Success Stories

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What are your fellow CWRU employees saying about the Wellness Programs on campus?

people giving the thumbs up

S.M.A.R.T. Program | Stress Management

Of the 77 participants surveyed in 2015, 98% of participants rated the program as excellent or very good. 

  • Breathing exercises have been utilized in every area of my life--it's great. Heidi is fantastic!
  • Awesome! Great knowledge of the materials. Great listener and enthusiastic about the material.
  • Found class to be helpful in dealing with work stress. Enjoyed escaping my office for an hour midday to breath.
  • I appreciate being able to take time at work--the place I am usually stressed to stop, breathe and focus on what really
    matters. I feel less stressed as a result. Thank You!
  • SMART 2.0 was even better than SMART! I still feel as though we could go even more in-depth with many of the
    topics and truly hope they keep adding on to the sessions!!

Meditation | Stress management

Average rating from 191 participants in 2015: 95% rated program Very Good or Excellent

  • Dawn is very understanding, encouraging and knowledgeable. I appreciate that Dawn shows multiple ways to practice
    and encourages us to make meditation our own.
  • Really loved class. Excellent teacher. Excellent instructor.
  • I would the [rate] program very helpful, especially in terms of dealing with stress.
  • I have learned to better navigate work stressors by practicing being here now.
  • I've tried meditation before, but this class got me practicing.
  • Well paced class and very informative.

Healthy Backs + Bodies

97% of participants rated that program as excellent or very good. 100% of participants rated the instructor as excellent or very good. 100% of participants would recommend the course to others.

  • The classes were very informative and my back pain is decreasing by following the class recommendations for posture (CORE) and the importance of doing core exercises daily.
  • I was most impressed with being taught to move my body out of any pain that might suddenly appear while working or at home.
  • Found reviewing the anatomy of the back and neck were extremely helpful in relation to posture, sleeping, Stretching and proper ways to pick up materials was well explained.
  • The knowledge that maintaining good posture can help with the back problem is very helpful. And the quick exercises are helpful as well.

Get Fit Together | Nutrition + Exercise

Average rating from over 300 participants on class satisfaction was 4.5/5

  • Loved the topics and information covered. Makes healthy eating and exercise very achievable goals for anyone.
  • It reminded me that simple exercises can be performed anywhere, anytime and not just at the gym. It also gave me an opportunity to try new things via the snacks.
  • I'm more motivated to work out; will pack more nutritious lunches, and try to eat more sensibly overall. Exercise motivation still high.
  • In exercise, I learned the value of staying on track, scheduling and workout routine variations to make exercising more effective.
  • As a result of this class I joined a gym and have incorporated the changes into my daily routine. Thanks for the positive information and interaction with the entire program.