S.H.A.P.E. U.P. is an incentive program designed to encourage the development of a healthy lifestyle through participation in fitness and wellness programs. Full-time and regular part-time UM faculty and staff, and their spouses/domestic partners who have UM health insurance, are eligible to earn a 20% rebate on the cost of a Herbert Wellness Center membership.

Frequently Asked Questions

I hear that I am able to earn a 20% rebate on my membership if I participate in S.H.A.P.E. U.P.  What do I have to do?
Just earn 10 S.H.A.P.E. U.P. points within a calendar month, and you will receive a 20% rebate on your membership fees. Your spouse/domestic partner with UM health insurance may also participate.

How do I earn a S.H.A.P.E. U.P. point?
Simply check-in to the Herbert Wellness Center or UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center to earn a point. There is no need for you to record your workout; once you’ve checked in, we have your visit recorded. Workouts performed outside the building do not count towards S.H.A.P.E. U.P. points but can be applied to Well ‘Canes (see below). Missed check-ins are handled on a case by case basis.

Do I have to be working out with weights or on machines in the fitness room to obtain points?
No. Any type of physical activity counts - that may be aerobics, walking, yoga, water exercise,  lap swimming, basketball, racquetball, etc.

Can I obtain more than one point on one day?
No. You can only obtain one point each day.

I am planning on becoming a member at the Herbert Wellness Center, however, I also want to work out at the UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center. Will those workouts be counted toward my S.H.A.P.E. U.P. point total?
Yes. The two facilities are using a linked membership program, so checking in to one facility or the other all adds to your point total.

Is my spouse/domestic partner also eligible to obtain the 20% rebate?
Yes, provided your spouse is enrolled in the UM health insurance plan. 

When will I receive my rebate?
If you have earned the required 10 points within a calendar month, the rebate is deposited directly into your paycheck of the following month. Funding for S.H.A.P.E. U.P. is provided University of Miami Benefits Administration.

Do I have to register/enroll for the program?
S.H.A.P.E. U.P. is an “opt-in” program and you must confirm with a sales representative that you are enrolled in the program.

What’s the difference between Well ‘Canes and S.H.A.P.E. U.P.
S.H.A.P.E. U.P. is a program exclusive to members of the Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center. Regardless of health insurance provider, all employees who are members of either facility are eligible to participate. However, dependents of those employees must have University-sponsored healthy insurance to participate in S.H.A.P.E. U.P.

Well ‘Canes, coordinated by University of Miami Benefits Administration, is open to all University of Miami employees who have University-sponsored health insurance.