Social Wellness * Employee Action * Teamwork

What is SWEAT?

The SWEAT program is designed to assist employees in getting and staying active by building a culture of health and offering a variety of fitness-related activities.  It is part of a comprehensive wellness initiative for benefit-eligible employees at Michigan Tech.

How does it work?

Eligible employees may contact the SWEAT Coordinator to receive weekly emails with the schedule of events. 

Each new participant will receive a one-time free 6-week membership to the SDC with the option to try out a Community Programs class (options vary per semester) OR personal training with a certified personal trainer.

Employees completing this one-time 6-week session will receive 25% off the purchase of an SDC membership or 8-punch Community Programs class specific card.  One per employee.

What are my ongoing options within the program?

  • Meet with the SWEAT Coordinator to discuss your goals and create a program for you
  • Join coworkers for an informal group activity such as yoga, Tai Chi, or high intensity workouts
  • Participate in a 6-week group such as Ease Into Running or the Total Beginner Program
  • Check out the fitness library for DVDs, local groups, facilities, and  events to keep your fitness fresh

Options change per semester.  The weekly email will have up-to-date information or contact the SWEAT Coordinator.

I have an idea for a group activity!  How do I set one up?

It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Contact the SWEAT Coordinator to have your idea added to the weekly email.  If there is interest, the coordinator will help you find a space and time for the activity and will manage the calendar.
  2. Commit to showing up!  Depending on the activity, as the Group Leader you will be responsible for bringing a laptop/DVDs, sports equipment, etc. and setting up the workout.
  3. Have fun and enjoying being active with others!

Who Do I Contact?

Shannon Brodeur, BS, CHWC, CPT 
Wellness Coordinator
SWEAT Program
sbrodeur@mtu.edu
906-370-7196