Winter Break Fitness Challenge


Monday, January 5, 2015 – Sunday, January 25, 2015

Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit since the announcement of the Faculty/Staff Free Membership Program, NOW is your time to do so while working towards weekly prizes!

All Faculty/Staff have free UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.

To participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID & a second pair of shoes required). Check out the Kress winter break group fitness classes for a new way to spice up your workout and get active!
  2. Ask the front desk attendant for an entry slip for the Faculty/Staff Winter Break Fitness Challenge.
  3. Complete the slip and give back to the front desk attendant to enter for the drawing.
    • You will receive one entry slip each time you visit the Kress during the Winter Break Fitness Challenge.

All entry slips will be compiled by week for entry to a drawing:

DRAWING PERIOD Date of Drawing
1 Mon, 1/5 to Sun, 1/11 Monday, January 12th
2 Mon, 1/12 to Sun, 1/18 Tuesday, January 20th
3 Mon, 1/19 to Sun, 1/25 Monday, January 26th


Each weekly drawing winner will receive a gift card donated by Massage Envy!

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Lunch n’ Learn: Zen

When: December 4, 2014
Where: 1965 Room at the University Union
Time: 12:15 – 1:00PM
Facilitator: Raymond Reed Hardy, Ph.D.

Raymond Reed Hardy, Ph.D. is a retired Psychology Professor from St. Norbert College and is an author of four books including: Zen, Zen Master: Practical Zen by an American for Americas (2000) and Zen Student: Remember Live Right Now! (2006).

Festival Foods 7th Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day)
8:00 a.m.
ShopKo Hall

The Turkey Trot offers two events – a five mile run and a two mile walk – to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. Registration includes a bib, timing chip (for 5 milers), post-race refreshments, a long sleeved t-shirt and a pumpkin pie! Regular registration is open now through November 19h. The Turkey Trot benefits the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA in communities Festival Foods serves.

Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m.
UW-Green Bay Kress Events Center

The 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a 5K race.  This is a fun, festive, family friendly event!  Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. Adult Registration- $25, Youth Registration (12 and under) $15 through November 17th.

Lunch and Learn: A’viands Cooking Demo



What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
A’viands Cooking Demo
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:30 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.
Where 1965 Room, University Union
A’viands Wellness Dietitian, Laura Rowell, will be giving a cooking demonstration on how to prepare a healthy local soup and homemade hummus and chips.  Learn about the new foods A’viands is bringing to your table as well as the health benefits that these foods have.  Please come hungry for a light and healthy lunch!  Sign up to attend this unique and informational session, as space is limited.  Lunch will be available for those who attend.
RSVP: Space is limited to the first 20 people who sign up.  To save a spot for this cooking demo, please respond back to the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.

Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/Run for Cancer

When:     Saturday, October 4, 2014

Where:    NWTC (2740 Mason St. Green Bay)

Packet Pickup / Registration: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Saturday, October 4, the Walk / Run Start: 10:00 a.m.

*Enter discount code UGBDISC for 10% off registration.

www.pinkpumpkinwalk.com for more information.

9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee in collaboration with Vets4Vets, Public Safety, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity present:

What:    9/11 Memorial “Walk the Stairs” Event

When:  Thursday, September 11, 2014, any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Where:  2nd floor Atrium Cofrin Library

Participants will walk the stairs of the library floors 2 through 8 to honor and pay tribute to the victims, families, and service member effected by the tragic events of 9/11/2001.

  • Each step taken represents 48 seconds the building stood burning
  • For each step taken, 20 people lost their lives in the twin towers
  • For each step taken 16 U.S. Soldiers were killed in Operation Enduring Freedom

Join us to pay tribute and show your support!  United we stand.

Yogurt Bar

A fruit and yogurt bar will be held on the second floor of the Cofrin Library for the first 75 participants.  Sponsored by the Wellness Committee and Vets4Vets, stop by to share memories and socialize with our veteran students.

Blood Drive

U.W. Green Bay Greek Life and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Phoenix Rooms from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Phoenix Park Outdoor Yoga

It’s that time of the year to FALL in love with Yoga at Outdoor Yoga in Phoenix Park!

  • Friday, September 5
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Phoenix Park
  • (Rain site: Phoenix B in the Union)
  • FREE!


Take a break from the day, and melt the stress away!

Experience invigorating your body, mind and soul with Yoga amongst the UW-Green Bay wilderness with KEC instructor, Liz, as she leads you through a calm practice amongst nature.

Mats and blocks will be provided, but please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

As always, all levels of experience are welcome!

Strength Training 101

Start your fall semester off STRONG by learning a simple approach to strength training your whole body as one!

Feel empowered, reduce stress levels, increase mental clarity and bring even more quality to the life you’re living with just one simple session.

Join the super friendly Kress Events Center fitness staff to acquire the skills on how to effectively strength train with a full body workout designed by our Certified Personal Trainers!

Other details:

  • FREE!
  • Open to students, faculty/staff and Kress community members
  • No special equipment, clothing or training necessary – just the desire to learn!
  • Handouts will be provided on the material covered
  • All levels of experience welcome

SLO Food Demo’s and Healthy Potluck!

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee hosted a Healthy Potluck and SLO Food Demo’s.  SLO demonstrated how to create simple garden-to-plate dishes, shared the finished products as well as distribute some of their favorite recipes.