Providing classes in various districts around the UC Davis campus, making it more convenient for folks to access, get a workout in and not have to go very far from their place of employment.
This program expands on a pilot program that occurred last year to create opportunities for students, staff and faculty to have easy access to a fitness class. Program data shows that location is the best indicator on whether staff and faulty join in a fitness offering. Kaiser data from 2014 showed that 64% of our UC Davis employees are not meeting the minimum requirements for physical activity and 36% are completely sedentary. This program aims to provide a physical activity intervention on our campus that takes into account barriers that have been expressed by the campus community-cost of ARC/gym facilities, accessibility of gym, time allowed for lunch breaks, family priorities before and after work, etc. Folks who participated in the pilot program reported positive outcomes.
Director of Staff Health and Well-being, Occupational Health