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Health and Wellness

Please view the below information about different Health and Wellness opportunities for our community. Please reach out to the SVSU Health and Wellness Coach, Janice Weyant, with any questions: janice.weyant@svsu.org
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Note that all of the activities currently offered are for SVSU employees only. Please continue to check back for opportunities for students and families! 
For Staff:
Individual Health Coaching with Andrea Malinowski of Optionz Health & Fitness:
  • Create a healthier, happier lifestyle with one-on-one, personal attention and a specific plan made just for you!
  • Professional and supportive coaching with a Certified Health and Wellness Coach to help set goals, establish healthy routines and make a sustainability plan.
  • Topics Include weight loss/gain, healthy eating, exercise programming, stress management, making yourself a priority, improved mental health and sleep routines specific to your needs are just a few of the areas we’ll cover together.
  • This plan will be tailor-made for YOU!
  • Meetings will be virtual, with six 30 minute meetings at flexible times. 
  • This session runs from 1/31-4/4
  • To sign up, please email Jan Weyant at janice.weyant@svsu.org.
New Year, New You! Healthy Lifestyle Program with Andrea Malinowski of Optionz Health & Fitness:
  • Join Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Andrea Malinowski of Optionz Health, for this virtual 6-week program which lays the groundwork to improve  overall health and happiness by implementing small lifestyle changes. In a supportive and encouraging group-setting, weekly topics cover areas such as setting attainable goals, self-care, nutritious and healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, reducing the impact of emotions on physical health, the importance of sleep, strategies to make these changes life-long and how to deal with setbacks to get back on track. In this "no-judgement zone" program, you'll be supported and encouraged every step of the way to make 2022 your healthiest and happiest year ever! 
  • The program will run via Zoom every Wednesday at 5:30 from January 5-February 23
  • To sign up, please email Jan Weyant at janice.weyant@svsu.org.
“Freedom From Smoking” American Lung Association Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Session dates are negotiable and can be offered more than once
  • 8 week Zoom class
  • Pre-registration and full-program commitment are required
  • To sign up, please email Jan Weyant at janice.weyant@svsu.org.
Kripalu Gentle Yoga
  • Learn gentle yoga for every body 
  • No yoga experience is necessary
  • You will learn the Kripalu Yoga tradition of centering (meditation), pranayama (learn how to regulate your nervous system reaction to stress through structured breathwork), yoga asana (postures) for all bodies
  • To sign up, please email Jan Weyant at janice.weyant@svsu.org by January 7. 
Staff Outdoor Activities:
  • Saturday, January 15 - CANCELLED. Please keep an eye out for a reschedule date! 
    • Eagle watching and winter walk @ Peebles State Park/Cohoes Falls
    • 11am-1pm
    • Meet at parking area 
    • We will start at Peebles State park for a beautiful walk in and around the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. 2 mile walk at Peebles, followed by a 5 min. drive (in our own cars) to Cohoes Falls where we'll get another opportunity to look for Eagles flying and feeding along the Mohawk River.
    • Sign up by Wednesday, January 12th at 4pm by emailing Jan at janice.weyant@svsu.org. RSVP is required.   
  • Saturday, January 29
    • Robert Frost walk/snowshoe adventure
    • 1pm-3pm
    • Meet at parking area
    • A limited number of snowshoes will be available, so please sign up soon! You may also feel free to participate with your own snowshoes. 
    • If there is not enough snow, we will walk! Consider bringing crampons if you have them. 
    • Sign up by Tuesday, January 25th at 4pm by emailing Jan at janice.weyant@svsu.org. RSVP is required.   
Exciting Opportunity with the Bennington Rec Center
SVSU Employees can now get a reduced price on membership of the Berkshire Family YMCA at the Bennington Rec Center! Please view the documents below for information on how to sign up, as well as a few flyers to give you an idea of what else the Bennington Rec Center has to offer! 
  • Beginning Crochet: date and time will be scheduled based on interest. Please email Katie West katie.west@svsu.org if you're interested! 
Floor Hockey:
  • Floor Hockey Fridays at Benn El: Friday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 during January and February. There are a limited number of spots available, so please email Dan Sherman daniel.sherman@svsu.org to sign up! Please note that this in-person activitiy has been suspended until the week of January 21. 
Paint and Snack:
  • Friday,  February 4th at 6:30pm
  • Sign up early to get a spot!  Last day to sign up is January 6th, 4pm. Email janice.weyant@svsu.org to sign up
  • Artist: Natasha Bogar
  • Details:  No equip or experience necessary (everything is provided)!  Fun guaranteed!