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Mind Body Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge

c/o UC Davis WorkLife and Wellness
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 754-8791

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Weekly Events and/or Activities

Davis Campus: Schedule Sacramento Campus Schedule
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Davis campus

Weekly: UC Davis Farmers Market

Attend and purchase an item at the UC Davis Farmers market is a “Weekly Event.”  Attendees can get their raffle tickets and passport stamped at the “HEP" table  when they show their market purchase.  The market runs on Wednesdays, April 3-June 5, from 11:00-1:30 on the Silo patio.

Weekly:  Wednesday Walk

Each Wednesday we will start a walk at a different location on campus.  The walks will run from 12:10-12:50:

  • April 16 Walk:  Wilson Track (by Toomey Field)  Walk around the track and establish your walking pace.  We will help you attain this metric as part of your health assessment.
  • April 23 Walk:  Rec Pool Start, finish at Silo Farmers Market
  • April 30 Walk:  Start at corner of Howard and Russell (UC Davis Sign) and visit the beautiful College Park area.  
  • May 7 Walk:  Walk yourself to TGFS on Russell Field (find a "Wellness Challenge Sponsor Table" to get your punchcard initialed)
  • May 14 Walk:  ARC indoor track
  • May 21 Walk:  UC Walks:  Multiple Locations

**NEW**Alternate dates and times for Walks and Activities

Our friends at Dining Services have set up additional activities to accomodate people who cannot make lunchtime activities.  ALL Wellness Challenge participants are welcome to join in on these activities.  Click HERE for a printable calendar of alternative activities.  (just keep track of attendance and let us know on your punch cards--we believe in the honor system and good karma!)

The Benefits of Exercise and How to Get Moving + Resistance Band Exercise

Instructors: Dr. Dave Hawkins, Professor, College of Biological Sciences, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior and Brian Luu, Campus Recreation

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room D Student Community Center

PDF of Dr. Hawkins presentation

Contact email for Brian Luu, Campus Recreation and Unions:

Hickey Gym Assessment Fair

Assessments provided by: Exercise Biology and Biomedical Engineering Students

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.  (participants must be in line by 12:30 to provide adequate time for the assessments).
Upper Hickey Gym

  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Overall Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Plan

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODS)

Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Events are held at various campus venues throughout the day.  Please check out the website for information about TODS, the activity list and the RSVP system. Some events require a RSVP, the RSVP system will open April 18 at 8:00 AM. Just let us know that you attended at the next activity to get your punch card initialed.

May is Bike Month

Register on Wednesday, April 30, 11:00-1:00

Bike Barn 

The regional campaign is here again. Ride your bike to work, school, shopping, dining or for recreation and help UC Davis defend our top spot in the Employer competition.  Participate by logging miles at Visit the goClub table at the Bike Barn on Wednesday, April 30th between 11:00am and 1:00pm for last minute registration or to pick up your May is Bike Month T-shirt and get your punch card initialed.

Hiking and other Outdoor Adventures

Instructor: Bradley Gasawski, UC Davis Outdoor Adventures

Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

Looking to "get-away" from Davis for a few hours?  We'll take a look at some of the local hikes and outdoor activities that are easy to access and provide a fun way to build your physical, emotional, social and environmental health!

TGFS (Thank Goodness for Staff)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Russell Field

Walk to TGFS and bring your punchcard to a table bearing a "Wellness Challenge Sponsor Table" sign.  Tables include; WorkLife and Wellness, Staff Development and Professional Serivces, UC Davis Farmers Market and Campus Rec.

Latin Dance

Thursday, May 15, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

This high-energy, fun-filled, non-partnered class introduces you to the music and dances of Latin America. Explore music of the Caribbean and Central America, such as reguetón, salsa, merengue, punta and music from South America such as Afro-Peruvian festejo, Colombian cumbias, and Brazilian samba and axé. Experience these latin beats in a natural, relaxed party atmosphere, in an environment of linguistic, historical and cultural immersion, as one would learn if living in Latin America


Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Multiple sites throughout Davis and Health System

This fifth annual systemwide event is to help you prioritize fitting 30 minutes of walking or general fitness into your day, or to keep going if you are already a walker.  WorkLife and Wellness  has organized a number of group walks during the lunch hour. Sacramento Campus