Announcing a New Fitness and Wellness Partnership
Dear SLUH Parents,
We are pleased to announce a partnership with Emerge Fitness that will provide our students an accessible holistic wellness program. This comes at a critical time when screen time, sedentary behavior, poor nutrition, stress and anxiety are having a significant impact on young people.
As you know, exercise is one of the best stress management tools available, and when combined with a holistic approach, it can drastically boost overall health and well-being. Our program with Emerge Fitness, based in St. Charles, is called WeMerge. WeMerge is an affordable, fee-based program that will provide the tools, training and support – partially online and partially in-person – to focus on the student’s whole body, mind and spirit so they can improve their quality of life and reach their full potential.
Specifically, the program is comprised of exercise, mindfulness and nutrition modules that work synergistically to:
- Decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression and loneliness
- Improve relationships and positive body image
- Improve self-esteem, self-worth and self confidence
- Improve focus, in-school performance, sleep and energy
We encourage your son to consider participating in this program, especially if he is not active with one of our athletic teams. In addition, we are committed to making this accessible to all of our students. Please let us know if you feel the program may be a financial burden and we can work with you to cover these costs.
We look forward to working with Emerge Fitness to benefit the formation of our young men. Please know of our prayers for you and your loved ones.
Fr. Ian Gibbons, SJ