LiveWellSU Website Launched

LiveWellSU was created to give SU employees a one-stop shop for their wellness needs. You can also access the site via the “I am a” menu under Faculty and Staff.

Email if you have any questions or ideas for LiveWellSU.

Explore the LiveWellSU site.


View the LiveWellSU Events Calendar

Wellness Programs Survey

Employee Fitness Classes

Your input is needed on our wellness program offerings on campus. Please take the time to complete the Wellness Programs Survey.

Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a gift card!
Two lunchtime faculty/staff fitness classes will be offered weekly.  Tuesdays, 11:30am - 12pm will be a 30-minute high-intensity Hip-Hop Dance Fitness at the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center (WAEC). On Wednesdays, in the BSAC, BSC room 123 will be Yoga from 12:15pm - 1pm. Check out our LiveWellSU Events Calendar for more details.
Interested in leading or joining a walking group? We will have an informational session on February 20th in the Brandt Student Center, Room 118 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.

Wellness Spotlight

The Office of Student Engagement has many opportunities for Faculty and Staff to get involved in various wellness activities.
  • Did you know that the Fitness Center at the BSC is free for Faculty & Staff to use! Hours of Operation, Monday - Friday 8am - 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 11pm.
  • Fitness Classes are offered for Students, Faculty & Staff Mondays @ 7pm, Tuesdays - Thursdays @ 6pm. A full schedule is attached.
SUFiT is the university's personal training program that provides Certified Personal Trainers to clients for just $40 for 6-sessions.

SUFiT is currently running a New Year special, see attached advertisement.

Don't forget about the Outdoor Track located behind the Brandt Student Center, and while the weather is still cool, take advantage of the open track hours in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center, 10am - 2pm, Monday - Friday.

For more information about any SUFiT programming, please email

Tip of the Month

February is American Heart Month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Shenandoah University is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

Here are a few ways you can participate on campus:
  • Take a FREE SU fitness class during the day or after work.
  • Get up out of your chair and try these office exercises provided by Dr. Barry Parker & Dr. Jessica Sudock.
  • Take a stroll around our beautiful campus.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.
For more information, visit the American Heart Association.

Employee Feature

“LiveWellSU has enabled me to reach a balance in my life. From Lunch and Learn information sessions, fitness classes, and seated chair massages, the programs gave me a chance to reset and achieve stability of balance in body, mind, and spirit.” 

— Shayla Rickard, Events Services Coordinator 

Thought Of The Month

"If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness."

– Author Unknown

Lunch & Learns

Did you know that we are hosting Lunch & Learns each month?

Lunch & Learns will be hosted throughout the year on various wellness topics. Check the LiveWellSU calendar for upcoming sessions. All sessions will be streamed live and the recording will be placed on our LiveWellSU site.

Let’s talk Money

Four great ways to get in the saving habit

America Saves Week is February 24 to 29

It’s a lot easier to spend than save, but getting into a saving mindset now could make a big difference later. Start with a plan that works for you and follow it. It might be easier than you think. Try these four tips to help you make saving a habit.
  • Set goals you can reach—Saving is a challenge. To win big, you don’t have to start big. Set realistic goals and try to increase your savings every year.
  • Switch into “easy” mode—Automatic deposits allow you to set it and forget it. And you can’t spend what you’ve already saved.
  • Use the right tools—Financial calculators can help you track your progress and see if changes are needed.
  • Protect your accounts—Taking some simple steps may help ensure your savings won’t end up in the wrong hands.
Find more saving tips and other insights at or contact us to request a call with a TIAA financial consultant at no additional cost.

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