News Release

Elizabeth Watkins
Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources
47 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720

Grand Opening of the Employee Wellness Center


Mark your calendars!


All full time faculty and staff are invited to tour the


Grand Opening !!

September 25-28 between 8:30am – 4:30pm

Pratt Building, New Castle Campus


Wilmington University is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new, fully equipped Employee Wellness Center.  Providing ways for our employees to have healthier lifestyles, and by providing them the tools they need to achieve and maintain good health.   This new benefit supports the culture of the University and we are very excited about this new offering to our Employee Workplace Wellness Program. 

The 1,500 square foot employee wellness center will be located on the New Castle campus and will open to full time faculty/staff beginning on Tuesday, September 25th at 8:30am.    The Employee Wellness Center will offer a top-of-the-line series of exercise equipment, including treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, exercise bikes, free weights and multi-station exercise systems.  There will also be a separate, semi-private exercise room where employees can participate in DVD exercise programs at their leisure.

Wilmington University has partnered with CardioKinetics, Inc. to manage the employee wellness center.  CardioKinetics is a local preventative medicine company that has been recognized both regionally and nationally for their services.  Ashley Morris, of CardioKinetics, will manage our Employee Wellness Center.   

Wilmington University full time faculty/staff will have access to a variety of services at the new Employee Wellness Center.  Each member will receive an individual fitness evaluation, which includes a personalized exercise prescription program and a health risk factor assessment.  Available to members, at any time, are blood pressure measurements, exercising heart rates, body composition analysis, flexibility measurements, and strength tests which include grip and upper body as well as abdominal strength.  Nutrition consultation, motivational incentive programs, wellness seminars and general health and fitness advice will be available as well.  The Employee Wellness Center will be open from 7am – 7pm, Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, October 1st. (Membership is FREE however we strongly encourage an annual minimum donation of $50 to $100 towards our student scholarship program.)

Grand Opening Day Activities:

Facility Tours every half hour starting at 9am

Fun Department in the House! 10am – 2pm

Free Wilmington University Employee Wellness Center T-Shirts to the first 100 new members

Mini-Zumba classes at 10:30 and 2:00pm

One Wellness Token to everyone who visits 

Want to become a member? 

Sign up for new member orientation at our Grand Opening!

All new members will be entered for a chance to win a FREE biometric health assessment!  ($75 value)

Click here for more information about the Grand Opening!

Questions? Contact Human Resources: 

Karen Sheats x6867 or

Ashley Morris x 4696 or

Published: Friday, September 21, 2012 - New Castle, DE