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 

Parenting Group 

September topic: 

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.

Tuesday Talks with EAP Consultant Debra Grayson

September Topic: 

The second Tuesday of each month, Debra Grayson will facilitate a discussion around a topic important to City employees.  Take some time to attend these discussions and connect with Debra and your City of Minneapolis Colleagues.

Tuesday, September , 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.


Mindfulness August 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Mindfulness practices, such as meditation, have become more mainstream in recent years. This training will discuss how stress affects our health, learn the meaning of being present and the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness practices to improve overall health. Presented by Optum with Karen Katz.

August 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

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Improving workplace relationships

The top five things you never new about heart health

Join an interactive and fun presentation by Hello Heart, with Victoria Andrews, FNP, and Bianca Lopez, M. Ed, that provides information, tips and recipes for improving and maintaining your heart health.  Hello Heart 

September 22 Noon-1:00pm 

Register for heart health webinar

Lunch & Learn: Medica's Behavioral Health Resources Roadmap

The City offers a variety of mental health resources for employees and their covered family members that range from access to the premium version of Sanvello mental health app, to free access to mental health providers. Accessing these resources can sometimes be complex and many employees aren't award of all that is available.

Recorded session  Road Map to Behavioral Health- contact Melody West  with questions.

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

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It's OK to Not Be OK classes

It's OK to Not Be OK was a year long mental heath awareness campaign in 2021.  Classes will continue to be offered in 2022 to supplement the wellness program.   

Past Classes

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

The New Normal: Life After COVID-19

Reduce stigma and learn to talk about mental illness, provided by the Make it OK campaign

Mindfulness and mindful eating

The gut-brain connection: how food is connected to mental heal 

Cooking and eating together: sharing community as a source of mental well-being

CSA fair, learn about fresh produce options

Healthy Soul Food






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