Wellbeats has officially arrived on campus.
On Jan. 14, IUP Campus Recreation Services finished the implementation of the Wellbeats virtual fitness kiosk that allows students to participate in in-person Wellbeats classes in the Hadley Union Building (HUB).
Wellbeats is a fitness platform that offers more than 500 workouts, nutrition and mindfulness classes. Last semester, the Student Cooperative Association and IUP Campus Rec partnered with Wellbeats to provide all IUP students free, remote access to the platform from any personal device.
This semester, IUP Campus Recreation decided to take it a step further and add the kiosk. The new kiosk provides students with a designated on-campus space to take free Wellbeats virtual classes in-person but without a live instructor.
The classes are part of IUP Group Fitness’ semester lineup. Every Monday through Friday this semester, IUP Group Fitness will offer at minimum one daily Wellbeats class.
Tatianna Cleffi (nursing, freshman) has not attended a Wellbeats virtual class. However, Cleffi would be interested in joining.
“I am trying to do more fitness activities,” Cleffi said.
The classes will be held in IUP Group Fitness Studio C, located on the second floor of the HUB, above the HUB Fitness Center. Due to safety precautions, the maximum capacity will be limited to 10 participants. Access to the class will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“I think Wellbeats will be popular with students because, especially during COVID-29, we have more time to focus on our individual wellbeing,” Cleffi said.
This program will benefit the life and health of the students because it will provide them a way to engage in a physical activity. Physical activity is important because it can improve brain function, help protect memory and thinking skills.
Staying inactive can increase the chances of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, along with other health issues. Finding activities that keep you active can bring you a piece of mind too.
Some physical activities that you may enjoy are walking and stretching, along with trying to stand up after sitting for a long period of time. Standing up while working can put more stress on your body, which helps burn more calories than sitting. Walking can burn calories as well.
Another way to stay productive is stretching. Stretching maintains muscle flexibility and keeps your muscles remain strong and healthy.
“Providing resources through workout and nutrition classes can benefit students by encouraging then to be fit and live a healthier lifestyle,” Cleffi said.
Students will also have an opportunity to personally reserve Studio C at no charge and take Wellbeats classes of their choosing – at a time of their choosing – with up to nine other participants. Reservations can be submitted through 25Live Pro at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2ombbntw.
To use Wellbeats, students need to create an account. All students have received an opt-in confirmation email with an invitation code, which will allow them to register at no cost. To use the kiosk, students will be prompted to login with their Wellbeats credentials.