What is MoveWell?

MoveWell brings together the vast array of existing physical activity programs UCLA already offers with the goal of extending their reach even further and increasing participation by students, faculty, and staff. In working collaboratively with diverse groups interested in physical health, we hope to inspire additional programming, increase educational opportunities about how to take the lead in improving one’s own physical fitness, and how to support one another in reaching these goals.

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Email us at: movewell@ucla.edu

MoveWell Leadership

Angelia Leung

Angelia Leung, M.A., C.M.A

As faculty member in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, her teaching areas included: improvisation, choreography, movement analysis, fundamentals and modern dance technique, dance education, creative dance for children, and production management/administration. Leung was an independent choreographer/dancer as well as one of the founders of Chopsticks & Sneakers, a collective of Asian and Asian-American choreographers, which had produced concerts since 1984. She has taught as guest artist wherever her works have been presented throughout the United States and internationally. Leung’s teaching and creative work reflects her primary interest in praxis – in creating bridges between intuition and the analytical, the theoretical and the practical, the conceptual and the physical.  She has served in numerous capacities in administrative roles and advisement for the department, School, and campus throughout her tenure, including a final stint as departmental Chair from 2006 to 2015. She has served on the faculty advisory board of the School’s Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) minor program since 2010 and continues to do so (Faculty Chair 2010-2014, 2016-current).

Though recently retired, Leung continues to serve (since 2013) on the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) Steering Committee as co-lead of the Move Well Pod. Current projects include developing and promoting research and interventions for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty making “healthy choices as the easy choice” through programs engaged in awareness, activism, and action.

Erinn McMahan

Erinn McMahan is the Director of UCLA Recreation, which provides extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services. Erinn’s current Director role brings together his extensive experience in university administration, facility and program management, and coaching. Previously, Erinn served as the interim Associate Director of Programs and Outreach for UCLA Recreation where he helped complete the Jane Semel HCI Community Garden and worked to establish evening youth programming and the Little Bruins Clubhouse at the John Wooden Center.

For 10 years, Erinn also served as the Program Director for the Marina Aquatic Center (MAC), UCLA Recreation’s boating facility. There, he initiated several new programs, including free student kayaking, which now attracts over 3,000 UCLA student participants a year and introduces many to basic boating safety principles. Prior to leading the MAC, Erinn was the head coach of the UCLA Men’s Rowing team for 10 years, where he reinvigorated the team and built it into one of the West Coast’s premier club programs, culminating with a medal at the PAC-10 Championships.

Nicole Dominguez, the HCI MoveWell Blogger, photographed in front of magenta-colored flowers.

Nicole Dominguez, MoveWell Blogger

Nicole Dominguez is a 4th year undergraduate psychobiology major at UCLA. She has been involved with HCI as the MoveWell blogger since June 2019. In addition to writing, she has participated in HCI’s Health Equity Summit and COVID-19 focus group research. Outside of HCI, Nicole has been involved with Total Wellness Magazine and UCLA Recreation’s Fitness Leadership Program.

Overall, she is very passionate about health and wellness and enjoys advocating for a holistic view of health, which considers physical, mental, and emotional well-being.