event Archives

Gentle Yoga for All Faculty & Staff Starts Tuesday, Sept. 9th!

August 29th, 2014 by Denise

Information Flyer

Join Healthy PSU and Reduce Stress on Tuesdays at the Welcome Center for 14-weeks of Yoga Class (runs through Dec. 16).

This is no-cost for Faculty and Staff members.

Informed Consent and PAR-Q will be required prior to participation.

Pre-registration is requested, however walk-ins are welcome!

September 3, Deans Mears & Boggess will lead Healthy PSU Designated Sneaker Day-Noon Walk!

August 28th, 2014 by Denise

Healthy PSU is pleased to announce that two of our Academic Deans, Gail Mears and Trent Boggess will lead us on a 1-mile walk!

Meet your colleagues at Noon in front of the HUB.

Informational Flyer

Meditation Mondays Starting September 8th!

August 22nd, 2014 by Denise

Informational Flyer

When: Mondays, 12:20pm-12:45 pm*

Where: Frost Commons Lounge

Why: To disconnect from stress and connect with others interested in mindfulness, meditation, and meeting

Coordinators:  Annette Holba  aholba@plymouth.edu   and   Nancy Puglisi  npuglisi@plymouth.edu

* Does not meet when there are campus closures or holidays


If you are unable to join us…try Guided Meditations

The PSU Wellness Center now offers guided meditations! They are recorded by Wellness Center coordinator Wendy Burnham.

The recordings range in length, and are free to listen to:


Thursday, Sept. 11 ~ Weight Watchers At Work Open House

August 22nd, 2014 by Denise

New beginnings happen right here!

IT WORKS AT WORK…Come make it work for you!

Weight Watchers At Work meets every Thursday at the Silver Center for the Arts, Conf. Room 130*
12:30 to 1:00 PM ~ PSU employee are welcome to come to one complimentary meeting anytime!

Commitment + Accountability = SUCCESS – Come feel the Inspiration!

Weight Watchers At Work Open House flyer

*Note: The current WW At Work group runs thru October 9th

Friday, Sept. 5 ~ Join Healthy PSU & Local Foods Plymouth for “Why Eat Local Foods?”

August 22nd, 2014 by Denise
Did you know that food travels an average of 1,500 miles during conventional food distribution.  Uses 10 times more fuel and emits 5-17 times more carbon than locally grown food!
Learn how you can get local, farm fresh products delivered on-campus weekly by purchasing an annual “Farm to Desk” membership at the discounted rate of $15 for PSU Faculty/Staff.
  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm  ~  HUB Pawsway
Submit a healthy recipe, sample some fresh, delicious food and learn more about sustainable eating habits!

Upcoming Wellness Opportunities!

July 17th, 2014 by Denise

Click here for featured information on July 23 – Summerfest, July 24 – Next Weight Watchers At Work Session, August 6 – HPSU Designated Sneaker Day, Paddleboarding on Stinson Lake with NE Outdoor Sport & More!!!

Weight Watchers At Work – PSU employees join us any Thursday!

June 2nd, 2014 by Denise

New beginnings happen right here!

IT WORKS AT WORK…Come make it work for you!

Weight Watchers At Work meets every Thursday at Frost Commons Lounge*
12:15 to 1:00 PM ~ PSU employee are welcome to come to one complimentary meeting anytime!

Commitment + Accountability = SUCCESS!  Come feel the Inspiration!  The current WW At Work group has lost over 150 pounds and still counting!

Weight Watchers At Work Open House flyer!

*Note: The current WW At Work group runs thru July 17th

Healthy PSU Walks NH Event – June 4th at Noon!

May 21st, 2014 by Denise



JUNE 4TH at 12:00 noon meet in front of the HUB for a 2-mile walk



All team members registered by May 21st will receive a free Healthy PSU t-shirt!  However, teams may register until June 1st!
Click to register your Healthy PSU -Walks NH team:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/56KBDRY

Some very creative team names that have already been submitted:
Rockin’ Resources
The Deans’ Darlings
Uni Stu Strutters
Disorderly Conduct
Lamson Common Soles
Team HHP
Happy Hubbers
Supah Geeks with Sneaks
The “A” Team
The Chocolatiers
Highland Hikers
Kickin’ Asphalt
Team FUNance
Team “Sebenza”
Russell Sprouts
Team Money
Eastside Kicks
Team MTD Bravo

Get Fit for Summer Challenge! Class forming for June 4th! Registration deadline ~ Friday, May 30th!

May 8th, 2014 by Denise

Registration flyer

Improve your health and become more mindful!
Be Active, Eat Well, Reduce Stress

Join Healthy PSU and the Commit to Get Fit Program Staff
Informational Open-Houses & Registration:

Plymouth State University, Welcome Center
Wednesday May 14th ~ 4:30-5:30 pm
Wellness Coach Renee Boles of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club

Plymouth State University, Frost Commons Lounge  – more info.
Wednesday May 28th ~ 12:15-12:45 pm
Wellness Coach Tammy Levesque of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club

Refreshments Provided!!!

Commit To Get Fit at PSU Summer Challenge will be offered as a pilot program for PSU Faculty and Staff
Meeting dates: Wednesdays, June 4 – August 28 from 5-7 PM at the PSU, Welcome Center/Ice Arena

The “Commit to Get Fit” program is an educational program that provides individuals with the tools and the support to live a healthier lifestyle. You would need to commit yourself to attend a 2 hour class once a week and engage in physical activity for at least 90 days to improve your nutrition, fitness level and learn how to cope with stress and ways to reduce it. The positive outcomes from this program happen to be weight loss, more energy and some individuals are now off of medications that they have been on for years. The program also provides pre and post blood work analysis and body scan that determines your basal metabolic rate.   You will also have an individualized nutrition and fitness plans based on your personal goals and health risks.  Additionally, you will receive support from your work-site wellness coach online or in person.

Limited enrollment – Register today!  Registration deadline is Friday, May 30th!

For more information contact: rboles@lascfit.com or for program participant testimonials visit the NH Wellness Network




“Breakfast of Champions” Event

April 30th, 2014 by Denise

At the recent “Breakfast of Champions” event the Healthy PSU Steering Committee and President Steen were pleased to honor successes and welcome the new Wellness Champions who are leaders in promoting a “culture of health” across the PSU campus! 

A Wellness Champion is someone who has a sincere desire to support healthy lifestyle and disease prevention strategies in the workplace. This person has a strong commitment to improving his/her own health and a desire to help others achieve success as well, regardless of where he/she is on the path towards optimal well-being.

As Plymouth State University continues to distinguish itself as a wellness-centered environment…we are GOING FOR THE GOLD!

One of the goals of Healthy PSU is achieving WELCOA’s (Wellness Council of America) WELL WORKPLACE GOLD AWARD status.  A “Well Workplace” is an organization fully embracing its responsibility for maximizing the health and well-being of its employees. In a Well Workplace Award winning organization, it is evident that employee wellness has become part of the overall business strategy. To be sure, in a Well Workplace Award winning organization, the vision of protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of each and every employee becomes part of the very fabric of the organization—not something extraneous and peripheral to the core business functions.

Learn more about how WELCOA’s Gold Well Workplace recognizes organizations developing comprehensive programs producing results.

A few of our dedicated Healthy PSU "Wellness Champions"

President Steen speaking with the Wellness Champions