Get Moving at Work
There are many opportunities at UW to get you moving. No matter if you feel motivated to climb stairs in your building, have convenient access to the Burke-Gilman Trail, or are looking for other recreational opportunities, use the following information to make time for you.
The Whole U
Running out of ideas to get moving? The Whole U fosters community, shares ways to stay healthy, and promotes the great benefits and services available to UW faculty and staff.
Need some extra motivation to take a walk each day? The UWalk program provides a connection to other UW faculty and staff walkers, and provides you with information about events and group activities, and helps you keep track of your progress.
If you bike to campus, bikespace is for you. This site provides information about a variety of bicycle offerings available on campus.
Recreational Sports Programs at the IMA
Enjoy exercise, sports and fitness opportunities on campus through the IMA, including free Friday Night Activities and maps of the trails surrounding campus.
Health & Wellness Classes
The Experimental College offers fun, non-credit classes for the community. Browse the quarterly offerings, including courses in dance, exercise and health, massage, sports and recreation, yoga and meditation, and more. Registration costs $12, and courses have varying fees.
UW Tower Employee Fitness Center
Employees working in the UW Tower have access to the Employee Fitness Center, which is open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays. It features four elliptical machines, two stair stepper machines, two rowing machines, treadmill, sit-up bench, and medicine and yoga balls. A yoga class is held in the center on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m.; employees interested in joining should stop by during this time. Locker rooms are available; for access, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your employee ID number.
UW Botanic Gardens
Take a break outside! No matter what time of year you visit, you'll find something of interest along the trails that wind through 230 acres of gardens, natural areas, and wetlands at the UW Botanic Gardens.
Ride in the Rain Challenge
Join the annual Ride in the Rain Challenge each November. Participants register for the challenge online, then track the number of one-way bike trips they make between school or work on campus and their home. The Ride in the Rain Challenge connects bicyclists with the resources, information, and training they need to ride safely throughout the year, rain or shine.
Bike to Campus Month
Get ready to bike to campus each May for national Bike to Work Month. Sign up for the Group Health Commute Challenge and check out the fun events sponsored by Commuter Services and U-PASS.