January events to take the 2020s by storm

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The new decade is just a day away. 2020 offers a fresh slate on which we can all mark new beginnings and Dare to Do what we might previously have been putting off or hesitating to begin. In the spirit of new beginnings, The Whole U is excited to present a host of events this January to help you get the 2020s rolling with positive energy and meaningful momentum.

One of the key philosophies of our six-week Dare to Do New Year’s challenge kicking off January 6 is that if you want to make lasting changes in the way you live, the most effective way is to start with small changes that you can stick with and build on over time until, one day, you notice big results have resulted, those small steps having compound over time.

That’s why we invite you to partake in the following events throughout the month of January. All aim to help you get more involved and invested on the path to improving in any area of your life! Read more below and click the links to register and get all the details you’ll need to making the 2020s your best decade yet!


Husky Men’s Basketball vs USC
Sunday, January 5 at 7pm

Get inspired and start the year on an amped-up note with discounted tickets to the Husky Men’s Basketball game on Sunday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. against USC. Grab your family and friends and cheer on the Huskies! Tickets start at $15 in employee appreciation and you can bring as many friends and family as you want.


Dare to Give: Sweeten Valentine’s Day for UW Medical Center Patients

Be a part of one of UW’s most popular recent traditions. Join UW Medical Center’s Art Program and The Whole U at the 10th annual Valentine Card Project to make more than 550 handmade Valentines to be delivered to all UWMC patients on February 14. After making a card for a patient, you get to make one for someone special to take away with you! Stop by the Health Sciences Plaza Cafe Conference Rooms on Jan. 6, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, and Jan. 29 or head to the HUB on Jan. 28 or UW Tower Cafeteria on Jan. 30.


Dare to Pause Workshop with Lee Davis
Tuesday, January 7 from 12-1pm at the HUB

Want the first word in goal-setting and -achieving? Talk to Lee Davis. A Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLPP), Davis is co-facilitator of UW’s Strategic Leadership Program. Davis honed his classroom skills as a damage control instructor for the US Navy, where he served for 15 years as a submariner, creating and facilitating workshops on topics including personal development and mental self-defense.


Dare to Move: Strength-Training Series
Tues/Thurs at UW Tacoma from January 7

All throughout our Dare to Do New Year’s Challenge we’re partnering with UW Tacoma’s University Y Tacoma Student Center to offer free kettlebell strength training classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A kettlebell is a traditional cast iron weight designed to develop strength, mobility, and vitality. Register above to sign-up and gain free entry to a 45-minute strength-training workout every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the University Y in Tacoma. This means you can attend 12 free classes!


Dare to Pause Workshop with Rosemary Simmons
Thursday, January 9 from 12-1pm at UW Bothell

Take time to reflect and set intentions for the coming year with Rosemary Simmons, Ph.D., UW Bothell’s Director for Counseling, Health and Wellness at a workshop on mindfulness and goal-setting. a licensed psychologist with close to 30 years of experience in college mental health, Simmons will help participants use mindful intention and reflection to clarify goals and impart skills to deploy to enhance your overall sense of well-being.


Dare to Move: Bootcamp Workout Class with IanFitness
Tuesday, January 14, 12-1pm at the HUB

Take a midday break to get energized and Dare to Move with an IanFitness bootcamp class! IanFitness’s 45-minute workouts are designed to help you burn fat, build muscle, and feel energized. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to take part! Bring water and a towel and wear comfortable clothing and running shoes and you’ll be sure to leave aglow with a smile on your face. Learn more about UW fitness discounts with IanFitness here.


South Lake Union Winter Yoga Series
Wednesdays from January 15

Join instructor Li Zhang (Lily) for a 7-week midday yoga series at South Lake Union campus from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays! Li is a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher whose classes infuse thoughtful sequencing, movements coordinated with breath, and various posture options, supporting all-levels so practitioners can observe body sensations, thoughts, and feelings with openness and ease. This class costs a flat-rate of $35. Learn more at the link above.


Dare to Invest: Credit Score 101
Wednesday, January 15 from 12-1pm at HMC

Worried if your credit is good enough to refinance your home, or get that RV, boat or new car? Learn how the credit bureaus develop your credit score and come away with valuable tips to help you get the most from your creditworthiness. Get to know what affects your credit, learn why your credit scores may differ, find out how to get a free credit report and learn five easy steps to a better score. Presented by WSECU.


Dare to Pause: Goal-setting for Personal and Professional Success with CareLink – Thursday, January 16 from 12-1pm at HMC

At the end of this workshop presented by UW CareLink, you will be able to: define what goals mean to you; identify the specificity that differentiates goals from wishes or dreams; identify the reasons goals sometimes fail; describe how you can overcome common pitfalls; describe how to write your goals effectively; identify how to use a goal-setting worksheet; describe your action plan for keeping to your goals.


Dare to Move: Bootcamp Workout Class with IanFitness at SLU
Thursday, January 16 from 12-1pm at SLU

Take a midday break to get energized and Dare to Move with an IanFitness bootcamp class! IanFitness’s 45-minute workouts are designed to help you burn fat, build muscle, and feel energized. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to take part! Bring water and a towel and wear comfortable clothing and running shoes and you’ll be sure to leave aglow with a smile on your face. Learn more about UW fitness discounts with IanFitness here.


Dare to Invest: Create a Budget, Ditch your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future with Fidelity – Thursday, January 16 from 12-1pm at the HUB

So you want to get serious about saving or planning financially in 2020? In this seminar presented by Fidelity Investments director and retirement Doug Stucki, you’ll learn to recognize the importance of managing debt; learn how to track expenses and create a budget; see what goes into your credit score and how to improve it; and steps for maintaining healthy financial fitness to help employees reach their future financial goals.


Discounted tickets to Husky Women’s Basketball vs Arizona
Saturday, January 19 at noon

Don’t miss out on these discounted tickets to the Husky Women’s Basketball game on Sunday, January 19 at noon against Arizona. Grab your family and friends and cheer on the Huskies!

Tickets are just $5 in employee appreciation and you can bring as many friends and family as you want.


Winter Deep Relaxation Series at the HUB – Tuesdays from January 21

This 25 minute progressive relaxation will support your body to release built up tension, let go of mental stagnation, and rejuvenate wholeheartedly so you can reengage with the rest of your day. Lay down, unplug, and simply be. No prior experience with yoga or meditation required. Bring a yoga mat, towel and any added layers as you will be laying down the whole time. This series costs a flat-rate of $25. Payment will be collected at the first class on 1/21 in the form of cash or check made to University of Washington.


Winter Meditation Series at the HUB – Tuesdays from January 21

Step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life. This class utilizes brief spinal warm ups and various meditation focal points that provide a strong foundation for greater awareness. Increase mental clarity, improve productivity, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective. This series costs a flat-rate of $25. Payment will be collected at the first class on 1/21 in the form of cash or check made to University of Washington.


Winter Meditation Series at the HUB – Thursdays from January 23

Step back, take inventory of the present moment, and make more skillful and empowered decisions for a more centered, peaceful, and enriched life. This class utilizes brief spinal warm ups and various meditation focal points that provide a strong foundation for greater awareness. Increase mental clarity, improve productivity, and gain a more expanded conscious perspective. This series costs a flat-rate of $25. Payment will be collected at the first class on 1/21 in the form of cash or check made to University of Washington.


Winter Deep Relaxation Series at the HUB – Thursdays from January 23

This 25 minute progressive relaxation will support your body to release built up tension, let go of mental stagnation, and rejuvenate wholeheartedly so you can reengage with the rest of your day. Lay down, unplug, and simply be. No prior experience with yoga or meditation required. Bring a yoga mat, towel and any added layers as you will be laying down the whole time. This series costs a flat-rate of $25. Payment will be collected at the first class on 1/21 in the form of cash or check made to University of Washington.


Dare to Invest: Buying a Home with Down Payment Assistance with HomeStreet Bank – January 29 from 12-1pm at the HUB

Home really is where the heart is. Get a few steps closer to owning one of your own at this seminar on buying a home with downpayment assistance is presented by the HomeStreet Bank Hometown Home Loans program. You will learn about low or no down-payment programs and strategies, how to use down payment assistance and the eligibility requirements, which down payment assistance programs are in your area, and how to assess your eligibility for programs.


Dare to Invest: 10 Tips to Reduce Debt with BECU
January 31 from 12-1pm at the HUB

Making small changes here and there can add up big time toward reducing debt and building savings. At this seminar hosted by BECU, you’ll learn BECU’s 10 best tips to reduce debt. From ways to keep debt at bay and ways to lower existing debt, this seminar has something for everyone. Come ready to take notes and invest in your financial wellness! This seminar is presented by BECU.


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One Thought on “January events to take the 2020s by storm”

On December 31, 2019 at 10:47 AM, Kari Anderson said:

Also coming up in January is “Coping with Winter Darkness: An Interactive Wellness Event” with the UW’s Danny Arguetty. The event is on Wednesday, January 15, 12-12:50 PM, Suzzallo Library, 5th Floor East Conference Room. It’s free and open to the public. More information here: https://www.lib.washington.edu/about/news/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D141081654.

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