Developing physical wellness empowers you to take charge of your health to maintain a healthy quality of life.


Physical wellness means engaging in physical activity, healthy eating habits and participating in health promotion activities.

A quick trip to the Regis Neighborhood Health clinic could give you a more in depth look at your current health.

Biometric screenings provide vital health information for those looking to get a more in-depth look at their health. The screening is an evaluation to help provide past, current and potential medical problems and it is an important component in knowing about your overall wellness. Regis Neighborhood Health offers this screening at a low cost to you. In just 15 minutes you can get all of the following information on your health.

  • Full Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides)
  • Blood Glucose
  • Body Compositions (height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, waist circumference)
  • A1c, PSA, TSH, cotinine and many other tests
  • On-site biometric screenings provide an easy, inexpensive and convenient way to know more about your health.

Biometric screenings also include the following:

  • Individual results: after each screening you will receive a personal copy of your results plus education on how to read your results and what to do with your results.
  • Expert health education: The licensed professionals at Regis Neighborhood Health will analyze your results for you and recommend the right specialist for your needs.  

Who knows, the specialist you need could be right here on campus!

Regis Neighborhood Health recommends that you come in to get a biometric screening every six months.

Smoking Cessation

Looking to quit smoking or learn more about smoking and your health? Visit COquitline.org to find out more information. The Colorado QuitLine is funded through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The department serves the people of Colorado by providing high-quality, cost-effective public health and environmental protection services. The department focuses on evidence-based practices in the public health and environmental fields and plays a critical role in educating Colorado citizens to make informed choices.

Spring 2017 Wellness Program. Just some of the ways to participate:

*Complete five of the eight steps below and be entered into a raffle to win prizes at the end of the spring semester.

  • Participate in the Prairie Dog 5k on April 9th with other Regis colleagues or on your own. The race registration is $30 before January 31st. Register at http://prairiedoghalf.com/spring---arvada.html . The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program will provide 5k training plans and transportation to the event from Regis to those who sign up.
  • Partake in a Biometric Health Screening at Regis Neighborhood Health. You can either partake for the first time or if you did it last semester see how your results may have changed.
  • Volunteer for two hours in the community. We will advertise volunteer opportunities when they come up during the semester.
  • Attend a HR Met Life Talk (Spring schedule coming soon).
  • Attend the Heart Health talk happening on February 23rd at 12:30 p.m. in Claver 307. Presented by Regis Neighborhood Health and Jena Viesselmann.
  • Attend four meditation sessions. Options include: Meditation Monday's with Laura Thompson in LDC 125 from noon - 1 p.m., Common Ground with Ken Phillips on Wednesday's in the Newland Prayer Room at 12:00 p.m. or Inner Passages Meditation with Anna Floyd on Monday's and Thursday's in the Newland Prayer room. Visit http://regismeditation.weebly.com/ for the times for Inner Passages Meditation.
  • Sign up with Rally if you are a UHC Benefits Holder. Complete 30 consecutive days of missions to complete this step. All you need to do is complete at least one of your missions a day for 30 days straight. Once you have done so you will need to send fitness@regis.edu a screen shot of the 30 days of missions completed. You can do this by logging into your Rally account, clicking on your username and then "my rally." Then click on your mission and then a bar graph will appear. Screen shot the 4 weeks (or 30 days) for each mission and then we will see that you did 30 days of logging.
  • Participate in the Go Move Challenge for the month of February. Compete against other Jesuit schools for the most amount of movement in a month. To sign up visit gomovechallenge.org to create your free account.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, fill in the required information, including a valid university email address
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password

HOW TO LOG YOUR MINUTES

  • Starting February 1, 2017, visit www.GoMoveChallenge.org
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the type of movement activity, enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished

TIPS

  • There is no limit to the number of minutes that you can accumulate
  • There is no limit to how often you can log minutes
  • Read more at www.GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ


Weight Loss Challenge

Join the Faculty and Staff Wellness Program for a weight loss challenge. The Wellness Program will offer a six-week challenge in the fall of 2016. The challenge will contain two weigh in periods (initial and final) and the winner will be determined by percentage of total weight lost, which is all based off of body composition. The winner will also get a prize.

Fall 2016 Six-Week Weight Loss Challenge (WLC)

To sign up for the weight loss challenge register email us at fitness@regis.edu and please include your full name, department name and whether you are signing up as an individual or part of a team. If you are participating in a team, please include your team's name and if possible, list all team members' names and email addresses.

Challenge Sign Up: Week of September 19
Initial Weigh-Ins: Week of September 26
*The initial weigh in is a great time to do your first Biometric Screening
Challenge Dates: October 3 - November 11
Final Weight-Ins: November 9, 10, 11

Fall 2016 WLC Success

We would like to congratulate the Brown Family, Team "Slim Possible" (Fredricka, Brenna and Savanna) on winning the Team Challenge for the Faculty and Staff Weight Loss Challenge. As a team, they lost a total of 21.4 lbs and 15.25 inches. Wow! Great job ladies! The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program committee is so proud of their hard work that we want to share it with you all as well. If you see one of them on campus, please be sure to congratulate them because each of these ladies has been working hard these past six weeks!

Also, we just wanted to share the amazing group results from the six week weight loss challenge. As a group of 100 participants (with more than 50 percent doing both the initial and final weigh ins), they lost a total of 164 lbs and 52.75 inches between chest, waist and hips. 

For additional fitness tips and ideas, visit the Wellness and Recreation Facebook page.

To keep track of your fitness and nutrition, either while doing the challenge or for general daily use, we recommend using MyFitnessPal. It is not just a website for recording your exercise and nutrition, but it also comes in a convenient app for your phone! If you are participating in the weight loss challenge, we recommend you use this program to help you stay on track with your goals because we all know the more you put into something, the more you will get out of it.

Regis Neighborhood Health is an integral part of Cultivate Health, we believe there is A Better Way to Health by providing preventative care and individualized healthcare. Regis Neighborhood Health currently offers integrated, interprofessional primary care to university employees and their families, and is slated to open to those living in and around Regis University in fall 2016. Full-time, part-time, faculty, staff, affiliate staff, insurance, no insurance - it's all good.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Regis Neighborhood Health

  1. We’re right on campus. Find us in the Coors Life Directions Center, Room 115.
  2. Call for an appointment 303.964.6655. Same day appointments are usually available.
  3. If you work here, you’re welcome at Regis Neighborhood Health. Full-time, part-time, faculty, staff, affiliate, contract worker, insurance, no insurance – it’s all good.
  4. Be assured, your health information is always confidential.
  5. You’ll have your own team. You’ll be cared for by experts in their fields: family nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, counselors and family therapists.

Regis Neighborhood Health currently offers the following health services:

  • Primary care – provided by nurse practitioners
  • Physical examinations, including school and sports physicals
  • Acute illnesses
  • Physical therapy 
  • Immunizations
  • Health coaching
  • Active lifestyle maintenance
  • Crisis care
  • Medication counseling
  • Drug-free pain management

Clinical consultative services are also offered for the following conditions:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Substance use or abuse

To learn more about Regis Neighborhood Health visit: http://www.regis.edu/Community-Gateway/Cultivate-Health/Regis-Neighborhood-Health.aspx or Regis Neighborhood Health Services Services on Facebook.

Wellness and Recreation offers many services that are open to faculty and staff here on campus. These services include:

6,000 sq ft Fitness Center
  • All you need is an ID to enter the facility and it is yours to use.
  • Note: hours change throughout the year.
Group Fitness Classes
  • These classes are free to faculty and staff all year long. Just bring your ID to get into the fitness center and you can attend whichever class you like.
Personal Training
  • This is a free service offered to all faculty and staff on campus. To sign up visit www.regis.edu/wellness and navigate to the personal training page via the fitness center page to see how to sign up.
Intramural Sports
  • This is a free service the faculty and staff can take advantage of here at Regis University all year long. Make a team with coworkers or a team with some of your students, either works for us! Visit imleagues.com/Regis to see what sports are being offered and to sign up your team.
Outdoor Adventure Program Cycle Works Bike Shop
  • If you tend to do a lot of biking around Colorado or you want to start back up and get your bike services, the Bike Shop is here to help. The shop is open during the school year and the bike shop techs can help get your bike up to working speed. Tune-ups are free of charge, but if you need a part replaced you will have to cover the cost of the part, other than that this is another free service offered to faculty and staff here on campus.

Mission Statement

Wellness and Recreation strives to positively impact the quality of life of the Regis community through inclusive, innovative and socially engaging programs, which promote a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Wondering what we are offering this Fall? Check out the schedules below.

Fall 2016 Group Fitness Schedule 
Fall 2016 Intramural Schedule 

Fall 2016 Weight Loss Challenge Team Winners (Slim Possible) Testimonial

Being able to work at a place that values our mental, spiritual and physical well-being is very important to all three of us. We are so fortunate to be able to work together at Regis. This year, my mom finally committed to changing her lifestyle and focusing on making healthy nutrition choices as well as ramping up her workout regime. After months of this, she inspired my sister and I to also start making healthier choices like bringing veggies to snack on during the day and planning what we were going to make for dinner ahead of time so that we didn’t get stuck grabbing "quick fixes" that weren’t healthy. We also began working out together during our lunch time at the Regis Fitness Center or at one of the many gyms offered on our monthly Class Pass membership. When the Wellness Program announced they were hosting a weight loss challenge for the faculty and staff, we were so excited to sign up. All three of us have different fitness goals, but we knew we would be able to encourage each other through this challenge to do our best (and hopefully each lose a little weight). The challenge was the perfect length - just long enough to see results and stay encouraged. The emails that came along a few times a week helped us stay motivated and gave us ideas for workouts or meals to help us switch it up and not get bored. With the encouragement of the Wellness Program staff and each other we were able to beat the small goals we had set for ourselves and really make a change in our bodies during this challenge. We are so grateful for this challenge and can't wait to continue encouraging each other on our fitness journeys.

- Savanna Brown

Fall 2016 Wellness Program Winner Testimonial

I was entered to win a pair of Bronco tickets for participating in three Regis Wellness Program Events, and I won! I took my son to his first Bronco game, and we had an amazing time. The seats were awesome, the weather was great (for January) and we loaded up on junk food. What a fun game to go to and a special day with my little guy! Also - the Broncos beat the Raiders. :)

- Marla Bregitzer

Fall 2016 Wellness Program Winner Testimonial

New Year’s Day 2017. Over 20 pounds lost, a new Broncos scarf wrapped around my neck, an awesome stadium blanket to keep me warm, and two FREE tickets to the Broncos vs. Raiders game. Sounds like a pretty great start to the New Year, right? All because I decided to kick-start my healthy new year by participating in the Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. All I had to do was take steps to improve my health! I had a biometric screening, participated in the Weight Loss Challenge, and finally got my flu shot. Small price to pay for a chance for free Broncos tickets!

I received the email that my name was pulled for the tickets. MY NAME! I screamed, I jumped for joy, and once I was at the game, I downed a whole piece of pizza in celebration of my hard work and success.

Plus, by getting a kick-start for changing my health, while surrounded by a solid support team and accountability, I am still making healthy decisions in creating a much healthier lifestyle for lasting change. The Fitness Center at Regis always has programs, contests, and great opportunities available if people need help in sticking to your goals – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM! I promise you won’t regret it. Plus, you might get free tickets to watch your home team.

Blessings and cura personalis,

- Kayla

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