Opportunities for Health

The 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health will offed a variety of well-being opportunities. These three days were planned with a variety of offerings focused on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Participants experienced scenic walking and jogging opportunities around the beautiful NIH campus, Zumba, Yoga, stretching/resistance exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques, fitness assessments, and other health and well-being demonstrations!

When was there time for physical activity? Fitness opportunities were scheduled throughout the day including mornings, during lunch and during the afternoon breaks.

Although showering and changing facilities are available in the Natcher Center, Fitness Casual Dress was both welcomed and encouraged.


DAY 1 – TUESDAY – MAY 8, 2018
11:00am – 2:15pm
Seated Massages (Conference A)
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Quick Fit Check (Conference B)
3:20pm – 3:45pm
Tabata Training (Conference B)
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY – MAY 9, 2018
8:00am – 8:30am
Vinyasa Yoga (Conference A)
9:00am – 9:30am
Total Body Blast (Conference B)
11:00am – 2:15pm
Seated Massages (Conference A)
11:45am – 12:15pm
Line Dancing (Conference A and B)
11:45am – 12:15pm
Line Dancing (TBD)
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Quick Fit Check (Conference B)
2:15pm – 2:30pm
Gentle Stretch (Conference B)
3:45pm – 4:00pm
Occupational Exercise (Conference B)
DAY 3 – THURSDAY – MAY 10, 2018
7:30am – 8:15am
PiYo Live (Conference A)
10:00am – 10:30am
Mat Pilates (Conference A)
11:00am – 2:15pm
Seated Massages (Conference A)
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Quick Fit Check (Conference B)
12:15pm – 12:45pm
Meditation (Conference F1)
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Well-being Heart Walk (Meet at Registration Table)
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Self Defense Class (Conference B)
DAY 4 – FRIDAY – MAY 11, 2018
8:00am – 9:00am
Zumba (Conference A and B)


Health and Well-Being Activity Descriptions
Seated Massage
**First come first served
After a chair massage, the client feels energized, rejuvenated, valued and relaxed. It can work wonders for your body, your mental state and your sense of well-being and happiness.
Quick Fit Check
**First come first served
✓ Body Weight
✓ Body Fat
Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga incorporates movement from one pose to another with connection to the breath that integrates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, physical, and mental vitality.
Tabata Training is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) comprised of 20-second set exercises of both cardio and strength training followed by 10-seconds of active recovery breaks.
Total Body Blast
Total Body Blast is a full body workout that includes cardio, balance, strength and core training.
Well-being Heart Walk
Take a break and follow the HeartWalk markers and tour the NIH Campus. Wellness at NIH means “Taking Our Own Best Advice!”
Line Dancing
This class introduces you to the basic patterns and steps for line dancing by a certified line dancing instructor. Exercise, socialize and have fun in one setting.
Gentle Stretch
You’ve done the hard work now get the full benefit. Stretching will help improve results and recovery time from your hard workouts.
Occupational Exercise
Take part in an engaging fitness break by warming up: a form of low-intensity resistance exercise that uses active movements to help your body both prepare for and recover from wear and tear on a daily basis.
PiYo is a strength fusion format that combines the athleticism of Pilates and yoga. You’ll perform a series of high-intensity, low-impact moves that will promote sweating, fat burning, and work every single muscle on your body. This class is choreographed and taught barefoot on a mat.
Mat Pilates
This 30 minute class involves a series of classical Pilates exercises performed on a mat without equipment. Most movements are non-impact and non-weight bearing. All levels are welcome.
Mindfulness Meditation
Meditation is a simple and effective way to steady the mind, give clarity to your thoughts and help you to manage stress. Join us in with guided instructions in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and mindful movements.
Self Defense
Dynamic, high-energy fun classes where you learn effective, real-life self-defense skills with this popular, proven all-in-one self-defense system used by military and law enforcement. Designed for all skill levels, you will learn in an intimidation-free, safe, and friendly environment.
Zumba is a dance fitness exercise class that combines all the key elements of fitness – cardio, muscle toning, balance and flexibility – with catchy tunes from around the world packaged in easy-to-follow routines. Each class can be modified for varying fitness levels.