All posts tagged: wellness

Stay active during the school year

Written by Beatriz Garay, Staff Writer Do you like staying active? Do you enjoy physical activities such as a fun workout or dancing Zumba? Well, you’re in luck! Each month the Sports & Wellness department will offer 4 group sessions at Chalon, and 3 group sessions at Doheny for students, faculty, and staff. Classes will be available based on the instructors’ availability, participant interest, and feedback. There will be “drop-in sessions” open to anyone and everyone at any skill level. “We try to provide a variety of options from cardio, strength, and dance,” shared Autumn Johnson, director of Sports & Wellness. “Each session is led by a certified instructor who helps make the workout fun and engaging.” These sessions do not require registration therefore, you can come as frequently as possible. The scheduled times also provide flexibility for commuters offering sessions at different times during the day. “It is important to be physically active, and these sessions provide fun opportunities for being active,” Johnson said. No experience is needed to join these programs. Johnson said that …

A new way to BINGO

Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer Remember the positive phrases around the mirrors of the school’s bathrooms a couple weeks ago? How about the post-it notes where you wrote what you love about your body? Well, that is all part of the Sports and Wellness new BINGO incentive program that recently started this month. Many remember last year’s ACTIVATE cards where the person with the most stamps at the end of the month wins a prize. This time, it’s not only about working out. It’s about meeting new people and making a difference in the world. You can receive a BINGO card at the start of every month. It has four different activities students, faculty, staff, and alumni can participate in. Among them are, circuit training, yoga, Zumba, hip-hop, cycling, and a fun glow in the dark volleyball game. The BINGO card also includes the usual way to earn a stamp, with a workout in the gym and the Challenge of the Week. Overall, participants of this new incentive program have the opportunity to receive …

Wellness Fair

Written by Jamila Valiente, Staff Writer  The Mount has hosted fairs for years: the Student Involvement Fair, the Spring Carnival Fair, the Major and Minor Fair, and many more. On September 24, a new surprise came to the Mount: the Wellness Fair hosted by the Chalon Student Health Services. The Wellness Fair was an event dedicated to teaching the importance of well-being to the students. Seven areas of health were covered at the fair, including relationship advice, the “Zen Zone,” self-defense strategies, and vaccination information. Under the supervision and coordination of Director Beryl Salvatore of the Student Health Services and office manager Michelle Catipon, the Chalon and Doheny Student Health Services staff all came together to share important information to the students on how to take care of themselves in a variety of ways. The Student Health Services team has advocated for the Mount students’ (as well as faculty’s) safety and health, hoping to inform them with the most accurate information possible. The fair had been planned since July with every detail thought out and cared for …