Walk to Wellness: Spring 2018

Program Overview

Join the Office of Work/Life's Walk to Wellness Program to be more active, fit, and healthy this spring.   

Walk to Wellness is a free, instructor-led walking program on the Morningside, Manhattanville, and Medical Center campuses to help you incorporate more physical activity into your workday.  

For the first time this semester, join us for kick-off walks featuring a group walk, dynamic stretches and wellness swag bags. Stay tuned with our weekly emails offering workout tips and program highlights including “Walk with a Nutritionist” Q&A sessions, wellness trivia, healthy snacks—and more!

Walk to Wellness is collaboration between the Office of Work/Life, Dodge Fitness Center and PlusOne. This program is limited to Columbia faculty and staff. 

Here are the ways to participate in the Walk to Wellness program:  

  • Participate in the instructor-led, lunchtime walks that occur twice a week for 6 weeks on the Morningside, Manhatanville, or Medical Center campuses (there will be no instructor-led walks on University holidays). Walks are staffed by fitness professionals who are available to provide guidance and motivation. 
  • If the instructor-led walks are not on your campus, don’t match your schedule, or if you want to walk more frequently, we encourage you to form your own walking group, or find a walking buddy. 

All Walk to Wellness paricipants will automatically be subscribed to the CUwellness listserv to receive program information and other wellness-related news and events.  If you prefer not to be on this list, you can unsubscribe anytime. 

Over 600 people have joined previous Walk to Wellness sessions, with the majority of them reporting an increase in frequency, duration, and/or intensity of their exercise routine as a result of their participation in the program.  Participant comments included "This is what I needed to get motivated to do some type of exercise," and "this is a good stress releaser." Many participants also noted that the program provided a unique opportunity to socialize and network with others throughout Columbia.  

Important note:  If you have a medical condition that could be affected by physical activity, you are encouraged to consult your medical provider prior to starting any exercise routine.