Buckeye Wellness is proud to offer free educational series and fitness classes held throughout the university.
Our programs and classes are open to all Ohio State faculty, staff, students, alumni, and family members of faculty and staff. We have certified instructors in Zumba, STRONG by Zumba, yoga, and LaBlast fitness classes who hold classes throughout the week. Registration is required for all programs and classes.
Beginner's Yoga, 5-6 p.m., virtual
Zumba, 4:45-5:45 p.m., Ohio State University Hospital East - Wallace Auditorium
Vinyasa Yoga, 6:15-7 a.m., virtual
Lunchtime Yoga, 12-1 p.m., virtual
Zumba Toning, 4:45-5:30 p.m., virtual
Lunchtime Yoga, 12-1 p.m., virtual
Zumba Toning, 12-12:30 p.m., virtual
2023 Lunch and Learn Dates
August 25, noon to 1 p.m., Behavioral Research Tower 115
September 22, noon to 1 p.m., Behavioral Research Tower 115
October 27, noon to 1 p.m., Behavioral Research Tower 115
November 17, noon to 1 p.m., Behavioral Research Tower 115
December 15, noon to 1 p.m., Ross Heart Hospital H1213
News and Events Newsletter
The Buckeye Wellness News and Events newsletter keeps you up-to-date with events going on here in Buckeye Nation.
Health and Wellness Calendar
To view the most up-to-date information on upcoming events and how to register, please visit the YP4H calendar and search for the class in the "search box" at the top.
The Buckeye Wellness Lunch and Learn series brings experts from across Ohio State University to present evidence-based information on a prevention-focused wellness topic. Faculty, staff and students are invited to join us every month for an engaging program on a relevant or emerging wellness topic.
Challenging times call for evidence-based tactics to help us be resilient. From the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this six-part program provides you with resources and strategies you can easily use to overcome any character builders that will help you dream for a healthy future.
Join Certified Yoga Instructor Terri Ward as she will move through a series of poses that will gently engage and open all of the major muscle groups. Guided breathing techniques will link breath to movement to enhance a mind/body connection to improve overall physical and mental health and well-being.
This all levels yoga class will flow through a series of alignment-based poses designed to strengthen the body and energize the mind. By focusing on breath, participants will gain awareness of body and mind connection and leave invigorated for the work week ahead. Please bring your own mat and water as these will not be provided.
Founded in 2001, Zumba® fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! This class will feel like a “fitness-party” that blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that combines all elements of fitness – cardio, balance, flexibility, and muscle conditioning. Dance experience is not required; our instructors will work with participants to ensure the best results.
This fitness class is for people who want to party, but also put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged
Yoga is recognized by the National Institutes of Health as being one of the top 10 evidence-based complementary health approaches to address serious problems such as depression, lower back pain and hypertension. As a holistic mind-body practice, Yoga combines physical activity with breath-focused mindfulness techniques. Geetha Sampathkumar, an experienced Yoga professional, will lead lunchtime yoga classes that combine traditional Hatha (physical yoga postures), Vinyasa (a flowing sequence in which movements are coordinated with breath) and restorative Yoga. The classes are appropriate for everyone, as we suggest modifications to students based on their needs and comfort levels. Geetha emphasizes a strong mind/body connection, and she looks forward to sharing her philosophy with open-minded and curious people from all walks of life.
Tuesdays and Thursdays