Earn money for wellness activities

Berries are health-related activities that improve  your well-being. All benefits-eligible university employees
can earn a $100 (taxable) incentive for completing six Berries between January 1 and November 30. Two of
the six Berries can be earned through an organization outside of Stanford, such as a neighborhood gym, or
can be something you do on your own, like an organized race.


You must take the SHALA before participating in any Berry activities. You can begin your Berries before or while you are involved in the Wellness Profile and/or Engagement. It is possible to earn all six Berries remotely.


Track your Berries by signing into your BeWell account. “In progress” Berries are yellow and “complete” Berries are red. Berries that are red with a white checkmark are being applied to your $100 incentive. Please see the legend below:



Stanford Berries can be found through the Berry calendar and your BeWell account. Please note that we cannot award Berry credit for required departmental training or paid activities. Some Stanford Berries may require that you submit a validation form through your BeWell account. Please check with your instructor to see if a validation form is required.

Remote options:

  • Recorded webinars – watch recordings of previously held live webinars. Sign into your account to see the offerings. You may watch three recorded webinars per program year for Berry credit.
  • Healthy Living classes and webinars – offerings cover the spectrum of wellness, including nutrition, stress management, mindfulness and more. Healthy Living is STAP-eligible.
  • Champions – foster wellness within your workgroup and apply for wellness grants of $200 to $1,000 to bring exclusive wellness resources and workshops to your group.
  • Virtual Stanford Recreation & Wellness – register for free virtual personal training and online Stanford classes. Open-air fitness classes are also available at a special BeWell rate – some of which are limited to staff and faculty.
  • Online Stanford classes and workshops – sign up for an online offering through Cardinal at Work, Continuing Studies, Environmental Health & Safety, and more. Check our Berry calendar for upcoming opportunities or sign into your BeWell account to learn more about offerings.

Get Berry credit for a wellness activity you complete outside of Stanford. Credit is granted with proof of participation. Sign into your account to complete a validation form to get credit, and contact our office if you have questions about acceptable forms of verification.

You may receive Berry credit for up to two non-Stanford Berries. Examples include:

  • Classes and trainings taken through non-Stanford organizations in these wellness areas: fitness, nutrition, stress management, emergency preparedness, elder/child care, environmental health, ergonomics, health management or enrichment.
  • Tracking your physical activity and/or nutrition with an app or fitness device (please note you must submit six weeks of data).
  • Attending Weight Watchers or a similar wellness support group.
  • Annual well-visit with your healthcare provider.
  • Completing a timed race, such as a 5k or century.


Berry Calendar

Calendar of Berry incentive activities