Wellness looks to leap forward

Andrea Steere

Missouri Southern’s Wellness Program is looking to move forward this fall and spring semester.

The Wellness Program does not just consist of classes such as aerobics, Zumba and “aquacising” but will soon include presentations and luncheons, a wellness fair, and the MicroFit assessment system.

“You don’t have to be fit already,” said Cindy Webb, director of fitness. “You can become more fit.

“We want to accommodate all people and what their needs are, and what they may need.”

The MicroFit assessment system will begin in early spring. The program will associate activities, such as an aerobics class, with equivalent miles. The goal is to have as many miles logged as there are on Route 66. Director of Aquatics and Wellness Heather Arnold said there will be rewards or incentives at certain milestones.

In October or Nov-ember, the lunches and other incentives will begin.

“The presentations will probably be a PowerPoint and discussion and an activity. I would love to have a nutritionist come in one day,” Arnold said.

The wellness fair would also be later this fall, including things like acupuncture and a chiropractor.

“We want to encompass all aspects of health, including spiritual, physical and mental,” Arnold said.

Classes began last week and are open to faculty and students.

The program is also open to suggestions about what students and faculty would like to see offered.

For more information, persons may call 417-625-9878 or 417-625-9533.