The University offers a variety of fitness programs to help you live your healthiest life. See a sampling of programs below.

SHAPE-UP Program

Get paid to exercise with the UM SHAPE-UP Program. If you work out at least two times a week, you get a 20 percent rebate on your UM gym membership. To learn more, click here.

Walking ‘Canes

10k-a-Day program uses a pedometer (step counter) to help participants quantify their physical activity on a daily basis. Each participant should wear their pedometer from the time they awake in the morning until they go to bed at night. The goal is to increase the number of steps they accumulate each day.

Weight Watchers at Work

Weight Watchers offers faculty and staff meetings that provide the coaching and tools you need to make positive changes - to lose weight and keep it off. The weekly, confidential weigh-in tracks your progress. Your group leader and fellow participants offer tips and practical advice which keep you moving toward your goal. If you complete the full 12-weeks UM reimburses the cost of membership - $123. To learn more, click here.

Cardiovascular(CV) Wellness

A supervised exercise program for individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants must have at least two of the following risk factors: body mass index of 30 or greater; a waist size of 40 inches or greater for men and 35 inches or greater for women; high blood pressure (140/90 or higher) or take blood pressure medication; use tobacco products or have quit within the last 6 months; total cholesterol over 200 OR good cholesterol less than 35 OR bad cholesterol higher than 130; impaired fasting glucose or on anti-hyperglycemic medication; sedentary lifestyle. To learn more, click here.

Be Smoke Free

The program combines the best evidence-based treatments, such as Chantix (varenicline), a smoking cessation prescription medicine or a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (e.g., nicotine patches with Commit lozenges and nicotine gum) with various other alternative therapies to help you quit. Aetna health plan members will receive these prescriptions FREE-of-charge, and will receive full reimbursement of program fees upon completion of the six week program. Program cost for each participant is $84.  To learn more, visit

Team Presentations

Don’t have enough time to get out of the office? The Wellness Suite staff is happy to provide employees with wellness programming to expand minds, develop wellness skills, and enrich quality of life while at the University of Miami. A list of available presentations and wellness topic can be found here. If you don’t see what you want or need, just let us know and we’ll be glad to add it to the list!

Marathon Training

For more information about the Wellness Center Marathon Training Program and the organized runs on Saturday mornings, please contact Tony Musto at or call (305)284-8503.