Our workshops are designed to assist you to learn about and engage multiple dimensions of wellness: including physical, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational, social, and emotional.
Wellness Programs and Fitness Floor Workshops
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring academic quarters, we offer Wellness Workshops that are FREE for DePaul students, staff, faculty (members and non-members)and community members. Workshops include topics related to all seven dimensions of wellness, including nutrition, workout ideas and goal-setting, running efficiency clinics, mindfulness, and more. In addition, check out our DIY Workshops and our training programs in Self-Defense and CPR/AED. Participants are encouraged to register in advance due to limited space. Register at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app.
Winter Quarter Programs
Find Your Fit - Tips for Training
Find Your Fit / Find Your Fun: Fitness Beyond the New Year's Resolution FREE to all Ray members!
Do you want to begin the new year with some new workout and nutrition ideas? OR, you've never felt comfortable "working out" and want to get some quick tips to get started? We've got the answers for you in these half-hour sessions held on our fitness floor. Join our fitness staff in some quick training tips for using equipment you've seen but don't know what to do with. Find out how to set up a workout plan for yourself. Get some questions answered you didn't even know you had! No registration required - Just show up with questions!!
- The Hoist Equipment Piece(Located on the 2nd Floor near the Fitness Staff Station)This workshop will take you through the various stations on the multi-functional Hoist so that you can learn how to use it for a full-body workout!!
- Multiple Dates/Times: Monday, Jan. 6, 4:30 pm; Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6 pm; Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 pm AND 2:45 pm; Friday, Jan. 10 Drop-in anytime 1-4 pm; Saturday, Jan. 11 1:30 pm AND 2:15 pm
- Master It Mondays - ALL workshops Mondays 4:30 pm AND 6 pm unless otherwise noted.
- Bands and Foam Rollers: You Know you Need This! Monday, Jan. 13 / Meet in Studio A
- Squats: Tips, Tricks, and Training Monday, Jan. 20 / Meet at 2nd Floor Fitness Staff Desk
- HOIST Functional Training Tips Monday, Feb. 3 / Meet at 2nd Floor Fitness Staff Desk
- Every Ball is an Exercise Ball Monday, Feb. 10 / Meet in Studio A
- Deadlifting for Everyone Monday, Feb. 17 / Meet at 2nd Floor Fitness Staff Desk
- TRX Training Date/Time TBA
Winter Fitness Challenges
Challenge yourself - improve your health and self-esteem in the process!!
All Quarter: Check out our Fitness Weekly Challenge Board on the RAY 2nd Floor to compete with yourself and others for fun and prizes!
February: Climb to the Top with our Stairstep Challenge! More details coming soon. But get ready, you won't want to miss this one!!
Opt Outside - Wake Up Walk to Chicago Conservatory - DePaul Students
Friday, February 21
; 11 am - 12:30 pm; Meet at The Ray at 10:55 am and bring your walking shoes!
Did you know that one of the best ways to clear your mind, stimulate your brain, and improve your fitness is to walk? Did you know that even spending 10 minutes outside, especially in natural areas among trees, has been found to improve your sense of well-being? Yep, we have the answer to all that! Grab a friend (or come alone to meet new ones) and join us for a 2.5 mile round trip walk to the Lincoln Park Conservatory (free entry!). You'll be so happy you did!
Free to DePaul students; All effort and participation is voluntary; Pre-registration not required but requested.
Midweek Meditation - Beginning Feb. 5
Two Class Times to Choose From!!
Class 1: Wednesdays, Noon - 12:30 pm Class 2: 12:30 - 1 pm
Both classes are held in The Ray Studio C; FREE and open to all DePaul Students, Faculty, and Staff; No meditation experience or pre-registration necessary.
Tune out the noise and tune into your world. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul with this relaxing midweek break from the action. A facilitator from the Office of Religious Diversity will lead you in a guided relaxation and meditation exercise. Join us! You'll be glad you did! This program is only held during the academic quarter while academic classes are in session. This session is facilitated by the Office of Religious Diversity. See the Group Fitness schedule for additional days and times.
DIY Aromatherapy Spray Scents - DePaul Students
Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm; During Winter Brain Fuel Week; FREE to DePaul Students Only
Need a little relaxation in your life as you move toward final exams? Put together the essential oils of your choice to create your own aromatherapy spray bottle! You can decide on your favorite combination of oils - for stress relief, boost your energy or stimulate your brain. This workshop is part of the Brain Fuel Week schedule and is free to all DePaul students. All materials are provided, but supplies are limited!