Explore the advantages of combining your lunch break with FRT, fitness classes

Did you know you can get in fitness classes this summer during your lunch break and still have time to eat?

Whether you are looking to participate in Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Hip-Hop Sculpt or FitCamp, you can fit it in your work schedule. Each class lasts 45 minutes.

By combining your hour lunch break with the 30 minutes provided by Fitness Release Time (FRT), you get a combined hour and a half to get in a class, change your clothes and still eat lunch!

FRT is designed to provide UHD full-time, benefits eligible staff up to 1-1/2 hours of physical fitness (three, 30-minute sessions each week) at the Student Life Center. It is counted as hours worked and can be used in conjunction with your lunch break or at the beginning/end of the work day.*

Added Bonus: FRT participants registered between June 1 and August 31, 2019 get a free ESO Swag Bag and chance to win a Fitbit Charge 3!**

To participate in FRT:

  1. Print and fill out the Fitness Release Time Application
  2. Submit application to supervisor for approval
  3. Fill out PAR-Q form
  4. Route supervisor signed application and PAR-Q form to ESO Benefits Office
  5. Receive email notice from ESO Benefits Office of application acceptance
  6. Start using FRT at the Student Life Center! (Second floor SLC check in is no longer required!)

In addition to studio classes, the Student Life Center offers two gymnasiums equipped for basketball, volleyball and badminton as well as a fitness center with weight equipment and cardiovascular units.

FRT may not interfere with the employee’s duties or the department’s responsibilities.

For more information, please review the Employee Wellness Policy or contact Paula Jannett at JannettP@uhd.edu or X-8643.

*FRT is counted as hours worked but not for the purpose of overtime pay or compensatory time.

** The Summer FRT participant that records the most FRT hours in Time Reporting and Absence Management (TRAM) June 1-August 31, 2019 wins the Fitbit Charge 3.


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