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CUFit is a new health and wellness initiative that has been created to benefit Clark's faculty and staff. The program will be sponsored by Harvard Pilgram Health Care and will offer a variety of trainings and presentations. The goal of the health and wellness program is to provide our employees with comprehensive services and information that promotes healthy and productive lifestyles in the workplace and at home.

Below is our list of trainings and presentations that have been schedule for this academic year. As time gets closer, a specific date will be confirmed. Please look out for our e-mails to get the specifics on the date and location.

Biometrics Screening — October 8, 2013  11 am - 2 pm in Tilton Hall

This workshop will be a free screening of your cholesterol, blood pressure, and BMI (Body Mass Index). The screening will only take around 15 minutes to do and you will leave the workshop with all the results of your screening. This will be run by nurses hired by Harvard Pilgrim and all of your information will be kept confidential.

Healthy Cooking in 30-minutes or less — December 9, 2013  11 am - 12 pm in Lurie Conference Room

Don't have enough time? Learn how to prepare or shop for quick, easy, nutritious low-fat meals for your family. We'll also explore healthy snacks for kids and adults. Learn how to food shop fast!

Flex, Stretch and Strengthen — January 28, 2014  11 am in Grace Conference Room

Take your fitness to a whole new level with this one-hour revolutionary concept in exercise. You will work muscle groups in patterns that will condition you for the things you do in real life! No more straining your back while you shovel or while you take out the trash. This type of activity helps stabilize the joints, improve strength, and increase blood flow. You will feel completely energized by the hour's end and improve the condition of your body with a combination of core training, strength training, flexibility and agility. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.

Balancing Work and Family — March 5, 2014  11 am - 12 pm in Grace Conference Room

Juggling the demands of children, home, a partner, work, and community can be overwhelming. This workshop focuses on how to manage these many important responsibilities. By reducing our stress level, learning how to set priorities, delegating, and managing time more efficiently, we are able to achieve a better balance. Topics covered in this workshop include examining our expectations, personality dynamics that interfere with reducing our stress and managing our time.

Fitting Fitness In — April, 2014

Learn how to include fitness into your daily life at this seminar. This seminar will help you develop a personal action plan. Topics will also include the benefits and barriers, readiness to exercise, and making time.

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General Health and Wellness Information

Yoga at your desk

YOGA for Faculty and Staff began again on Thursday January 16, 2014. Classes are held in the Bickman multipurpose room (inside the Kneller Athletic Center) from 1:00-2:00pm every Thursday. A limited supply of mats and props are available, so please bring whatever you have. The class will focus on finding relaxation and stress reduction while pairing the breath to movement, both stretching and strengthening the body & mind. This class is appropriate for all levels, no experience of yoga is necessary.  The cost is $10 per class.

About The Instructor 

Claire Koepke is a current senior at Clark, is the Director of Clark Yoga, and has 200+ hours of certification. This will be her second semester teaching a faculty and staff class and is looking forward to spreading the yoga wealth even further throughout the Clark community! Feel free to contact Claire at or 845-489-6368. 


PILATES FOR FACULTY and STAFF began again on January 21st on Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 11:00 AM in the new Bickman multi-purpose room. There will also be a Thursday class at noon in the Atwood dance room, second floor of Atwood Hall.   It is running as 4-week sessions at $8/class on a prepaid basis and $10 for drop ins. For those of you who are new, the class begins with a review each session so no previous Pilates experience is necessary.  As well, there are options as to taking either once or twice a week or both. Mats are not provided so please be sure to bring your own mat.


Ruth Hiatt-Coblentz has a degree in History & Near Eastern Studies from Clark University and is a certified Pilates instructor through Power Pilates in New York City and holds advanced certification in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Wundra Chair instruction. Additional she has received the Certified Pilates Teacher designation though the internationally renowned Pilates Method Alliance.

If you have any questions, please Email Ruth @ or visit her studio’s website at

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