Wellness

The Healthy Campus Committee, in partnership with Athletics and Recreation, is pleased to announce the following initiatives for the campus community.

For all programs and information listed below, please contact Angela Marchbank by email at amarchbank@upei.ca; or call (902) 566-0606.

1. New Fitness Training Subsidies For January 2019

We have a limited number of $75 fitness training subsidies for UPEI staff and faculty (current employees) and current full-time UPEI students. Applications are on a first come, first serve basis. Only a limited number of subsidies, so apply quickly. The subsidies can be applied towards specialty fitness classes and/or cycle classes or small group training. Subsidy credits will be used towards the total cost of program.

NOTE: If you had received a subsidy in the Fall of 2018, you can apply again.

Contact: Angela Marchbank, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator, amarchbank@upei.ca.

Student application form

Employee application form (none available for 2019)

2. UPEI Healthy Activity Challenge!

The Healthy Activity Challenge at UPEI is an opportunity for you and a group of co-workers to participate in a fun eight-week physical activity challenge. It's simple, just record the number of minutes you are active daily. Your team captain will submit team members minutes of physical activity weekly. For UPEI students, faculty, and staff only!

Registration deadline: Thursday, January 24.
Challenge Dates: Monday, January 28–Sunday, March 24, 2019

Program benefits:  

  • FREE access to the Sports Centre walking track from January 28–March 24, 2019 
  • Prize draws
  • Group activities including noontime volleyball, dodgeball, meditation, etc.

Register today!

3. NEW - UPEI Walk / Run Club 

For UPEI students, staff, and faculty. Come out on Thursdays at 7 pm to participate in the NEW UPEI Walk/Run Club. Challenge yourself and track your distance over 8 weeks. Chance to earn prizes, meet new friends and have some fun! Begins Thursday, February 7. To register, please complete a registration form and email to recreation@upei.ca.

4. Karma Yoga - Tuesdays, 12:10 pm

The Karma Yoga class is held every Tuesday from 12:10–12:55 pm at UPEI Chaplaincy Centre.

This program provides a full body strength and flexibility workout which tones the body. Long stretches will melt away stress and create a feeling of deep relaxation. Please bring your own mat and/or towel and water.

Fee: Fee for each class is a donation to the UPEI food bank - $5 or food donation.

5. Tobacco Cessation Supports

UPEI has a number of tobacco cessation supports and programs available with a Quit Care Program in October 2017. Supports vary depending if you are a UPEI student or UPEI employee.

In accordance with the UPEI Tobacco-use policy, using tobacco products on University property is prohibited. The boundaries of University property are depicted in the following image: 

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