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Free NIH Fitness Classes and Take-A-Hike Day in June

Get ready for summer and take advantage of free virtual "Fitness for You" classes. Classes are open to all NIH staff and available live and on demand. For a full list of classes, please visit

Take-a-Hike Day returns on Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm ET, on the main campus in front of Building 1. Join us for a fitness kickoff at 12:45 pm and opening remarks at 1:00 pm. Runners, walkers and rollers will depart for the 2.5-mile trek around the NIH perimeter shortly after 1:00 pm. Follow us on Twitter @NIHEmplSrvcs, #TakeAHikeNIH, and the Wellness@NIH Facebook Group - feel free to share photos, short videos, memes; anything from your day's activities.

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in the "Fitness for You" classes should contact Ms. Sherrell Freeman, R&W at Requests should be made at least five days in advance. To access Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call 711.

For more fitness and well-being information visit If you are interested in communicating with other like-minded NIH employees about topics of fitness and well-being, join the interactive Wellness@NIH listserv at You can also learn about resources to help turn hours at work into active parts of a healthier life by joining the NIH Health and Wellness Council Facebook group at

The "Fitness for You" program is sponsored by the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS), and operated through the Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) Fitness Program.


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