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".  

Featured classes

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Beyond worry: supporting yourself and others with anxiety

Monday, Feb. 26 Noon-1 p.m. 

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders globally, yet it is often misunderstood. Everyone worries or feels nervous sometimes; this is a normal human response to stress in our environment. However, those fears and worries aren’t temporary for people with anxiety and can even worsen over time. This session explores some of the science and psychology behind the why of anxiety and provides specific strategies to help with worry and anxiety.

Sign up for Beyond Worry


Recurring programs

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Parenting group 

February 22: Kids and dating *

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. 

*4th Thursday

Monthly mental health topics with Creative Kuponya

Thursday, Feb. 8 Noon- 1:00 p.m. - Your environment impacts your mental wellbeing

Thursday, Mar. 14 Noon-1:00 p.m. - Mental health in the workplace

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.

Join the Zoom meeting the day of the event

Mindful minute

9 a.m. every Wednesday, online

Take a moment right now to take a deep breath. Join us for 15 minutes a 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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