Wellness @ Radford

Your well-being is crucial for your success at Radford University. We would like to provide a few resources to assist you in being a balanced employee here.

Campus Walking Routes

Several walking routes have been mapped out around the Radford University campus with the distance and approximate time taken to walk the loop.  Not only is this a great way to get exercise, but it is also a great way to explore and become familiar with Radford University's beautiful main campus!

CommonHealth

Changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health. The CommonHealth program strives to make a difference in the health of employees and the workplace by integrating health into the work culture. More than 40 different health promotion services are offered to state agencies, including fitness and stress management, personal health and safety, and weight control and nutrition.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees who are participating in one of the health plans offered by the state can take advantage of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). These services offer counseling sessions for employees and their dependents with up to four sessions at no charge. EAP counselors are available to assist employees with issues related to alcohol, drugs, family, health, legal, financial, housing, mental health, child care, elder care, grief, spousal/child/parent abuse, workplace, career planning, and retirement.  Visit our Employee Assistance Program page for EAP information and resources.  

Faculty & Staff Fitness Programs

The Department of Health & Human Performance and Student Recreation & Wellness will offer the following fitness classes for faculty and staff in the Peters Fitness Lab & Cardio Room. 

Fall Semester Recreation Hours

  • Peters Hall Fitness Facility (Room C35)
  • Monday-Thursday: Noon-2 p.m.; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday:   Noon-2 p.m.

 

Faculty & Staff Fitness Classes

Location: Room C40, Peters Hall

  • Monday & Wednesday: Les Mills Virtual BODYFLOW: 12:15-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): 12:10-12:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: Les Mills BODYPUMP: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Class Descriptions

  • Les Mills Virtual BODYFLOW: You can expect to bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves, elements of Tai Chi and Pilates while an inspiring soundtrack plays in the background. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. A new generation yoga class, perfect for beginners or seasoned yogis.
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): A modifiable, endurance-building , training-style class that is sure to get your heart pumping! HIIT involves short bursts of all-out, 100% cardio and/or strength circuits, followed by short rests. This class is guaranteed to challenge beginners and devotees alike.
  • Les Mills BODYPUMP: Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP™ gives you a total body workout. Our instructor will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

Interested in trying out a class? Sign up using the Radford Rec app! You can download the app in your iOS app store or through Google Play. Use your Radford email to register. Once registered, open the app, select the “Peters Gym” widget on the second row, left side, then view all of the classes being offered that day. To sign up, select the class you’re interested in, select “join session”, check the box to sign the waiver,  select the “next” banner, and then select the “sign-up” banner. Registration opens 24 hours in advance.

Any class or open hour changes can be found on the SRWC hours websiteFaculty/Staff memberships are also available to the Student Recreation Wellness Center. All questions can be directed to D.J. Preston, Director of Student Recreation and Wellness at dpreston12@radford.edu.

 

Financial Wellness Events & Resources

Sept. 2021

Topics:

CommonHealth Bite-sized Learning Videos. Click to Learn How To Relieve Financial Stress!

Employee Discounts Program. Are you thinking about continuing your education or seeking professional development opportunities while trying to save money? We invite you and your family to participate in our first Online Education Virtual Fair on September 14, 15 & 16! For three days, participants like George Mason University, Continuing and Professional Education, VCU School of Business, Center for Corporate Education, VCU Continuing and Professional Education, Regent University, Strayer University, University of Phoenix, and a host of others will be present to answer any of your continuing education questions to get you started. Please don't forget to ask for the employee discount you will receive if you sign up for a course or two! Please refer to this flyer to register for this event and for an extended list of the universities that will be represented.

VACU Creative Ways to Save (CWTS) Program. A new savings initiative to encourage establishing emergency savings. Newer/younger employees and new families are encouraged to participate. Click Here To Start Saving

VRS Financial Wellness Resources. Life is full of surprises; some are great, others, not so much. The Emergency Fund tool in myVRS Financial Wellness can help you analyze how much to save and when. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you’re better prepared for unexpected expenses that come your way.

Virginia Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division. Tasked with reuniting citizens with their lost funds. Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, refunds, and more. One in four Virginians has missing money. Visit our free search site to check your name and start the claim process: www.vaMoneySearch.org

Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Legal resources, estate planning products, counseling, employee discounts, health & wellness, etc. Visit Employee Assistance Program.

Did you miss Guaranteed Rate’s Financial Wellness Mortgage webinar in August? Please check out what’s currently going on in the mortgage market, first-time homebuyer information, qualifications, why it may make sense to refinance with the current rates being so low, and the discount you receive being state employees. View Now!

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August 2021

Topics:

CommonHealth Bite-sized Learning Videos. Click to Learn How To Relieve Financial Stress!

Virginia Credit Union (VACU). The State Employee Financial Wellness Program invites you to view a VACU webinar titled “Check Your Financial Health.” Get your finances into shape through the Financial Fitness Academy. With more than 200 short learning sessions, you can slim down your debts, pump up your credit, and make your accounts a lot healthier. Test your financial health, then benefit from your personalized training program. And you can track your progress with our quizzes and badges! View Now!

VACU Creative Ways to Save (CWTS) Program. A new savings initiative to encourage establishing emergency savings. Newer/younger employees and new families are encouraged to participate. Click Here To Start Saving!

Virginia529. Please join the Virginia529 for a webinar on Tuesday, August 10th from 12 - 1 p.m. for Commonwealth employees. Watch this webinar to learn about saving for future education expenses for your children, grandchildren, or yourself. Click HERE to register.

VRS Financial Wellness Resources. Keep track of your income and expenses with the Budget tool from myVRS Financial Wellness. See how much you really spend and where you can add more to your savings. Log in to your myVRS account and select Financial Wellness to access this tool and build your budget.

Virginia Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division. Tasked with reuniting citizens with their lost funds, unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, refunds, and more. One in four Virginians has missing money. Visit our free search site to check your name and start the claim process. www.vaMoneySearch.org.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Legal resources, estate planning products, counseling, employee discounts, health & wellness, etc. Employee Assistance Program.

Other Health Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to offering programs that aid in the health of our employees. If you are an employee who has chronic health issues and are participating in a state health care plan, you may qualify for the Healthy Insights program that provides aid for specific health issues. The Healthy Beginnings program offers additional benefits for maternity wellness.

In addition, to help our employees live a healthy lifestyle My Active Health offers resources, guidance and support you need to reach your wellness goals! Change does not happen overnight but we'll help you start down the path to a healthier lifestyle today. To take advantage of these programs, visit MyActiveHealth Brochure | PDF or select the program listed below that fits your needs.

 

WW Workshops (Weight Watchers Reimagined)

WW’s Workshops have helped millions of members build healthy habits for real life, and employees now have access to Private Virtual Workshops through the Commonwealth of Virginia and WW partnership.  Weekly guidance from a WW Coach in a virtual group setting that will help move you closer to your weight-loss and wellness goals. The Workshops are fun, supportive—and did I mention private?  Right on your phone (or computer). These private Workshops are virtual, so you can get live stay-on-track support from a WW Coach in the palm of your hand. It couldn’t be easier!  Current WW Members can view the Workshop schedule by joining the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Connect Group. Just click here to join.  IMPORTANT: You must open this link on a mobile device to be directed to the Connect group.  Not a Member? Learn more about our partnership with WW at WW.com/us/CommonHealth