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Fitness at NWC

Virtual Wellness Resources

With the Johnson Fitness Center closed, and many of our student, employee, and community members at home preparing for a term of online classes, homeschooling, or working from home, the Johnson Fitness Center is providing a list of virtual resources to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Check out this list below for at-home fitness ideas, mental health resources, tips for online learning, and more!

Stay in shape at home!

Missing the JFC? Here are some few resources to help you get your sweat on at home!

JFC Group Fitness Classes via ZOOM: open to everyone, join the JFC every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm for a high energy group exercise class! A link to these classes will be sent via your NWC e-mail and posted on the JFC Facebook page!

University of Wyoming YouTube: check at UW's Campus Recreation at their new YouTube channel that will help you stay fit at home!

Club Dauntless Group Fitness Classes via ZOOM: for a list of their group fitness classes with local instructors and the link to join, visit the Club Dauntless Facebook page. No membership required!

Anytime Fitness: check out the Anytime Fitness Facebook page for their list of free virtual workouts!

Paul Stock and Aquatic Center: be sure to look at the free workouts from the Paul Stock and Aquatic Center Facebook page from their trainers and instructors!

Popsugar Fitness: free access to a variety of workout videos!

Nike Run Club: track your runs and walks with this free app! This app also has a selection of guided runs if you need a little extra coaching!

Explore Outside!

Social isolation doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside. Go to a local park, take a walk outside, and, if it is available, go to the mountains! Make sure you follow executive orders and current COVID-19 measures. Some outdoor options might be temporarily restricted. Here are some options to explore the outdoors while staying inside!

Epic Films for the Great Indoors: a collection of short films to enjoy on your couch about the great outdoors brought to you by the BANFF Centre of Arts and Creativity. 

Virtual Tour of National Parks: Check out the beauty of your backyard, Yellowstone, or other National Parks from the comfort of your home!

Big Horn National Recreation Virtual Field Trip: Join the Big Horn National Park on their virtual field trips every Friday that take you into the park and explore its beauty and history! 

Learning and Working from Home

Transitioning to online learning or working from home can be tough. Here are some tips to be productive away from the classroom or worksite!

NWC Successful Student Tips: here are some tips to help students be successful while transitioning to online learning! 

5 Tips to Work Well from Home: the BBC gives you 5 tips to keep you productive while working at home. 

Working from Home with Kids: Yale experts share strategies to continue to be successful in your career working from home while managing your household. 

Mental Health and Mindfulness

Don't forget to check in on yourself!

NWC Student Counseling Services: for NWC students, don't forget to check in with the Counseling Center whenever you need to. 

Guided Meditations: help yourself relax with meditation! Check out this list of free guided meditation apps. 

Coping with Stress during COVID-19: here are the CDC's recommendations to manage the added stress of COVID-19. 

Pass the Time

To help pass the time, try journaling, starting a new hobby, or get started on that spring cleaning!

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross: find your inner artist with soothing classes to help you relax! 

Disinfecting your Home: here is the CDC's recommendations to cleaning and disinfecting your home from all viruses and bacteria!

Spring Cleaning Checklist: might as well get started on your spring cleaning while you're stuck at home!

1 Second of Everyday: get this video diary app and "Imagine a movie that includes everyday of the rest of your life."

Tasty: find your love of cooking by watching these free video tutorials on hundreds of recipes!

Virtual Tours of Zoos: enjoy watching live feedings, baby animals, and playtime with these virtual tours of zoos!


Haley Sorenson
Fitness Center Coordinator