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Sept. 11, 2014 Volume 36, No. 3

Improve your health through campus yoga and strengthening classes

Points earned from class attendance can be applied toward wellness incentive


Nani Fudge, office supervisor of the ID Office, is teaching a lunchtime strengthening course in Townsend Hall this semester. Photo by Rachel Coward.

As part of 2015 health benefit changes, the University of Missouri System is adding greater financial incentive to employees to get or stay active.

The system’s Healthy for Life wellness program is dedicated to educating employees about the importance of maintaining good health and providing resources for health improvement. As a wellness incentive, the system is offering up to $450 in a two-tiered program:

• Tier 1 Educate Yourself”: Earn $150 for completing a wellness pledge, a personal health assessment and health screening.

• Tier 2: “Invest in Yourself”: Earn an additional $300 by participating in healthful activities and behaviors and documenting your completion. Activities include getting a flu shot, walking, biking, remaining tobacco-free or completing tobacco cessation program, and taking an online wellness workshop. For more, click here.

MU has a number of yoga and mindfulness programs that can count toward generating points for “Invest in Yourself.”  Email Healthy for Life at, or contact the instructor of the class you are interested in for details. Starting Sept. 30, employees can count their class efforts toward tier points.

 Dalton Research Center:

  • Gentle Yoga. Class meets 12:10-12:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 11. $3 per class. Taught by Sandy Matsuda. Email

 Ellis Library:

  • Yoga. State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery, Room 5. Class meets
    12:15- 12:45 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 11. $1 per class. Taught by Glenda Moum. Email

 Townsend Hall:

  • Lunchtime Me-Time Strength Conditioning. Room 107. Class meets 12:15-12:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 10. $1 for each class. Taught by Nani Fudge. Email
  • Yoga. Room 223. Class meets 12:15-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 9. $1 for each class. Taught by Glenda Moum. Email
  • Pilates. Room 222. Class meets 12:10-12:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 10. $3 per class. Taught by Tina Price. Email

 Missouri Psychiatric Gym/Basement:

  • Yoga. Class meets 12:10-12:50 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 7. $24 for eight-week series. Registration required. Email
  • Yoga. Class meets 12:10-12:50 p.m. Mondays. $24 for 8-week series. Registration required. Email
  • Zumba Gold (similar to Zumba but for older adults with less physical flexibility)Class meets 5:15-6:15 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 20. Registration required. $20 for entire series, or $4 drop-in fee per class. Taught by Susan Tharp. Email, or call (573) 268-6568.