Join us for HealthEU Day

Celebrate with the campus community’s ongoing efforts to promote integrated wellness, including a campus wellness fair, educational sessions, activities, including group exercise (GX) sessions, a special College Coffee and opportunities to win giveaways!

HealthEU Day Schedule

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

8:00-9:00 am
GX Slow Flow Yoga (Koury Athletic Center Studio 6)
9:40-10:20 am
HealthEU College Coffee (Phi Beta Kappa Commons)
10:30-11:30 am
Educational Sessions (Educational Session Block 1 more information):
• Personal Finance to Reduce Your Anxiety (Lakeside 212)
• Designing for Mental Well-Being (Lakeside 214)
• Multi-Faith, Mindfulness, and Meaning Making (McBride Gathering Space)
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Wellness Fair (Young Commons, rain location is Jordan Gym)
12:00-3:00 pm
Pet Therapy with Kopper Top Life Learning Center (Young Commons)
12:30-1:15 pm
Faculty/Staff Pilates (Koury Athletic Center Studio 6)
2:30-3:30 pm
GX Yogalates (Koury Athletics Center Studio 5)
2:30-3:30 pm
Educational Sessions (Educational Session Block 2 more information):
• Making Time for Nature, Play, and Humor in Our Daily Lives (Lakeside 212)
• Crowding Out Processed Foods: Eat Real Food and Feel Better Now (Lakeside 213)
• Social Media Use and Body Image (Lakeside 214)
• Introduction to HealthEU (McKinnon F)
5:30-6:30 pm
GX Mat Pilates (Koury Athletic Center Studio 5)
GX HIIT Fusion (Koury Athletic Center Studio 6)
GX Cycle (Koury Athletic Center Commons)
Faculty/Staff Lifting with Liz (Holt Chapel)
6:45-7:30 pm
GX HIIT (Koury Athletic Center Studio 5)

Fitness classes labeled ‘Faculty/Staff’ are operated by Faculty/Staff Wellness and are open to Elon University employees. View full schedule of Faculty/Staff fitness classes.

Fitness classes labeled ‘GX’ are group exercise sessions operated by Campus Recreation & Wellness and are open to all Elon students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration is recommended. View full schedule of GX fitness classes.

Educational Session Block 1: 10:30am-11:30am

Personal Finance to Reduce Your Anxiety

Chris Harris, Associate Professor and Chair of Finance
Lakeside 212

Personal finance is often viewed as a topic that involves many moving pieces which can seem overwhelming to individuals. This workshop describes the specific principles that can be followed to achieve financial goals and attendees will leave with specific recommendations to ensure they are on track to reach their financial goals. By sticking to these basic recommendations, it can reduce the anxiety of the many “unknowns” related to personal finance.

Designing for Mental Well-Being

Danielle Lake, Director of Design Thinking and Associate Professor
Anya Bratic, Student Design Thinking Catalyst
Aaron Chan, Student Design Thinking Catalyst
Lakeside 214

How might we design for daily wellness and well-being? This workshop explores the six dimensions of wellness and Elon’s Act, Belong, Commit framework to help participants cultivate practices for holistic wellness and well-being. Attendees will frame their wellness goals, explore the latest research on well-being, and generate actionable opportunities for achieving short- and long-term wellness goals.

Multi-Faith, Mindfulness, and Meaning Making

Rabbi Maor Greene, Interim Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life
Imam Shane Atkinson, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion

The world’s diverse religious and spiritual traditions have practices that can aid us in more skillfully navigating our lives. Join Rabbi Maor Greene and Imam Shane Atkinson to explore Multifaith mindfulness practices that can help us discern our meaning and purpose while enhancing our overall well-being.

Educational Session Block 2: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Making Time for Nature, Play, and Humor in Our Daily Lives

Judy Folmar, Associate Professor and Chair of Human Service Studies
Jess Navarro, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies
Lakeside 212

In today’s climate of technology and task overload, taking time for the simpler things can be a challenge. Often we are so surrounded by the “noise” of what others are saying and doing, that this noise drowns out the voice we need to hear the most: our own. This session will explore ways to feed our playful selves, our natural selves and our fun-loving, silly selves so that we may thrive in our daily lives. Participants will learn simple, daily activities based in play therapy designed to enhance our well-being and help us feel more fulfilled. Toys and play materials will be provided. Nature and humor are free.

Crowding Out Processed Foods: Eat Real Food and Feel Better Now

Marna Winter, Senior Lecturer in Education and Chair of the Department of Education and Wellness
Carli Mandell, Undergraduate Research Student
Lakeside 213

More than ever, we are swept up in a nature of busyness causing us to reach for quick and convenient foods. This session will provide an overview of the impact of the Standard American Diet and share the benefits of healthy eating. Participants will learn how to crowd out processed foods by increasing the consumption of clean foods that can be easily implemented in their daily routines, resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

Social Media Use and Body Image

Ilyssa Salomon, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Lakeside 214

This session will explore how social media use can shape our beliefs and impact how we feel about ourselves and our bodies. Some specific topics include body positivity, body neutrality, fatphobia, social comparison, self-objectification, diet culture, and eating disorder risk. Utilizing theory and research from the field of psychology, this session will ask participants to reflect on their own experiences and think about ways they might engage with social media more intentionally.

Introduction to HealthEU

Charlotte Williams, Associate Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness for Student Wellness
Kelsey Armstrong, Student Life Communications Manager
McKinnon F

Learn about the new HealthEU initiative that includes integrated approaches to wellness through facilities, policies, and programs in and out of the classroom. Students, faculty, and staff will leave this session with tangible ways to connect with HealthEU to help create a campus culture of well-being and support.

List of Vendors at the Wellness Fair

Elon Human Resources

Office of Sustainability

SPARKS Peer Educators (Campus Recreation and Wellness)

Fitness Programs (Campus Recreation and Wellness)

ELOA (Campus Recreation and Wellness)

O2 Fitness

Office of Leadership and Professional Development

Leslie Williams Nutrition

Center for Design Thinking

Infectious Disease Response Team

Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

GLC (Gender and LGBTQIA Center)

Counseling Services

Red Oak Recovery


School of Education (HEU courses and Health Coaching minor)

Student Health Insurance/Blue Cross Blue Shield

Timely Care

Proponent Federal Credit Union

Phoenix Free

Kopper Top Lifelong Learning Center

Elon Active Minds

Student Health Services


Harvest Table Culinary Group

Town of Elon Recreation and Parks

Center for Financial Literacy

Truliant Federal Credit Union

First Bank

Triangle Eye Consultants

Maker Hub