Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Fall 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 (16 years and older), along with retirees. To sign up for a class, use the corresponding CRN or register through continuing education as indicated. To sign up for a special event or program, contact Wendy Simmons at (541) 463-5551 or simmonsws@lanecc.edu.

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View a PDF copy of our special events and classes.


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, hop and move in all directions to build 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 and compliments the Monday/Wednesday 4 p.m. cardio class. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/7 – 12/9, 4:00 – 4:50 PM
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 24587

Conquering Cardio
We will focus on aerobic fitness employing different techniques using a variety of equipment. We'll do various interval and tempo workouts using cardio machines, steps, ladders, stability balls, and on 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 also compliment the Tuesday/Thursday 4 p.m. class that will focus on strength, toning and agility. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/6 - 12/8, 4:00 – 4:50 PM
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 24586

Finding Balance this Fall
Enjoy group accountability to get you motivated on your journey to become a healthier you. We meet in person twice monthly and you'll be engaged weekly online. Follow along with Moodle for more inspiration as we create healthier eating behaviors, activity routines, stress management techniques and more, together. Sharing your thoughts and successes is encouraged so we can learn from each other. Weigh-ins are optional and group support will give you the help you need to make lifestyle changes. You may also participate online if you cannot make the meetings. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
1st/3rd Thursdays of the month, 10/2 – 12/4, 1:05 - 1:50 PM and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 24588

Lovely Bones and Balance
Improve your balance and enjoy an increase in muscle tone, strength and overall body fitness. 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. ($35 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)
Instructor: Lareina Rose, Better Bones & Balance Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/7 – 12/4, 5:05-6:00 PM
Building 30 Rm 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Relax & Recharge in 20 Minutes
Join this class and come as you are for peace, calm and inner healing 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 Tuesdays, 10/6 – 12/9, 1:05 – 1:25 PM
Center Building, Room 018 (renumbered this term, was 012)
CRN 24589

Walk with Ease
The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. The program is for anyone interested and is targeted to help those with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Benefits include motivating yourself to get in great shape; a free guidebook; improving your flexibility, stamina and strength; walking comfortably and feeling great. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. Each class will have pre-walk discussion on topics related to health and walking, followed by warm-up exercises, 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. But 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
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10/6 - 12/4, 12:05 – 12:55 PM
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 24591

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. ($35 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)
Instructor: Shivraj Khalsa, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/7 – 12/4, 12:05-12:55 PM
Center Building Rm 018 (renumbered this term, was 012)
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

"Small Change, Big Gain" Wellness Challenge, October 20 – November 30 (6 weeks)
What would you like to improve in your life? In this Challenge, you choose one to two personal goals that you can do, in any realm of wellness, such as getting fit, saving money, becoming more organized, eating differently, being on time, getting more sleep, etc. Make this goal or mircroresolution a pledge you are sure you can keep, thus realistic and limited. For example, if your goal is to "get fit" then commit to walking one day each week. Make your resolution explicit, lay out when, what, how, etc. Making a resolution to "get ready for bed at 9:00 p.m. on nights at home" is a specific personal goal that will help you head to bed on time and hopefully get more sleep. How will this Challenge work?
1. Form a team of two or more people. Choose a captain.
2. Develop one or two personal goals/microresolutions. Include when, what, how, etc.
3. During the Challenge the captain will report in weekly regarding the achievement of the individual goals.
To sign up, contact Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or ext. 5551 and report your team members, team captain and your team's personal goals.

World Diabetes Day – November 14
World Diabetes Day is proving internationally effective in spreading the message about diabetes and raising awareness for the condition. "Healthy Living and Diabetes" is the World Diabetes Day theme for 2014-2016. "Going blue" is another global event to mark the day, where people wear blue and landmark buildings and monuments around the world are lit up in blue, to help spread awareness of the day. For information about Diabetes check out the American Diabetes Association webpage.

Health Screening at the Benefits Fair - Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 - 10:00 a.m., CML, Room 105
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. Sign up for a 10 minute appointment by contacting Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or calling her at ext. 5551.