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10 visit punch cards now available at the Wellness Center

Posted on October 16, 2017

Don’t want to commit to a full semester membership? 10 visit punch cards are available to staff, faculty and the community at the Russell & Ann Gerdin Wellness Center for $60.  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Health 101

Posted on October 10, 2017

In this week’s Student Health 101…

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October issue of Student Health 101 now available

Posted on October 05, 2017

The October issue of Student Health 101 is now available! This is an online wellness magazine customized for MSUM! Download the Student Health 101 app to check it out!

In this month’s issue, you’ll find:  Read the rest of this entry →


Posted on September 29, 2017

Did you know walking 10,000 steps a day will burn approximately an extra 2,700 calories per week? Walking helps achieve good health and weight loss. Get your “WALK ON” with the WALKtober challenge sponsored by the Hendrix Wellness educators during the month of October. All faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. Individuals who walk 10,000 steps 4 times each week will be entered in weekly prize drawings. The individual who met the requirements for all of the weeks will be entered in a grand prize drawing.

Sign up at the Hendrix Clinic during the week of September 25 to September 29 and receive your free pedometer and log in sheets.

Once you have signed up at Hendrix Clinic you can keep track of your weekly Walktober steps online:

Fat Girls Hiking Body Love Workshop, Group Hike to Maplewood State Park

Posted on September 25, 2017

Sept. 28-29

Do you need some body positive messaging in your life? Do you love being out in nature? Fat Girls Hiking co-founder Summer Michaud-Skog is coming to campus for two events:

  • Body Love Workshop (Thursday, Sept. 28, 3-4 p.m., Women’s Center) – focuses on joyful movement, self-care, the body love spectrum and our connection with nature and ourselves. Open to students of all body types and gender identities.
  • Group Hike at Maplewood State ParkMN (Friday, Sept. 29, 2-7 p.m.) – travel with Summer and continue the discussion about body positivity in this beautiful natural setting during fall’s peak. Transportation and snacks provided. Depart from CMU parking lot at 2 p.m. Open to students of all body types and gender identities. Hike is limited to 20 participants. Registration required. Email to register by 9/25.

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Rock Climbing Club first meeting

Posted on September 18, 2017

Monday, Sept. 18 | 5-5:30 p.m. | Rock Wall

The first climbing club meeting will be Monday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. in the rock wall at the Wellness Center on campus. At this meeting we will cover everything you will need to know about our club: expectations, trips, competitions, and so much more.  Read the rest of this entry →

Coffee with Anne

Posted on August 30, 2017

During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich history of MSUM as well as talked about the culture, mission and core values of our university.  Read the rest of this entry →

Rec Fest

Posted on August 30, 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 30 | 6-10 p.m. | Gerdin Wellness Center

Join us for Rec Fest Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 6-10 p.m. at the MSUM Gerdin Wellness Center! We will have games, prizes, sign ups for intramurals, and will be introducing all of our recreation and wellness services including our new virtual fitness program! First 200 students through the door will receive a cell phone wallet and a Jamba Juice sample! See you there!  Read the rest of this entry →

Gerdin Wellness Center fall hours

Posted on August 17, 2017

Gerdin Wellness Center Fall Hours begin on Monday, August 21.

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Check out our fall group fitness schedule.  Read the rest of this entry →

Gerdin Wellness Center closed Aug. 1-8

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Gerdin Wellness Center will be closed August 1-8 for annual maintenance.

Free 10 day pass at the Gerdin Wellness Center June 21-30

Posted on June 26, 2017

Wednesday June 21 – Friday, June 30

The Gerdin Wellness Center will have a free 10 day pass starting June 21-June 30. Simply check in at the front desk during the 10-day period, sign your liability waiver, and get access to the gymnasiums, cardio and strength equipment, group fitness classes and the massage chair.

This is a great time to try out the facility for the first time, bring a workout buddy, or to get back into your fitness routine!

If you haven’t been to our gym before, this is a great way for you to check it out free of charge.

Hours are: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m.

Must be 18 or over to use the facility.

Any questions, please contact

Planned IT Maintenance

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Tuesday June 20, 2017, starting at 9 a.m., there will be planned IT Maintenance. We will be upgrading one of our database servers. The down time of each application may vary as we move the applications to the new environment. This planned maintenance will affect the following applications.

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni SOS form
  • Bookstore Fin Aid Changing
  • Bookstore Course Schedule
  • Budget Requests
  • Career Services and Academic Success Request System
  • Chemical Inventory Manager
  • Chemistry Exit Survey
  • CIBS – Dragon Consulting Student Application
  • Clearinghouse
  • College for Kids
  • Data Warehouse Security Requests
  • Dean’s List/Graduation List
  • DIARY/Cooperating Teacher Survey
  • Directory Manager
  • Distance Dragon Card
  • Dragon Card
  • DragonFire membership tracking
  • Driver License Verification
  • Event Attendance
  • Film equipment Checkout
  • Financial Aid Scholarship Manager
  • Hendrix Immunization Form
  • Housing forms
  • HR forms
  • IT application Inventory
  • IT forms
  • IT person Verify
  • ITS forms
  • Key/Card forms
  • KMSC song log
  • MSUM mobile app
  • Name Badge Ordering Form
  • Nursing Online Application
  • Online Course Evaluations
  • Paralegal Internship Manager
  • Parking Permit Request
  • Positive Pay
  • Retiree Directory Manager
  • Scholarship Listing
  • SCJ Camera Checkout
  • Security Photos and New Prox Cards
  • SPA – Events Form
  • Transcript Requesting
  • Wellness Center
  • Work orders (Housing and Main)

Summer memberships available at Gerdin Wellness Center

Posted on May 04, 2017

Summer Memberships are available at the Gerdin Wellness Center. We offer discounted rates for faculty, staff, alumni and students who are not registered for summer classes.

Summer hours run from May 15-August 20: Monday-Friday 9 a.m – 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sundays noon – 5 p.m. Any questions, contact

Join the Wellness Challenge April 3 – May 3

Posted on April 03, 2017

What is it? This is a program offered over the month of April designed to help students try an array of group fitness classes and programs offered at the Gerdin Wellness Center. Students can enter individually and or as a group of 3 or more people.

Prizes include, but are not limited to: Bluetooth speakers, headphones, fit tracker, exercise equipment, portion controlled coolers and more.

Sign up today!

Hot Topic Tuesdays at the Wellness Center

Posted on March 21, 2017

Join us at the Wellness Center for Hot Topic Tuesdays. Free and open to students, faculty and staff.

March 21 7 p.m.
Empower Hour
*Find your voice
*Share your story  Read the rest of this entry →

How can I work out more and pay less?

Posted on March 21, 2017

The Gerdin Wellness Center now accepts a variety of insurance plans that reward members a $20 kickback by completing a required amount of visits per month. Each plan may vary, and not all insurance plans provide this incentive. If you are unsure if your insurance provider offers this benefit, please call the number listed on the back of your insurance card to see if the fitness reimbursement is available for you. To learn more and to register visit

Rock Wall belay classes offered at the Wellness Center

Posted on February 22, 2017

The MSUM Wellness Center will be offering belay classes in the rock wall on March 18 and 19. Cost is $20 for students and $30 for community members. The classes will teach participants how to belay (hold people up on the wall with the rope), spot people on the boulder wall, and various other safety procedures. If you are interested, stop in the Wellness Center to sign up. We can’t wait to see you there!

Besties With Your Testes dodgeball tournament winners

Posted on February 02, 2017

Congratulations to the Wolf Pack for winning the annual Besties with your Testes Dodgeball tournament on Monday. Members of the team include Nick Erbes, Manny Garcia, Trent Miless, Mitchell Kotchevar, Aaron Sistrunk, Jaxon Seufzer, Nick Kaml, and Austin Skillings. The testicular cancer awareness event organized by the Wellness Educators was held at the Wellness Center on Jan. 30.

Wellness Center insurance reimbursement

Posted on January 30, 2017

Coming January: We are excited to announce the Wellness Center will officially be offering the insurance reimbursement plan for qualifying participants. What does this mean? Individuals whose insurance plans offer the fitness reimbursement, will qualify for a $20 kick back that fulfill the required visits per month at the Wellness Center. What better way to get paid for optimal health? If you are unsure if your insurance provider offers this benefit, call the number on the back of your insurance card to see if the fitness reimbursement is available for you. New Year, New You, New Offerings!

Spring Break Fitness Challenge begins Feb. 4

Posted on January 26, 2017

Participate in Spring Break Fitness Challenge to be drawn in a number of prizes sponsored by your Wellness Educators. Starting Feb. 4 until spring break take one group fitness class a week along with a 45 minute workout three times a week or two additional group fitness classes a week.

More information will be on your starter packet which can be picked up at the Wellness Center or Hendrix.

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