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POSTEDDec 19
Earn your Gault Membership in November:   As the weather changes, you may be looking for a place to walk or run indoors. As a part of our Wellness Initiative, you are able to earn your membership to the Gault Recreation Center this November.  Joining the GRC gives you access to our newly updated Lift...
POSTEDDec 19
Flu Vaccination Clinic   Akron Children's Hospital is partnering with Health Heroes Inc. to offer students and staff of Wooster City School District the opportunity to receive the flu vaccination on-site during the school day on Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2, 2019!  Any staff member or student that has a...
Earn your Gault Membership
WCSD Staff - as a part of our Wellness Initiative, you are able to earn your membership to the Gault Recreation Center at various times during the year.
 
Joining the GRC gives you access to our newly updated Lift Zone that has 4 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 3 recumbent bikes, an upright bike, and 2 rowers. There is also all new Life Fitness machines and free weights. Enjoy access to our indoor 6 lane track and 4 multi-sport courts (availability varies).
 
The current rate for WCSD Employees is $40 for the year. We are planning a membership drive this November to help you earn your membership. All you need to do is send an email with your interest to Heather Dennis(wstr_hdennis@woostercityschools.org) and come to the Gault 7 times in November. Track your visits on the sign-in sheet located in the GRC office. 

Employees can come in during public hours, which is 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and then from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. But we have employee hours only from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Learn about Staff Fitness Classes and Instructors

Open Courts – Have fun on open courts at the Gault from 3:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.: Mondays will be volleyball, Tuesdays Indoor Soccer, and Fridays will be basketball.


BootCamp – Full-body workout posted online - Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays (Email Heather to join the group or follow the link below). The workout is designed with a mixture of cardio, DB’s, and Bodyweight that you can complete at the Gault or modify for home. Workout is sent around 11:00 a.m.


Strength-N-Stretch – Class will incorporate heart-healthy, mobility-enhancing movement with body awareness.  We will add resistance through dumbbells, repetition, and bodyweight exercises to build strength and confidence.  30 minutes of class will be focused on movement and strength training, with the final 15 minutes focused on core strength, stretching, and relaxation through easy-to-follow yoga sequences.  Please bring a mat if you have one!  Weights will be available, but you could easily do this class without them.


Woo-Kix –A group fitness class that is considered a low or high impact, high-intensity workout that can burn 500-600 calories in just one hour. Punching and kicking to a variety of high energy music is a fun way to work out while burning fat and calories for all levels of fitness. Cardio Kickboxing is a total-body workout, you can save time by combining your workouts in just one routine... Cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, flexibility, strength building, endurance, core and body composition are all covered with just one workout.


Zumba - Is a total body workout, mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie burning dance fitness party. Many call Zumba "exercise in disguise" because it is so much fun, it doesn't feel like you're working out! Let those Latin and World Rhythms take you over and burn a load of calories. You will have a boost of energy and feel awesome each time you that you attend. No dance experience needed, just a desire to have fun and feel the beat!


Yoga - Bring your life into balance with Yoga! Explore how to move your body more mindfully to support your fitness goals, and breathe deeply to dissipate stress. Yoga is the perfect complement to any exercise or wellness program! Classes will cater to all levels. BRING YOUR MAT!

November is Eat Smart Month

Good afternoon friends of heart,

cid:image003.jpg@01D59330.F441E490As the air cools, we may begin daydreaming about the upcoming holiday season…and the delicious desserts, festive drinks and comfort foods that we love.  Nearly 70% of our country is overweight or obese – both risk factors for cardiovascular disease.   This is why the American Heart Association promotes Eat Smart Month in November.    

You CAN enjoy your favorites – just Eat Smart!  We want to inspire you and your employees to make small, simple changes today that can create a difference for generations to come.  Please check out the Eat Smart Month Toolkit and consider planning a celebration event to encourage your employees to commit to healthier eating in November.  We have provided the ideas, communication templates, digital images and more to make it turnkey.

The American Heart Association has many resources to help people eat and live healthier. Visit heart.org/HealthyforGood to learn more about our Healthy For Good platform or sign up and tell us what you want to receive information about on a weekly basis.

Head over to our Eat Smart Month website for more resources including recipes, posters and weekly articles to encourage your employees to nourish themselves, their families and our community.  Learn more about how to:

  • Get smart in the kitchen
  • Seek out smart options away from home
  • Snack and sip smarter
  • Stay smart this holiday season

 

*American Heart Association - heart.org/HealthyforGood

About WCSD Wellness Program

Our mission of the Wooster City School District's Wellness Program is to provide resources so that all our employees can maintain healthy, happy lifestyles.

About Wooster, OH

Wooster, Ohio, home to 26,540 residents and counting, is a lively hub for innovation, business, and entertainment. Serving as the county seat and dairy capital of the State, the community boasts an excellent school system, a vibrant downtown, three colleges, a world-class community-owned hospital, a portfolio of growing businesses serving the global economy, and a network of volunteers and organizations dedicated to helping individuals succeed.

Named one of Ohio's Best Hometowns in 2017, Wooster continues to be one of Ohio's most innovative and exciting communities to live, work, and visit!