We encourage you to improve your health. By exercising 30 minutes a day, you can improve your physical health, as well as your mental health. You can also keep yourself healthy by maintaining your ideal weight and getting your annual flu shot.
On-campus Fitness Programs
We sponsor the Fitness Challenge Program, a free program that allows you to work out and network with fellow employees in a small group setting. Classes are held in the Holmes Student Center during the lunch hour and are open to all employees. You must register to join the program. No classes are scheduled at this time. Please note: Your supervisor must give permission for you to attend classes during your regular work hours. Their decision will take into account the department's operational needs.
Recreation and Wellness also offers many fitness opportunities, including group fitness classes, personal and small group training, and access to exercise equipment and facilities. As an employee, you're entitled to a faculty/staff membership rate.
Off-campus Fitness Programs
Some fitness companies offer discounted corporate membership rates to NIU employees and their families. Payroll deduction may also be available at some companies, and some companies may give additional discounts. Please contact the company for more information.
25 percent discount if at least 25 members sign up for payroll deduction
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides consultation, personal problem coaching and support regarding personal and workplace difficulties that are interfering with your emotional well-being. After a problem consultation, you may receive two community referrals as needed.
The self-sssessment series provides information that will help you decide if you have a problem with one of the difficulties listed. After you do your own self-assessment and think “Maybe I have this problem,” you may want to read “Do I need counseling” or contact the Employee Assistance Program at 815-753-9191 to further discuss your problem and options for dealing with it.