Well-Being Week: May 20-24, 2019

You’re invited to attend more than 30 fun and free events celebrating our second annual well-being week for employees.

New to this year’s event lineup, we’re offering a movie night and a retreat on mindfulness in nature. All group fitness classes are free to drop in this week -- no membership or registration needed. We’re also bringing yoga to Kroger Field for UK Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 23. While you’re there, stop by our resource fair and you’ll see how more than a dozen UK departments emphasize various elements of employee well-being.

All these great events are presented by your colleagues in UK HR Health and Wellness, as well as events with HR partners from Work-Life. These dietitians, exercise specialists, health coaches and mental health counselors also offer individual and group support to employees year-round.

View all events and register below

Drop In: Group Fitness Classes

Try any of our 25 classes offered with a MoveWell membership for free this week only! Membership is regularly only $7 a month and includes unlimited classes plus access to two employee-dedicated gyms. No registration is required.

Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24

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Step Up Challenge: Enjoy the Journey

This group journey starts at a destination: the beach! Each step helps our group uncover milestones as we explore the beautiful tropical scenery. If our journey reaches 42,000 miles, everyone who participated receives a t-shirt.

Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, May 25

Register for Challenge
Relax with Rover

Pet and play with dogs up for adoption – it's a research-backed stress-reducer but most importantly, it’s fun! No registration is required.

Monday, May 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
2317 Alumni Park Plaza

Friday, May 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Scovell Hall Lawn

Retreat: Mindfulness in Nature

Experience more mindful reflection on the inside and more connection with what’s outside, the abundance of trees and plants on campus.

Monday, May 20, 12 -1 p.m.
Lancaster Aquatic Center, Room 170

Register for Retreat
Open House: MoveWell Fitness

Tour the gym at 1020 Export St., meet the staff who offer the training sessions that set our membership apart, and receive a free MoveWell item. No registration is required.

Monday, May 20,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.
MoveWell at 1020 Export Street

Massage Break

Calm your mind and enliven your senses with a ten-minute therapeutic chair massage from a licensed professional.

Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Center, Room 331

Register for Chair Massage
Imagination Station

Rediscover a sense of play, even while you’re at work, with inspired activities from our counselors and their “10 best...” lists for mental health resources. Plus, celebrate 10 years of free counseling services for employees alongside President Capilouto and Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Wilson. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with their opening remarks. No registration is required.

Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Dentistry Courtyard

Drop-In: EatWell Online Group

Join a community, guided by unbiased nutrition expertise, that supports and celebrates wins and everything in-between.

Wednesday, May 22, 12 -1 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Register for Drop-In: EatWell Online
Snack Sampler

Take a break to enjoy a variety of healthy-ish treats and meet our dietitians who hand-selected them. No registration is required.

Monday, May 20, 12 - 1 p.m.,
Fountain Court – Break Room

Wednesday, May 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m.,

  • 2 - 2:15 p.m. at Main Building
  • 2:25 - 2:40 p.m. at Singletary Center
  • 2:50 - 3:05 p.m. at Wethington Building
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. at Garrigus Building
Well-Being Way at UK Appreciation Day

Discover your next step toward greater well-being at our resource fair highlighting more than 10 departments that support employee well-being. No registration is required.

Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Kroger Field

Yoga on the Field

Join in for 15 minutes of beginner poses designed to inspire inner joy with our largest group of employees practicing yoga together on campus yet. Onsite registration.

Thursday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Start Times: 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.,
1:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Kroger field

Movie Night: Inside Out

Bring the entire family to watch this recent Disney · Pixar classic offering a heartwarming story about emotions. FREE

Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.,
Gatton Student Center, Worsham Cinema

Register for Inside Out