Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Winter Schedule 2015

Winter Pond

Take time to care for your most valuable resource, your health. LIFE (Lasting Improvements for Employees) events are open to all Lane employees, their spouses/domestic partners and their dependents (16 years or older), along with retirees. To register for a class log into MyLane and use the corresponding CRN, or register through Continuing Education, as indicated. Questions? Contact Wendy Simmons at (541) 463-5551 or simmonsws@lanecc.edu.

View a PDF copy of our special events and classes.


The Balance Finders
Is your life in balance? Are you aware of areas in your life you could positively impact to increase your self-confidence, energy and health? Enjoy group accountability to motivate you to become healthier in all dimensions of wellness. Sharing your thoughts, challenges and successes are encouraged as we learn from each other. We meet in person twice monthly and you'll be engaged weekly online. We have at least one healthy potluck each term. Follow along with Moodle for more inspiration. Weigh-ins are optional. You may also participate online if you cannot make the meetings. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
1st/3rd Thursdays of the month (usually), 1/15, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 34346

Be B.R.A.W.N.
Be B.R.A.W.N. (Buff, Resilient, Able, Well & Nimble). Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility while toning up. You'll strengthen your core and all body parts. You'll lift, lunge and move in all directions to build a stronger you. This class is for beginners to advanced exercisers as you 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 and compliments the Monday/Wednesday 4 p.m. cardio class. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/13 - 3/17, 4:00 – 4:50 PM
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34342

Conquering Cardio
We will focus on aerobic fitness using a variety of equipment and techniques. We'll do various interval and tempo workouts using cardio machines, steps, ladders, stability balls, and on rare occasion, the outdoor terrain. All fitness levels are welcome as you work at your own intensity with encouragement to improve your cardiorespiratory capacity. Each class ends with a cool-down to promote relaxation and flexibility. This class will compliment the Tuesday/Thursday 4 p.m. class that focuses on strength, toning and agility. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/12 - 3/16, 4:00 – 4:50 PM
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34343

Lovely Bones and Balance
Improve your balance and enjoy an increase in muscle tone, strength and overall body fitness with instructor Lareina Rose, Certified Better Bones and Balance Instructor. This class will immediately lower your risk for falling, condition your cardiovascular system, increase your flexibility, and help to prevent osteoporosis. This class uses hand weights, resistance bands, steps and your own body weight to strengthen your bones and muscles, and improve balance, coordination and posture. ($39 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)
Instructor: Lareina Rose, Better Bones & Balance Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/13 - 3/17, 5:05-5:55 PM
Building 30 Rm 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Relax & Recharge in 20 Minutes
Boost your energy and improve your mental and emotional well-being by joining this 20-minute class for stress relief and calm in the middle of your day. You will learn about and be guided through a variety of relaxation techniques. Those include imagery, deep breathing, visualization, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. You will leave feeling more focused and revitalized. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/12 – 3/16, 1:05 – 1:25 p.m.
Center Building, Room 018
CRN 34348

Spin Cycle in the Fitness Education Center
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. It's 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. You must be registered for the FEC, fees apply.
Instructor: Rachel Beaty, Exercise & Movement Science Program Intern
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/13 - 3/17, 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Building 5, Room 134
You must register for the Fitness Education Center.

Walk with Ease
The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program can reduce pain and improve overall health. This program is for anyone interested and for those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Benefits include motivation, a free guidebook, improving your flexibility and stamina, and walking comfortably. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can do Walk With Ease. Each class will have a pre-walk discussion on related topics, followed by stretches, a walk of 10 – 30 minutes and then a cool-down. "When I started the program, I was afraid to walk very far because of my knee pain. Walk With Ease helped me start slow and build up gradually. Now I'm confident in my ability to walk easily without making my arthritis worse." - Walk With Ease participant (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, Walk with Ease Leader, ACSM Certified
Wednesdays & Fridays, 1/14 – 3/18, 12:05 – 12:55 PM
Center Building, Room 018
CRN 34347

Weight Watchers at Work
Get support, learn new tools for maintaining weight loss, and join your co-workers in a journey to make changes for life. Weekly meetings will be scheduled soon if there is enough interest. Please contact Wendy Simmons or call (541) 463-5551 if you would like to join. Both OEBB and PacificSource benefits include Weight Watchers at Work.

Yoga - Gentle
This is a fluid and rhythmic yoga with gentle stretching and strengthening of joints and muscles. Each class is designed to increase circulation and flexibility throughout the whole body. Experience appropriate progression of passive and active postures combined with specific breathing techniques. Delight your body, mind and soul by participating in this class. ($39 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)
Instructor: Shivraj Khalsa, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/13 – 3/17, 12:05 - 12:55,
Building 30, Rm 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

Health & Wellness Fair, Wednesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., CML 103 & 104

It's not all about eating, getting a massage and winning door prizes, but those are great reasons to attend! Come visit one or more of the 29 vendors participating in this years' event.

Some services offered, but not all, include: Aging and Disability Resources, Ask a Physical Therapist, Blood Pressure testing, Chair Massage, Chiropractic, Cooking Demo, Dietary Q & A, Emotional Eating help, Mental Health, Foot Massage, Natural Foods and Supplements, Sustainable gardening/foods, Vein Treatment and Yoga.

Some, but not nearly all, of the vendors attending are: Can the Clutter, Capella Market, Directions Employee Assistance Program, Eugene Yoga, Lane's Respiratory Care students, Lane's Sustainability Committee, Massage Therapists (several), McKenzie Willamette Medical Center, Monte Nido (Eating Disorder Treatment Center), PacificSource, Reliant Behavioral Health, Senior & Disabled Services, Winter Green Farm and Worksite Solutions.