Health Improvement Program (HIP)

 

Fall 2018 Application Deadline:  September 14, 2018

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 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 their 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
• 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 Participants Can Expect

• Progress tracking and monitoring
• Exercise and nutrition tips
• Accountability
• Access to brown bag lunch and learn sessions
• 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 by a trainer from The Works at the beginning, as well as at the half-way point and again at the end. Nutritional tips will be provided and food journaling encouraged.

What is the Schedule?

Fall 2018 schedule 

Program runs from September - December 2018. 

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 2018 application deadline: September 14, 2018. 

For further information contact Kathleen Wall, wellness consultant.

Contact

Human Resources

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000