group fitness class

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.

Project Leads:

Stacey Brezing
Director of Staff Health and Well-being, Occupational Health

Heather Gastellum
Associate Director, Recreation

Project Funding:



Get more staff, faculty and students moving!  Create a 2 site option that can host 20-40 participants in one class.  Daily physical activity minutes would increase for participants and would be measured by daily self-report. In addition, we’d like to measure participant’s sleep, mood and energy levels.  We’d track attendance for regular attendees and for folks that drop-in.  We’d like people to know that health and wellness is attainable with just a little effort put forth.  Ideally this program will grow and thrive long after the grant funding goes away.

10-week classes in two different locations happening Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday from noon-1pm.  Beginning the week of January 15th.  Winter quarter locations Scrubs in Vet Med and Lower 5 Freeborn in the center of campus.

Opportunities for involvement:

Open to all faculty, staff and students.

Noon – 1 p.m.

Monday and Wednesday
former Scrubs Cafe
Health Sciences District
Please register online beforehand

Noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

Mondavi Center
3rd floor lobby
Please register online beforehand