Wellness Squared

Wellness­2 is a program designed to help individuals with spinal cord injury maintain their health and wellness through fitness, education, arts and leisure activities, and peer and individual support activities. 

In November 2015, we began offering group fitness classes, educational lectures and discussions, art classes and gatherings, and peer support group sessions with guest instructors and specialists.

 

Please ask questions, sign up for any and all classes or gatherings you may be interested in, and give us feedback about our program. We hope to expand the program to include more frequent and varied classes, given that there is sufficient interest. Check back here for calendar changes, additional information, and monthly schedules!

Please sign-up for classes at the front desk or by calling 801-619-3670.  Class space is limited, so sign up fast! As a courtesy, please let us know if you have signed up and will be unable to attend.

CALENDAR

CLASS/GATHERING DESCRIPTIONS

Group Discussion

Group discussion activities will include videos, book suggestions and readings, question/answer sessions, and general discussion. Potential topics include grief/loss, depression/anxiety, intimacy/sexuality, family relationships, coping with pain/pain management, dating after SCI, caregiving, family adjustments, caregiver support, resolving conflicts with caregivers.  These topics may be expanded based on interest and feedback. Lunch will be provided; please inform the front desk of any allergies or eating restrictions (e.g. lactose intolerance, vegetarian/vegan preference, etc.) when you sign up.

Group Fitness

Our group fitness classes will be taught by various volunteers who are knowledgeable in the area of the class they are teaching. We hope to provide many different types of classes in the future including weight lifting, yoga/stretching, and aquatic training. If there is a specific type of training you would like or if you are a volunteer who may be qualified to teach a class, please email sage@neuroworx.org with information.

This one-hour class will consist of high-intensity, guided exercise intended to raise your heart rate and increase strength. Workouts can be adapted for all physical ability levels. This is a great opportunity for you to come in, work hard, and (if you can) sweat a little! Caregivers are encouraged to sign-up and attend class to aid patients and get some exercise! 

Educational Courses

We will be providing monthly classes for those interested in learning more about SCI, health, and wellness as it relates to traumatic injury. Each month, the class will be taught by a different guest instructor who is knowledgeable in that field. If there is a specific topic that you would like to learn about or if you feel you are qualified to teach a course, please email info@neuroworx.org with information. Lunch will be provided; please inform the front desk of any allergies or eating restrictions (e.g. lactose intolerance, vegetarian/vegan preference, etc.) when you sign up.

Art Instruction

We will be providing monthly art classes for those interested in having fun, learning some techniques and potentially finding a new hobby. There will be a different art topic each month (frequency may be increased if interest is high) with a guest instructor who specializes in the chosen topic. Topics will include photography, painting, pottery (both throwing clay pieces and painting pre-made bisque ware), and others. If you have a specific type of art that you would like to learn more about or if you are artistically inclined and would like to teach a class, please email info@neuroworx.org with information.

Video Gaming

Video gaming is now open to patients and caregivers at any time following a brief introduction and guidelines explanation. We have both an Xbox One and a Play Station 4 with controllers, adaptive equipment for the stock controllers, and adaptive controllers for those without hand function. We have a variety of game types with various age ratings, all of which offer local co-op (meaning you can play with multiple people in the same room, on the same console). This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, play games, and have fun! Please see the front desk for more info.

Adaptive Table Tennis

We will continue to host adaptive ping pong every Monday night from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. This is a gathering run by Greg Lee for anyone who wants to play table tennis. 

From Greg Lee:

All participants are welcome! Both paraplegics and quadriplegics of any ability level are highly encouraged to attend. Come learn about table tennis and get a feel for the Para Table Tennis program. This is an open course for any level of skill and experience. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Wheelchair Tennis

Utah Wheelchair Tennis will be holding an open practice for those interested in learning about wheelchair tennis.  Game chairs will be available for people to use and all who would like to play are welcome!

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