Chair Massages by Kat Walinski of OM Massage Group

Take a few minutes out of your day for wellness and self-care!

Monday, April 15, 2019 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Academic Club – Hamlin Hall
(Appointment Required) If you are unable to book an appointment for April 15th, stay tuned for future dates.

Instructions to book a massage-
1. Go to
2. Open Appointments tab and click on ‘Corporate Massage Bookings’
3. Find your Company’s / Institution’s Name and click on ‘BOOK A MASSAGE’
4. Choose Date and Time
5. Enter your Details
6. Click ‘Schedule Appointment’
7. Review Appointment Summary and add to your Calendar

OM Massage Group specializes in On-site Massage or Office Massage to help people and organizations maintain their health and wellness. Massage can help relieve stress and anxiety, decrease neck and shoulder pain, reduce migraine pain, and promote tissue regeneration to improve performance in everyday tasks.


Rev up Your REM: Improving Sleep Hygiene

In this seminar you will learn the following-
The importance of developing good sleep hygiene.
Different practices that are necessary to have quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness.
The Do’s and Don’ts that should be followed to ensure you get your ZZZ’s, leading to improved overall health and a stronger immune system

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:30am – 12:30pm
Terrace Room C, Mather Hall
Lunch will be provided and there will be a raffle for a $50 Gift Card to Bed Bath & Beyond!
Click Here to register

This seminar will be lead by Jessica Dorner. Jessica is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a Certified Reiki Practitioner and Medical Intuitive. She specializes in connecting her clinical training as an RD with her spiritual and energetic connection, giving her clients a truly unique experience. Jessica works with people of many backgrounds, focusing on empowerment through intuitive eating and mindfulness. While she can help achieve weight management goals, Jessica also supports Health at Every Size and Integrative Nutrition, providing focus on whole body, mind and spiritual wellness. Her goal is to provide guidance and empowerment to the individuals she works with, providing clarity and understanding in a judgment-free environment. She practices at Journeys: Holistic Wellness and Anxiety Relief Center in Simsbury, CT.


What’s your Active?

Upcoming events-
April 28, 2019 7th Annual 5K Run for Animals in Danbury
May 4, 2019 Granby Road Race
June 29, 2019 Terrain Race in Hartford
July 7, 2019 Foam Glow 5K run in Hartford


Trinity College Group Fitness Classes & Off Campus Fitness Options

All of our group fitness classes are open to students, faculty and staff. Recreation's classes are taught by current students, staff and outside instructors. Each instructor holds a certification in the class being offered and will provide a structured session that engages class participants. There is no registration required for these classes. They are held on a first come first serve basis.

Spring 2019 Classes:

Wednesday 6pm-7pm in Funston Studio Room 100

Tuesday 5pm-6pm in the Vernon Social Center

Monday-Thursday 5pm-6pm in Crescent 76H

Our group fitness class schedule will change between semesters, but class participants can expect to see an average of two different types of fitness offerings per day. Registration for classes is on a first come first serve basis. Plan to show up 10 minutes early for our more popular classes to guarantee a space.

Hazelton Fitness Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 7am-10pm
Saturday: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 9am-10pm

Trinity Natatorium Pool Hours
January 22nd- March 1st
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-2:10pm

March 4–May 3
Monday–Friday:10:30am – 6:00pm

Central Rock Gym, 259 Eastern Blvd Glastonbury, CT

Students, staff and faculty can show your Trinity ID at their front desk to receive a daily climbing pass, rock climbing shoes, a chalk bag and a belay device at no-charge. At CRG, participants can get a full body workout through the activities of bouldering or top rope rock climbing. CRG also has a strength training studio and regularly scheduled group fitness classes. To take advantage of these classes you must be a member. To receive the discounted membership rate, make sure to show your ID at the time of purchase.



How to minimize your risk of injury when you’re physically active.

Whether you ski, swim, or simply walk around the mall, there’s always a chance of injuring yourself. Here are some ways to lower your risk while still enjoying all the health benefits of regular exercise.

Easy ways to stay up and running
› Get a medical checkup before you start if you haven’t been active lately, are over age 45 (55 for women),
are overweight or have a medical condition. Your doctor can also suggest the best exercises for you.

› Get ready to work out. Start with a 5-10 minute warm-up to gradually increase your heart rate and
loosen muscles and joints. Then finish with a 5-10 minute cool-down to gradually lower your heart rate.

› Stretch it out. To increase your overall flexibility, take time to stretch your body after you warm up and
cool down. Stretching may also help you lower the risk of exercise-related injury.

› Start slowly. If you haven’t been physically active recently or want to start a different type of exercise
program, take it easy at first. Don’t go too fast, work out too long, or do too much of just one activity.

› Change it up. To avoid straining the same set of muscles, alternate your exercise routine during the
week. On different days you could swim laps, take an aerobics class, do weight training or go for a hike.

› Track your time. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous
aerobic activity, spread out over each week. Try to do strength training at least twice a week.

> Pay attention to pain. You don’t have to feel pain in order to experience the health benefits of working
out. In fact, if you do feel pain you may have an injury and need to take time off to rest.

› Stay energized. The last thing you want to do is to get dehydrated during a workout. Drink plenty of
water before, during and after you exercise. And have a snack every couple of hours to keep your energy
level up.

› Learn proper form. Before starting a weightlifting or exercise routine, meet with a trainer or take some
lessons. Experts can show you how to work out correctly to minimize injury.

› Dress correctly. Wear the proper clothing and gear for your workout. If you are a runner, wear a good
pair of running shoes that fit properly. If you ride a bike, always wear a helmet.

› Remember to rest. It pays to take one or two days off from exercising every week. Rest gives your body
a chance to recover between workouts. And that can also help prevent injury.


*WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) at Work

We are excited to bring to you another WW at work series! A 17-week session began on January 25, 2019 but you can still join now and experience wellness that works!

Your fee will be pro-rated based on the week that you join WW. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

If you are interested in attending the WW weekly Friday workshops, please email to confirm the location of the next meeting on campus. Meetings on Fridays are from 11:45am – 12:30pm.

Date Meeting Location Time
3/01/2019 Wean Terrace Room C – MH 11:45 – 12:30
3/08/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
3/15/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
3/22/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
3/29/2019 McCook Student Lounge 309A 11:45 – 12:30
4/05/2019 McCook Student Lounge 309A 11:45 – 12:30
4/12/2019 McCook Student Lounge 309A 11:45 – 12:30
4/19/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
4/26/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
5/03/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30
5/10/2019 Alumni Lounge – Mather Hall 11:45 – 12:30

The Health and Wellness Committee is looking forward to your participation in Health & Wellness activities throughout the year!

*The Health and Wellness Program at Trinity College provides a variety of programs and incentives to encourage Trinity staff and faculty to take the necessary steps to improve their health through education and initiatives. All Health and Wellness programs and incentives are paid for with funds from the Cigna Wellness Fund.


Build your Emotional Strength Now!

For additional information on the importance of understanding your health risk, and the link between Mind and Body, please visit Cigna’s Take Control microsite:


Free Lifestyle Management Programs (for Cigna Members)

Call 855.246.1873 or visit Health Tab

Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit tobacco or lower your stress levels, you have the power to make it happen. Cigna Lifestyle Management Programs can help – and all at no additional cost to you. Each program is easy to use and available where and when you need it. And, you can use each program online or over the phone – or both.*

Weight Management
Reach your goal of maintaining a healthy weight – all without the fad diets. Create a personal healthy-living plan that will help you build your confidence, be more active and eat healthier. And, you’ll get the support you need to stick with it.

Tobacco Cessation
Get the help you need to finally quit tobacco. Create a personal quit plan with a realistic quit date. And, get the support you need to kick the habit for good. You’ll even get free over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum).

Stress Management
Get help lowering your stress levels and raising your happiness levels. Learn what causes you stress in your life and develop a personal stress management plan. And, get the support you need to help you cope with stressful situations – both on and off the job.

Over the phone*

    One-on-one wellness coaching
    Convenient evening and weekend hours
    Program workbook and toolkit


    Convenient support
    Self-paced program
    Educational materials, interactive tools and resources

Call 855.246.1873 or visit Health Tab

Higher ED Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
is a confidential service that offers free counseling services and extensive resources to help the staff and faculty of Trinity College deal with a wide variety of personal and professional challenges. This service is free to you and your dependent family members.
Below is a list of some of the areas of life that EAP can offer resources and support for-

  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Financial Planning
  • Consumer Action
  • Mental Health
  • Will Templates
  • Divorce
  • Home Ownership
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lemon Laws
  • Teen Issues
  • Elder Laws
  • Gambling
  • Special Needs Child
  • Social Security
  • Bankruptcy
  • Loss and Grief
  • Stress
  • Child Care
  • Family Violence
  • Work-Life Balance
    To access this benefit, call the EAP at 1-800-252-4555 or 1-800-225-2527 or log on to the website, and click on the Employee & Family Login button. Create a username and password once you have completed the online registration form.