Take the first steps towards health & wellness at Bench/Bar Wellness Week – the first event of its kind!

September 16-19, 2019 | Complimentary Event

As members of the Bench and Bar, we have stressful and sedentary jobs, work long hours, and often our health and wellness is at the bottom of the priority list. In other words, we are constantly chasing the elusive “work-life balance”. While we cannot change this overnight, state and local bar associations are taking the first step with Bench/Bar Wellness Week, which will focus on ways to improve your health and wellness by making small changes in your routine and life. It only takes 20 minutes a day to improve your body, mind, and spirit, so come join us for Bench/Bar Wellness Week and make yourself a priority.

Learn More About MSBA Health & Wellness
 

Bench/Bar Wellness Week Events

September 16: Mental Health Monday, Sponsored by the Bar Association of Montgomery County
September 17: Take Care Tuesday: Meditation in the Woods
September 18: Wake-Up Wednesday
September 19: Wellness Expo

 

Participate in the Step Challenge throughout the week!

Directions for Step Challenge

  • The step challenge will run from Monday, September 16, 2019 at midnight through Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
  • There will be three categories: 1) individuals, 2) teams of four from law firms, non-profits, and government agencies, and 3) judges/magistrates-law clerk teams.
  • Each individual and team must register by Monday, September 9, 2019.
  • Each individual and team will record their daily steps on the provided form.
  • Each individual and team will send the completed daily step form to benchbarwellnessweek@gmail.com by 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
  • Announcement of the three category winners will be made on Friday, September 20, 2019 at noon.
  • The three category winners will receive a $250.00 gift card.
  • Good luck and get moving!!

About the Step Challenge

Yes or No: As members of the Bench and Bar, we have very sedentary jobs.
Yes or No: Members of the Bench and Bar are competitive.
Yes or No: A little competition is healthy for the mind, body, and spirit.

If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then the Step Challenge is for you! The Step Challenge will run from Monday, September 16, 2019 at midnight until Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. There are three categories of participants: 1) individuals, 2) teams of four from law firms, non-profits, and government agencies, and 3) judges/magistrates-law clerk teams. The winners from each category will receive a $250.00 gift card. Grab your sneakers, charge your tracker or smartwatch, and let’s start moving.