Special Events

This April, Walk With Us


Come enjoy spring outdoors with Healthy Monday and Fleet Feet Sports with Walk With Us.  Each Monday in April, we will be walking the Monday Mile loop on campus.  We'll kick the month of April off with National Public Health Week and a walk with Jill Catherine (see details above).  On Monday, April 13th, Fleet Feet coach Mandy Howard will lead Fleet Feet's Good Form program from 12-12:30 in Bird Library room 606 and then we will head outside to walk the Monday Mile using good form techniques!  Click on the dates below to get all the details for Walk With Us!

Monday, April 6th

Monday, April 13th

Monday, April 20th

Monday, April 27th

Campus Wellness Week 2015

Join Healthy Monday in celebrating wellness week on campus, April 13th-20th.  Click on the image below for a larger view of all Healthy Monday activities and visit the Office of Health Promotion website for all wellness activities during the week.


Campus Events and News

Our spring semester programs have started and we are excited to bring you a lineup of great Healthy Monday programs.  Whether you want to eat healthier, try out a fitness class, or find your zen with meditation we have a range of program offerings to help you stay healthy on campus.  Our programs are always free and open to students, staff and faculty, and unless noted otherwise, registration is not required.  Read below for program details:  

Fitness Classes

In partnership with Recreation Services, a rotating schedule of free fitness classes are offered every Monday and Friday in the Flanagan Fitness Studio on north campus.  All classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and no advance registration is required.  A variety of classes are offered throughout the semester and participants of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.  View the Monday and Friday class schedules.

There are also opportunities to stay fit on south campus.  A yoga class is offered for students every Tuesday in partnership with the Office of Residence Life.  There is also an alternating yoga and Zumba class for students and employees on Friday afternoons.  Click here for the schedule and room location. * Please note that due to a scheduling conflict the yoga class on April 10th in south campus will be cancelled.

Cardio Cards

SU Students- do you want to earn rewards for attending Healthy Monday fitness classes?  Pick up your cardio card today at Archbold and in the Goldstein rooms on south campus and start earning!

Here's what to do:

1. Attend any of the Healthy Monday free fitness classes (see class schedules above for Monday, Tuesday and Friday classes).

2. Ask the instructor to punch your rewards card.

3. After 5 classes you get a $10 gift card to the SU Bookstore.  See details on the back of the card to claim your prize.

4. You aren't done earning rewards!  Keep coming to the free fitness classes and once you've attended 10, you get a $25 gift certificate to the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center!

Questions- just ask us.  Send an email to healthymonday@syr.edu with the subject line "Cardio Cards" and we'll get back to you ASAP!  Click on the card below for more information about Cardio Cards.


The Monday Mile

No time to attend a fitness class?  No problem!  Check out the Monday Mile SU Campus loop, the route begins in front of Schine student center, loops through north campus and ends in front of Newhouse.  There is also a Monday Mile route on south campus beginning on Skytop road near the Goldstein student center.  

Mindful Meditation

Explore the benefits of meditation.  This class offers meditation instruction and practice to the SU community.  Meditation is held every Monday from 12:00-1:00pm in the small chapel on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel.  The meditation emphasizes the health benefits of regular meditation.  All skill levels are welcome and the practice is secular.  This mindfulness practice can help improve attention and focus, reduce stress and promote relaxation.  Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

The Syracuse University Wellness Initiatve is Sponsoring a Spring Wellness Series, please see the flyer for additional details.

Meatless Monday

SU Food Services offers a daily variety of healthy, meatless options to help you go meatless at SU.  If you're looking for healthy meatless options off campus, check out some of our other Meatless Monday partners in the community.

Once again, we'll be partnering with Orange Wrap to sample some of the tasty meatless dishes available in the campus dining centers.  This semester, try something new with SU Food Services Try Me tastings.  The lineup this semester:

February 16th in Sadler dining center: Wild mushroom and barley risotto

March 16th in Ernie Davis dining center: Shallots and roasted figs

April 20th in Shaw dining center: Ginger pancakes

* All Try Me taste tests will be held at dinnertime from 5:30-7:30pm.  

Get rewarded for eating healthy!  Pick up a Meatless Monday rewards card at Pages, Life Sciences or Slocum Cafes, get a punch every time your purchase a healthy, meatless menu item.  After 5 punches, get a free piece of fruit and enter into a drawing for a gift certificate to either Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center's restaurant or one of several campus c-stores.  See the details below!


Free Fruit

Did you know that every Monday during the academic year, we give away free fruit in Archbold Gym. Ernie Davis fitness center, Marshall Square Mall fitness center, SU Health Services and People's Place in Hendricks Chapel for the SU community as well as the CAB at Upstate?  Start your Monday with a healthy snack at any of these locations.  Extra deliveries of fruit are brought to Archbold at 12pm and 4pm and SU Health Services at 12pm.


Tobacco Cessation

The University Wellness Initiative is offering additional free tobacco cessation courses for the campus community.  See the flyer for student and faculty/staff programs for additional details and registration deadlines.  To register for these programs please email the University Wellness Initiative at wellness@syr.edu.


Community Events and News

Ton of Fun

In partnership with Fleet Feet Sports and the City of Syracuse, we are excited to announce the Ton of Fun 12-week challenge.  Ton of Fun is a city-wide challenge to lose a ton of weight together!  This program runs from April 13th, 2015-June 28, 2015.  

Click on the image below for more details about this program and to register.


Check back often for more information about Healthy Monday Syracuse events in the community.  For the most up-to-date information, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Annual Programs and Events

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Walktober is a monthlong walking initiative and competition that encourages individuals and teams to use the month of October to get more physically active.  Sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse and SU Recreation Services, participants have an opportunity to join weekly Monday Mile walks, stay physically active all month and win prizes.  Click on the image above for highlights from Walktober 2014 and here for 2013!  If you are interested in organizing your own Walktober event, check out the implementation guide we've put together for help with planning.

National Public Health Week

During the first full week of April every year communities across the United States observe the American Public Health Association's National Public Health Week which recognizes the contributions of public health and brings attention to the issues we still face today.  Each year, Healthy Monday Syracuse coordinates a lunch lecture related to a relevant issue in public health.  Many thanks to Lisa Thomas, Registered Dietitian with SU Health Services for speaking at our lunch and learn held on Monday, April 7th as part of a series of lectures for National Public Health Week.  Lisa has shared her presentation with us on mindful eating.  

Walk with Us

Walk with Us is a walking initiative sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse and Recreation Services that occurs during the month of April.  After a long winter, it is great to get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while moving those muscles.  Each week, we organize a Monday Mile walk with notable members of the SU and Syracuse community.  



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