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What is Thrive?

Thrive is Unity Health System’s employee wellness program. We’re committed to helping our workforce stay motivated, healthy and active as they provide health care how it should be. Check in on this page for updates on special events for employees, as well as tips to achieve wellness in all aspects of your life. We want you to thrive!

How to Thrive in Rochester this Fall

  • Enjoy some time exploring the historic Erie Canal on the Erie Canalway Trail, which winds its way through Rochester and the surrounding suburbs on its way from Buffalo to Albany. Take a stroll to explore the villages of Fairport and Pittsford, or hop on your bike to challenge yourself to pedal 10, 20 or 50+ miles on this flat trail.
  • New York State boasts some of the most beautiful hiking spots in the East for adventurous athletes at any level. Day trips to Letchworth State Park, Watkins Glen or Ithaca offer views of spectacular gorges and waterfalls alongside your workout
  •  Keep an eye on Fleet Feet’s fall events to set a new goal for yourself. Whether you want to try your first 5K, take on a triathlon, Fleet Feet can help get you on your way.



Are you ready to take your workout routine to the next level?
Rochester Regional Health System & Thrive are very proud to announce that Zumba as well as Les Mills' fitness classes are coming soon to the Unity Park Ridge Campus! Our first, FREE session for Rochester Regional Health System employees runs from November 4th through January 8th!
 Zumba is more dance party than exercise class, which is why people stick with it.  And it’s effective. The mixture of fast and slow rhythms with easy-to-follow moves creates the perfect foundation for interval training. You get a great aerobic workout while toning your legs, abs, glutes and arms.
Les Mills' is a world-renowned group exercise program that guides you through a motivating workout set to chart-topping music. Thrive is bringing two of Les Mills' most popular classes to our employees: BODYSTEP™ and BODYPUMP™.
BODYSTEP™ is the energizing step workout that gives you a high intensity, high calorie burn. Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step you get huge motivation from fun music and approachable instructors.
BODYPUMP™, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! BODYPUMP™ challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl.
Registration for the first eight week session starts today and is FREE to Rochester Regional Health System employees, however, spots are limited--so don't wait! To register--and learn more about these exciting classes--go to the Thrive website at: http://www.unityhealth.org/Thrive/Get_Moving/Classes.aspx

Join Team Unity at the East Avenue Grocery Run for some fun, family fitness!

Date/Time: Saturday, November 1, at 8:15 a.m. - 5K run/walk begins;
9:15 a.m. - 1-mile run/walk; 9:30 a.m. - children's fun run
Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street
Cost: $22 registration fee (if postmarked by 10/28); $25 on race day

Employees are eligible to receive a reimbursement for their registration up to $22.

Don't forget! The team photo is at 7:50 a.m. - meet at the corner of East Avenue & Arnold Park (opposite the Third Presbyterian Church).

Registration forms are available at groceryrun.org

Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge

Take advantage of the Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge with the opportunity to win some cold hard cash!  This easy-to-participate-in contest can help us all coast through the holiday season without gaining weight - there's even a little 'cushion' with the weigh-ins so that we can still enjoy some fun holiday festivities while still staying on track.
November 11 - January 6 - Eight week challenge
Free to participate in and open to all active employees.
In a nut shell, the contest is based on doing a minimum of three weigh-ins (first, last and at least one during the eight-weeks) and maintaining your weight at each weigh-in within a 2 pound +/- of your initial weight.  Each time you weigh-in and are within the 2 pound range you are awarded 1 raffle ticket.  At the end of the contest, all the raffle tickets go into a drawing for the grand prize of $500 or two second place prizes of $250 each.
Weighing in is easy and convenient (hopefully).  The RAC helps administer the challenge so they will come on-site to a variety Unity campuses every Tuesday during the challenge (except 11/25) to do weigh-ins.  Or you can stop at any RAC for Women on a Tuesday to weigh-in, even if you do not work out there and/or you are male.  Particpants have to only do a minimum of three weigh-ins to be eligible for the cash prizes, so it's a fairly easy challenge to participate in. Registrants will be notified of weigh-in location via e-mail.
If you want to participate, complete the registration form and return to the Thrive department via fax (368-4845), inter-office mail (POB Suite 301), scanned and e-mailed to bhallman@unityhealth.org or dropped at any RAC for Women location.

How Can You Thrive?  
Start by setting your personal goal for wellness. Once you have that, there are many resources to help get you there!

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Upcoming Events
East Avenue Grocery Run
Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street






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