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. 

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.

 

Faculty & Staff Free Hearing Screening

The Radford University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is offering free hearing screenings to faculty, staff, and students during the Fall 2021 semester. Available appointment times are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-9:30 am. Each appointment will be about 10 minutes long.

The Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is following very strict prevention measures to ensure the safety of our clinicians and clients. Therefore, individuals scheduled for a hearing screening will be required to wear a face mask and undergo an a pre-appointment screening at check-in. The clinic will have some disposable masks available if one is forgotten.

Hearing screenings are a shortened form of an evaluation and while they can determine the potential presence of hearing loss, they do not quantify severity of any hearing impairment. 

Please Note: These screenings serve as important clinical education experiences and provide student clinicians with mandated hours and experience toward fulfilling licensure requirements to practice as speech-language pathologists.  Please keep your appointment or notify the clinic as soon as possible if you are unable to do so.  Failure to keep an appointment hinders a students' ability to develop necessary clinical skills needed for graduation and licensure. To schedule your appointment for a hearing screening or to gain more information, please contact the audiology clinic at (540) 831-7166.

The Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is located on the first floor of Waldron Hall.

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