The Fusion Steering Committee introduced a popular series of wellness activities at Fusion 2018. For Fusion 2019 in Kissimmee, we are offering three exciting opportunities to “get your wellness on” during the conference. This year at the Gaylord Palms Resort you can choose any or all of these activities:
- Impact Village
- Each year, we try to leave behind a little bit of D2L goodness when Fusion is over. This year we are teaming with an organization titled Give Kids The World Village. Since 1986, this 84-acre resort village has provided cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families. Fusion attendees who participate in the Impact Village will put together Halloween items for the kids who visit in October. The Impact Village will open at the conference hotel on Sunday night and continue throughout the conference.
- Sunrise Yoga
- Balance is important. Balance your hectic conference day with the calming influence of yoga. One of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is said to be the proper balance of sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Maybe you just want to see whether you can balance on one foot. If you regularly practice yoga, this is a great opportunity to get out of your hotel room and join in with other D2Lers. Maybe you’ve never been to a yoga session and wonder what all the fuss is about. Either way, sign up today to enjoy a relaxing start to your day. Namaste.
- Circuit Training
- I’m thinking my wife might sign up for this one. I gave her a new Cricut® machine for Christmas and she’s still struggling to learn how to use it. Wait…what? Oh, that’s very different. Circuit training on Tuesday morning at Fusion? Sure, why not? What a great way to start the day. Even better than DIY craft and cutting training. Led by a professional trainer, the group will start with a warm-up before launching into a seven-step training regime. This will be done outdoors on the lawn at the resort.
All three activities are free, but registration is required to reserve your spot in the sessions.
Here’s what some of the 2018 attendees had to say about the Wellness Track:
Melissa Koenig of DePaul University said, “The morning yoga sessions were a welcome addition to the program. They were a good motivation to get up in the morning and get moving. I find that doing some activity every morning during a conference makes it easier for me to focus during sessions, and I appreciated having a group to join in these activities.”
Jonathan Sorrenti of Midlands Technical College said, “I got excited when I saw that D2L was having wellness sessions again this year at Fusion. I loved running around Houston with John Baker last year. It was a blast! This year I signed up for Circuit Training. I can’t wait to work out with my fellow D2Lers. Sign up before the spots are all taken.”
Teddy Quintoro of McGill University also attended the yoga sessions last year and said, “It was a great way to start the day energized! I was a little skeptical initially, as I am not used to getting up that early for a workout, so I only registered for the first session to try it out. The location was amazing! We were at the top of the hotel, next to the pool, and saw the sunrise among the skyscrapers.”