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Four physicists, including Fermilab’s Claire Lee, share their experiences dealing with major setbacks, trauma, mental health issues and toxic work environments.

Naturally Slim is an individualized weight loss program that starts February 1. Enrollment is available from January 4-15. Employees, spouses and covered dependents over age 18 on the BCBSIL PPO or High Deductible health plans are eligible to participate in the program at no cost. Learn more on the Naturally Slim site, or visit the Wellness website. Naturally Slim teaches simple, repeatable skills to help participants lose weight and keep it off in the real world, without giving up the…

Naturally Slim is an individualized weight loss program that starts July 27. Enrollment is available from June 29 – July 10. Employees, spouses and covered dependents over age 18 on the BCBSIL PPO or High Deductible health plans are eligible to participate in the program at no cost.    Click here to learn more  or visit the Wellness website.  Naturally Slim teaches simple, repeatable skills to help participants lose weight and keep it off in the real world, without giving…

Join me in this Summer 2020 Fitness Challenge. Exercise guidelines recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week. Keep in mind that exercise comes in many forms. It may be walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming or participating in a fitness class. I challenge each of you to participate in this 8 week Summer Fitness Challenge, from June 15 – August 9. Log your minutes and the activity performed on the Fermi Summer 2020 Fitness Challenge spreadsheet found here. If you complete…

Catapult Health – On-site preventive health checkups Free, quick, confidential checkups for active employees covered under BCBSIL plans. Know your health status related to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Lab-accurate results are produced in minutes. Review your results with a board-certified nurse practitioner and develop a personal action plan. Registration required. Space is limited. Choose the time and location that works best for you. January 22, 23 at Wilson Hall, at Hornet’s Nest WH8-XO January 27, 28, 29 at the Training Center,…

Interested in trying out a Pilates class for free? This free trial class will be held on Monday, January 6th, 11:45am – 12:30pm, at the Fitness Center Group Exercise Room. Pilates is an excellent way to reduce back pain, strengthen your core, and increase flexibility. This class focuses on low impact exercises that target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine. Limited space available. Contact Jeanne Ecker in the Recreation Office to reserve your spot at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Yoga registration

Stretch, move, and refresh in this all-level Yoga class taught by certified instructor, Lisa Barker. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this class will help you feel both energized and relaxed. Alignment-based poses and flowing movement combine to improve your flexibility, strength and balance. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Two classes to choose from. Mondays classes will be held Nov. 18 – Jan. 27 (no class 12/23, 12/30, 1/20), 11:45 –…