Health and wellness classes

A variety of classes are scheduled throughout the year covering all areas of well-being. These classes are worth 250 wellness points.

Classes and programs


A variety of wellness programs and classes are scheduled throughout the year covering all areas of well-being. Each program and class is worth 250 points and you can earn points for up to four each year.  Instructions for signing up are listed by each event.  We are still adding programs and classes, so please check back for updates. 

After you complete the event, self-report your attendance in order to earn the points.  Go to the "Benefits" tab on the Virgin Pulse platform.  Click "Attend a Wellness Program And/Or Class" and select "Start Now".  Enter the name and date you attended the event and check the confirm box and click "Submit".  

Upcoming Classes 

Paths to Positivity

Join this five week program to encourage you to practice daily activities that lead to a more fulfilled, healthier life.  During this self directed series, you choose from one of three optional paths. Encourage your colleagues and make positivity contagious. Paths to positivity is for you if you'd like to: 

  • Have a greater understanding of how to improve your wll-being at work and overall.
  • Feel more present, purposeful, and productive.
  • Boost your energy.
  • Have stronger relationships.

Online five week program to build positive thinking.

Noon-1pm,  Thursdays March 9-April 6

Register for Paths to positivity

Cooking healthy for families - with Beth Dooley

Looking to reboot healthy family meals your family will love? Join Beth Dooley, James Beard Award winning food writer for a hands-on guide to creating easy family favorites - Farm house potato fries, mac & cheese, homey fried chicken, wild rice soup for a cold winter night. Add these to your list of winter classics with tips and hints for revising comfort foods, dishes to warm you up not weigh you down.

Tuesday, March 28 Noon-1pm

Register for Cooking healthy for families

Dealing with Greif and Loss

Loss is a constant in life. Employees are often left alone to deal with loss at work, which can leave them feeling alone and unsupported. It can feel like the unspoken message to them is "You should be over this by now." This webinar will talk about the different kinds of loss, what you and coworkers can expect after a loss, the grief process and how to deal with grief and loss more effectively. 

Monday, April 10 Noon-1pm

Register for Dealing with Greif and Loss

Yoga for every-body with Jennifer Gray

Yoga for every-body is designed especially for all sizes and body shapes who want to try yoga but just not sure about all of those poses.  Jennifer will help students find yoga poses that work for their current body type and create a beneficial practice for all. This is not a sedentary class but a class for those looking to become stronger, be more active and have fun. Come to one or all of the classes, held in the 10th floor fitness center of the Public Service Building.

Tuesday's, Noon -1pm  February 28-March 21

Register for yoga with Jennifer Gray

Homestyle meal with Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Amalia will share Latin culture and cuisine giving us recipes for homestyle meals: breakfast, lunch or dinner. Amalia is a Guatemala native, business leader and multi award winning author and chef entrepreneur. She provides lessons to simple and healthy artisan cooking using local natural and unprocessed ingredients.

Thursday, April 13 Noon-1pm

Register for Homestyle Meals with Amalia 


Parenting Group 

March 16 topic: Stress and transitions

April 20 topic: Teaching natural consequences

Be a part of a new group for parents with children of all ages led by Debra Grayson, our City of Minneapolis onsite EAP Consultant. This idea grew out of a program offered in February 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. Register and the link will be sent for the series.

Mindful Minute - 9:00 a.m. every Wednesday 

Join on Teams

Email Melody West to get a calendar invitation for mindful minute or if you have a class idea.

Watch classes you missed:

Soups and Stews with Beth Dooley 

Mental health and menopause

Past Classes

Introduction to Mindfulness with Meg Bertas

ZZzz Running on empty: all things sleep

Maintaining Balance in Life

Preventing Burnout

Compassion Fatigue

How to Simplify your Life

Caring for Elders

A New Year, A New You with chef Marshall O'Brien

Healthy Soul Food






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