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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 wellness@utsa.edu or visit the UTSA Wellness website.

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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 wellness@utsa.edu or call 210-458-5304.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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