Chair Massages by Kat Walinski of OM Massage Group

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

Monday, August 12, 2019
Location: Alumni Lounge
(Appointments are Required)

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.


Looking for a fun activity to do with fellow Trinity faculty, staff, and friends?

The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT

This family-friendly, free event offers a unique celebration of Asian culture featuring the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. In addition to the race, the festival highlights authentic music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden, martial arts demonstration, arts and crafts for kids, and more.

No dragon boat experience is needed and Riverfront provides two training and practice sessions on the Connecticut River.


Sponsored by the Trinity College Health and Wellness Committee


What’s your Active
Upcoming events-
August 18, 2019 Canton Lobster Loop
August 24, 2019 Blacklight Run
September 14, 2019 9th Annual Gulf Beach Half Marathon
October 6, 2019 40th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Races

Ferris Athletic Center and Fitness Center
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.​
Closed on weekends
Pool closed for the summer

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.

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.