APA Presents: Insight Panel on Health, Exercise and Movement

November 5, 2014 3:15 pm

APA Presents: Insight Panel on Health, Exercise and Movement Featuring a panel presentation and optional free Group Fitness class for UF employees Southwest Recreation Center Wed., December 17, 2014

Join the Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) on December 17 for a focus on movement and exercise benefits for UF staff. Our panel will present a range of perspectives, including UF’s Dance for Life program targeting community members with Parkinson’s Disease.  Learn how movement and exercise has reduced symptoms of movement disorders and about exciting research collaborations on our campus between dance and health science. Learn about trends in campus health and how the team at UF RecSports addresses strategic health concerns including stress, anxiety, mental health and student retention, as well as specific services available for UF faculty and staff.  Finally, learn about campus resources available through the UF-UF Health Shands Wellness Committee, Gator Care and departments across campus.  From ergonomics to ‘deskercize’, are you taking advantage of the services available to you as an employee at UF?


2:30 p.m. – Pilates Group Fitness class led by Darcie Burde, UF RecSports (45 min.) Free for UF staff and faculty.  RSVP required and space is limited to 30 participants. Please wear comfortable athletic clothes. Mats are provided.

3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Health, Exercise and Movement Jill Sonke, UF Center for Arts in Medicine (Dance for Life program for Parksinson’s Disease) Darcie Burde, UF RecSports Assistant Director for Fitness Morgan Papworth, GatorCare Wellness Coordinator

4:30 p.m. – Optional Tours of Southwest Recreation Center

Click here for RSVP Options:

___ Pilates Class and Panel

___ Panel Only

___ Pilates Class Only

Bonus!  Enjoy a free week of trial membership from UF RecSports.  Details below.

Faculty and Staff:  Free Trial Membership at RecSports, Dec. 15-18

Check out this video about faculty and staff memberships at RecSports.

Interested in exploring the services and programs at Southwest Recreation Center and Student Recreation & Fitness Center? UF faculty and staff can try the benefits of RecSports membership for free, December 15-19. Orientations and tours are available without an appointment. To activate your trial membership, bring your Gator 1 Card and visit Membership Services at Southwest Recreation Center between 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., December 15-18, or 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on December 19.

For more information on RecSports memberships for faculty, staff and spouses, visit http://recsports.ufl.edu/about/membership-services/faculty-staff-uf-affiliates/.