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Virtual WellFest 2021Missed ​WellFest 2021? You can Still See the Sessions!

Our annual WellFest event went completely virtual in 2021! Presented by Medical Mutual, we jam-packed this all-day, conference-style, virtual event with a variety of interactive workshops and presentations encompassing a wide variety of trending health and wellness topics, including healthy living basics, movement and joint mobility, plant-based nutrition, self-care, meditation, foam rolling, mental health and positivity, self-massage, cooking demos, Zoom fatigue, and more.

If you missed the live event or just want to watch a presentation again, check them all out here at the links and videos below, or the playlist on our YouTube channel! In our current pandemic climate, there’s never been a more important time for wellness events like WellFest. We hope to see you at WellFest 2022!

Thank You to Our Amazing WellFest 2021 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor Medical Mutual
Bronze Sponsors SedgwickVSP​​​​​​​NosotrosMetrohealth Skyway​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Schedule of Events

6:30-7:15am: FITNESS CLASS: Bodyweight Bootcamp with Kevin (live)

8-8:45am: FITNESS CLASS: F45 with Emma (live)

9-9:45am: True Colors: The Impact of Words and How They Can Heal and Hurt (live)
Deborah Fitzpatrick, MSW, LSIW | CSU Counseling Center
​​​​​​​Learn ways to more effectively communicate about race and racism in order to promote a safer and healthier environment on campus, in our communities and, ultimately, our world!

9:40-9:50am: Guided Meditation 
Mary Schoen, 200-Hour RYT | CSU Rec Center
Mary talks briefly about why meditation is important for both your mental and physical health. Then guides you through a simple 5-minute meditation you can do at work, at home, or any time you need a few moments to calm your mind and refocus.

10-10:30am: Coffee Talk Series – Healthy Living 101: Balancing Our Health (live)
Kevin Kleis, ACSM-PT | CSU Rec Center

Do you finding it challenging to maintain your fitness and remain energetic? Are you spending exhausting time training, but feel as if you’ve hit a wall? This session will discuss the importance of balancing movement, nutrition, and sleep in your everyday life and how they work together fulfill any health and wellness goal. Learn more about this foundational balance and how it will build strong, healthy habits that support sustainable wellness.

10:40-10:50am: Foam Rolling & Myofascial Release
Michelle Rieger, ACE-GF, SCW, & Associate Director-Progamming & Operations | CSU Rec Center
Michelle Rieger explains what myofascial release is and how you can effectively perform this restorative muscle recovery technique through foam rolling.

11-11:30am: The Rise of the Plant-Base Movement (live)
Joshua Ingraham, CEO of Go Buddha & Executive Chef at Progressive Field
Chef Joshua Ingraham will be talking about "The Rise of the Plant Base Movement" and how athletes can use these foods to fuel their performance.

11:40-11:50am: Self-Massage for the Neck, Shoulders, Arms & Hands
April Crone, LMT | CSU Rec Center
April shows you how you can apply self-massage techniques to relieve stress and tension in the neck, shoulders, arms and hands.

12-1pm: Joint Mobility Clinic (live)
Adam Reeder, FRC-MS, FRA, ACSM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS & Founder of Paragon Health & Fitness
​​​​​​​Mobility is critical to our health. Improving our mobility training helps mitigate injury risk, decrease pain levels, improve athletic performance, and helps you feel your best! In this clinic, Adam will be providing education and practical guidance to help improve the health of your back, neck and shoulders. You'll learn about joint health, how you can improve your mobility routine, and practical movements that can be used while working from your desk to reduce aches and pains.

12-12:45pm: FITNESS CLASS: Pilates with Michelle (live)

1:15-1:45pm: Conquering the Walls in Your Life (live)
Peter Stancato, Founder of Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym
You have walls in your life. Conquer them with good fitness and good people. Nosotros is one of four non-profit rock gyms in the US and it’s located right across from CSU. Owner and CEO, Peter Stancato, will be talking about the health benefits of rock climbing, and why you should try it out.

2-2:45pm: Building GRIT with a Growth Mindset (live) 
Javier Martin-Fernandez | CSU Counseling Services
Persevering, taking on new challenges, and developing ourselves are important aspects of personal wellness. This session will give you lots of tips and teach you how to foster your own growth and condition yourself for success!

3:20-3:30: Zoom Fatigue: How to Beat It and Build Your Video Stamina
Vanessa Van Edwards | Bestselling author of "Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People" and creator of People School
Zoom fatigue happens when we are exhausted by too many video calls. Zoom fatigue is also called video call exhaustion and this is real! If you are spending more time on video calls then you MUST watch this video to prevent (and cure) your zoom fatigue. Check out the video below and read more HERE.

5-5:10pm: No-Bake Snack Recipes 
Chef John Polonye, Executive Chef | CSU Dining Services
Looking for healthy, easy recipes that require no cooking or baking? We've got you covered! Chef John shows you how to make two simple, no-bake recipes: Ham & Cheese Cucumber Sushi and Energy Balls! Leave a comment on the video page to be entered to win the prize! (Video available at 4:45pm EST on 2/17)

5-5:45pm: FITNESS CLASS: H.I.I.T. with Michael

6-6:30pm: FITNESS CLASS: Zumba® with Liz

6-8pm: Virtual Wine and Yoga! with Flight Cleveland (live) 
$5/person + wine purchase
This event will start with 45-minutes of relaxing yoga with our very own yogi, Mary Schoen. Following class, Lindsey Smith, owner of Flight Cleveland, will lead us through our virtual wine tasting.
Pre-registration required for this event! Click the link above for more info and register the for April 9th, 2021 event via our Online Portal.

More About WellFest
WellFest is an interactive, annual wellness event that has grown to be an important tool in the continued growth and evolution of Cleveland State University's commitment to health and wellness throughout the university. Wellness is at the forefront of so many discussions today and CSU continues to be an active participant in these conversations. With so many students from our institution becoming leaders in the health, fitness, and wellness industries, it is essential to provide health-oriented, educational experiences necessary for success in the growing culture of healthy living.
We are proud to host this annual event - one that is dedicated to providing the information and building blocks to help you make the right decisions to better your health wellness on a daily basis. Health and wellness is a lifestyle, not a temporary practice. There's never a wrong time to start being a healthier you!


Attend WellFest session and you could win some awesome prizes this year! Look through the schedule above to see all the prizes we're giving away throughout the conference!

PLUS, after WellFest is over, keep an eye on your inbox for our short follow-up survey to share your thoughts about this year's event and you could win even more prizes, including a 90-min facial at Aveda Brown; $50 Top Golf gift card, and 45-mins at Salty Salt Cave.