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2020 New Year Resolutions for Health, Fitness & Wellness

Sports & Fitness Announces Spring Fitness Workshops


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD Sports & Fitness is hosting new workshops for the New Year—from self-defense to diabetes prevention & awareness to yoga for beginners and much more!

Sports & Fitness is hosting a Women’s Self Defense Workshop from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Student Life Center. This fun and exciting workshop teaches hands-on techniques—taught by Jesse Bailon, owner of Impact-Self Defense—to learn what does and doesn’t work, abduction defense and escape methods and realistic personal protection. Participants also are invited to enter a special drawing for a UHD Sports & Fitness prize.

More upcoming workshops and fitness programs are available throughout the spring semester.

Spring 2020 Workshops*

  • February 4: Diabetes Prevention & Awareness
  • February 11: Yoga for Beginners
  • February 13: Zumba Valentines
  • February 27: Healthy Eating Habits on a Budget
  • March 18: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
  • March 30: Ask the Experts: Weight Loss Editions
  • April 7: Learn How to Breathe Deeply
  • April 20: Benefits of Exercise for Your Health
  • April 23: Fact or Fiction: Debunking Fitness Myths

*Workshop registration is available at member services or online at uhd.edu/sportsandfitness

In addition to informative workshops offered by qualified instructors, Sports & Fitness also offers various certifications for members interested in becoming fitness trainers.

Certifications offered include American Red Cross CPR/First Aid and Yoga. An Ace Person Trainer Prep Course is also available. Pre-registration is required at Sports & Fitness member services.

Visit uhd.edu/sportsandfitness for more details.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.