The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, located in Suite 187 McCormick of the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, serves as the campus resource for wellness and preventive health by leading health promotion action at Illinois State University. A vibrant and engaged workforce furthers 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 Wellness@IllinoisState.edu, or access the website at https://wellness.illinoisstate.edu/faculty/registration/.
Balanced Bellies and Backs – Lifestyle Enhancement Program
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:15-1 p.m. via Zoom.
The program runs from January 5 through May 13.
Aimed at the care of a healthy spine, this class focuses on maintaining flexibility and strengthening the CORE. Facilitated by Michelle Klunke, B.A., she is a certified instructor and has been teaching for Wellness at Illinois State since 2003.
Registration is required and a fee is associated to participate in this class. Fees will be processed online through the Health Promotion and Wellness uStore. Please pay for classes using the uStore link or through payroll deduction. Cash and personal checks are no longer accepted.
Access the Spring Registration Form.
Weekly Meditation Sessions
Thursdays at noon (starting January 21 through May 6) via Zoom.
Whether you have experience with meditation or if this is something new, please join us for any of our meditation sessions. Meditation can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic and work performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. Each session is about 20 minutes and will be held on Zoom. No registration is required and you can start at any time.
Access the Zoom link. (https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/98614694538)
Support for Nursing Mothers
Friday, February 28, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, April 26, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom
Returning to Work or School:
Friday, March 19, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, May 21, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom
Learn more about Illinois breastfeeding laws, Illinois State University policy, and explore how to successfully return to campus as a breastfeeding mom. This is a free class open to faculty, staff, spouses/partners, and students. Facilitated by Trish Wierenga, certified lactation consultant.
Register at My Redbird Life. Trish will send a Zoom link to those who have registered closer to the day of the class.
Saturdays: March 6, April 10, and May 1
Five 60-minute time slots at noon, 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, and 5 p.m.
Bowling at the Illinois State Bowling and Billiards Center is held during the fall and spring semesters. This family activity is free of charge and families may register for 1 lane and 1 timeframe. The time frame for bowling is offered in 60-minute increments between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. on the scheduled date. Families will need to follow COVID safety guidelines in order to participate in this activity.
Sign up at the Health Promotion and Wellness Redbird Life Events site. (You must log into Redbird Life to view this event). If registration is full, please call (309) 438-WELL (9355) to be placed on the waitlist.
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 if you are considering wellness coaching as a way to optimize your health and wellbeing.
LIVE WELL with Eight at State Incentive Program
LIVE 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 https://wellness.illinoisstate.edu/live-well/, 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.
A note to LIVE WELL newcomers: You can win a LIVE WELL T-shirt or stone coaster simply by logging your first 10 activities in LIVE WELL! Your activities can be under any wellness dimension. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
LIVE WELL March Challenge: Log at least 8 activities focusing on physical wellness to win a Physical Wellness pin and a reusable travel utensil set!