Fitness classes, massage, and Quiet Minds

HealthWorks has arranged a variety of onsite services for employees.

Classes and massage with a charge are reimbursable through the Trade Time for Fitness program.

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Massage

Available for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides relaxation for eyes. Just a few minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.

Blue Mountain Healing Arts

Provided by Anna Preston

Times and location

  • Third Thursday of the month, 1-5 p.m., Eden Prairie Library, Room varies between the small conference and large meeting room

Cost

  • 10 minutes for $12
  • 20 minutes for $24

Appointments

A sign-up sheet is located in the Eden Prairie Library workroom. Questions? Contact Anna at 612-232-8694 or email bluemountainhealingarts@yahoo.com.

Bodywork by Reka

Provided by therapist Reka Laeger-Hagemeister (Bodywork by Reka).

Times and location

  • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HealthWorks offices, Government Center, SW street level

Cost

  • 20 minutes for $30

Appointments

Call Reka at 507-456-8222 or email info@bodyworkbyreka.com

Massagetherapy2go

Provided by therapist Vince Letourneau (Massagetherapy2go.com). Vince brings the massage table, music, water, oils, hot towels - and the experience - to the Meditation room.

Times and location

  • Second Tuesday of the month, South Suburban Human Service Center, Meditation room

Cost

  • 1 hour = $75

  • 30 min - $40

  • 15 min = $20

Appointments

Contact Laura Riebe at laura.riebe@hennepin.us or 612-543-1505.

Rafa House Therapeutics

Provided by Patricia Arana (Rafa House Therapeutics).  

Times and location

  • Fourth Thursday of the month, Northwest Family Service Center, Room 374

Cost

  • 10 minutes for $15
  • 20 minutes for $25
  • 30 minutes for  $35

Appointments

Rafa services and treatments

View and schedule appointments - select Hennepin County from the All Service Categories drop down

Pilates Totally Fit & Fun

This class combines sculpting exercises from Pilates and yoga, with fun cardio from Latin and Bollywood dance, and interval training.

  • All classes adapted to your fitness level
  • Sculpt long and lean muscles
  • Strengthen join health

Provided by Fit to Live. Please bring a mat or towel.

Time and location

  • Wednesdays, 12:10-12:55 p.m.,Government Center, Room A0710 (north side, A-level)
  • Starts November 8

Cost and registration

  • $48 for 6 sessions
  • Missed classes can be made up in other Fit to Live classes downtown
  • Drop-in rate is $9.00
  • Please register in advance. Call Fit to Live at 612-722-6571 or email info@fittolivetoday.com

Quiet Minds

Quiet Minds is a 20 minute practice of quiet time, meditation and stillness during the workday.  There is a designated start time at 12:20 and end time at 12:40, but the time is not guided.  It is designed for individuals familiar with meditation or other quiet practice.  

Time and location

  • Tuesdays, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Government Center, HealthWorks Conference Room (street level, SW corner)

Cost

  • There is no cost to attend

Registration

  • Drop-in, no registration required

Tai Chi

Traditional Chinese exercise, practiced for centuries. Slow, relaxed postures are a form of moving meditation. Promotes deeper breathing, improved balance, and stress management. 

Classes include warm-ups, standing mediation and form instruction on Cheng-man Ch'ing Yang-Style form. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Each session requires a minimum of five students.

Six-week introductory classes start December 12. Returning students are permitted to attend any of the offered class times. Contact instructor for details.

Times and location

Tuesdays at

  • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., Government Center, Room A-610
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m., Government Center, Room A-610 (for beginning students only)
  • 12:40 - 1:10 p.m., Government Center, Room A-610
  • 4 - 5 p.m., Government Center, Room C2350 (a multi-level class open to beginners)*

There will be no classes on Tuesday, December 26. 

*On January 2, 9, and 16, the 4-5 p.m. classes will be held in room A0723.

Cost

Payment due on the first day you attend. Cash or check only. Checks payable to Julie Cisler

  • $64 for six weeks
  • $15 per class for individual sessions

Attending a single class

Because a sequence of movements is part of the curriculum, and due to the short class time, persons attending a single class are encouraged to attend the first or second week class is offered. You may be allowed to attend as a single-class student for later sessions, contingent on approval of the instructor.

Registration

Email Julie Cisler at juliecisler13@hotmail.com or call 612-876-7915.

Yoga

Twin Cities Metro Yoga

Twin Cities Metro Yoga’s classes are low impact and more restorative, designed especially for the workday. You’ll learn how different breathing techniques can change your mood and how to include yoga in your daily life. Guided relaxation and imagery are included. The 45-minute class format is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Please bring your own mat. Blocks and straps provided.

Times and location 

Mondays, 11:15 a.m. to noon (no class on October 30)

  • Government Center, A0710 (north side, A-level)

Thursdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m. (no class on November 2)

  • Government Center, A0710 (north side, A-level)

Cost

  • $45 for 4 week class card

Registration

Call 651-730-5548 or email Nita Miller at millerwhite@comcast.net.

Fit to Live

Times and location 

 Yoga Core 

  • Tuesday, 12:10 - 12:55 p.m., Government Center, A0710 
  • Thursday, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m., Ridgedale Library, room 172 

Yoga for Stress

  • Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Health Services Building, room LL15
  • Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Health Services Building, room LL15
  • Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Brookdale Library, Star Dome Room
  • Thursday, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Brookdale Library, Star Dome room

Yoga classes are also held at HCMC's Parkside Professional Building on AW on Thursdays and lunchtime on Fridays. Contact Fit to Live at 612-722-6571 or email Linda Simon at linda.simon@usfamily.net for details.

Cost and registration

  • Yoga classes are 6 classes/$72.00
  • If 8 people register for the class, there is a $3.00 discount
  • If 10 people register for the class, there is a $6.00 discount
  • Missed classes can be made up in other Fit to Live classes downtown
  • Know in advance that you can't make all of the classes? Don't worry!
    • 3 classes/$39.00, 4 classes/$52.00, 5 classes/$65.00
    • Drop in rates are $14.00
  • Classes Qualify for trade time for fitness reimbursement

Call Fit to Live at 612-722-6571 or email info@fittolivetoday.com.

Zumba

A fun cardio workout with easy dance steps done to a Latin and international beat. Toning can be added to help you be totally fit. Please bring mat or towel.

Provided by Fit to Live.

Time and location

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., North Minneapolis Human Service Center, community room 115

Cost

  • $48 for 6 sessions

Registration 

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