Health Improvement Program (HIP)

 

Fall 2017 Application Deadline:  Sept. 13, 2017

Program Description (St. John's and Marine Institute)

The Health Improvement Program is designed to encourage and guide employees in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This 12-week, hands-on program is designed to: develop cardiovascular health; promote muscle tone and muscular endurance; and improve body composition. This is done all while tracking each participant's progress. Through recognizing the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating and with with the help of personal trainers and fitness leaders, this program will help participants look and feel better than ever. 

Program Description (Grenfell)

The Health Improvement Program is desgined to encourage and guide employees in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This 12-week, self-driven program is designed to: promote and encourage cardiovascular health; promote muscle tone and muscle endurance; and improve body composition. This is done all while tracking each participant's progress. Through recognizing the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating, the HIP program will motivate participants with weekly emails filled with encouragement and tips on how to stay on thier wellness journey.

Overview:

Participants will:

• Participate in a fitness assessment session, lunch & learn sessions and check-in sessions (St. John's & MI)
• Hold a deluxe* membership with The Works; (St. John's & MI)
• Participate in agreed on training sessions;
• Provide evaluative feedback as requested by Employee Wellness;
• Disclose any conflict of interest; and
• Respect confidentiality during the program

Why do I need a deluxe membership with The Works? (St. John's and Marine Institute)

We ask that participants up-grade to a PTD (prime time deluxe membership) for this program. This is because HIP utilizes Personal Trainer Hours from The Works to conduct testing and a Memorial HKR work term student is hired to help run the program. The additional cost of this membership (about $5 to $6 bi-weekly depending on the type of membership previously held by the particpant) helps to off-set the work term student's wages.

Grenfell Campus:

Because we are not asking Grenfell Campus participants to up-grade their memberships, these individuals will be responsible for any charges they may have to incur for their fitness and/or clinical assessment.

Who Should Attend

The target group for this program is all Memorial University employees who are looking to focus on improving their overall health.

What Can Participants Expect?

• Progress tracking and monitoring
• Exercise and nutrition tips
• Accountability
• Access to brown bag lunch and learns
• Peer Support and resource sharing

How the Program Works

With the HIP, participants are encouraged to engage in three weekly workouts that are flexible based on each individual's schedule and fitness level; however, accountability will be enforced. For individuals participating on the St. John's campus, we have partnered with The Works to offer two dedicated HIP fitness classes per week (Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m.  Fitness assessments and measurements will be conducted duing the week of  Sept. 18,  at the half-way point (week of Nov. 6), and again at the end (week of Dec. 11). Nutritional tips will be provided and food journaling encouraged.

What is the Schedule?

Fall 2017 schedules for St. John's & MI and Grenfell will be emailed to participants.

Program runs from Sept. - Dec. 

Additionally, weekly "what's on the go this week" details will be emailed at the beginning of each week.

How to Apply (New Participants):

St. John's & MI:  Please complete the application form, scan and email it to kwall@mun.ca 

Grenfell:  Please complete the application form, scan and email it to kwall@mun.ca

Returning Participants:

Please email kwall@mun.ca to confirm your spot

Deadline:

Fall 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 13, 2017 

For further information contact Kathleen Wall, Wellness Consultant

Contact

Human Resources

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca