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Physical Well-being

Physical wellness is an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle and a positive work/life balance. A Healthier U encourages Drexel students, faculty and professional staff to take advantage of our comprehensive medical, educational and recreational services and resources designed to improve overall health. These offerings combine several key strategies for healthy living, including exercise, nutrition and tobacco cessation, for a well-balanced approach to physical wellness.

The following opportunities are available to support members of the Drexel community who would like to incorporate more movement into their self-care routine.

Walking Club

The Walking Club is open to all University faculty and professional staff. You can participate virtually or in-person.

Earn 5 wellness points for taking a thirty-minute walk (with or without the group) on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Email Monica Fauble to record your wellness points. Or email Monica Fauble at to join our weekly walking club email list.

The in-person Walking Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Recreation Center lobby. In the event of rain, these 30-minute walks will be held inside. Tuesday walks are held with the group. Thursday walks are self-guided. A half-hour of walking can yield immense benefits for your physical and emotional health.

If you would like to walk on the indoor track at the Drexel Recreation Center on a Tuesday or Thursday at 12:30 p.m., please tell the Welcome Center desk that you are there for Walking Club.

For more information, please Monica Fauble at

Map Walk is useful to plan a walk from any starting point. Walking routes are provided below:

Employee Olympics

Drexel faculty and professional staff compete for the gold in sports and physical activities such as basketball, beach volleyball, rock climbing, table tennis, dodgeball and soccer. With so many choices, there's something for everyone! Prizes are offered for both the top teams and the top individuals in each event. Most importantly, participants get to have fun and make new friends while sneaking in a great workout. View more information on the Employee Olympics page.

Drexel Recreation Center

Whether you're looking to get in shape, blow off steam or organize a team-building exercise with your friends and colleagues, the state-of-the-art Drexel Recreation Center has a wealth of offerings and facilities to meet your health and wellness needs. Visit the Recreation Center website for detailed information on services, facilities and memberships, which are discounted for Drexel employees.

IBX Healthy Lifestyles Reimbursement Program

Drexel University benefit-eligible employees and their eligible dependents who enroll in Drexel medical plans with Independence Blue Cross (IBX) are invited to take advantage of reimbursements for many health-related products and services through the Healthy Lifestyles program.

Members can be reimbursed for smoking cessation programs, for weight loss programs or for visiting an approved fitness center, including the Drexel Recreation Center, 120 times within a 365-day period.

This program is designed to educate and encourage healthy behavior through incentives and active participation. For more information, visit or call 1.800.ASK.BLUE Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (TDD 1.888.857.4816). Select prompt 1 for member information, and then select prompt 4 for Healthy Lifestyles.

To access this information online, please login to, click "Health and Reimbursement," then click "Discounts and Reimbursements" and navigate to the discount or reimbursement you are interested in. For more information about these reimbursements, please see the flyers below.