More Than Just Fitness
Make the most of a wide range of available UC Berkeley Recreation & Wellbeing Fitness and Wellness opportunities to enhance your quality of life and mental health. Get guidance on nutrition and healthy eating. Take a health and safety class, such as CPR. Join in fitness and wellness workshops, instructional, WorkFit, or group exercise sessions. Kick-start or boost your well-being with personal training. We can’t wait to have you join us!
RecWell “Exercise is Medicine on Campus” Initiative
Your Path to Wellness through Physical Activity
Regular physical activity can boost your mood, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your sleep quality, increase your energy levels, and contribute to the prevention of various health concerns and diseases.
What is EIM-On Campus?
Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) is a global health initiative established in 2007 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). EIM-OC emphasizes the importance of physical activity assessment and promotion in preventing and treating chronic conditions and diseases. Within the university environment, EIM-OC strives to educate students, faculty, and staff and create a culture that encourages physical activity by:
Making movement a daily part of campus life.
Assessing physical activity during every student health visit.
Equipping students with the tools to cultivate lifelong, healthy habits.
Establishing a referral system for exercise prescriptions that connects university health care providers with health fitness specialists.
Our goal is to inspire every member of the campus community to adopt physical activity as an integral, lifelong habit. Thanks to generous funding, RecWell Personal Trainers are available to offer guidance and support for students seeking enjoyable and sustainable ways to become more active. Each student referred to RecWell personal training is eligible for three complimentary personal training sessions.
How Can you Participate?
If you believe you could benefit from increased physical activity, UHS Health Care Providers and Health Coaches can refer you to RecWell Personal Training. This referral entitles you to three personal training sessions at no cost. During your initial session, your personal trainer will help you set goals for increasing your physical activity and provide strategies and support to help you achieve them. To schedule an appointment with a UHS Health Coach, please use this link to the eTang portal.
Additionally, each October we host an EIM-OC celebration with events across campus.