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Wings for Life World Run to benefit spinal cord research
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Wings for Life World Run to benefit spinal cord research

For Brooke Thabit, the ocean has always been her natural habitat. The Stuart, Fla., native was a team rider for the local Ohana Surf Shop until a misjudged dive off a pier changed her life forever. On impact, Thabit fractured her neck and immediately suffered paralysis. After emergency surgery she has slowly regained limited restoration…

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Gym employee creates award to honor director

Daniel Diaz is most likely to be found in one of three places: at the Wellness Center’s “Canes crossfit” class, running around the Wellness Center keeping things in order, or at the School of Engineering dreaming up the next social media phenomenon. “After I graduate I really want to get my MBA and start up…

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Sassy Sweat a hit with girls seeking fun exercise

In a private room of the Herbert Wellness Center, women arrive in high-heeled wedges, trendy sweats with zippers and colorful, off-the-shoulder crop tops. But they’re not there to make a fashion statement – they’re there to sweat. Sassy Sweat is a free, new group exercise program at the wellness center for women only that drew…

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Vitality U targets campus, community wellness

What makes a person healthy? According to Vitality U, a student-driven Wellness Center program that strives to inspire University of Miami students and children in the Miami community to lead better lifestyles, health is about more than muscle and protein shakes. “Health is holistic,” Vitality U president Ansh Grover said. “Physical fitness is important, but…

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Massage therapy offers students stress relief

Being a college student can be stressful at times; juggling academics and social life is no easy task. The Herbert Wellness Center offers a special service that can help – though not a lot of students have taken advantage of it.

Ever since the center’s opening in January 1996, massage therapy from licensed therapists has been offered to members of the community, faculty, staff and students.

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Fitness program inspires faculty

With a determined look and a protein shake in hand, Cari Schaeffler walked to the Rhodes House alongside students who were headed to class. Schaeffler, the receptionist at the Office of Financial Assistance Services, has always enjoyed physical activity, and this year she is participating in the Walking Canes program sponsored by the Wellness Center….

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