Move More This Fall

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Small changes can add up to big impacts. Moving more and breaking up bouts of sedentary behavior can improve mental and physical health as well as academic and professional success.

The SPARTANfit Fitness and Wellness program, the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services department and Health4U are teaming up to create environments where movement is supported and celebrated for the whole campus community. We want to help you:   

  • Move More—regularly, and throughout the day.   
  • Move Well, in ways that are comfortable, empowering and motivating to you, regardless of ability.   
  • Move Anywhere, whether you're working and learning from home or on campus. 
  • Keep Moving by exploring physical activity and how it fits into your life year-round!   
  • Move for the Planet, incorporating movement into our daily commutes, while running errands, or for other parts of our lives to make a difference for our minds, bodies, and environment.  

 

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MOVEMENT CALENDAR 

November 

‘Tis the Season for Body Kindness
  • SEASON'S GREETINGS: NOTES OF GRATITUDE
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
    Join Spartans Empower Body Acceptance (SEBA) and make a personalized gratitude greeting card to spread self-compassion and body kindness this holiday season.
    • IM West lobby: 3–5 p.m.
    • IM East lobby: 5-7 p.m.
  • BODY KINDESS VIRTUAL SEMINAR
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 7 P.M.
    Join registered dietitian Anita Dharwadkar for helpful self-care tips and strategies to develop a positive relationship with food and your body during the holidays.
    • Join Zoom Meeting HERE
      Meeting ID: 965 7859 5233
      Passcode: SEBA
  • BODY POSITIVE FITNESS CLASSES
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
    ALL fitness levels welcome! No prior experience or registration required. Participants will receive a body-positive affirmation card at the end of class. Open to anyone with an active Rec Sports membership.
    • Strength Training: Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., IM EAST Studio
    • Core Yoga: Tuesday, 6-6:50 p.m., IM EAST Studio
    • Rhythm Ride: Wednesday, 5-5:30 p.m., IM EAST Cycle Studio
    • Zumba: Wednesday, 6-6:50 p.m., IM EAST Studio
    • Power Yoga: Thursday, 5-5:50 p.m., IM EAST Studio
    • SoulFusion: Friday, 5-5:45 p.m., IM EAST Studio

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December 

  • Sparty Stress Free Zones 
    December 5–9
    IM East and West 

    Take a study break, unwind and de-stress for success before finals in Sparty Stress Free Zones at the IM’s spaces exclusively designed to support you! Join us for activities and events in the zones all week long. Must have an active Rec Sports Membership to participate.    
  • Glow with the Flow Activities:
    • Spin and Glow: Monday, 6:30-7 p.m., - IM East Cycle Studio
    • Zumba Glow: Tuesday, 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - IM East Studio
    • Glow Open Gym: Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. - IM East Gym
      (Glow soccer, tag, dodgeball - pick your activity to glow
      with the flow)
    • Glowing Game Night: Thursday, 6-8 p.m. – IM East Gym
      (Join the Exercise is Medicine on Campus RSO for indoor
      lawn games, board games, snacks and a glowing good
      time! Receive a free shaker bottle, while supplies last)
    • Meditation Station is open Monday-Thursday from
      6:30-8p.m. in the IM East Multipurpose Room.

Fall 2022 Wednesday Walks 

Wednesdays, 12:05–12:45 p.m.  

This fall, take time to step away from your desk, explore campus and be active with colleagues. The Wednesday Walk series is a collaborative program designed to bring Spartans closer to MSU’s beautiful campus spaces while learning from experts and engaging in a restorative wellness practice during the workday. Comfortable shoes recommended.  Open to MSU Students, Faculty & Staff. Sponsored by MSU Health4U, MSU Sustainability and WJ Beal Botanical Gardens.  

  • September 28: Sustainability @ MSU. Meets at International Center Lawn near Wells Hall  
  • October 5: Highlights of the Red Cedar & Beal Garden. Meets at WJ Beal Botanical Garden  
  • October 12: 2023 Healthy Homecoming Walk. Meets at Dem Hall Field  
  • October 19: Baker Woodlot bike-to-hike. Meets at MSU Bikes   
  • *Walks will be canceled in event of rain.