Human Resources and Payroll




Physical Well-Being


Mason is partnering with BurnAlong to pilot the app that offers on demand fitness and health classes. The first 1,000 faculty and staff and first 6,000 students will receive free access!
Mason students, faculty, and staff will be able to choose from more than 1,000 classes across more than 30 categories and will also have the ability to record classes on the platform. BurnAlong currently has Mason-branded classes on the platform! Start today on the Mason BurnAlong website.

Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB)

The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being offers a range of well-being opportunities including free weekly Well-Being Practices (such as Yoga and Meditation) as well as a Brown Bag Lunch series. Details at


CommonHealth, the wellness benefit for state employees, offers a range of opportunities including special rates on WeightWatchers, fitness center discounts, and more.

Let’s Move, Mason!

Physical well-being is an important aspect of how we thrive. To aid in this, we are launching a new initiative for faculty and staff called, Let’s Move, Mason! This initiative is designed to get you moving throughout your day in a convenient way that is possible for you. Need some ideas on how to get moving? Check out the attached flyer!

With the addition of this new initiative, “Who’s Walking Wednesday?” is getting a new look and title! Now called, “We’re Walking Wednesday,” instead of weekly walks, this event is changing to a monthly timeframe. Take a walk on campus on the first Wednesday of every month at noon with your campus colleagues! If you would like to lead one of the 12 walks throughout the year starting in January 2020, please sign up here. You do not need to wait for the monthly We’re Walking Wednesday to take a walk on campus! We encourage you to get moving in any way you can and want to throughout your day, and that includes getting a walk in on any day of the week.

Don’t forget to show us your moves! Tag Human Resources & Payroll (@GMUHRandPayroll) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #LiveWellMason.

Mason Recreation

A membership in Mason Recreation provides you access to three facilities on the Fairfax campus – the Aquatic & Fitness Center, the Recreation & Athletic Complex "RAC" and Skyline Fitness Center. In addition to fabulous facilities, they also offer a range of special events to keep fitness fun! Learn more about the services and amenities at Mason Rec or contact the Membership and Sales Coordinator, Taylor Hyde at for further registration information.

Mason Walk ‘In

Take your walk indoors! Wellness by Mason offers Mason Walk 'In, 1-mile trails mapped out in 18 buildings in Arlington, Fairfax and Science & Technology.

Additionally, here are some helpful walking tips from the American Heart Association.

Parking and Transportation

Mason’s Office of Parking and Transportation offers a variety of opportunities for those who bike to work including Bicycle Commuter Choice, showers, bike racks, shelters, pumps and a free lock if you register your bike at Mason.

Walking Wednesdays

Join us each Wednesday at noon on the Arlington, Fairfax, and Science & Technology campuses for a 30-minute walk with your colleagues. Would you like to lead a walk? Visit the Employee Resource and Support Groups page.

Wellness by Mason

Wellness by Mason offers some complimentary online resources for exercising indoors or at your desk. Details at