Physical Wellness

UFHR Wellness Resources

Creating Healthy Behaviors Toolkit

This toolkit provides a guide to Creating smart goals, budgets, grocery lists, and tracking habits to help develop and maintain healthy behaviors.

Campus Healthy Dining Guide

The Campus Healthy Dining Guide identifies healthier choices at all the national brands on the UF and Uf Health campus.  Use this guide whenever you decide to step out for a snack, meal, or drink and share it with your friends and colleagues!

GatorsGo

Every Friday – we encourage you to share your favorite way to move with us via a comment, photo or video. We will share it within our UF community to spark even more movement. Follow @WellatUF on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook to learn more and to join in the fun. #GatorsG

Healthy Lifestyle Program

A six-week series explores all areas of health and wellness. Participants will work on integrating these concepts into their daily routines.

Men’s Health Initiative

Men’s Health Initiative compliments Men’s Health Awareness Month (June) by sharing facts, resources, and hosting wellness initiatives in support of men’s health.

Take 10

A campaign to Take 10 Minutes at 10:00 a.m. to work on health and wellness goals.

Media Library 

Listen to recorded presentations from campus experts on a variety of topics including physical wellness.

UF & UF Health Resources

Free Group Fitness Classes

Free group fitness classes are offered on a daily basis to all employees.  Location and time vary by class. (Classes are offered online during Covid-19 pandemic) Participants do not need to sign up in advance. All participants are required to complete a waiver.

Walking Challenge

Join coworkers from across UF and UF Health in this bi-annual challenge. This four-week walking challenge will encourage you and your coworkers to get up and get moving! Participants and teams track and record their daily steps throughout the challenge and compete against other teams from UF and UF Health.

Body Composition Screenings

Provide information on weight, BMI, body fat or body composition, and hydration. After the screening, meet with a health educator to discuss your results and determine ways to improve your numbers. Contact the GatorCare Wellness at gatorcarewellness@shands.ufl.edu to schedule a screening for your department or make an appointment to stop by the GatorCare office in the 1329 Building to get screened.

Campus Walking Maps

Take a quick 6-minute break or a full 30-minute walk with our UF and UF Health campus walking maps.

Couch to 5k Program

Self-directed training begins the Monday after you sign up.

Resistance Band Workouts

Get strong with these 5-minute upper bodies, lower body, and total body workouts. Use our printable handouts as a guide and check out our video demonstrations to perfect your form.

Flu Shots

Provided at no cost to UF Health employees and UF students in the fall of each year. NOTE: UF employees may obtain a no-cost flu shot at the annual UF Benefits Fair only.

Gator Community Supported Agriculture(CSA)

Sign up to get a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal produce from an area farmer; pick-up location available on campus.

HealthStreet

Provides health assessments and HIV testing as well as information on local resources and UF research opportunities.

Healthy Gators

Promotes a campus environment supportive of the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit, including the annual “Champions of Change” awards program.

Integrative Medicine

Tai Chi, guided meditation and yoga; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction series and an eight-week mind-body self-healthcare program for healthcare providers.

Lake Wauburg

Canoes, climbing wall, mountain bikes, sailboats, wakeboarding, waterskiing and more with a Gator 1 card that designates you as faculty, staff, spouse, partner, retired, UAA, UFF or Shands employee whose card includes a hologram and a UFID number; guests accepted at some locations.

Outdoor Bootcamp

A high intensity workout that changes from week to week; 80 max—first come, first-served
Please note that if class is moved indoors due to inclement weather, UF RecSports membership is required

Outdoor Intramural Sports Leagues and Special Events

Ultimate Frisbee, softball, soccer, kickball, team tennis, sand volleyball, dodgeball, flag football and more on a competitive and recreational level
Please note that UF RecSports membership is required for indoor intramurals

Smoking Cessation Program

Resources available through your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Tobacco Free Florida, including group and one-on-one support and free or reduced cost nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, gum, and/or lozenges. For GatorCare members, visit the GatorCare Tobacco page for additional free resources.

UF Health Shands Fitness and Wellness Center

One of Gainesville’s newest fitness and wellness centers; medical fitness and personal training available. 30 minute group fitness class available.

UF Recreational Sports

Membership provides access to recreation and fitness facilities, group fitness classes, fitness assessment center and indoor intramurals; premium services include massage therapy, personal training and small group training.

Employee Health Services

Not just for students, the UF Student Health Care Center also offers a variety of fee-based health care services for employees, including immunizations, travel counseling, laboratory services and pharmacy services.

College Student Health

UF’s Student Health Care Center helps patients achieve maximum physical health so that each may participate fully in the educational and personal growth opportunities afforded by the University. Primary and specialty care available include illness and injury treatment, pharmacy services, immunizations, women’s health services, nutrition counseling, sexual health services, sports medicine and physical therapy.