Spark joy this July with The Whole U

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It’s July, the month when our minds turn to holidays and summer vacays. Sun rays and lazy days. While the UW may try to catch its breath this month after a hectic spring quarter, there’s plenty going on at The Whole U to keep you moving and mindful.

Amid the variety of classes, webinars and workshops, you can engage in a UW Bothell wetlands tour, a smartphone photography clinic and a yoga class in Grieg Garden (which is July-adjacent). And don’t miss our marquee event: the UW Summer Olympics Challenge, running in parallel to the Paris Games from July 26 to August 11.

UW Summer Olympics Challenge

Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11

The Olympic Games are a time of unity, celebration and extraordinary athletic achievement. At the UW, we’re bringing that same spirit to our campus community with a fun and engaging Summer Olympics Challenge. Challenge yourself, support your colleagues and celebrate the joy of the games together! And earn your purple rings by meeting daily well-being goals for exercise, nutrition, hydration, mindfulness, connection, and kindness.

Virtual Weight Training with Lauren Updyke

Every Tuesday & Thursday
6:15 – 6:45 a.m. / Zoom
7:15 – 7:45 a.m. / Zoom

Calling all early birds who want to build more muscle into your mornings! Wake up every Tuesday and Thursday with Lauren Updyke for a 30-minute intermediate weight-training class. Each workout covers the total body, focusing on both large and muscle groups and finishing with the core and stretching. All you need is a chair and two sets of weights (between 5 lb. – 25 lb. at least)!

Dance Fitness class with Dalya Perez

Every Tuesday & Thursday
Noon – 1 p.m. / Zoom

Join Dalya Perez for an energizing class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. Reinvigorate your body and mind with a range of dance and workout styles from bootcamp-style jumping jacks and squats to salsa, hip-hop, and meringue. The class is high-energy, and low-pressure. All are welcome, no equipment needed.

Zumba with Karen Cornelio

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. / Zoom
Thursdays from 6 – 7 p.m. / Zoom
Saturdays from 10 – 11 a.m. / Zoom

Join Karen Cornelio for an energizing Zumba class on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings from. This class is hosted by licensed Zumba instructor Karen Cornelio on Zoom. Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Brain Health Block Party

Wednesday, July 10
1 – 4 p.m. / First Hill neighborhood

Join your First Hill neighbors for our second annual Brain Health Block Party. From 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday July 10, enjoy a walk through the neighborhood, stopping at activity stations listed below for fun brain-healthy activities such as music, puzzles, creative arts, movement and more. Healthy snacks included!  A fun and free event for all ages, with a special invitation to folks age 50+.

Ask Fidelity: Setting Goals and Habits that Stick

Thursday, July 11
Noon – 12:30 p.m. / Zoom

Join us for Ask Fidelity, a virtual series that includes 10-15 minutes of presentation, followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A. During this session, learn how to set financial goals and habits that stick. You can start by identifying or revisiting what you want your money to achieve and setting up good habits to create lasting change.

Smiling family of five holding brown moving boxes in a unfurnished home,Buying a Home with HomeStreet Bank

Thursday, July 11
Noon – 1 p.m. / Zoom

Are you thinking about buying your first home or need a refresher on the process? Join us for a 60-minute webinar to help you navigate the home buying journey, whether you’re planning to purchase in the near or distant future. In this webinar, you’ll learn about today’s real estate market, the roles of the real estate agent and the mortgage loan officer, pre-approvals vs. pre-qualifications, mortgage applications, home inspections, and appraisals.

Wetlands Tour at UW Bothell

Tuesday, July 30
Noon – 1 p.m. / UW Bothell

Embrace the sunny season and connect with peers on Tuesday, July 30 at noon as you tour the UW Bothell wetlands. Witness the thriving biodiversity that calls this wetland home and learn about the wetland’s history. This experience is not just a walk, it’s an adventure in ecological splendor. Bring your curiosity and prepare to be amazed by nature’s finest masterpiece!

Hands holding a smartphone and taking a picture of a bridge over a body of water, with a city skyline in the background.Smartphone Photography 101

Wednesday, July 31
Noon – 1 p.m. / UW Bothell

This engaging and informative session is designed for anyone looking to improve their smartphone photography skills and capture stunning photos with ease. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your techniques, everyone is welcome to join and be part of this creative experience. Let’s come together to explore the art of smartphone photography and unlock the full potential of your camera. Don’t miss out on this exciting and educational webinar!

Restorative Yoga Class

Thursday, August 1
Noon – 1 p.m. / Grieg Garden

Enjoy a midday yoga class with The Whole U in Grieg Garden on Thursday, August 1. Relax under the shady trees, feel the breeze and connect with the earth as our instructor guides you through a revitalizing experience that is suitable for everyone, regardless of their yoga expertise. Remember to bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.