Wellness Programs

Yoga for the Holidays

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

Wednesdays, December 14 and January 11, 12:10 – 1 p.m.
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center, Exercise Suite 1
Cost: $10/2 sessions

Give yourself the gift of relaxation and yoga! In this two-part lunch hour series, we will explore 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. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. There are mats available at the Rec Center for those who need one. To register, please visit Campus Recreation Services EAW Specialty Classes or stop by the Rec Center front desk.

Please watch for information coming soon about a six-month nutrition study beginning in January 2017!

Employee Flu Vaccines

Flu vaccines are available without a co-pay to employees and their covered spouses on the NAU Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona plan and other select plans. Schedule your appointment at Campus Health Services and click on “Make an appointment” under the “Campus Health Online” box. Appointments available Monday-Friday.

Annual Payroll Deduction Memberships for Recreation and/or Aquatic Center Now Available.

Open enrollment for annual payroll deduction memberships is available now through December 16, 2016 for benefit eligible employees. The membership runs from January 1 through December 31, 2017. As an added bonus, new members purchasing a payroll deduction membership, can begin to enjoy the Rec Center or Aquatic Center starting December 1, 2016 (that’s one month free!). The front desk staff at either facility is ready to assist you. Please bring your NAU ID to enroll.

Please contact Paul.Rehn@nau.edu or call 928-523-1575 for more information.

NAU Dance Academy Employee Classes

Pilates

Led by Flower Darby, MA, Certified Fitness Instructor
Spring Semester 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
NAU Dance Academy, Ponderosa Building, Studio A
1 day/week: $130/semester
2 days/week: $210/semester
Drop-in Rate: $15/class

Based on the transformational work of Joseph Pilates, this technique strengthens the core muscles of the torso to improve ability and to prevent injury in every kind of physical activity. Floor work develops better, more graceful posture as well as mind-body focus. Class includes gentle stretching and relaxation for a calming yet refreshing experience. Wear comfortable exercise or yoga-style clothing and bring a yoga mat. Shoes are not required. New session starts January 9, 2017. NAU employees receive a 10% discount; payroll deduction is an option.

To register email Academy@nau.edu


Adult Jazz Dance

Led by Flower Darby, MA, Certified Fitness Instructor
Spring Semester 2017, Fridays, 11:30am – 12:30 p.m.
NAU Dance Academy, Ponderosa Building, Studio A
$190/semester

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 practiced and time spent stretching and improving strength. New session starts January 9, 2017. NAU employees receive a 10% discount; payroll deductions is an option.

To register email Academy@nau.edu

Employee fitness classes 

Multiple fitness classes are available which count toward physical activity and wellness incentive points for HealthyU! 
Some of the services provided include (but are not limited to):
  • EAW Specialty Classes
  • Fitness on Demand
  • Group Fitness for Employees
Specific information for Group Fitness classes.

Employee Recreation Center Membership Options

Early Bird
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$100/semester or $200/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 6 - 9 a.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction.

Lunch & Bunch
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
$125/semester or $250/year

This membership includes access Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday and also includes group fitness classes during access hours and may be purchased through payroll deduction. Please visit Rec Center membership page for complete information, or stop by the Rec Center front desk

Payroll Deduction Small Group Training
September 6 - December 9, 2016

Various hourly sessions (sessions available morning, afternoon and evening)
Recreation Center, Health and Learning Center
Rec members: $308/person two sessions a week
Non-Rec members: $420/person, two sessions a week

This 14 week program is designed for benefit eligible NAU employees to participate in small group training with 4 - 6 colleagues and/or their sponsored members, at a reduced rate that may be paid in 5 installments through payroll reduction.For more information, please visit the Small Group Training page or stop by the Rec Center front desk.

Physical Education Services (PES) Classes

Provides fitness classes for employees on South Campus.