How many pounds have the Burn Like Bern participants lost so far?
Burn Like Bern
This is a weight loss program open to all faculty and staff who have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 40. The "Burn Like Bern" program is based on the success of a current RIT employee who was able to lose over 130 lbs. To calculate your BMI click here.
Once participants are identified, the program will begin with each participant meeting with the Better Me Registered Dietitian followed by a fitness assessment with a Better Me Personal Trainer. The value of this package is worth over $1500. No fees will be incurred by participants.
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Terms of the program:
- Participants will meet with personal trainer for a maximum of eight hours per 30 days and with a dietitian 4 hours per 30 days.
- Participants will meet with a Registered Dietitian initially to begin nutrition counseling.
- A food log will be maintained as well as a workout journal.
- Applicants must complete client health history form, waiver, personal statement and provide Doctor's release.
- Participants can be released from the program at any point if not adhering to the terms of the program.
- There is no deadline for applications.
Please contact Beth Livecchi at email@example.com for an application.
Employee fitness is an important aspect of the RIT community. Better Me Fitness is a one-stop service department that provides comprehensive and convenient fitness and nutrition services to RIT faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, and local community members. Start improving your health today and let the Better Me fitness team help you meet your personal fitness and wellness goals!
Table of Contents
- Current Better Me Class Schedule
- Better Me Wellness Credits
- Services and Benefits
- Fitness and Wellness Classes
- Bounce Passes and Class Passes
- How to Register
- How to Pay
- Fitness Team and Trainers
Current Better Me Class Schedule
Take advantage of RIT's Better Me Fitness Classes. See the current schedule here.
Better Me Wellness Credits
See how you can redeem your Better Me Wellness Credits here.
Services and Benefits
The below listed services and benefits are available to RIT students, faculty, staff, spouses, alumni, and retirees.
All training programs and services are flexible and customizable to meet your needs. You choose the days, times, number of sessions, duration of sessions, and location (Student Life Center, Global Village, outdoors, online, at home).
- Fitness and Wellness Classes: A variety of unique and energizing classes are offered quarterly. Participants have flexibility to register for a specific class for the quarter, get a bounce pass to attend any/all classes, or get class passes to go to a certain number of classes. See the Fitness and Wellness Classes section below for more information and a class schedule.
- One-on-One Personal Training: Working with one of our expert fitness trainers, you will create an individualized, comprehensive fitness training plan that takes into account all aspects of fitness including cardiovascular training, resistance training, nutrition, and many others. Program design includes weight loss program design, strength/performance design, post rehabilitation, and functional movement for everyday activity, among others.
- Small Group Personal Training: Groups of 2 -4 people (grab a few of your co-workers or spouse!) will train and work with one of our expert fitness trainers. Programs are individualized and group participants do need to have the same goals or fitness level.
- Registered Dietitian Services: Nutritional counseling, and support by our registered dietitian. Why is having a registered dietitian important?
- Medgem (Resting Metabolic Test): This test measures the amount of calories your body burns at rest. This number is unique to each person and is vital for both weight loss and weight gain. Have your resting metabolism measured today!
- Free Consultations: Our team of fitness experts and trainers will help you jump-start and maintain your fitness plan. Schedule a free consultation today – your first step to a healthy lifestyle!
- Fitness Bundle: Take advantage of a number of the above services and benefits conveniently bundled together and available for purchase at a great value! Click here for more info.
- On-Campus Fitness Facilities: RIT employees have free membership to state-of-the-art fitness facilities including the Student Life Center , the Gordon Field House & Aquatics Center , and the Better Me Wellness Center at Global Village
Fees may apply to certain services and activities. For more information, please contact Jacques Luis-Nodar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 475-4332.
Fitness and Wellness Classes
Make fitness fun and select from a variety of unique classes offered right on campus! Click here for a full class schedule and descriptions of each class.
- Classes typically range from $10 - $50 for an entire quarter. Take a Spinning class for an ENTIRE quarter for only $30!
- Available to RIT faculty and staff, as well as spouses, alumni, and retirees that have a membership to the Student Life Center. Click here for information on how to become a member.
- All classes are conveniently held right on campus in the Student Life Center and Global Village.
- Classes are subject to change and may not be offered every quarter.
Participation in the Better Me Fitness Program is voluntary and participants assume all risks, known and unknown, inherent to exercise and workout programs and/or injuries which may result from participation in such activities. It is recommended that you consult with your personal physician before starting any exercise or fitness program.
Want to take Boot Camp, but also wish you could take a few other classes? Take advantage of a Bounce Pass!
Better Me Bounce Pass- Attend any/all fitness classes offered for the quarter (except for those classes noted) for only $60!
To obtain a bounce pass, contact Beth Livecchi at email@example.com or (585) 475-2652.
Bounce passes are only payable using Tiger Bucks. You will need to deposit money into your Tiger Bucks account for payment. Online deposits can be made using Visa/Mastercard at eservices.rit.edu. Cash, check, and debit deposits can be made by visiting Student Financial Services located on the first floor in the University Services Center.
There are no refunds on Better Me bounce passes.
How to Register for Fitness Classes
If you have taken a course at RIT in the past:
- Log in to the Student Center via http://sis.rit.edu
- Click the "Search for Classes" button
- Use the Course Career dropdown menu to select Undergraduate.
- Uncheck the Show Open Classes Only options
- In the Course Subject field, enter 1115. This is the Course Subject code for all Faculty/Staff wellness classes.
- Click the Search button. This list displays all schduled open and closed Wellness classes for that type of Wellness class. To add a class to your shopping cart, click the Select button next to the class.
If you have not previously registered for a course at RIT:
- Print and fill out a Registration Form.
- Submit your completed registration form to the Registrar’s office in person (1st floor, George Eastman Building), or by fax at (585) 475-7005.
The deadline for dropping a fitness class and receiving a refund of the fee is one week after the start of class.
How to Pay for Fitness Classes
After you register, you may pay in person using cash or check at the Student Financial Services Office (1st floor, University Services Center) or online using Mastercard/Discover at eservices.rit.edu.
RIT is fortunate to have three personal trainers: Joe Delgado, Jacques-Luis Nodar, and Keith O’Connor who are available to assist employees in one-on-one or group sessions. We also have a registered dietitian on staff, Colleen Surek. Please contact them to make an appointment to discuss your needs.
Click here to meet your fitness team and trainers!
Participation in Better Me fitness and wellness programs is voluntary and participants assume all risks, known and unknown, inherent to exercise and workout programs and/or injuries which may result from participation in such activities. It is recommended that you consult with your personal physician before starting any exercise or fitness program.