Campus Recreation > Classes > Wellness Workshops

Wellness and Fitness Workshops

 PLEASE NOTE: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, ALL group activities, classes, and programs have been paused until further notice. ​Check back here for new information as it becomes available

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. 

​​Programs paused until further notice. 

Two Class Times to Choose From!!

Class 1: Wednesdays, Noon - 12:30 pm   Class 2: 12:30 - 1 pm; No Class Wed. March 25.

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.




Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Tuesday, June 9, 4 - 5pm; During 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!

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!

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!!
  • Nutrition: Fuel for Your Workout (and For Life!): Wednesday, Apri 8, 4:30 pm; Rm. 135
  • Fitness Workshops: All are held 4:30 - 5:15pm unless otherwise noted
    • Bands and Foam Rollers: You Know you Need This!   Wednesday, April 15 / 4:30 pm / Meet in Studio A 
    • Squats: Tips, Tricks, and Training  Monday, April 20 / Meet at 2nd Floor Fitness Staff Desk
    • Working Your Core  Wednesday, April 29 / Meet at the 2nd Floor Fitness Staff Desk
    • TRX Training   Wednesday, May 6 / Meet in Studio D (on the 4th Floor)