Working for a Healthier TN events

 

Questions about events?  Send an email to: wfht.tn@tn.gov

MAY EVENTS

 

Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More

Friday, May 6, 13, 20  and 27 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. CT

Join us for this weekly 30-minute live, virtual yoga class that has extra emphasis on your core! It’s suitable for all fitness levels. The only equipment recommended is a mat.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Note: Each class will be led by a different instructor: Denise Galben or Lara E. Gill.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Mat

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JUNE EVENTS

CHALLENGES

Wellness Week

June 6-10

Throughout the week there will be daily challenges to complete. These include Mental Health Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Financial Friday. 

Learn more about each daily challenge and how to participate. (Click the Challenges tab.)

 

Virtual Spring 5K Series - June Bug Dash

June 1-30

Celebrate spring with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Join our virtual 5K series to get or stay active! Race when you want, where you want and how you want. Compete against yourself or others. Beginners, experienced runners and walkers are welcome. Please consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program.

(Optional) Sign up to receive the spring 5K series communications here. NOTE: You don't have to sign up for the communications to participate in this challenge.

Learn how to participate. (Click the Challenges tab.)

 

WEBINARS

Aging Healthfully (presented by Here4TN)

Thursday, June 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
Looking at research, like factors and myths related to aging, participants will learn about positive thinking and its contribution to healthy aging, learn the importance of balance and use a tool to sharpen self-awareness. There will also be a group discussion about the benefits of mobility, activity and exercise.

Link to register

 

Tennessee State Parks Healthy Parks Healthy Person Info Session (presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation)

Tuesday, June 14 from 12-12:30 p.m. CT

Come and learn about everything our Tennessee State Parks have to offer! A Healthy Parks Healthy Person representative will also talk about an app that rewards you for getting outdoors. Three attendees chosen at random will receive a door prize!

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WORKOUTS

International Yoga Day Sampler  

Tuesday, June 21 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. CT

Celebrate International Yoga Day with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Join us for a beginner-friendly opportunity to sample different styles of yoga!

International Yoga Day Sampler schedule:

  • 9:30-9:40 a.m. – Standing Yoga (with Sophia)

  • 9:40-9:50 a.m. – Seated Yoga (with Kristina)

  • 9:50-10:00 a.m. – Mat Yoga (with Denise)

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Every Monday: Yoga for All (with Sophia)

Monday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for this 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teacher and state employee, Sophia DeMarse, in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Chair or mat

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​Every Wednesday: DHS 10-minute Fitness Break

Wednesday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 11-11:10 a.m. CT

This class is brought to you by the Department of Human Services.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: None

Link to join

 

Every Wednesday: Yoga for All

Wednesday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 12-12:15 p.m. CT

Join us for a 15-minute live, virtual, seated yoga class each week that’s suitable for beginners and relaxing for all fitness levels.  

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Each class will be led by a different yoga instructor: Denise Galben, Kristina Giard-Bradford, Lara Gill or Sophia DeMarse.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Chair

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Every Thursday: DCS Fitness Break

Thursday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 11-11:15 a.m. CT

Give your body a break with the Department of Children’s Services Wellness Council every Thursday on Microsoft Teams! You can expect a livestream workout video handpicked by DCS Wellness Council members.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Varies (None to light/medium hand weights.)

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Every Friday: Yoga: Core & More

Friday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. CT

Join us for this weekly 30-minute live, virtual yoga class that has extra emphasis on your core! It’s suitable for all fitness levels. The only equipment recommended is a mat.

This class is brought to you by volunteer certified yoga teachers and state employees in partnership with Working for a Healthier Tennessee. Note: Each class will be led by a different instructor: Denise Galben or Lara E. Gill.

Attire: Anything you can move in

Equipment Needed: Mat

Download this calendar series.

 

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