NIH Wellness Events & Fitness Centers
September is National Yoga Awareness Month
Celebrate Yoga Awareness Month at NIH with a variety of classes and workshops, including:
Debunking the 'Myths of Yoga' workshop
A healthy back and lower back pain
Restore with Non-Sleep Deep Rest
Gentle Yoga with a focus on accessibility
A class focused on inclusivity and body positivity
Stress reduction and stress management
Yoga for athletes and strengthening
Two evening classes to fit your family's lifestyle
See the schedule of events, how to register and view the September Calendar.
Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15
NIH community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15. This year’s national theme is: “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One." The theme highlights the idea that despite our differences, we are all interconnected and share a common humanity. Ways to participate include:
- September 29 - attend the HOLA NINDS in-person Mini-Symposium, Atrium of Building 35 on the NIH Bethesda campus.
- October 4 - participate in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services virtual panel on the "Sense of Belonging in the Workplace."
- Stay tuned for "Fitness For You" classes celebrating Hispanic heritage in October
October is Work & Family Month at NIH
Since the inaugural 2018 event, the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR) have partnered to provide this valuable event to the NIH workforce. Key information is below:
- Month-long events and workshops available virtually to NIH staff
- Work & Family Month Resource Fair - October 25 from 10a to 1p in the South Lobby, Bldg. 10, Bethesda Campus
- Visit the Work & Family Month web page to register for events and workshops.
NIH Fitness Centers - Bldg. 31, Bldg. 53 and Rockledge 2 are open!
- For details on R&W Fitness Center Membership go
here for full details on membership types, pricing, gain 24-hour access and more.
View "Fitness For You (FFY)" monthly classes below.
- Missed a class? FFY classes are hosted on R&W's Facebook page, can be accessed on-demand & do not require a login. Click on the "x" to close out the login screen request to view the videos.
- Contact R&W staff for assistance with FFY classes or Fitness Center memberships.
Recreation and Welfare Association Virtual Fit for YOU Classes
View videos here
Additional Fitness Resources
Fitness Blender Videos
Wide range of fitness offerings for different skill levels
CrossFit at Home
Unique approach using many regular household items for all skill levels also has healthy recipes
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Meditation and Mindfulness
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Additional NIH Resources
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
We Can! Program to enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition.
U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Walking and Walkable Communities.
The “Take the Stairs” campaign is the NIH response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2015 “Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities,” with worksites as a key sector for
implementation. In support of the project U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams came to visit NIH.
In support of the "Take the Stairs" campaign at NIH. Fogarty International Center Director Dr.Roger Glass and Deputy Director Dr.Peter Kilmarx posted signs encouraging NIH employees.