Spring 2017
Dear Colleagues,

Happy Spring!  With the return of warm weather, there are more opportunities (and fewer excuses) to leave your desk to get a little wellness in.  It's the season of fresh fruits and veggies from farmers markets and tons of outdoor activities. 

The  Bolling Wellness Center is still available for those rainy days (or days when it's 90 degrees plus) and we would love to see more members take advantage of this convenient, affordable option.  We also hope you'll join us in some activities that have been curated by the Bolling Wellness Committee. We are always looking for ways to have fun together!  If you have suggestions, please let us know! We will leave the survey that we sent in our Winter newsletter open so that we can continue to receive feedback about your fitness goals and interests and be responsive to the needs of our community. Please fill out the Spring Wellness Activities Interest Survey explained below so that we can schedule programming that is of interest to you.

Evidence shows that even a little physical activity benefits your health (Yes, we're sharing this article again because it's true!)  Please join us in stepping away from your desk in whatever way works for you.

Makeeba McCreary, Managing Director & Senior Advisor of External Affairs
Paleo enthusiast, completer of the Boston Marathon, lover of hot yoga, SoulCycle survivor

Move with us!  All paces welcome!
Runners, joggers, skippers, walkers, and cheerleaders are welcome to join us for any of these fun upcoming events! If you're interested in participating in another activity and want TEAM BPS alongside you, let us know!
Annual Corrib Classic Road Race
Date: Sunday, June 4th
Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles) 
Description: Run, walk, or jog the 24th annual Corrib Road Race! This West Roxbury 3.1 course ends in a celebration and BBQ. 
Boston Athletic Association 10K
Date: Sunday, June 25th
Distance: 10K (6.2 Miles) 
Description: Starting and finishing at the Boston Common, the BAA 10K is one of the most popular runs in Boston! Register fast as space is limited!

Celebrity Walks
Date: First Walk - June 15th, 2017
Distance: Not too far! Around Dudley
Description: Get up from your desk and join your coworkers for a lunch walk around Dudley with a celebrity! Superintendent Tommy Chang will be leading our very first celebrity walk!
Learn More: See additional information below
BPS On the Move
Date: Every Wednesday at 5:15 PM
Distance: 3 - 6ish miles (you choose the distance) 
Description: Join the most fun, most entertaining running/walking club in BPS history! Meet at 5:15 for a walk or run with coworkers, then meet back for a great team photo!
Learn More:  See additional information below
What should we do next??
Any of these activities look fun? Let us know what you want to do so we can bring it to you! The most popular activities will be coming soon! 
- Roofdeck Yoga
- Self Defense Classes @ the Bolling Building
- Spartan Race
- Reach the Beach Ragnar Relay
 - Softball League or Tournament
 - Walking Steps Competition
Fill out this survey with your interest
*note: indicating interest does not commit you to an activity, but allows us to gauge interest
Celebrity Walk Series
Get up from your desk and join us for a 30 minute jaunt around the neighborhood with a celebrity host.  First walk will be with Superintendent Tommy Chang on June 15, 12:00pm.  Meet in the Bolling 1st floor lobby.
Additional celebrity walkers, themes and dates to be announced! 
BPS On the Move

"Running for me is a slow, torturous event, but when I join "BPS on the move" it transforms into a FUN, slow, torturous event."

"BPS on the Move combines a few of my favorite things; keeping active, bonding with co-workers, and taking silly pictures!" 

"BPSOTM helps you meet your exercise goals while also connecting you with a great network of BPS'ers...all committed to those two things - keeping active and having fun! "

BPS on the Move #BPSonthemove is a running/walking group open all Boston Public Schools employees that meets on Wednesdays at 5:15pm on the main floor of the Bolling Building. This group meets after work and typically goes out for runs/walks ranging in distance from 3- 5 miles where individuals can choose the length they would like to go. They reconvene at 6:00pm for a group picture that is usually photo-shopped to whatever the weekly theme is. 
BPS on the Move is always accepting new members and the goal of the group is to complete quarterly runs out in the Massachusetts community. 

Contact Gina D'Addario gdaddario@bostonpublicschools.org or
Hannah LeMieux hlemieux@bostonpublicschools.org for questions and more information

Follow  BPS on the Move on Social Media!

Ride to work or for fun!
Hubway, Metro-Boston’s bike share program, is offering city employees a discount on annual membership.  BPS employees are eligible to pay $50/year (reg. price $85/year). See this flyer for additional details.
Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield MA are partnering to provide the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series - FREE fitness programming in Boston Parks this summer. The Fitness Series will activate Boston parks while increasing opportunities for physical activity across Boston's neighborhoods.
Classes start June 3rd! 
For a complete schedule, see this flyer 
Update for Bolling Wellness Center Members
Hello Bolling Wellness Members, 

I hope you are well. We are glad you decided to make a commitment to maintain or improve your health by using the Bolling Wellness Center. Let me know if what I can do to help you accomplish your fitness goals. I will like to let you know about some changes on the operations of the Bolling Wellness Center. 

  1. Please make sure you bring your id or access card to get access to the elevator. The security staff will not allow you access to the elevator unless you show valid id at the desk. If you have a key card for the elevator then continue to use the elevator to get to the basement.
  2. You probably already noticed that the website has changed. The new website can be accessed by going to bostonpublicschools.org/bollingwellness or cjp.frontdeskhq.com
  3. Your latest membership change was processed on May 10th. If you want to change your billing date just email to javy@geteastiefit.com and let me know the date that works best for you. The payment will be process on that day every month.
  4. A lock will be installed on the gym door soon. Bolling Wellness Members can access the gym with your id cards.
If you ever need to get in contact with me. Please email me at javy@geteastiefit.com.


Join the Bolling Wellness Center

BWC Plan Membership
The BWC Plan includes an initial health history and access to the gym and gym equipment. Membership is just $20 per month with an initial 6 month commitment. After the 6 months, you may cancel your membership with 30 days notice. 

Personal Training
Personal Training and Health Coaching is available at additional cost. 

To join or to learn more, visit the  Bolling Wellness Center website

For questions about the Bolling Wellness Center, contact Javy Caraballo,  javy@geteastiefit.com
Take our Wellness Survey

Let us know about you and your wellness goals so we can provide resources and supports to help you on your wellness journey. 

Our wellness program is built around you and your goals, so let us know how we can best support you. 
Easy Ways for a Healthier Work Day

1. Find easy ways to add more steps to your day. Whether this means walking the long way to the water fountain or taking the stairs up to your office, think about your everyday routine and add a few more steps each day!
2. Keep healthy, filling snacks around so that you never completely miss meals or aren't tempted to reach for junk food when your body is craving lunch!
3. Drink more water! Staying well-hydrated keeps up your productivity, energy level, and overall health. Keep a reusable water bottle at the office and fill it up as needed!
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