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Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness encourages the proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functionality. Overall physical wellness promotes the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body healthy. Taking care of your body is key for optimal health and functionality.

"A positive experience I have had with wellness at UVM includes massages at Living Well!"

-Employee Testimonial

Signs of Physical Wellness

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  • Being physically active.
  • Eating healthy.
  • Maintaining dental hygiene.
  • Regularly seeking preventative care.
  • Maintaining low levels of stress.
  • Being well rested.
  • Maintaining energy levels.

How to Achieve Physical Wellness

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  • Quit smoking.
  • Increase beneficial physical activity.
  • Eat healthy: increase consumption of fruit, veggies, nuts, legumes, seeds, and whole grains. Decrease consumption of foods high in saturated fats, sugars, and salt.
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol.

Campus Recreation


Campus Recreation has developed some amazing opportunities for employees @ UVM!  Some of the opportunities are listed below, for a more complete understanding of what all Campus Rec has to offer please follow the links provided.

Program Cost Description

Annual Wellness Pass Faculty/Staff



Subsidized rate passes sold out.  Be looking for next years pass in August!

Group Personal Training

$180 Per Person
  • Minimum of 2 People
  • Low Traffic Training Area (Available on Request)
  • Includes 8 Sessions



On-Campus Yoga

Yoga Classes


Take a break from your daily routine and get a new perspective.  Brighten up your afternoon with delightful stretching and relaxation of yoga.  Come join an eclectic group of likeminded folks of all ages and abilities from around campus. The class is taught by Bill O'Connor who has taught yoga in the area for over 17 years. These 'all levels' yoga classes ideal for beginners and others. Offered on campus to faculty and staff.


Monday: (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Wednesday: (12:00pm-1:00pm)


Ira Allen Chapel or John Dewey Lounge.

Class location can vary. For more information about the location join the UVM Listserve yoga email group. 

Join Us:

To join simply 'google' UVM Listserve and search for the 'Yoga' email list.  Select 'join' and you will get an email confirming your actions.

Also, in partnership with the UVM Wellness program Bill offers a discount for UVM faculty and staff at his yoga studio studio which is about 7 blocks from campus. The discounts can be found on the UVM Employee Wellness website on the Local Partnerships and Discounts page!

Local Fitness & Nutrition Discounts

Wellness Discounts

Local Fitness & Nutrition Discounts The Wellness Council is excited to announce new partnerships, discounts and resources available to UVM employees.  If you are looking for fitness or nutrition discounts, look no further!  Follow the link to discover amazing opportunities.

Unique Opportunities

In order to view discounts for the following go to the Local Fitness & Nutrition Discounts page:

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This is the UVM Wellness Wheel. It represents each area of wellness to help you focus on a whole health perspective.  The 7 dimensions represented in this wheel are: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Physical, Social and Spiritual.

Highlighted Partnerships


Greater Burlington YMCA

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.

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Synergy Fitness

We offer a variety of services to help you meet your goals through personal training, nutritional coaching, and massage.

Virtual Tour of Synergy Fitness

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The Kahm Clinic

Our mission as a nutrition clinic is to help people attain optimal health using effective and technologically sophisticated treatment methods.