Monthly Wellness Activity/Lecture

Wellness lectures or presentations are given once a month during residents’ didactics time. Topics include:

Whole Life Leaders – How Love and Play Improve the Way We Work
Financial Planning During and After Residency
Gratitude Works! How Bliss is Based on Blessing
Follow Your Bliss
Recognizing the Resident in Distress
How to Identify Abusive Relationships and Promote Healthy Relationships
Maintain Don’t Gain: 8-Week Healthy Challenge
Create a Budget
Ditch Your Debt & Start Building for the Future
Heart Disease-What Every Woman Should Know
Losing Body Fat the Health Way

Wellness activities are scheduled every other month during residents’ didactics time or in the evening. Activities have included:

Puppy Party 
Paddle Board/Kayaking
Indoor Rock Climbing
Cooking Lessons
Parrot Planet Day
Paint Night
Meditation Classes
Yoga Classes
Movie Nights or Dinners
Holiday Potlucks

Resident Retreats

The Neurology Residency Program hosts a half-day retreat in the fall and spring. Residents are excused from all clinical duties during this time. The retreat provides an opportunity for residents to come together in one location and get to know one another in a relaxing, social, and fun activity. The retreat is an opportunity for the residents to relax and get to know each other better. The main objectives for the retreats are fostering support and camaraderie among peers; enhancing communication and stress managements skills; and developing an appreciation of and respect for diversity among colleagues.

Welcome Dinner for Neurology Residents

At the beginning of each academic year, a welcome dinner is hosted in the program director’s home for the Neurology residents. This intimate setting offers an opportunity for the residents to become better acquainted with each other as well as with the department’s faculty on a more personal level.

Lunch with the Chair

On a quarterly basis, the Neurology Department Chair, Dr. Gorin, will have lunch with the residents. In this setting, Dr. Gorin encourages residents to offer suggestions for changes, as well as bring up new and innovative ideas to add to the program. Dr. Gorin’s goal is to foster the residents’ sense of co-ownership of the program and elicit their feedback in a constructive, solution-oriented approach.

PGY Level Class Meetings

The Program Director, Dr. Duffy, will meet with each class separately, twice a year, to check in on each of the residents to address any challenges they may be facing as a class or as individuals. Dr. Duffy will provide support and tools for managing the challenges of physician training with special attention to resident wellness.

Mentorship Program

Goal: We aim to offer a comprehensive mentoring program to provide guidance to residents throughout their residency program. All residents will be assigned to a faculty mentor that they will be scheduled to meet with on a quarterly basis. Faculty mentors will supervise and advise resident mentees regarding scholarly activities, research, and career plans. Faculty mentors will also be available to discuss any issues or concerns that might arise throughout a residents’ residency program in order to provide any necessary support.

Objectives: Meet on a quarterly basis to check-in, review rotation schedule, educational plan, CV, QI projects, Research projects, teaching, career goals/plans, and fellowship.

  • Responsibilities of Mentor:
    • Help resident set priorities to achieve goals
    • Provide assessment and formative feedback
    • Encourage creative and broader thinking
    • Provide emotional support
    • Act as an advocate
  • Responsibilities of Mentee:
    • Provide updated portfolio to mentor at the scheduled meetings
    • Share personal goals and priorities
    • Provide any updates that have occurred since past meeting
    • Share with mentor any problems or frustrations that may be occurring either personally or professionally
    • Actively engage in creating quarterly action plan of achievable goals

UC Living Fit Forever Wellness Program

Want better tone? Want improved endurance, flexibility and strength? Want a better understanding of how your eating habits impact the way you feel and function? Want to improve your mindfulness and reduce stress?


UC Living Fit Forever is a sustainable fitness and wellness program for UCDHS & SOM employees, Faculty, Residents, Medical and Nursing students looking for a permanent lifestyle change.

In this program, participants will learn skills and knowledge to live fit forever. Program highlights include: on-site fitness training and monthly “Lunch and Learn” educational seminars.

For additional details visit The Living Fit Forever Page.

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UC Davis Health Fitness Center

  • Fees: Med Center Memberships are sold on a quarterly and annual basis
    • Location: 2501 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817
    • Contact: 916-703-5140 

Anytime Fitness (East Sacramento)

  • Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Dance Classes
  • Discount: 30% off = $30 per month and $0 enrollment fees month-to-month contract
  • Employees & Students need to show identification badge
  • Retirees need to show the UC Davis retiree identification card
    • Location: 6350 Folsom Blvd., Suite 160, Sacramento, CA 95819
    • Contact: 916-452-5555

Anytime Fitness (Rancho Cordova)

  • Discount: 40% off Gym Membership
  • Month-to-month membership with full access to other locations
    • Location: 3161-3225 Zinfandel Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    • Contact: Rick Burdue at 916-706-0090 or 

Padme Yoga Center 

  • Yoga styles: Power Flow and Mellow Flow
  • Yoga workshops: Beginner, Advanced, Foundations, and Balances
  • Yoga Retreats
  • More Yoga Information (Word Doc)
  • Discount: Introductory offer is only $15 for 10 consecutive days of yoga
  • Special UCDMC membership for ONLY $89 monthly
  • 10% off most workshops and retail
    • Location: 1899 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 120, Sacramento, CA 95816
    • Contact: 916-455-4600

California Family Fitness California Family Fitness Flyer (PDF)

Crunch Fitness NorCal

  • Health & Fitness Club
  • Discount: No initial enrollment fee
  • Employees & Students need to show badge & ID
  • Retirees need to show the UC Davis retiree identification card
    • Location: 1250 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825 or 6680 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677 or at any future sites
    • Contact: David Scharbach at 916-333-3209 or

Spare Times Clubs Fitbitz Flyers (PDF)

Fitness Rangers Health & Fitness Club

  • Services/Products Offered: Gym, Bootcamp, Personal Training, Nutrition, Barre, Boxing, Yoga, HIIT, Turf
  • Discount: Corporate Gym Membership Rate $50 per month, waived initiation fee.
  • Corporate Unlimited Membership Rate $155 per month, access to over 50 classes per week
  • Both give discounted rates for personal training
  • Employees & Students need to show badge & ID
  • Retirees need to show the UC Davis retiree identification card
    • Location: 1717 34th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
    • Contact: Dana Fleischman at 916-739-1100 or

Curves East Sac Women’s Health Club Services

  • Discount: First time enrollment will be free (Regularly $99) signing up for one year commitment at $44 per month
  • Also, will offer 10% off the 12 months if member pre-pays (savings of over $50)
  • Employees & Students need to show badge & ID
  • Retirees need to show the UC Davis retiree identification card

Good Times CrossFit Personal Training/Group Fitness Classes

  • Discount: 20% off of any package
    • Location: 3747 W. Pacific Ave Sacramento, CA 95820
    • Contact: Cristin or Eric Botsford at 916-752-4588 or

Alhambra Athletic Club (Wenmart Membership Rates)

  • Alhambra Athletic Club Gold Membership (3 club access): 1st Person: $84, 2nd Person: $29, 3rd Person: $7 Total: $120/mo For 3+ People (Spouse/Domestic Partner and Children ages 7-21/ 21-24 (must be a full-time student)
  • Signature/Riverside Athletic Club Executive Membership: 1st Person: $68, 2nd Person: $26, 3rd Person: $7 Total: $101/mo For 3+ People (Spouse/Domestic Partner and Children ages 7-21/ (21-24 must be a full-time student)
  • Discount: total membership cost can be reduced per account by $20/mo after going through the Incentive Fitness Program. This is health and wellness program is outlined in membership packet – available at any Wenmat Club
  • Childcare and Aerobics Classes are offered to our membership at no additional cost
    • Location: 1671 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 
    • Contact: Mat Thompson, Manager for Alhambra Athletic Club at 916 457-9300

All Star Skates

  • Roller Skating products and accessories
  • Discount: 15% off purchases of $100 or more
  • Code: UCDAVIS13 (at checkout)

SFA Martial Arts and Fitness Center

  • Multiple Martial Arts and Fitness Programs: Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu, Real Aikido, Muay Thai and many more!
  • Discount: 20% off (extended to family members)
    • Location: 1260 Trangle Ct., West Sacramento, CA 95605 
    • Contact: Ilya Bezuglov or Tiffany Angulo at 916-217-5018

Express Fitness for Women 

  • Offer: $0 enrollment fee, $25 monhtly dues (a 15% discount), other available discounts

Wholesome HealthCare Sacramento Services

  • Life Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Behavioral Therapy
  • Discount: 20% off
    • Location: 225 30th Street, Suite 215, Sacramento, CA 95816
    • Contact: Derika Faamausili at 916-889-5154 or

Solfire Yoga

  • Services: Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga (80-90 degree temps), Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga, Gentle Yoga
  • Offer: Introductory 30 day (consecutive) pass for $25.00 (reg. $30.00)
  • Monthly Unlimited Memberships Available for $89.00 per month (regularly $99)
  • 10% off all other class passes and workshops
  • Monthly memberships require EFT and 6 month minimum requirement
  • Proof of Employment must be shown
  • Only enrollee may use passes/membership. All class passes purchased have expiration dates following activation. See website for details.

Quiet Connections

  • Alternative and Holistic Services $15 off of select services

Yoga Loka

  • Bikram Yoga Offer: Three (3) Free Introductory Yoga classes
  • Please attend 15 minutes early, sign waiver, and show UCD identification
    • 4820 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816
    • Contact: 916-454-4100

In-Shape Health Clubs

  • Offer: 20% off
  • *Employee, student, or retiree must show employee ID or identification card or pay stub to receive $0 enrollment and 20% off of standard monthly club dues (including pro-rated amount for join month)
  • Revive and Relax VIP, towels, tanning, and Kids Club (excludes Personal Training and 3rd party programs)
  • New member may be required to pay nominal key card fee at time of joining
  • Other monthly due levels are available but subject to full enrollment charge
  • All memberships pay a club maintenance fee up to $49.50 to be charged in the 7th month of membership and every year after.
  • New member will pay no enrollment fee but Amenities and facilities vary by location. Certain restrictions apply. See club for details. Must be 18 years or older with valid ID

  • Offering over 8,000 fitness equipment items and accessories
  • Staff, faculty, students, and retirees can enter discount code UCDAVIS10 at checkout for 10% off

Orangetheory Fitness Orangetheory Flyer (pdf)

The Firehouse 5 – Argentine Tango Lessons 

  • Offer: First Beginner’s class free on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm.
  • Sign up for a month of Beginning Argentine Tango and bring a partner for free (payment at time of sign-up)
  • 25% off on Private Lessons and gift certificates (great gift for newlyweds)
    • Location: 2014 B 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
    • Contact: Barbara Bauer at 916-533-2389 or