This is the first in a new series on time off and how it is best spent and shared. We’re asking you to share photos of your favorite activities and destinations under the hashtag #UWtimeoff. In return, we’ll reward the favorites with travel-related prizes and use the tag to feature additional useful travel- and time off-related content throughout the year. The plash of [...]
As many of you know, the Washington Huskies football team is doing quite well for itself this season. Not only did they break the losing streak to the Oregon Ducks, but they also beat the Stanford Cardinal to rise in the ranks as the top seated team in the North Division. On November 26th, UW [...]
Walk or run with purpose this Fall at four upcoming races. Each event supports a different cause, so pick a race that speaks to you, or participate just for the fun of it! Whether you’re looking to complete a 5k or the full marathon, The Whole U can help prepare you for race-day. Follow our [...]
When the weather is dry, we see athletes of all kinds out and around town, some with their wheeled gear and elbow pads shredding sidewalks and roads alike. After catching wind of a pretty intense roller sport called roller derby, I thought I would take some time to dig a little deeper into what it [...]
For the past three years, The Whole U has offered a summer fitness challenge for UW faculty and staff and their families to support their summer health goals. Each year we reach more people — in 2014 we had 100 teams participate, and this year the number of teams climbed to over 260! In addition [...]
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you struggle to touch your toes, join us in celebrating National Yoga Month this September! From relaxation to stress relief to strength building, yoga's many benefits promote a happier and healthier lifestyle. Apart from getting you moving, practicing yoga can improve your mental health by making you stronger both mentally and physically. So why not give it a try? To celebrate, we’re teaming up with the UW Mindfulness Project, an organization that aims to create a mindful culture on campus. During the whole month of September, you’ll find a variety of yoga-centered activities (in-person and virtual) to help you get centered.
Staying fit is a necessary part of living a long and healthy life, but it can come with expensive membership fees, burdensome equipment, and other unforeseen costs. We talked to Ian Weinberg of IanFitness, a sponsor of the Summer Throwdown, about how to get in shape when finances are tight. These budget-friendly ideas will help you improve your commitment to fitness without breaking the bank.
Over the past few weeks, you’ve been eating right, exercising more, and engaging in a little friendly competition with faculty and staff across UW’s campuses. Maybe you’ve implemented walking meetings in the office, eaten a healthy lunch with your colleagues, or used your lunch break to walk around looking for Pokemon (yes, the Whole U team has done all of these things). No matter what you’re doing to focus on fitness during the Summer Throwdown, keep it up!
OK, so you’ve added more physical activity into your daily or weekly routine. You’re riding your bicycle to and from work, you started taking a yoga class, etc., whatever you’re doing to get moving is great — keep it up! — but are you doing enough physical activity to meet the recommended guidelines? Before we [...]
Summer has begun, and so has The Whole U’s Summer Throwdown Team Fitness Challenge. As you and your team get moving, here are several books to help you keep motivated and move towards your fitness goals this summer. Check them out below, in our stores, and at ubookstore.com today! Get Inspired, Stay Inspired Motivation is often [...]
Welcome to the first week of The Whole U’s Summer Throwdown fitness challenge! During the next six weeks, you’ll learn fitness tips, experience intense workouts, receive free gym passes, and perform fitness tests to check your progress. It’s not too late to register, so sign up and commit to a summer of health and fitness [...]