Health Services will host Boise State’s first BroncoFit week April 18-23, designed to help students, faculty and staff be more aware of all aspects of their health and take advantage of the wide variety of health-related programs and services Boise State has to offer. You can peruse the full schedule of BroncoFit week events here.
“There are many dimensions of wellness – social, financial, spiritual, emotional – we want people to realize that,” said Michelle Ihmels, director of Wellness Services. Themes like “Social Monday” and “Financial Tuesday” will help students, faculty and staff focus on the different facets of their wellbeing, such as financial planning or building a competitive LinkdIn profile. Ihmels said the goal is to get campus members to hone in on an aspect of their lives that they hope to improve and then commit to working on it.
“It could be an action step like sitting down and make a budget every month, or start bike commuting, or reaching out to family or friends to enrich your social health,” Ihmels explained. “Think of the difference that could make in someone’s life.”
“Our hope that students and faculty take away that BroncoFit isn’t just about physical fitness, it’s about being mentally happy and socially happy,” added Brittany Price, who helped organize the week’s events.
Still, both Price and Ihmels noted that physical wellbeing plays a large role in individual health. Fortunately, that aspect is covered, as well. On Saturday morning, the campus community is invited to take part in the popular Yoga on the Blue in Albertson’s Stadium and the Cycle Learning Center (CLC) is offering free demos on all rental bikes – including fat bikes, cruisers, road bikes, full suspension bikes and hardtails – for all Boise State students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public. Simply head to the CLC and sign out the bike of your choice, take it for a ride along the Boise Greenbelt or foothills and return it the same day. (The CLC is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on bike rentals, weekly rides and programs, visit the Cycle Learning Center website.