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Wellness Discounts

The University's wellness department, Well-U, has partnerships with companies and organizations that allow employees to receive health-related discounts on programs and products to help you reach your health goals!

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YMCA: Want to get in shape, stay in shape, or reach a wellness goal? Thanks to a partnership between the University of Rochester, the YMCA of Greater Rochester and the Canandaigua Family YMCA, all regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including union members) are eligible. More details can be found on

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Aetna Discounts: Programs to help you be well and save money. Save on gym memberships, eyeglasses and contacts, weight-loss programs, chiropractor visits and more.

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Excellus - Blue 365: Blue365 is an online destination for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members, featuring healthy deals and discounts that make it easier and more affordable to make healthy choices. For a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.

Excellus - Healthways: Healthways Fitness Your Way is a new way to get healthy and feel good on your own terms. A first-of-its-kind fitness program, Healthways Fitness Your Way offers you the flexibility to workout at any network fitness location, on your time and on a budget that you can live with. It's one of the most flexible, affordable and accessible ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle and remain committed to it.

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Weight Watchers: The University offers a discounted rate for employees who register for Weight Watchers through Well-U. There are two subscription options, @work or online meetings (@work also allows employees to attend meetings in the community if those meetings @work do not fit their schedule). The discounted rate is $38.22/month for @work subscriptions and $16.96/month for online subscriptions. Well-U also offers a 50% reimbursement for employees who attend 16 consecutive weeks of @work or online meetings! What are you waiting for? Sign-up today!

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Midtown Athletic Club: For exclusive access, discounted joining fees and complimentary trial memberships, contact Robert Jakobi at (585)-512-2780 or .

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Massage Envy: As a UR employee, if you enroll in the wellness program at any Rochester, NY-area Massage Envy Spa® we will waive the enrollment fee and you will receive a free upgrade so that your first membership massage session will be 90 minutes instead of 60 minutes. Click the link above for details and contact information for the Massage Envy closest to you!