Campus Events and News

Welcome back to campus!  We are excited for a lineup of great Healthy Monday programs this semester.  Whether you want to eat healthier, try out a fitness class, or find your zen with meditation we will 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.  

Walktober 2014


As autumn’s colors come into view, there are few places more beautiful to walk than Syracuse and the Central New York region. For the second straight year, Healthy Monday and its partners are hosting WALKTOBER – a month-long initiative and competition that encourages students, faculty, and staff to step outside and take a walk.

WALKTOBER welcomes walkers, runners, rollers, hikers, and joggers from SU, SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF, Crouse Hospital, and the VA Hospital. Participants are asked to keep track of their distance each week and are encouraged to challenge themselves with weekly goals. The most active and enthusiastic participants receive special prizes!!

Logging Your Miles

A link will be sent to you via e-mail every week to log your miles.  If you are registered and don't receive an email from us on Mondays- check your spam folder!

#WalktoberSU Instagram Photo Contest


SU Students- want to win a personal training package??!! Here is what you have to do...

1. Pick up a bumper sticker at either Archbold Gym in the Recreation Services office OR the Center for Policy Research (4th floor of Eggers Hall).

2. Follow Healthy Monday on Instagram @healthycuse.

3. Take your picture holding the bumper sticker.

4. Post your awesome photo to instagram with the #WalktoberSU and tell us where you walked

5. Make sure your Instagram is public so we can find your picture!!  If we can't find it, it didn't happen, besides what do you have to hide?

6. Tell your friends to like your photo- the person with the most likes wins the prize!!

Questions??  Email us at  

Walktober Awards Ceremony

A Walktober Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, November 10, from 12-1pm in Room 500 of the Hall of Languages on the SU campus for those who have actively participated in Walktober.  More details to follow.

Any questions?
Email questions to with the subject line WALKTOBER.

Walktober Week 4 Leaderboard






Fitness Classes

In partnership with Recreation Services, a rotating schedule of free fitness classes are offered every Monday at 5:15pm and Friday at 1:10pm 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.  Classes will begin on Friday, September 5th and run through Friday, December 5th.  Check out the schedule of classes offered on Mondays and Fridays.

We're also offering fitness classes on South Campus this semester.  Join us every Friday on South Campus in the Goldstein 201ABC rooms for a rotating schedule of Zumba and yoga.  Classes are open to all SU students, staff and faculty.  No advance registration is required and classes will be held from 5:00-6:00pm beginning on October 3rd and running through December 5th.  Please bring your own mat or towel for yoga classes.  Click here for the schedule.

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.

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.

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.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get an up-to-date schedule of these food tasting's.

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.



Community Events and News

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 free prizes.  Click on the image above for highlights from Walktober 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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