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Wellness at Salem

What is Wellness is a way of living that encourages holistic health that is supportive of academic and personal success and fulfillment. As Salem moves towards establishing a presence as a Center forWomen's Wellness, guided bythe Salem CollegeStrategic Planand annual goals, we aspire to help Salem community members sustain a...

What is “Wellness?” Wellness is a way of living that encourages holistic health that is supportive of academic and personal success and fulfillment.

As Salem moves towards establishing a presence as a Center for Women's Wellness, guided by the Salem College Strategic Plan and annual goals, we aspire to help Salem community members sustain a vibrant, healthy, and balanced lifestyle.

Wellness at Salem focuses on promoting awareness and education, motivation for positive behavior changes, and influencing campus practices and policy to support a healthy environment.

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness 

 

Salem's wellness initiatives include:

  • Fitness trails (mapped and named by Salem students) accessible here on the Salem College website.
  • Women In Nature Program (WIN)
  • Group fitness classes (yoga, Pilates, relaxation)
  • Personal trainer program
  • Rental bikes available for students
  • An organic herb garden used by the dining services department
  • Wii-fit systems for use in the residence halls
  • Guest speakers centered around women's wellness
  • Fitness Fridays in the Office of Student Affairs featuring the "Dean's Walk" Fridays at 3 PM

 

Praise for Salem's Wellness Program

An article in the August 27, 2009, Winston-Salem Journal highlighted Salem's newest wellness initiatives as introduced to the community on "Wellness Day." The day began with almost 50 participating in "Yoga on Salem Square" at 8:30 a.m. That was followed by a bike ride to Salem Lake at 9:30 a.m. That afternoon, the Salem community gathered on the steps of Main Hall at 1:30 p.m. to embark upon one of three "fitness walks" taking them through campus and into Old Salem and downtown.