Frequently Asked Questions
about WAC and Wellness
How do I get a locker at these fitness facilities?
At ML and FL1, there
is a limited number of lockers available for overnight storage.
At JEFFCO, and FL4, all lockers in the locker rooms are for DAY
USE ONLY. At FL1, several lockers in the locker rooms are labeled
for DAY USE ONLY. All other lockers may be claimed on a first-come,
first serve basis by placing a tag or label on a locker. The tag
should include your name and phone as a minimum. The WAC cleans
out the lockers every spring. At that time, locker users must
remove locks and items for a short period while this is done.
This process also identifies when a locker has been abandoned.
At ML, lockers in the
mens' and womens' locker/shower rooms (ML57, ML59) adjacent to
the fitness classroom, are available for temporary/day use only.
Lockers in the 1B mens' restroom (ML036) and outside of the 1B
fitness equipment room (ML045C) may be claimed on a first-come,
first-served basis by tagging a locker with your name and phone
What occurs during a locker cleaning?
A locker cleanout is
done periodically for several reasons -- clean and maintain all
lockers and identify unused lockers. After staff has been adequately
notified, the locker cleaning is performed by a crew made up of
members from the Wellness Committee, Maintenance group and Custodial
service. Staff must remove all locks and personal items and leave
the name tags in place. The cleaning begins around 3 pm on the
day specified. The "crew" goes through each locker,
removes items left, and cleans, inspects and repairs them. If
a locker is locked, the crew cuts off the lock, places any contents
in a plastic bag and affixes a tag identifying name and locker
number, and removes any name tag from the locker door. This makes
the locker available for further use.
Once the cleaning and
repairs are done, the bags of personal items are delivered to
the building's front desk. Then staff are sent a message asking
them to claim their personal items there.
Who maintains the equipment in these facilities and how do
equipment and facility repair request get reported?
group in Facilities Support Services has been trained on how to
maintain and repair most pieces of fitness equipment by manufacturer
reps. The maintenance staff periodically check on the equipment
to lubricate or adjust items as needed. When something needs repairs,
Facilities staff will disable the equipment to ensure it is not
used before repairs can be made. Facilities then repairs the equipment
when the parts are received. You can report a problem with any
fitness facility equipment or room by calling Facilities at ext.
Why do some fitness classes cost and others do not?
The price of
any fitness class is set by the instructor. Several classes are
taught by UCAR/NCAR employees and they have donated their time.
Can anyone off the street take one of the fitness classes taught
at UCAR facilities?
Since space is limited
in both the FL and ML facility we must limit the size of fitness
classes. This limit, however, is set by the instructor who
is responsible for the safety of class participants. Therefore,
we allow family members of UCAR staff to take classes and use
the facilities on a space available basis. If you are interested
in a particular class, pleases contact the person noted as liaison
or the instructor directly to determine if the class in which
you are interested has space available.
I am interested in starting a new fitness class at UCAR, how
do I get started?
To start a new class
at UCAR, you must arrange for the instructor and request a spot
on the fitness calendar for the center where the class will
be held. Past experiences have shown that the successful
classes (i.e., classes that last longer than one year) are those
with a loyal following. So you can help your class be successful
by generating interest from coworkers before you start the class.
Classes that require
special equipment may take longer to be successful because funding
and space is very limited. This makes it difficult to approve
the purchase of equipment for a new, untested class at first.
The WAC will assist you with advertising and promoting new classes
by adding them to the calendar, adding informational pages to
the Web site, and placing announcements in This Week, UCAR's weekly
For additional information,
contact Jim Menghi at email@example.com
or extension 8685.
What do WAC members do and how often does the committee meet?
WAC members serve
as communicators mostly. They gather thoughts from their coworkers
on fitness and wellness issues and bring them up at the meetings.
In addition, they help spread the word and promote wellness seminars
that the WAC sponsors. The members also monitor the suggestion
boxes in each facility and the equipment when possible and address
any issues that are raised or repairs that are needed.
The WAC meets
infrequently but, on average, about twice a year. Most committee
business is conducted using email among the members. When enough
issues arise that necessitates a meeting, the chairperson calls
a meeting that typically lasts about an hour.
How do I suggest a wellness seminar?
The WAC is always looking
for ideas from staff for wellness seminars. If you have any ideas
for a seminar, contact any WAC member or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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