WellCat Fit

About the program...

The WellCat fit program is an 8-10 week program to help you improve your mental and physical wellbeing through a self-selected physical activity program. Taking the first step toward a physically active lifestyle can be an overwhelming experience, especially when attempted alone. We understand this, which is why we use an exercise buddy system. All exercise buddies or “peer assistants” are highly trained and knowledgeable in principles of physical activity and are flexible to meet the needs of your busy schedule. Unlike personal trainers, our peer assistants are not there to tell you what you should and should not do. They are there to support your choices and provide guidance when needed by being a reliable activity partner. Whether you enjoy walks through Bidwell Park, biking around Chico, or going to the WRECcenter, your peer assistant will be there to support you in the ways you would like to be physically active.

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What can this program do for me?

It can provide physical health benefits such as:

  • Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, and negative mood
  • Enhances positive mood
  • Improves body image, self-esteem and self concept regardless of physical changes
  • Improves cognitive functioning
  • Enhances social contacts and relationships

How to join?

The WellCat Fit Program is FREE for students identifies as qualifying by doctors at the Student Health Center

Contact info:

Garrett Rieck

wellcatfit@csuchico.edu

Deborah Stewart, M.D.

dcstewart@csuchico.edu