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.
The Department of Recreation Services will conduct the Syracuse University Apple Festival on Friday, September 19 from 11:00am-2:00pm on the Quad. The event will include food, games, prizes, information booths and a 2-mile fun run/walk. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Come visit the Healthy Monday table and register to participate in the fun run/walk on the Recreation Services' website.
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!!
Online Registration & Kick-Off Event
Participants can register individually or as a team. Registration can be completed online now through Sept. 28th at 11:59pm. Participants can also register in person at the Kick-Off Event on Sept. 29th.
The Kick-Off event is Monday, Sept. 29th from 11am – 2pm on the Syracuse University Quad, where participants will receive WALKTOBER passports and pedometers. A Monday Mile walk will leave from the Quad at 12:30pm. If you cannot attend the Kick-Off event, we will be posting times and locations for you to pick up your passport and pedometer. You can always e-mail us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Mile Walks Each Week
Beginning with the walk at the Kick-Off Event, there will be weekly Monday Mile walks at 12:30pm at the following Monday Mile loops:
9/29: Syracuse University Loop (Kick-Off Event)
10/13: Thornden Park Loop
10/20: Irving/Comstock Loop
10/27: Syracuse University Loop
Logging Your Miles
Check back here soon for a link and instructions on how to log your miles each week. A link will also be sent to you via e-mail after you complete the Registration Form.
#WalktoberSU Instagram Photo Contest
New to this year’s WALKTOBER festivities is a #WalktoberSU photo contest for SU students on Instagram. To participate, take a photo of yourself holding our customized Walktober bumper sticker and post it onto your Instagram with the hastag #WalktoberSU. The Healthy Monday campaign will re-post the photos and whichever photo receives the most ‘likes’ will win each week. Fantastic prizes will ensue. You will be able to pick up bumper stickers at locations to be announced soon.
RUN Scared Halloween Fun Run/Walk
WALKTOBER will again feature the RUN Scared Halloween Fun Run/Walk on Monday, October 27th at 5pm, beginning at the SU Quad. Participants are encouraged to dress up and come with family and friends. A costume contest, spooky 1-mile walk/roll or 2-mile run/roll are a few of the events that will take place. Register to participate at Recreation Services website.
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. More details to follow.
Email questions to email@example.com with the subject line WALKTOBER.
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 September 19th 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.
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.
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.
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
4th Annual Syracuse Stroll
Syracuse Healthy Start will be hosting the 4th annual Syracuse Stroll: A Baby Buggy Walk in the Park on Saturday, September 20th from 10:30am-3:00pm at Kirk Park in Syracuse. Visit their website for more information or click here to register to attend.
Second Annual Fit-IN Conference is October 10, 2014!
Register today for the second annual Fitness Inclusion Network conference, Activating Communities: Grassroots Inclusive Fitness in Central New York. Learn, network and advocate for inclusive fitness in Central New York. See the preliminary program for additional conference information and details on how to register for this free event.
Annual Programs and Events
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.