UMass Medical School
The UMass Medicine in Motion chapter partners with existing campus groups to provide fun opportunities for members of the UMass community to engage in physical activity. These events will bring together students, physicians, and other healthcare workers for stress-relieving, community-building, wellness-strengthening experiences. Examples of our activities include partnering with doctors from our Peds division to promote a UMass team for a 5k in Worcester and working with educational leaders to pair physical activity with in-class learning.
Emily is a second-year medical student originally from Clinton, New York. She is a certified spin and yoga instructor and actively teaches for MIM (and friends and family in quarantine). She went to college in Middlebury, Vermont, where she spent most of her time hiking, ski patrolling, and teaching spin. She continues to ski, hike, and move her way through medical school, and she loves being a part of MIM because she can connect with people that share this same passion for mindful movement and cultivating self-love and appreciation for what our bodies do for us each and every day.
Marianna Paradise is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She attended University of Maryland, College Park for her undergrad education (go Terps!) and was a member of the club rowing team. When she’s not studying, she is busy baking or running (slowly). Mari is excited to share her passion for fitness with her community and is a proponent of leading a well-balanced life in order to prevent burnout.
Jenny is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She received her undergraduate degree in Global Health at Georgetown University in 2018, where she was also a diver on the Swim and Dive team for four years. Jenny is excited to find the same sense of community, support, and passion for fitness that she had during college athletics as a member of Medicine in Motion. In addition to her role as a chapter lead at UMass, she is also the VP of Sponsorship at MiM.
Vanya is a second-year medical student at UMass Medical School. She is originally from the South End of Boston, and went to Harvard for undergrad. She has always loved dancing, and has been a part of many dance teams, as well as teaching Zumba during undergrad. In Worcester, she spends many mornings running (hills are the best!) and trying to find her inner peace doing hot yoga. She also loves escaping to Vermont to hike and ski with her family and her crazy puppy Koko. Being a part of MiM and meeting others passionate about fitness and wellness has been a wonderful opportunity, and she looks forward to doing more workouts with all of you!
March 31, 2019
The TDD5k—run on March 31st at Worcester State University—benefits UMass’ Neonatal ICU and was formed by a family to honor the lives of their triplets who died while being cared for in our NICU. A Pediatrics attending—Tom Guggina—has formed a UMass team; we invite anyone interested in Medicine in Motion to join our team on March 31st. Cost is $25 if you join a team and $35 if you sign up as an individual.
•Website to register: https://app.racereach.com/event/tdd-5k/register
•Team name: Kelley Kangaroos
Morning Workout at Green Hill Park
September 23, 2020
The UMass MiM team wrapping up an awesome morning HIIT workout led by our very own Emily! We had a great time safely meeting up in the mornings in Green Hill Park in Worcester before the weather turned on us!
Morning Zoom Workout
November 17, 2019
With it getting chilly outside, the UMass MiM team has started hosting weekly morning zoom workouts led by Emily. It’s been great to continue seeing each other and keep moving!
Boston Athletic Association (BAA)
June 23, 2019
Go to this link to sign up! 2) Choose option “Team member – early bird.” 3) Select the team called “UMass Medicine in Motion” 4) Input credit card information. (If you fail to raise $300 by end of June, they’ll take the difference from the card you give). 5) Start fundraising / training!
Orange Theory Class
October 3, 2020
The UMass MiM team after an awesome Orange Theory Workout! It’s been great partnering with different local gyms and sport stores as we work to grow the MiM mission in the Worcester community.