While it may be finals week, it is also Self-Care Week here at Rec Well. During this week, we are devoted to supporting Active Badgers through this stressful time. To help, we’ll be offering free group fitness classes and additional meditation classes to all current members.

Our Wellbeing team will be sharing resources throughout the week on ways to manage stress, including tips on getting proper sleep, eating healthy, staying hydrated, and connecting to mindfulness. Take some time to unwind, and know that it’s not bad to give yourself a break.

December 15 – 22, 2022
May 6 – 12, 2023


Free Group Fitness Classes sponsored by American Family Insurance

All week there will be free group fitness classes at the Nick. Enjoy classes like Powerflow, Group Strength, HIIT, and Barre. All classes will be free with Wiscard/Rec Well membership card. Check out the week’s schedule down below.

View Full Group Fitness Schedule

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Self-Care Week Themed Rides

Thursday, December 14
6:15pm Cycling: Taylor Swift and Her Exes

Friday, December 16
4:15pm Rhythm Ride: Flashback Friday – 2000s Top Hits

Saturday, December 17
11am Cycling: 2010 Remixes
12pm Rhythm Ride: Wisco Game Day

Sunday, December 18
5:15pm Rhythm Ride: Cycle with Miley Cyrus

Monday, December 19
12:15pm Rhythm Ride: Deck the Halsey
4:15pm Rhythm Ride: Best of ’22
5:15pm Cycling: Top Hits from 2022

Tuesday, December 20 
7:30am Cycling: 2000s Hip Hop
4:15pm Cycling: Taylor Swift “Eras”
6:15pm Cycle Strength: Country Hoedown

Wednesday, December 21
7:30am Rhythm Ride: Disney Channel Hits
5:15pm Cycling: Queens of Pop

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Roll Into Finals

Kick off finals week in the water! Join us on December 15 from 5 – 8:30pm at the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center at the Nick for log rolling and the inflatable obstacle course! No registration required.



Shallow Water Fitness

Join us for some fun underwater activity on December 19th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and December 21st from 6 – 7pm. Shallow Water Fitness is a fast-paced, low-impact water workout combining cardiovascular and muscular conditioning in shallow water (4 ft). The class utilizes foam dumbbells, pool noodles, and kickboards. We recommend wearing athletic attire or swimwear suitable for movement. No prior swim experience necessary.


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De-Stress & Reset Workshop

Take a break from finals to relax and de-stress. Join us December 17 from 1 – 2pm in the Balance Studio a the Nick to learn about types of stress, how stress affects your brain and body, and what happens when you don’t deal with stress. We will try out a variety of stress management techniques throughout the workshop and explore strategies that work best for you. Leave the workshop with a stress ball, fidget, and study snack that can help you manage stress while studying for finals!


People in a yoga class at the Nick

Serenity & Salad sponsored by Ian’s Pizza

Join us December 19 and December 21 in the Nick Wet Classroom from 12:30 – 1pm for a free meditation class. Take a mid-day break from studying to focus on breath and mindfulness. When you’re done take a personal salad home with you to enjoy.



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Watercolor with Wheelhouse Studios

Join us with Wheelhouse Studios to unwind during Self-Care Week. Choose from creating a watercolor Bucky or mandala during this 45-minute workshop. There are sessions occurring from 7 – 7:45pm and 8 – 8:45pm on December 20 in Spark Studio at the Nick.





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University Health Services

University Health Services
Main line: 608-265-5600

  • Option 1 for medical services, behavioral health, occupational medicine
  • Option 2 for mental health services
  • Option 3 for confidential victim advocacy services concerning sexual assault, dating violence, and sexual harassment
  • Option 4 for Student Health Insurance Plan
  • Option 7 for UHS hours and directions
  • Option 9 for 24-hour mental health crisis line

UHS offers: care for illnesses and injuries: women’s health care; immunizations, allergies, and specialty care; primary and preventive care; individual psychological and psychiatric care; group and couple/partner counseling; eating disorder assessment and care; survivor services; trans health care; and wellness services

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Office 
Phone: 608-263-5700

The Dean of Students Office offers: same day drop-in appointments; outlets to report students of concern, incidents of bias or hate, or other incidents; outlets to report an academic complaint; support for DACA recipients; outlets for getting help for other students; information on food, housing, and financial support

Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 608-263-3060

The Office of Financial Aid offers: advising appointments; basic needs support (help gaining access to food, housing, and insurance); emergency support; success services; workshops/events; outreach

International Student Services

International Student Services 
Phone: 608-262-2044

International Student Services offers: advising appointments (drop-in and scheduled); COVID-19 and travel updates and guidelines; emergency support; Optional Practical Training; program extension


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