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Fitness at work

Being active can take whatever form moves you, literally. Just move. Move when you can and how you want to. You don’t have to call it exercise. You don’t even have to join a gym; though, if you want to join one, we have a top-notch gym here on campus. Do what moves you. We can’t show you all the ways, but we can give you a place to start:

The Whole U

Train with The Whole U! Whether you are new to exercise, are an avid exerciser, or want to try something different, The Whole U has created free online and in-person opportunities for you to be active.

Commute actively

Depending on how far you live from work, you might be able to get your daily exercise during your commute. Consider bicycling or walking to work. If you aren’t sure how to get started, check out your commute options. UW Transportation Services will help you find a commute that best fits your needs.

Recreational sports programs at the IMA

You’re eligible for membership to one of the area’s premier fitness facilities, the IMA. Reach your health and fitness goals or learn a new sport or skill by signing up for an IMA class. Even if you don’t join the IMA, get moving by hitting golf balls at the driving range or renting a canoe for the afternoon. Find out more ways to stay active and have fun with UW Recreational Sports Programs.

Classes at the Experimental College

The Experimental College offers fun, non-credit classes for the community. Browse the quarterly offerings, including courses in dance, exercise and health, massage, sports and recreation, yoga and meditation, and more.

UW Tower Employee Fitness Center

Employees working in the UW Tower have access to the UW Tower fitness center. It features four elliptical machines, two stair stepper machines, two rowing machines, treadmill, sit-up bench, and medicine and yoga balls. The center also hosts a weekly yoga class.

UW Botanic Gardens

Take a break outside! No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find something of interest along the trails that wind through 230 acres of gardens, natural areas, and wetlands at the UW Botanic Gardens.

Fitness activities from your health care plan

PEBB health plan participants have access to specialized programs to help you get fit and live healthier. Check out the resources available through your plan and get moving today. These links take you to your health plan’s website where you will need to enter or create a username and password:

Uniform Medical Plan/Regence

Participants in Uniform Medical Plans have access to The Regence Advantages Program, which provides discounts on fitness centers and classes, recreational activities, and more.

Group Health Plans

Group Health offers member access to GlobalFit, a discount program that lets members enjoy savings on fitness clubs, gyms, exercise videos, fitness equipment, and even the NutriSystem® meal plan weight-loss program. The plan also provides access to health and wellness information to help make fitness a habit.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente participants are encouraged to get moving and keep moving. Check out fun activity ideas, practical tools and applications to help you start a fitness routine, information on programs and classes ranging from dancercise to Zumba, and the 10,000 Steps Program.