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Get fit, stay fit: Free wellness programs for UTSA faculty and staff


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(Jan. 9, 2014) -- In the new year, faculty and staff members can take steps to improve their mind, body and spirit in order to live a healthier life. With the Rowdy New U program, you can be part of a community at UTSA where participants help motivate each other to become the best you possible.

>> If you are ready to make a change, fill out the Rowdy New U registration form.

For more information, contact Kristee Phelps at 210-458-6102, Anna Racelis at 210-458-5304, email or visit the UTSA Wellness website.


Rowdy New U wellness programs

Adult group exercise program
Rowdy New U is offering more than 25 fitness classes each week at the Main Campus and Downtown Campus recreation centers. Fitness classes include:

  • Morning, noon and evening classes
  • Strength training
  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Boot camp
  • Zumba
  • Running workshops

Body composition analysis
Program participants receive biometric assessments every three months to track their progress. Check your blood pressure, body fat percentage, muscle mass and waist circumference. This enables you to make informed decisions regarding overall health and wellness goals.

Educational programs
There is a variety of courses to enhance knowledge and provide key information to help you achieve your health goals. Classes include:

  • Heart Health
  • Behavior Changes
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Image
  • Weight Management
  • Tobacco Cessation

Demo kitchen
In monthly demo kitchen classes, participants cook with others and learn about new foods and fresh recipes. The classes include tips on healthy ingredient substitutions to make your favorite dishes healthier.

Tobacco cessation
The UTSA Worksite Wellness Program offers tobacco cessation classes for faculty and staff. The program consists of eight sessions for seven weeks. Facilitators are trained and certified in the American Lung Association "Freedom From Smoking" program.

The program begins Jan. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.301B.

Jan. 14 -- Session 1: Thinking About Quitting
Jan. 21 -- Session 2: On the Road to Freedom
Jan. 28 -- Session 3: Wanting to Quit
Feb. 4 -- Session 4: Quit Day
Feb. 6 -- Session 5: Winning Strategies
Feb. 11 -- Session 6: The New You
Feb. 18 -- Session 7: Staying Off
Feb. 25 -- Session 8: Celebration

For more information or to sign up for the tobacco cessation program, email or call 210-458-5304.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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