Special Events

Big Pink Volleyball Tournament

Date Tuesday, October 3. Games start at 6 p.m.
Cost $5 per player. Money raised will go toward a Vermillion child currently battling cancer.
Registration Teams can register online at IMLeagues.com or in 102 at the USD Wellness Center
Details Join us as we raise money for a local student who is battling cancer.  We promise you this is one of the most fun you will have raising money for a person in need!

Middle School Madness

Date Wednesday, October 25, 8-10 pm
Cost $3 plus can good or $5 per person.  Register at the door
Registration Teams can register online at IMLeagues.com or in 102 at the USD Wellness Center
Details This event is for middle school students only! Join us for basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, climbing and more!

Wellness Days

Wellness Days is held on the last Wednesday of each month and is free to the public, as well as to our students and current members. Each month we partner with different organizations to bring you services that will enhance your overall health and wellness. Body compositions and girth measurements will be offered from 12-1 p.m. for all scheduled days and additional activities will also be held from 4-6:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Month Schedule of Events
October 25
  • Body compositions (free BIA handheld or $6 In-Body)
  • Girth measurements
  • Flu shots
  • Depression awareness
November 29
  • Body compositions (free BIA handheld or $6 In-Body)
  • Girth measurements
  • Chiropractor (5-6:30 pm)
  • There will not be a Wellness Days event in December

Wellness on Wheels

Looking for an opportunity to provide staff development opportunities for your department or business? The Wellness Center staff is ready to help with Wellness on Wheels workshops. These are designed to fit into a lunch break or staff meeting, and will provide information to increase your staff's health and overall well-being.

Workshop Fees

$25 per workshop. Workshops will last 30-45 minutes depending on content and participant interaction.

Workshops Offered

  • Zen Fitness: Does your office need a zen makeover? This workshop is a feel-good session that teaches various stress and pain relief techniques such as breathing, meditation and yoga. The class emphasizes "mind over matter" by providing methods that rejuvenate your body, refresh your mind and relax your focus. Also provided are useful breathing mechanics that increase vitality, decrease stress and help you become more mindful.
  • Desk Fitness: An office job that requires sitting at a desk all day can wear down and deactivate your body. Keep your body stimulated by getting fit at your desk! This workshop teaches proper seated posture for injury prevention and provides both simple exercises and full-body workouts that increase strength and mental focus while decreasing stress.
  • Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling): Flexibility, one of the major components of physical fitness, is essential for keeping a healthy range of motion in your muscles. It is also critical for healing current injuries and preventing future ones. This workshop teaches 15 stretches that will loosen you up from head to toe by incorporating a foam roll into each stretch to assist in myofascial release. Foam rolling exercises use your own body weight to help release tension in the muscles. Learning a repeatable stretch routine that covers all your major muscle groups is perfect for fitness in the workplace.
  • Nutrition Basics & Healthy Shopping: In this workshop, we combine three nutrition-based concepts that benefit you and your family's health. You'll learn the importance of carbohydrates, protein and fat in your diet, as well as daily caloric needs, basic label-reading and how to combine foods for healthy snacks. We'll also provide grocery shopping strategies to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and help you choose the best meal options.
  • Fitness Outreach - We are happy to work with our instructors to line up a special time for your group to come in for a sample class. Stretching, yoga and Zumba are just some examples of classes that can provide professional development opportunities for your group! Classes are subject to instructor and studio availability.

Schedule a Workshop

Interested in scheduling a workshop for your organization? Fill out a registration form and submit to fitness@usd.edu, fax to 605-677-8894 or bring it to room 102 of the Wellness Center.

Workshop Registration Form

Questions? Contact us at fitness@usd.edu or 605-677-8803.