Department of Human Resources

Wellness

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Fitness Classes

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PLU offers fitness classes for staff and faculty during each term throughout the year. Past classes have included spinning, fit club, aerobics, weight training, and many more. Please see our Fitness webpage for current class offerings.

Relay For Life

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Relay For Life is the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society that PLU hosts each Spring. Relay For Life is an event that raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in our community. The common theme of Relay, dating back to Dr. Klatt’s first efforts, is to have members of teams continuously walking, running or rolling around a track for 12 or 24 hours, to honor those who are surviving cancer, those who have died from it, and the efforts of all who fight it.

Campus Resources

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There are a number of campus resources available to employees and their dependents. Please inquire with the appropriate department for hours of operation, performance schedules, costs, etc.

YMCA

Mens soccer practice at PLU on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (Photo/John Froschauer)

The YMCA strives to build strong communities by offering a wide assortment of services. The registration fee, when signing up for a membership, is waived for PLU employees. Visit their website at www.ymca.net for more information.

Star Center

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New Wellness Benefit – the Star Center in Tacoma. PLU employees who sign up for a Star Center membership will receive a discounted monthly rate of $24/ month (Regular $26) and pay no enrollment fee (Regular $59). Just stop by the Star Center for a tour and show proof of PLU employment to qualify. Members have access to:

  • 30 group fitness classes a week, including, Spin, Zumba, Yoga & more
  • Fitness facility equipped with all major cardio and strength machines
  • Kinesis Workout Studio – an incredible low-impact, full-body workout
  • Two off-site pools, which include free lap swim and family swim
  • Discounts on swim lessons and aqua fitness classes

  • Free child watch for up to two hours per day (must have child pass and adult pass)
  • Discounts at Subway restaurant located inside STAR Center
  • Personal trainers available
  • Discounts on cooking & nutrition classes

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The professional counselors at First Choice EAP provide a free problem assessment and referral service where you and your immediate family members can go for help in solving a variety of emotional, behavioral, family, relationship, financial, elder care and mental health or chemical dependency concerns. Complete confidentiality is assured.

Group Health

PLU employees enrolled in PLU’s medical plan can visit the Group Health website to access online health information, tools, and services that make health care accessible and convenient, 24 hours a day. Members can schedule appointments, exchange emails with their health care team, and view their online medical records and test results after registering as a MyGroupHealth member.

Group Health also offers Group Health CareNow – A 24/7 online diagnosis  and treatment service for common medical conditions. Click here to learn more.