Health and wellness classes

A variety of classes are scheduled throughout the year covering all areas of well-being. These classes are available to all City employees.

Classes and programs

Building blocks that spell Wellness

We offer a variety of wellness programs and classes throughout the year covering all areas of well-being. City employees can earn points for up to four classes each year on Virgin Pulse. We regularly add programs and classes, so please check back for updates. 

Earn Virgin Pulse points

After you complete the event, self-report your attendance in order to earn the points. 

  1. Go to the "Benefits" tab on the Virgin Pulse platform. 
  2. Click "Attend a Wellness Program and/or Class" and select "Start Now". 
  3. Enter the name and date you attended the event and check the confirm box and click "Submit".  

Self care at work all year

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Health Care Directives: Are you prepared?

Sixty-two percent of Minnesotans 50 and older have not completed a health care directive.  Learn myths and facts related to Minnesota health care directives, as well as how to complete a suggested “Health Care Directive". This workshop will provide strategies for decision making about end-of-life issues.

Wednesday, June 26 – Noon-1:00pm Hybrid

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Sound bath with Maria continues

This offering was so popular and beneficial it continues. What is a sound bath? Sound baths are a meditative practice involving the use of resonant music. This creates an immersive sound that fills the room and the body, aiming to help people relax and let go of stress, anxiety or other worries and concerns. Come try it in the fitness center.

Noon-1 p.m. July 24 & Aug. 15 in Fitness Center 

Aug. 29 @ MCC

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Understanding the Employee Assistance Program by Optum

Learn all that the Employee Assistance Program has to offer. Its resources are available 24/7 to employees and their families: counseling sessions, legal consultation, financial advising, childcare referrals and community resources. Employees also have the resource Live and Work Well at your fingertips to get support. Just enter the access code MEDICA.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11
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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Twin Cities

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking caring adults like you who recognize the power and promise of Twin Cities youth. People who empower youth to be themselves, who support and explore their dreams, who are there to listen and care. Do something BIG today and become a volunteer mentor! #BiggerTogether 

Learn about volunteer opportunities today.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

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Recurring programs

Family eating healthy food at picnic table in summer


Parenting group 

May 16 topic:  Children and self esteem

June 20 topic:  Children with special needs 

Be a part of the group for parents with children of all ages led by Debra Grayson, our City of Minneapolis onsite EAP Consultant. This idea grew out of employee interest and we are happy to offer it to anyone interested in talking about parenting. We will talk about the joys, challenges and the complexity of juggling work and family life.

Group will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month, Noon-12:45 p.m. Register for the parenting group and the link will be sent for the series. 

Monthly "lunch & learn" mental health topics with Creative Kuponya

Thursday, May 16 Noon-1:00 p.m. Glowback: exploration of feedback in the workplace 

Thursday, June 13 Noon-1:00 p.m. - Burnout and self-care

The City is working to recognize the trauma, stress and anxiety experienced by employees and normalize the discussions of mental health. We are partnering with local provider Creative Kuponya to provide culturally relevant mental health support in group sessions focused on various topics. Grab your lunch and come learn, listen and ask questions.

Sign up to receive the calendar hold, group session are anonymous and confidential on Creative Kuponya's Zoom platform.

Mindful minute

9 a.m. every Wednesday, online

Take a moment right now to take a deep breath. Join us for 15 minutes each week as we come together to practice mindfulness together, build a sense of community, and simply slow down. Regular practice can make it easier to feel calm, grounded and safe when you need the support.

Join 9 am Wednesday on Teams

Get the reoccurring calendar invitation

Contact us

Benefits Administration

Human Resources






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350 S. Fifth St., Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415