Missouri State University
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Restorative Yoga

Come enjoy a restorative/yin yoga class with Jill Oswalt. 
Jill is an RYT 200 and Yin certified yoga instructor.  The class will employ restorative, yin, and gentle stretch poses to relax and restore you. 
Thursdays June 2 through July 21st, 2016 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Taylor Health and Wellness Center conference room.
There is no fee for this program for this summer session.  Limited space is available.
You may bring a mat, a block, a blanket and a strap if you wish. Some of these items will be available the first few sessions.

Please register by contacting SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or at 6-4064.


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Mat Pilates – Faculty and Staff (Summer Sessions)


Mat Pilates

MAT Pilates

Description: A total body conditioning exercise that combines flexibility and strength development, Pilates is method of controlled movements that look and feel like a workout. STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach of the initial exercise mode created by the late Joseph Pilates. The practice of Pilates focuses on alignment and functionality of the human body. Its goal is to create a strong core to help with balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. This is a STOTT Mat Pilates class, so there will not be any equipment used, it is taught as a progression, each week, new exercises will be added, growing more intense and challenging as the class moves along. This is a mind/body class, it works with our body but our mind as well, promotes mindfulness in our lifestyle and other physical activities.


If practiced appropriately one can…

  • Restore Natural Balance
  • Improve Posture
  • Tone and sculpt the body
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Reduce stress, fatigue, and pain

Session I: 6/6-6/29 Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30

Session II: 7/11-8/3 Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30

Equipment Needs: The equipment need for this class is very minimal and optional. Strongly suggested equipment would be: Yoga/Fitness Mat, Towel, and Water Bottle. If one does not have a mat and would not choose to purchase one, we have mats available to use in the class.

There is no cost for the summer sessions of Mat Pilates – Class size is limited. Please register by contacting SheilaBowen@Missouristate.edu or class instructor, Louise Love at Louise625@live.missouristate.edu

Questions? SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu or 6-4064

Location of Classes:

Session I: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30
6/6 @ FRC-Studio C
6/8 @ THWC-Conference Room
6/13 @ THWC-Conference Room
6/15 @ THWC-Conference Room
6/20 @ FRC-Studio C
6/22 @ THWC-Conference Room
6/27 @ THWC-Conference Room
6/29 @ FRC-Studio C

Session II: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 5:30
7/11 @ THWC-Conference Room
7/13 @ THWC-Conference Room
7/18 @ FRC-Studio C
7/20 @ THWC-Conference Room
7/25 @ THWC-Conference Room
7/27 @ THWC-Conference Room
8/1 @ FRC- Studio C
8/3 @ THWC-Conference Room

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Spring Wellness Workout Challenge

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Spring Wellness Workout Challenge
This spring and summer, don’t let your activity levels bottom out. Keep your body healthy and strong by staying engaged in some sort of physical activity! By answering “yes” to regular fitness on the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) this fall of 2016, you will be able to save $10/month on your health insurance premiums in 2017.

Join us for the Summer Wellness Workout Challenge!
Can you beat the MSU Wellness Coordinator? With the tracking device of your choice (Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung, Jawbone, iPhone or other) track your monthly mileage and turn it in. If you beat MSU Wellness Coordinator, Sheila Bowen’s mileage, you win a $50 gift card!

The Spring Wellness Workout Challenge begins May 1st and ends June 30th. This is based on the honor system.
1. Register for the challenge by April 19th, 2016 by contacting SheilaBowen@MissouriState.edu or at 6-4064.
2. Keep track of your weekly and monthly total mileage using a reliable tracker.
3. Turn in your mileage by email to Sheila Bowen at the end of each month. (Keep a record of it for yourself too).

Foster Recreation is a great place to get your fitness in. For only $18/month you can use the center from 6 a.m. on M – F and over the weekend too. View their website for spring and summer hours and all the things they have to offer! http://www.missouristate.edu/reccenter/

Foster is one of the nicest fitness centers with the lowest prices for the services offered in the Springfield area. During the summer it is nice and quiet and you can get a good workout in without waiting for the equipment of your choice. Join the wellness coordinator between 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. most M – F’s if you’re seeking company while you work out! They have a full locker room so you can get cleaned up for work there. Also, you can use your non-credit fee waiver of $150 for Bearfit classes, personal training and a well-deserved massage after that workout! You can activate your non-credit fee waiver by going to the My Learning Connection in the www.My.Missouristate.edu portal.

Get ready, get set, and Go!

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Spice Up Your Summer – Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

Please join us for one of two different times to see some fabulous healthy cooking demonstrations in the theme; Spice Up Your Summer!
The Dietetics Department will demonstrate how to prepare and cook tasty, healthy options for your summer delight. You will get to partake of these yummy delicacies too!
When: Thursday, April 21st in PROF 426
Available Times: 12 noon till 1 pm OR 1 pm till 2 pm
Cost: $5 and this in non-credit fee waiver eligible
Register for the option of your choice in the My Learning Connection. Just type “healthy cooking demonstrations” in the search box at the right hand top corner of your screen.
Questions? Contact Sheila Bowen at sheilabowen@missouristate.edu or 6-4064Healthy Cooking Food Demonstration Hero Image

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Losing It For Life – A Weight Loss Support Group


Losing It For Life – A Weight Loss Support Group
Are you ready to finally lose that extra weight?

If so, consider joining our weight loss support group!  Led by an experienced weight-loss dietitian, you will learn evidence-based recommendations for weight loss as well as strategies to help you maintain your goal weight, all in an extremely supportive group environment.  In addition to losing weight, you will also create a community of friends who really understand what you are going through.

Each meeting will include a presentation by the program dietitian, discussion about the week’s topic, time for questions, plenty of social interaction, and a healthy supper.

Topics that will be addressed include meal planning, healthy eating guidelines, ways to rev up your metabolism, diet & food myths, dealing with lapses, stress management, mindful eating, physical activity, and many others!

Ready to sign up?  Register through My Learning Connection. Class size is limited. Cost is $35 for the full program, and the non-credit fee waiver can be utilized for this course.

Program begins on Monday, May 2nd and meets every Monday night in May from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Health conference room. Program then meets every other Monday night in June, July and August, beginning June 6th.

Questions? Contact Sheila Bowen at 6-4064 or sheilabowen@missouristate.edu

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Losing Weight – It is possible!!!


Feet on Scale Healthy Wage

Losing Weight – It is Possible!

Come hear how our guest speaker lost over 150 pounds on her own by changing her lifestyle. Slim down, look great, and be healthy! This is all about eating delicious foods that help you feel satisfied and full; you won’t have to worry about being hungry. This event will be held in the PSU Union Club Room 400. We have a wonderful, healthy and delicious meal for you too! There is no cost to attend this event. Please reserve your spot by contacting Jerilyn at jerilynreed@missouristate.edu.

  • March 31, 5:15pm PSU Union Club Room 400
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Missouri State University – American Heart Association Heart Walk Kick Off

Students, Faculty, and Staff • February 16th: Taylor Health conference room 6pm
Heart Walk Kick-Off Speaker
having discovered his greatest talent – failure at dying, Walter Watts now finds success in helping others learn how even the smallest things we do can make a lifesaving impact. From supporting your local American Heart Association, to learning CPR and how to use an AED, You Can Save a Life on Campus! Students and Employees are welcome to attend and join the heart walk event. Join the fight against heart disease and stroke. Team captain champion incentive. There will be food and chances to win gift cards. There is no fee for this event.  For more information please contact Jerilyn at 836-4045 or jerilynreed@missouristate.edu. To join the Heart Walk visit: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/teams/groupTeamList.asp….

ladies walking


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Lunch time – Racquetball

Racquetball List serve – This List serve is for anybody to play racquetball at Plaster Sports complex. We play almost every lunch break during the week and a few other times. Anybody on the list serve can send out an email in the morning to ask for players. You reply to the message if you can play. Depending on who shows we play singles, cutthroat or doubles. Protective eye wear is required. Racquets can be checked out from Plaster Sports Center. Please send your email address to Galen Martin at gmartin@missouristate.edu if you want to be added to the list or have questions.



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Road Warriors! – Missouri State University Cycling

cycling tires

Road Warriors – MSU Cycling!

Come be a part of the MSU Road Warriors! Join the MSU Road Warriors and have a great semester of cycling. This program will start on Tuesday March 1 at 5:15 pm with a carb meal and information session located in the Foster Recreation Center! There will be lots of opportunities to participate in group rides as well as indoor cycling classes specific for this group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15pm in the Foster Recreation Center throughout the spring semester. Cost to participate in this program is $20 and it is non-credit fee waiver eligible.
You do not have to be a member of Foster Recreation to participate.
Join today by going to My Learning Connection and typing “Road Warriors” in the search box at the upper right of the screen.
Questions? Contact SheilaBowen@missouristate.edu

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