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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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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