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Personal Development, Health, Wellness
& Safety Training - Spring 2007


   
   

Yoga for People Who Thought They Never Could Do It*

This session is a yoga inspired stretch class with focus on basic balance and flexibility work. This is open for all experience levels.

Note: Maximum of 25 participants - wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Facilitator: J. J. Kelley is a UMD Rec Sports stretching instructor whose active lifestyle has taken him across the 2,096 mile Applachian Trail and a 1,200 mile bike trip to the High Arctic.


Tuesday, 2/20
12:00-1:00
Ballroom A

   
   

The TLC Education Series: Successful Weight Maintenance*

Losing weight is one thing. Keeping it off is another -- and demands your continual attention. This session will answer questions such as:

  • What does the research show about successful weight loss and maintenance?
  • What diets are the "best"?
  • How can you combine diet and exercise to achieve your weight goals?

Facilitator: Charlene Harkins, Registered and Licensed Dietitian, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Co-sponsored with Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Program



Thursday, 2/22
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Brown Bag
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Neck and Shoulder Pain**

This session is a discussion of common shoulder and neck complaints including diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Facilitators: Dr. Brian Konowalchuk, MD, MPH; and Chris Gebeck, ATC, both work at Duluth Clinic Occupational Medicine.


Tuesday, 2/27
12:00-1:15
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Brown Bag
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The TLC Education Series: Free & Fun Fitness*

Learn techniques for getting and staying fit that don't break the bank. If you have a pair of athletic shoes, comfortable clothing, and a positive attitude, join us for this active session. You will learn the basics of fitness, power, and racewalking for cardiovascular health. You will also learn stretching and strengthening techniques that don't require any special equipment. Yes, you can do this anywhere.

Note: Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring your UCard for identification to get into the jogging track. Enter through RSOP entrance by 153 SpHC.

Facilitator: Amy Versnik Nowak is an Assistant Professor of Health Education at UMD. Her personal and professional interests include high-level wellness, stress management, and holistic health care.

Co-sponsored with Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Program



Thursday, 3/8
12:00-1:00
RSOP Jogging Track (above the rink)
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Weight Loss and Exercise - 9 to 5*

It’s difficult to lose weight and find time for exercise with a 9-5 work schedule – especially when you go home to even more responsibilities or social activities. This class will give you ten new strategies that you can start to use right away to help you get fit and lose weight. We will also talk about realistic goals and what it really takes to get to a healthy weight and stay that way.

Facilitator: Mia Bremer is an ACE certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Clinical Exercise Specialist. Mia has worked in the fitness industry for more than 25 years specializing in those new to exercise.



Wednesday, 3/14
12:00-1:30
Garden Room
Brown Bag
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Understanding Credit

The portion on understanding credit is taking a deeper look into how to read a credit report, what is used to comprise someone's credit, and some factors to consider when establishing your credit history. This is basically an in-depth look at how credit works and how it can affect a person’s life.

Facilitator: David Albrecht (Branch Supervisor) and Amy Jo Hanson work at the Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, a not for profit credit union working to impact the community by offering different seminars and benefits for members to take advantage of.



Tuesday, 3/20
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Maintaining Your Brain: How to Live a Brain Healthy Lifestyle*

This is an interactive workshop designed to educate you about the number of things you can do to keep your brain healthier as you age. The workshop will provide the latest scientific information supporting brain health as well as strategies you can incorporate into your daily life to help keep your brain active.

Facilitator: Kelli Johnston is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a BS degree in Corporate and Community Health Promotion. Kelli did her internship with the Alzheimer's Association this past fall and she continues to volunteer her time as a support group facilitator for caregivers in Superior, Wisconsin.


Wednesday, 3/21
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Brown Bag
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The TLC Education Series: Review of CPR/AED**

This session is a review of initial assessment, ABC's of CPR and AED use.

Facilitator: Karen O. Skrbich has an extensive background in health education and health management in corporate health, public health and college settings. She has taught at HPER for the last 11 years.

Co-sponsored with Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Program


Thursday, 3/22
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Pilates*

Pilates is an exercise program that focuses on strengthening "core" muscles of the abdomen and back. It lengthens muscles of the limbs, as well as, improves muscle strength, tone, coordination and balance.

Maximum 20 participants - wear comfortable or exercise clothing. Pilates is done without shoes on.

Facilitator: Rachel Hoffman is a certified personal trainer and has been teaching fitness classes for 4 years.


Wednesday,
3/28

12:00-12:45
SpHC 135
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Stay Back Stay Alive (Winter Driving and Work Zone Safety)**

Come and learn tips on safety winter driving and the Mn-Dot (Minnesota Department of Transportation) work zone.

Facilitator: Jeff Hall, a 17-year Mn-Dot employee with construction –- maintenance and snow plowing –- experience.


Thursday, 3/29
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Slips, Trips & Falls**

The most frequent cause of injury on the UMD campus is in the category of “slips, trips and falls." Although it seems inevitable that slips, trips and falls will occur, by learning to practice the three A’s (Awareness, Attitude and Action) the incident of these types of accidents can be reduced and the severity reduced. The role of awareness, attitude and action in the prevention of slips, trips and falls will be discussed focusing on common types of slips, trips and fall hazards.

Facilitator: Norbert Norman has been the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD for 24 years. Norbert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a graduate of UMD Masters of Industrial Safety.


Tue, 4/3
12:00-1:00
191 SpHC Hall of Fame Room
Brown Bag
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The TLC Education Series: Being Smart About Stress*

Have you had enough? Yes, it's time to outwit the stressors in your life! Learn about stress and its connection to health. Then experience techniques to reduce and manage stress in your everyday life.

Facilitator: Amy Versnik Nowak is an Assistant Professor of Health Education at UMD. Her personal and professional interests include high-level wellness, stress management, and holistic health care.

Co-sponsored with Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Program



Thursday, 4/5
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Carpe Diem*

Tired of time managing you? Investigate new ways to make time for what is important in your life. Make the most of each day. Make the most of today by attending this workshop!

Facilitator: Stacy Crawford is an academic advisor in the School of Fine Arts. She has been practicing the "Carpe Diem" lifestyle for 15 years.



Tuesday, 4/10
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Right Now Function Fitness in the Office or Home for Fat Loss, Muscle Tone and Unlimited Energy*

In this 45 minute seminar, you will learn some “right now” fitness strategies that will help you gain muscle tone, decrease body fat and increase energy. You will learn my 10 steps to a functionally fit body. If you want to feel good now and get results, attend this highly informational session.

Facilitator: Rod Raymond (M.Ed.) is the fitness wellness director here at UMD. He is one of the American Council of Exercise senior master trainers and trains the trainers world wide. He is known for his ability to translate his elite fitness knowledge and skill to the average, everyday person.



Wednesday, 4/11
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Brown Bag
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Office Ergonomics: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly**

Norbert will cover, by means of a Powerpoint presentation, the most important principles of office ergonomics using photographs to illustrate good, bad and ugly workplace setups. Arlene will talk about ergonomic health at your workstation, especially concerning women, and repetitive injury. She will discuss ergonomic chairs and equipment available through UMD Stores. There will be a Q&A session.

Facilitators: Norbert Norman and Arlene Atwater. Norbert has been the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD for 24 years. Norbert is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a graduate of UMD Masters of Industrial Safety. Arlene does ergonomic assessments on campus for UMD Stores and offers chairs, keyboards, etc., to match the assessed needs.

 


Monday, 4/16
12:00-1:00
191 SpHC Hall of Fame Room
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How PAVSA Can Help You, Your Family and Friends

This workshop will give participants a comprehensive understanding of what PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victim of Sexual Assault) offers to victims of sexual assault and the community at large. Additionally, participants will learn basic information about sexual violence, how to report incidence of sexual violence and our community response.

Facilitator: Beth Olson has been a sexual assault advocate for 14 years and currently serves as the Associate Director for PAVSA. She holds a Master of Social Work degree.


Tuesday, 4/17
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Brown Bag
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The TLC Education Series: Food Safety Is No Mystery*

Would you like to know how those nasty germs lurk around in your food that can cause food poisoning? Come hear a former food inspector and professor of Food Safety for over 30 years unravel the mysteries of food safety.

Facilitator: John Kowalczyk is Assistant Professor of Community Health Education at UMD. John was a former professor of Food Microbiology for many years.

Co-sponsored with Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Program


Thursday, 4/19
12:00-1:00
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Brown Bag
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Yoga for People Who Thought They Never Could Do It*

This session is a yoga inspired stretch class with focus on basic balance and flexibility work. This is open for all experience levels.

Note: Maximum of 25 participants - wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Facilitator: J. J. Kelley is a UMD Rec Sports stretching instructor whose active lifestyle has taken him across the 2,096 mile Applachian Trail and a 1,200 mile bike trip to the High Arctic.


Tuesday, 4/24
Kirby Rafters
12:00-1:00
Brown Bag

   
   

Pilates*

Pilates is an exercise program that focuses on strengthening "core" muscles of the abdomen and back. It lengthens muscles of the limbs, as well as, improves muscle strength, tone, coordination and balance.

Maximum 20 participants - wear comfortable or exercise clothing. Pilates is done without shoes on.

Facilitator: Rachel Hoffman is a certified personal trainer and has been teaching fitness classes for four years.


Wednesday,
4/25
12:00-12:45
SpHC 135
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Elder Caregiving: Am I Doing the Right Thing?

Could you use some help in making decisions about the care of your parents or loved one? Are you considering moving, changing living arrangements, or adjusting your work schedule to give you more time to provide care? Do you wish you had help or your siblings would help you with care decisions? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop might be for you.

Facilitator: Catherine Sampson has been the Director of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging for over six years and has almost 20 years of experience in the human services field. She was named by Congressman Oberstar as Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.



Thursday, 4/26
12:00-1:00
Garden Room
Brown Bag
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*Funding for the health & wellness workshops are funded in part by the
University of Minnesota UPlan

**Funding for the safety workshops are funded in part by the
University of Minnesota Office of Risk Management & Insurance


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