Wellness Programs

Aerobic Winter Challenge 2015

Stay tuned; there will be more information to come.

Nutritarian get together

The first Wednesday evening of every month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Health Professions (building 66), room 229

Are you curious about the nutritional interventions promoted in a recent study sponsored by NAU professor Jay Sutliffe, PhD and Joel Fuhrman, MD, which produced significant reduction in weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure measurements as well an increased quality of life measures among NAU employee participants?

 Please join us for an informal get together with our local supporters and enthusiasts and find out how you may benefit from eating a more plant based, nutrient dense diet. Enjoy a variety of guest speakers, cooking demos, camaraderie and inspiration.

For more information, contact Shawna.Bowen@nau.edu. Reservations not required; just show up. All are welcome; this program is open to the entire community.

Upcoming HealthyU Biometric Screenings

Biometric Health Screenings are closed for the remainder of 2015. Remember to enter your points into MyBluePrint before October 1st!

NAU Flu Vaccines

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Healthwaves Family Flu Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, October 21, 3 - 6 pm, HLC room 2405

NAU faculty, staff and their covered dependents (ages 4 and older) on the BCBSAZ health insurance plan are eligible to receive a flu vaccine without a co-pay. Quadrivalent flu vaccines and pneumonia vaccines (for those at risk) will be offered at these clinics.

Healthwaves can also bill Medicare B, Humana Gold Choice and the State of Arizona BCBS plan. If you are on one of these plans, please notify the nurse upon arrival for the correct waiver.

Please note: this is the only clinic that will provide vaccine to children.
Appointments are not required. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up to the shoulder and bring your insurance card.
Tips for helping preparing your children for a flu vaccines.
Campus Health Services flu vaccine information
Flu vaccine will be available 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule your vaccine, please visit http://nau.edu/medical-services/
Additional flu vaccine clinics for NAU employees and covered spouses will be available on a weekly basis beginning in September. Please watch for more information coming soon.
Getting a flu vaccine provides two credits toward your 2016 HealthyU credit.

Artsy Bras Workshop

Led by Suzanne Botello, MA, LPC, Psychology Intern, artist and EAW counselor

Wednesday, September 30, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m., HLC room 2402
Wednesday, October 7, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m., HLC room 2402
Calling all artists, designers, fashionistas and those ready to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention and treatment! In honor of breast cancer awareness month and in celebration of Pink Week at NAU, we invite you to join a fun, two-part workshop to create an art bra or corset to enter into the Artsy Bras showcase. This event is a fundraiser for breast cancer prevention and treatment.
The completed bras will be on display in the HLC during Pink Week (October 19 - 23) and there will be a competition on Wednesday, October 21 with award categories, including People’s Choice, a silent auction and light refreshments. Please join us for the workshop whether or not you would like to enter your bra into the competition (entry fee is $5). 
Bring a bra you wish to embellish (new, used). Samples will be on display and some materials will provided.  You are welcome to bring any specific or special materials you would like to use. We will have plenty of extra bras on hand that you can decorate if you wish.
This event is sponsored by the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and Northern Arizona University.
Please e-mail Artsy Bras workshop for more information and to register. Please register early- space is limited.

Employee Recreation Programs

Available at Campus Recreation, there are multiple fitness classes offered which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • Strive to Thrive
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees
Click here for further information.
Specific information for Group Fitness classes.

Meditation for lunch: recipes to decrease anxiety, elevate mood, and feel more centered

Led by Shannon Arnett, MA, CEHP, RYT-500

Tuesday afternoons, 12 noon - 1 pm, September 29 - October 20
HLC room 2407
$25/4 week session

Join us for this four week series that provides many tools you can easily incorporate in your daily life! Each week will sample a "recipe" to reduce anxiety, relieve depressed mood, increase emotional balance. No experience is needed in any of the practices, and all levels of experience are welcome. Yoga moves are used, but yoga clothes aren’t needed, feel free to come as you are!

To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes .  If you experience registration issues, please contact fitness@nau.edu. Registration is also available at the Recreation Center front desk, 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Harmony Flow Yoga and Meditation

Led by Shannon Arnett, MA, CEHP, RYT-500

Wednesday afternoons, 12 - 1 pm, October 14 - November 18 (no class on Veteran's Day, 11/11)
HLC Rec Exercise Suite 1
$30/6 week session

Join us for a flowing yoga class, with many options to increase harmony in life on and off the mat! Resting, flowing through Vinyasa, and/or strengthening in poses are consistently offered as choices throughout practice for optimum pacing for each student. Each class will conclude with 10 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation and relaxation to balance out the mind and prepare for the rest of the day. Attending these classes provides points toward your 2016 HealthyU credit. 
To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes .  If you experience registration issues, please contact fitness@nau.edu. Registration is also available at the Recreation Center front desk, 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Gentle Yoga

Led by Melissa Schonauer, PhD, Research Associate Biology Department, RYT-200

Thursday afternoons, 12:10 - 1 pm, October 15 - November 19 
HLC Exercise Suite 1
$30/6 week session

In these lunch hour classes, we will incorporate breath as well as basic and relaxing yoga poses to promote an overall feeling of calm and wellness. We will begin classes with a breathing practice, then gently move through basic poses while focusing on alignment and breath awareness in the present moment, and end with relaxing postures. Beginners to more experienced practitioners are welcome as options for variations of poses will be given. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. There are mats available at the Rec Center for those who need one. Attending these classes provides credits toward your 2016 HealthyU credit. 
To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes .  If you experience registration issues, please contact fitness@nau.edu. Registration is also available at the Recreation Center front desk, 11 am - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Living Lean At NACA

A 10-class series, designed to help you learn how to incorporate Precision Nutrition’s 10 Simple Healthy Habits for Fat Loss into your daily life. This program is not affiliated with NAU, but participating still counts for wellness incentive points with HealthyU.

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.

Strive to Thrive at Your Desk

This collaborative program between EAW, Campus Recreation Services and NAU Environmental Health and Safety provides a free workstation assessment at YOUR desk. If your job involves risk factors associated with postural imbalances or intensive desk work and computer related activities, we can assess your work station and provide a preventative or corrective exercise program. Click here to sign up for your session today. The cost of additional postural assessments and more advanced personalized exercise program is $20. For more information please contact fitness@nau.edu.

Getting a postural assessment provides two credits toward your 2016 HealthyU credit.

Insight Meditation

Guided by Allen Atkins, PhD, Professor, W.A. Franke College of Business and Cathy Small, PhD, Professor, Anthropology Department
Tuesday evenings, September 22 - October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 200, 2nd floor

Insight Meditation is part of an ancient tradition originating in India 2,600 years ago. The practice involves both concentration and contemplative methods of meditation. Learn to reduce stress and anxiety by focusing on the present moment. It is important participants attend all 6 classes, as each class builds on previous instruction and practice. Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. This class is free and also open to NAU students and the Flagstaff community (18 years and older). 

To register, e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.edu or phone 928-523-1552.

Mobile On-Site Mammography

Wednesday, October 21, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., HLC circular drive/loading zone on west side of building
Thursday, October 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Walkup Skydome Parking Lot (P66)
Friday, October 23, a.m. - 5 p.m., Walkup Skydome Parking Lot (P66)

Mobile On-site Mammography (MOM) provides the highest quality of mammography service with professional and experienced staff, using digital mammography technology for your safety and comfort. This program is also open to employee’s spouses. Extended Campuses employees may call the number below to find out when MOM will be available throughout the state. Women under 30 years old must provide a doctor’s referral. The recommended baseline age for a first mammogram is 35 - 40.

Please call 800-285-0272 to schedule your appointment and have your insurance card on hand.

Other programs

NAU Community Music and Dance Academy Classes for NAU Employees

Led by Andrew Needhammer
Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sept. 9 - Dec. 16
$20/single class; $185/one day per week; $275/two per week
Adults will enjoy learning ballet while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination, and grace. This class is for students who are new to ballet, students who want to dance but never had the opportunity, and those who have danced before and want to begin again.

Led by Katie Zhang
Saturdays, 9 - 10 a.m., September 12 - December 19
Adults will enjoy learning jazz dance while also improving strength and flexibility. This class is for students who are new to dance or those who have danced before and want to begin again. Basic technique will be covered and time spent stretching and improving strength while also practicing various forms of jazz dance such as lyrical and street jazz/hip hop.
All classes meet in the Ponderosa Bulding (#92), Studio A and a 10% discount is available for all NAU employees. Attending these classes will provide credits toward your 2016 HealthyU credit. For a complete schedule of classes or to register, please visit the Academy website.