Check out the services and activities currently available through the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, which serves as the campus resource for wellness and preventive health by leading health promotion action at Illinois State University. Located in Suite 187 McCormick of the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, Health Promotion and Wellness encourages a vibrant and engaged workforce to further a wellness-centered culture on campus. Registration is required to participate in the programs listed below. For more information, contact us by phone at 438-WELL (9355), email, or access the website at

Wellness Coaching – New
Wellness coaching offers guidance with meeting personal wellness goals and lifestyle changes. Based on positive psychology, wellness coaching uses a holistic approach to examine how personal wellness interacts with an individual’s values, goals, and inspirations.

Open to ISU staff, faculty, and students interested in making positive changes to their personal wellness. Individual sessions are held for 30 – 60 minutes each and meet via Zoom. Contact Health Promotion and Wellness at if you are considering Wellness Coaching as a way to optimize your health and wellbeing.

LIVE WELL with Eight at State Incentive ProgramLIVE WELL with Eight at State is a free incentive-based program designed to support healthy living for Illinois State University students, staff, and faculty. The Eight at State initiative emphasizes a holistic approach to well-being through the intentional focus on eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational.

Engaging with the LIVE WELL program is simple— Join the program online at, take the wellness assessments, and begin to track your day-to-day activities that align with one or more of the eight dimensions of wellness. Over the course of the program LIVE WELL will host monthly challenges for participants and weekly messages designed to motivate and inform participants about ways to further develop personal wellness. Activities entered accrue points and participants become eligible for incentives. Individuals are empowered to engage with LIVE WELL at the level appropriate for them, and once 10 activities have been entered, they can choose a LIVE WELL T-shirt or stone coaster. Monthly challenges offer pins as an incentive and you can collect one for all eight dimensions of wellness. Contact Joo Yee Lim at with further questions.

Rec Movement Program offers free Access to Virtual Fitness Opportunities
Rec Movement is a program promoting virtual fitness services colleges and universities are offering across North America and sponsored by NIRSA. Campus Recreation has joined Rec Movement to allow Illinois State University staff, faculty, and students access online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and universities across North America. Anyone with an .edu email account is eligible to join. There is no charge to participate and is easy as creating your account and choosing Illinois State University as your school. Join Rec Movement at  

Support for Nursing Mothers
Breastfeeding 101
Friday, November 20
1-2 p.m. via Zoom.

This session introduces participants to the benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mom, and the family as well as information on nursing techniques, the role of pumping, and information about Illinois breastfeeding laws and the policy at Illinois State University. This session is free and open to faculty, staff, and students, and their spouses/partners. Facilitated by a certified lactation consultant and held on Zoom.

Sign up to attend at the Health Promotion and Wellness Redbird Life site (Log into Redbird Life with your ULID and password to view these events on the Health Promotion and Wellness page). Contact Michelle Starkey at with questions.

Ergonomic Reviews
Being proactive is key to healthy work environments. The primary purpose of the ergonomics program is to minimize discomfort and prevent injuries associated with repetitive movements and contraindicated postures. The ergonomic review is person-centered and aims to support an individual at their workspace. These appointments can be scheduled for on-campus and remote workspaces. Request an ergonomic assessment.

Contact Nikki Brauer at for more information.