Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Spring Schedule 2014

Take time to care for your most valuable resource – your health. Wellness classes and events are open to all LCC employees, their spouses/domestic partners and their dependents, along with retirees. To sign up for a class, use the corresponding CRN. All classes and events are free unless otherwise noted.  To sign up for a special event or program, contact Wendy Simmons at (541) 463-5551 or simmonsws@lanecc.edu.

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Hybrid Healthy You: Creating Healthy Habits Together
Join this group that meets in person twice monthly and engages you online weekly. Follow along with Moodle for more inspiration. Together we will create healthier eating behaviors, exercise routines, stress management techniques and more, on our way to gaining improved health and fitness for our minds and bodies. Share your thoughts and successes and enjoy group accountability to give you the support you need on the road to better health. You may also participate online if you cannot make the meetings.
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
1st/3rd Thursdays of the month, 4/3 – 6/5, 1:05 - 1:50 PM and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132, CRN 44548

Interval Training & Fitness Circuits M/W/F
Come enjoy a circuit class and interval class designed to strengthen and target all areas of the body. We will incorporate a variety of different equipment and formats throughout the term. This class is fun and effective and is designed to challenge any fitness level.  We'll do interval workouts Mondays and Wednesdays with full body fitness circuit workouts on Fridays. 
Instructors: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified and Lauren Chase, Exercise Science & Movement Program Student
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 4/7 - 6/9, 12:05 – 12:50 PM
Building 30, Room 135, CRN 44577

Move It & Lose It Tu/Th
Improve your balance, strength, stamina and agility.  You'll lift, step and flex your way to a stronger you.  This class is for beginners to advanced exercisers as you can work at your own intensity level.  With upbeat music and coworkers by your side you'll have fun learning exercises that will improve your overall well-being and make every day activities easier. Class includes group and circuit workouts.
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4/8 - 6/10, 4:05 - 5:00 PM
Building 30, Room 135, CRN 44576

Relaxation & Rejuvenation in 20 Minutes M/TU
Join this class and come as you are for stress relief and calming in the middle of your day. You will learn about and be guided through a variety of relaxation techniques. Those include guided imagery, deep breathing, visualization, meditation and progressive (muscle tensing). You will leave feeling more focused and revitalized.
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays and Tuesdays, 4/9 - 6/9, 1:00 – 1:20 PM
Center Building, Room 012, CRN 44550

Spin Cycle in the FEC Tu/Th (You must be registered for the FEC, fees apply)
This class provides information on bike set-up, pace, proper cadence and tension, and other key concepts to help participants get the best out of a spin class. This 45-minute class is for the beginner to the experienced. The emphasis is on providing a fun and effective workout for all fitness levels, and the workout can be modified based on personal fitness or exercise limitations. Warm up, spin and cool down.
Instructors: Jim Brigleb, Exercise & Movement Science Program Intern & Tara Pemberton, FEC Instructor
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4/8 – 6/10, 7:05 – 7:50 AM
Building 5, Room 101, CRN 43831 (FEC)

Stretch & Strengthen on Wednesdays
Take a break in your day that you deserve to relieve stress and reduce tension.  We'll use resistance bands, medicine balls and dumbbells to challenge your muscles and your core.  We'll use stretching bands and rollers to relax you.  You'll leave feeling stronger, taller and hanging loose.  Class open to all as modifications are always provided.  No need to change clothes.
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Wednesdays, 4/7 - 6/11, 1:05 - 1:35 PM
Center Building, Room 012, CRN 44549

Super Sampler for All Tu/Th
Join this class to learn a variety of exercises, ways to train, to try something new and/or try something different each week. Each week we will focus on different fitness components and activities such as: strength, balance, endurance, agility, circuits, core, partner exercises and higher intensity training.  We'll use dumbbells, kettle bells, foam rollers, aerobic machines, stability balls, steps and more.  This class is for both those in shape wanting to try something new or for those just thinking about starting an exercise program.  Modifications are always shown.
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4/8 - 6/10, 5:05 – 6:00 PM
Building 30, Room 135, CRN 44575

Weight Watchers at Work in Session now
Get support, learn new tools for maintaining weight loss, and join your co-workers in a journey to make changes for life. Weekly meetings are currently Wednesdays at 12:15 pm. Please contact Wendy Simmons or call (541) 463-5551 if you would like to attend. Both OEBB and PacificSource benefits include Weight Watchers at Work.


Blood Pressure "Office-Calls"
Have you had your blood pressure checked lately? Wendy will come to your office to measure your blood pressure, contact her at ext. 5551 or at simmonsws@lanecc.edu.

Fitness Education Center Usage and Express Orientation
The FEC is available to employees each quarter at a very low cost. Register for the FEC via the Employee ExpressLane. You may pick the credit or the lower cost, non-credit/audit option. If you are new to the FEC, please contact Wendy Simmons to schedule an Express Orientation. Please get registered before setting an appointment for the orientation. NOTE: The listed CRN is to be used by employees only. Spouses, partners, and their dependents should register via the Community Education CRN. Call (541) 463-5551 for more information on registration.

Health Screenings: Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. & Thursday, May 8, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m., Building 30, Room 114

Do you know your numbers? We offer periodic health screenings for a $15.00 fee that includes blood pressure, resting pulse, waist circumference, BMI, body fat, and a finger stick test for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and blood glucose. Dates for upcoming screenings are advertised in the Lane Weekly, the Undress the Stress Newsletter, and Wellness term schedules.

Looking for an Exercise Partner?
Do you like to walk, jog, lift weights, work out in the Fitness Education Center, swim, kayak, play sports, line dance, etc.? Exercising is much more fun when done with another person. If you would like to find an exercise buddy, check out our Find an Exercise Partner page.

Nordic Walking Poles Available for Independent Use
Get more out of your walking by using Nordic Walking Poles. These poles increase heart rate, oxygen consumption and caloric expenditure as compared to traditional walking. In addition to working leg muscles, walking with poles also engages the abs, arms, shoulders, upper chest and back muscles. The poles provide additional stability and help reduce stress in the knees and other joints. Nordic walking poles are available for LCC employees to check out for use. Please note: If you have never used Nordic Walking poles before, contact Wendy Simmons at ext. 5551 to set up a brief orientation on how to use the poles and for sizing, or if you have questions.

Personal Training
Did you know that Wellness offers personal training and help with developing exercise/flexibility plans based on your goals? Wendy is a certified personal trainer and is happy to help you with an individualized plan. She can also provide information and demonstration on how to use exercise equipment in the FEC and offer ideas for home equipment. Contact Wendy for more information at ext. 5551.

Tobacco Cessation Options
Both OEBB and PacificSource provide cessation support.  For those with PacificSource insurance, you may sign up for the Free & Clear Quit for Life Program and be eligible for free, doctor prescribed nicotine replacement products and other smoking cessation products such as Chantix.  For more information, call 1-888-977-9299 or email cs@pacificsource.com.

All employees can also get support through the LCC Health Clinic at (541) 463-5665 or the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.  Visit www.quitnow.net/oregon/ to learn more about Quit Line services, read testimonials, assess where you are in the quitting process and if ready, register online for help with quitting tobacco. Upon registering, tobacco users will receive a welcome email to Web Coach, and a trained Quit Coach will call the tobacco user within 24 hours to start talking about a plan to quit.

Wellness Coaching
Meet with Wendy Simmons to facilitate and empower yourself to achieve your goals related to health and wellness. Wendy will help you mobilize your internal strengths and give you external resources for sustainable change. Wellness Coaching is about unlocking your potential to maximize your own performance. It's assisting you to learn rather than teaching you as a facilitation approach. Wendy Simmons is a Certified Wellness Coach through Real Balance Global Wellness Services and Totally Coached, Inc. Contact Wendy Simmons at ext. 5551 to make an appointment.

Work Station Assessments
How is your work station treating you? Need some recommendations on posture, desk set-up, chair settings and/or keyboard & mouse placement? We can help! With your supervisor's approval, email Wendy Simmons or call her at ext. 5551 . We will bring our suggestions and stretches you can do in your office. The purchase of any ergonomic equipment must come from department funding. Some assistance may be available, if qualified, through ADA funding.