Mason and BurnAlong App Launch a New Well-Being Partnership

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Director

Mason and BurnAlong App Launch a New Well-Being Partnership

Mason has launched a partnership with BurnAlong, an app that offers more than 1,000 on-demand well-being classes on many topics across more than 40 categories, from physical fitness to mindfulness meditation.

The first 6,000 Mason students and the first 1,000 Mason employees to sign up during this academic year at https://fit.burnalong.com/gmu/ will gain free access to BurnAlong. Students, faculty, and staff can also invite people to join them for classes.

Lewis Forrest, associate dean of University Life, led the team that created the BurnAlong partnership. “Mason is always working to find creative and effective ways to enhance well-being for our community,” he said. “Partnering with BurnAlong will help connect people with each other and content related to well-being, fitness, nutrition and many other topics, when and where they want to.”

“BurnAlong will offer access to specialized fitness classes for those that don’t have the option for membership at Mason recreation facilities,” said Melissa Schreibstein, our center’s director of well-being programs. “Faculty, staff, and students can take classes at a time and in a place that works for them. We envision that entire offices will challenge themselves to participate in classes together, cultivating stronger connections and well-being during the work week.”  

Classes, with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, feature local and national instructors. A growing variety of classes feature Mason faculty, staff, and students. Mason employees and students can create classes for the BurnAlong app, sharing their expertise and ideas for the Mason community to practice well-being. If you would like to be a content contributor, BurnAlong representatives can be on campus to videotape at a location of your choice. Please email Lewis Forrest at lforres1@gmu.edu to contribute.