Wellness Routes

Wellness Routes 2019

Tuesdays 12-1pm - RAWC Entrance - Rain or shine, dress for the weather

Wellness Routes is a program aimed to engage students, staff and faculty in activities that promote well-being and resiliency. By walking through campus and the surrounding areas, participants will learn the impact of physical health on mental health and wellbeing. 

January 8th  Find Motivation and Set your Goal for 2019 - Led by Nikki Robichaud 

The New Year means a New You!  Are you motivated to reach your fitness/wellness goals?  Whatever they may be, join us on this walk where we will talk about the importance of defining goals for motivation using the SMART principles, or refining if you already have one.  

January 15th Healthy Eating for the New You! - Led by Cindy MacDonald

Healthy nutrition is a great self-care practice when we understand how the food we eat impacts our bodies and minds.   Learn about the 2019 Superfoods and how you can add them to your diet as well as some new recipes.  Have a great ‘Go-To’ healthy recipe? Bring it along to share with other participants.

January 22nd  What do I do (or can do) for Self-Care - Led by Ravinder Gabble

For many of us, self-care can sometimes feel like another commitment on top of everything else we have going on. During this walk, we will talk about how you build a self-care plan that works for you and your busy schedule. Participants will start with a reflection of their current daily choices relating to health and wellness; what changes they would like to make, and finally, how to integrate simple, effective self-care ‘moments’ into their daily routines.

January 29th - Cancelled due to snow closure

February 5th     Excercise outside of the Gym!  - Led by Cindy MacDonald

Learn about the ways you can incorporate exercise into your daily life without having to get to the gym.  We will also discuss ideas on how to incorporate small segments of movement and exercise into your day to make you feel better and get your body moving!

Feb 12th, 2019 -Cancelled due to inclement weather closure

Feb 19th, 2019 - Practice Gratitude!  - Led by Nikki Robichaud

See your day in a new way!  Join us to learn about the positive impact gratefulness can have on your day.  Learn how to employ some simple techniques and practices that can increase your gratefulness on a daily basis and let all those around you - and yourself - reap the benefits!

Feb 26th, 2019 - Research Reinforced- Led by Carla DeMarco

Come out and learn about the different kinds of research taking place on campus & how UTM research factors into the everyday world around us!  Also, a little walk down memory lane to consider the paleomagnetic lab and moon rocks that were a big coup for the campus in the 1960s-70s. We will also get a better sense about what the future for research holds at UTM.

March 5th, 2019 -  Yoga Hike - Led by Nikki Robichaud

Join us for a walk that explores mindfulness through yoga.  We will practice some gentle yoga sequences that your body will thank you for and some laughter techniques that will have your heart smiling.

March 12th, 2019 -  Dynamic Stretches - Led by Cindy MacDonald

Come and learn a series of stretches that will prepare your mind and body for our Wellness Routes walk.  You can apply these stretches in various ways before or after a workout, or even in the middle of your day. 

March 19th, 2019 -  Nature Walk - Led by Cat Criger

Hold the date

March 26th, 2019 -  Walking Mechanics - Led by Darren Turner

Ensure you are getting the most out or your daily walk.  Experience a series of walking techniques broken down to ensure correct posture and gait mechanics for optimal walking!

April 2nd, 2019 - Fishing the Credit River Walk - Led by Cameron Walker

Tour the river's edge, learn about the fish species, fishing techniques and opportunities right on UTM's doorstep. This walk will take us to some of the most popular spots on the river, identify fish habitat and introduce the necessary gear to experience this meditative activity.