Upcoming events at the UNC Wellness Center

Join us at the UNC Wellness Center to keep yourself on track with your fitness and wellness goals during this holiday season!

The UNC Wellness Center is located at Meadowmont. For more information on any of the classes, please call the main desk at 919-966 - 5500 or Jamy McGee at 919-843 - 2155. All classes are free unless otherwise noted.


UNC Wellness Splash, Spin, Sprint Indoor Triathlon
Sunday, Nov. 7, 8 -11 a.m.
Individuals: $35 members, $45 non-members
Teams: $50 members, $60 non-members
Swim, bike and run indoors! The goal is to cover as much distance as possible for each segment. Athletes can compete either individually doing all 3 sports or as 2 or 3 member relay teams. Athletes are placed into 6-member waves that will begin every 20 minutes.

Athletes start in the pool where they will have 15 minutes to complete as many lengths as possible. Any stroke is allowed and two athletes share a lane. After a 5 minute transition, they have 15 minutes to bike as far as they can on Life Fitness stationary bikes located in the cardiac rehab area. Lastly, athletes will run or walk as far as possible on treadmills in the cardiac rehab area. Distance is recorded in total mileage to the nearest tenth on the bikes and treadmills. Distance in the swim is calculated by a volunteer counting the number of completed pool lengths. The swim number is added to the total mileage from the bike and run to determine total race time.


Navigating the Gluten-Free Diet with Confidence
Monday, Nov. 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Food shopping and eating out can be challenging if you are on a gluten-free diet. This presentation will help you to learn about the reasons for choosing a gluten-free diet, learn about how foods are labeled gluten-free, and how to choose the appropriate foods within the gluten-free diet.


Delaying Childbearing: What you need to know before you hit the snooze button
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock! Many have heard the faithful sound of their own biological clock. With more and more women waiting to start their family many are wondering if it’s too late. Dr. Chescheir will talk about the many options available for women who are starting a bit later in life.


Diabetes: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It
Monday, Nov. 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Diabetes now affects Americans in epidemic proportions. Dr. John Buse will discuss how to screen for diabetes, how to prevent diabetes if you don’t have it but are at risk, and how to treat diabetes if you already have the disease.


Mental Visualization for Peak Performance
Monday, Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
This program on mental visualization will be led by Helen Spielman. Mental visualization is used by elite athletes, top CEOs in the business world, and performing artists to achieve their goals in high-pressure performance situations. Mental visualization is a natural process like daydreaming, but is directed deliberately and consciously to enhance performance. Also sometimes called creative imagery, guided relaxation, or mental rehearsal, it is a learned skill and can be fun! Anyone can learn this skill to enhance relaxation, concentration, and control. In this class you will experience visualizations and learn how to specifically target them to YOUR success.


Perimenopausal and Menopausal Health and Hormonal Changes
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Night sweats. Mood swings. No one other than the women who have experienced these physical changes understands the need for relief. Regina McCarthy will share the options that are available for women in this stage of their lives.


Homecare Facial Massage
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Come learn how to do a short, simple and effective facial massage routine for use at home, using some of the strokes from the Facial Wellness Massage. This will improve the health and vitality of your skin and will complement the Facial Fitness exercises and Facial Wellness Massage treatment. Be sure to have freshly washed skin for this class! Suitable oils will be provided.

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