Eastern Michigan University

Human Resources

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Develops, implements, counsels and enrolls all faculty and staff in specific benefit programs. Processes all benefit claims. Administers the employee tuition waiver program. Administers all University retirement programs and processes tax deferred annuity plans.

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We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the REC-IM to make all Group Fitness classes FREE to EMU students, faculty and staff for the Winter 2014 semester. Registration is required. Use the Form below for Faculty/Staff Registration. REC-IM Membership is NOT required for the Group Fitness classes. Registration for classes can be completed at any time during the Winter 2014 Semester.  For more information, please visit the REC-IM Faculty/Staff Fitness page at this link or call the REC-IM at 734-487-1338.  Registration forms and schedules are shown below.

Faculty-Staff Group Fitness Registration Form

Faculty-Staff Only - Group Fitness Schedule 

General Group Fitness Schedule (open to students, faculty and staff)

If you already have a REC-IM membership, you do not have to complete the form to join the group fitness classes.  If you join the Get-Fit Challenge and do not have a REC-IM membership, you will need to complete the Group Fitness Registration Form.



Due to popular demand. It's back and better than ever. Registration for the 2014 REC-IM Get Fit Challenge is now open. The Get Fit Challenge is an annual fitness event where students, faculty and staff compete (in teams of four) for points by attending fitness and nutrition seminars, exercising and learning about healthy lifestyles. This year, there will be special faculty/staff only educational sessions along with faculty-staff only group fitness classes as described above.  HR-sponsored Lunch and Learn sessions also qualify for Get Fit points.  Prizes will be awarded based on participation, so all levels of fitness are welcome. Prize sponsors include Whole Foods, the EMU Bookstore, the Tower Inn and many more with designated faculty/staff only prizes.

The cost of the program is $40 per team.  Please visit Register for the Get Fit Challenge or visit the Get Fit Challenge homepage for more information.  Also read the Employee Benefits Blog to learn the latest Get Fit Challenge news and provide comments and feedback on the program.

Attend These Faculty-Staff Only Educational Sessions for "Get Fit" Points

More Ways for Faculty and Staff to Earn Get-Fit Points

HR Lunch and Learn Programs 

BCBSM Meetings (including a Personal Meeting)

TIAA-CREF Meetings



How much does it cost per person?

The team registration fee is $40, or $10 per person.

How do we form a team?

After you register on the Get Fit site, you log in and choose "Register" from the menu at the top of the page, then choose "Create Team." Once the team is created, the other three members log in, choose "Register" and then choose "Join Team."

Why is there a cost?

The $40 team registration fee is used to provide a themed shirt to all participants and it covers additional prizes that are not provided by a sponsor.

Does each member of the team have to do the same activities to get credit?

No. Your team gets credit for all the activities in which your individual team members participate. When determining team prizes, all the points your team members earn are counted.

How do we earn points?

You earn points by attending faculty-staff group fitness classes or the other group fitness classes offered by the REC-IM open to students and members. You also earn points by attending HR Lunch and Learn sessions, BCBSM and TIAA-CREF meetings (including personal counseling sessions), completing a BCBSM Health Risk Assessment online, and participating in other HR department activities and events as announced. When you attend an eligible event, there will be a designated REC-IM or HR rep present to stamp your point sheet. You submit your point sheets each week to the REC-IM in person, or by scanning and emailing. Do not send via interoffice mail.

How do we find out about points-eligible events?

Classes and events are posted on the REC-IM Get Fit Challenge page and HR Wellness page. You will find group fitness schedules for faculty-staff only classes, and general fitness classes open to all. On the HR Wellness page, you will also find info about Lunch and Learn programs, and other points-eligible activities and events.



Wellness Survey and Health Fair Prize Recipients

Main Campus Fair

Amy Homrich - IT

Asrat Tessera - Accounting & Finance

Charles Basler - Facilities & Maintenance

Esther Gunel - International Students

Jackie Moffett - REC-IM

James Pringle - IT (Wellness Survey)

Ray Cryderman - WEMU

Sarah Ayers - Housing & Residence Life

Sharon Abraham - Human Resources

Shirley Hales-Willis - Facilities & Maintenance


College of Business Fair

Sherry Shopshear - Snow Health

Thomas Lechner - Faculty