Buckeye Wellness Events

Buckeye Wellness is proud to offer free educational programs and fitness classes held throughout the university. Our programs and classes are open to all Ohio State faculty, staff, students, alumni, and family members of faculty and staff. We have certified instructors in Zumba, STRONG by Zumba, yoga, and LaBlast fitness classes who hold classes throughout the week. We also hold Wellness Walks on Wednesdays at The Ross Heart Hospital and a cardio group, Buckeyes on the Move, on Thursdays at Fred Beekman Park.

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To view the most up-to-date information on upcoming events and how to register, please visit yp4h.osu.edu/events/ and search for the class in the "search box" at the top.

Educational Programs

Lunch and Learn Series

The Buckeye Wellness Lunch and Learn series brings experts from across Ohio State University to present evidence-based information on a prevention-focused wellness topic. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join us every month for an engaging program on a relevant or emerging wellness topic.

Cooking Demo Series

Buckeye Wellness and OSU Wexner Medical Center Nutrition Services is proud to bring you the monthly cooking demo hosted at Giant Eagle Marketplace in Upper Arlington. The goal of these programs is to provide you with every day dishes that are cost effective and good for your health. Make sure you bring your appetite!

Fitness Classes

Zumba

Founded in 2001, Zumba® fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! This class will feel like a “fitness-party” that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that combines all elements of fitness – cardio, balance, flexibility, and muscle conditioning. Dance experience is not required; our instructors will work with participants to ensure the best results.

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Days

Location

Time

Tuesdays

Ross Heart Auditorium

UHE - Wallace Auditorium

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Thursdays

Student Academic Services

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Alternating Fridays

Ackerman 600 Warehouse Area

Noon – 1 p.m.

STRONG Zumba

STRONG by Zumba® syncs high intensity cardio and conditioning moves to music to create an optimal total body HIIT workout. The music and movements in this class are specifically designed to make you work harder and push past your plateaus to help you reach your fitness goals faster.

Using your own body weight, you will gain muscular endurance, tone, and definition, and you will experience an increased after burn. This class is designed for participants looking to increase their intensity levels of training, maximize workout benefits and see faster real results from their efforts.

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Days

Location

Time

Tuesdays

see YP4H calendar for location

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays

Martha Morehouse

6:15 – 7:15 a.m.

Wellness Walks

Grab a friend and join Buckeye Wellness for a relaxing walk around the university. These walks are a great way to get some fresh air, extra steps or just get to know some new people! Adding a little sunlight and physical activity in the middle of your work day is a wonderful way to keep you motivated, alert and healthy. Come prepared for a 30 minute walk around campus.

Days

Location

Time

Wednesdays

Ross Heart Lobby

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Buckeyes on the Move

This walking and running group will be an ongoing program that is open to all levels of fitness, whether you are a novice walker or an avid racer. It’s a healthy way to meet new people from around the university and help you stay motivated with your fitness routine. The group will meet every Thursday unless there is severe weather.

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Days Location Time
Thursdays

Fred Beekman Park(Start at basketball courts)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Beginner's Yoga

Join Certified Yoga Instructor Terri Ward as she will move through a series of poses that will gently engage and open all of the major muscle groups. Guided breathing techniques will link breath to movement to enhance a mind/body connection to improve overall physical and mental health and well-being.

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Day Location Time
Mondays University Hopsital East - Wallace Auditorium 4:30 - 5:30 p.m
Vinyasa Yoga

This all levels yoga class will flow through a series of alignment-based poses designed to strengthen the body and energize the mind. By focusing on breath, participants will gain awareness of body and mind connection and leave invigorated for the work week ahead. Please bring your own mat and water as these will not be provided.

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Day Location Time
Mondays Mendenhall Laboratory - Room 291 5 - 6 p.m.
LaBlast Dance Fitness

LaBlast® is a dance fitness program created by three-time world dance champion and Emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars. LaBlast® is a perfect balance between dance and fitness. This workout in disguise helps you learn dances like the Disco, Cha Cha, Jive, Salsa, Paso Doble, Samba, and many more. Any music, any genre — no partner needed!  No dance experience needed!

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Days

Location

Time

Mondays

610 Ackerman – Warehouse Space

Kirwin Institute - Room 100

Noon – 12:30 p.m

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays

610 Ackerman – Warehouse Space

University Hospital East - Wallace Auditorium

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

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