Wellness at Salem
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, relaxation)
- Rental bikes available for students
- An organic herb garden used by the dining services department
- 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.