised more than three days a week for six weeks.

Rolando Roman, UT System wellness coordinator, presented the trophy to UTSA. President Ricardo Romo congratulated the participants and discussed ways to manage a healthy lifestyle with programs from UTSA and the UT System that support employees staying active and making healthier lifestyle choices.

The special programs available to UTSA employees are:

  • Rowdy New U -- helps employees with fitness goals with classes, wellness education, demo kitchens and Weight Watchers (more than 450 employees participated)
  • UT System Wellness Program Online -- provides programs to help manage health conditions, free health coaching, gym membership discounts and a free 24/7 nurse line
  • HR Employee Discount Program (EDP) -- offers discounts for local gym memberships

During the celebration, employees won door prizes including Nancy Woodward (Taylor body fat and weight scale), Pam Bacon (Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You), Denise Garcia (MIO heart-rate monitor), Mary Lou Aguilar (Barry's Boot Camp series) and Georgette Sano (GAIAM stability ball, band and DVD).

The Rowdy New U wellness program and Human Resources Benefits Office challenge UTSA employees to keep the traveling trophy for the fall 2011 UT System Physical Activity Challenge. More information will be coming soon.

For more information, call Human Resources Management and Development at 210-458-4253.