Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness SPRING Schedule 2015

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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 A.B.C.'s (Alignment, Balance and Cardio) for a Stronger Body
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, stability balls, steps and your own body weight to strengthen your muscles and bones, and improve balance, coordination and posture. You'll enjoy moving to lively music, with cheerful coworkers encouraging you along the way. (Free)Instructor: Wendy Simmons, Better Bones & Balance & ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 - 6/8, 5:05 – 6:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44661

The Balance Finders
It's much easier to make healthy lifestyle changes when others are supporting you. Small changes can positively impact your self-esteem, energy level and overall health. Join this group for accountability as you create healthier habits and discover how you can improve in all dimensions of wellness. Sharing your thoughts, challenges and successes are encouraged and not required. 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. You may also participate online if you cannot make the meetings. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month (usually), 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 44659

Be B.R.A.W.N.
Be B.R.A.W.N. (Buff, Resilient, Able, Well & Nimble). Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. 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 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, compliments the Monday/Wednesday 4 p.m. cardio class and uses a variety of training methods to help you achieve your goals. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/7 - 6/9, 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44658

Conquering Cardio
We will focus on aerobic fitness employing several techniques using a variety of equipment. We'll do various interval and tempo workouts using cardio machines, steps, agility 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 also compliment the Tuesday/Thursday 4 p.m. class that focuses more on strength and agility. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 – 6/8, 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44656

Easy Striders
Open to all fitness levels, you will start where you are, whether that's with a 5-minute or 35-minute walk, and build from there at a pace that's right for you. We'll do a brief warm-up and head outside. On rainy days we'll use the indoor route. Walking combats afternoon sleepiness and brain fog. After walking we are more relaxed, happy, alert and better able to handle stress. Studies show that after exercise, even with very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking regularly promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age and increases the size of the hippocampus, a brain region crucial for memory. Join this class for stress relief and an improvement in mental, emotional and physical fitness. (Free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 – 6/8, 12:05 – 12:50 PM
Center Building, Room 018
CRN 44662

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
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/7 - 6/9, 1:00 - 1:20 PM
Center Building, Room 018
CRN 44706

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 occur on main campus. Please contact Wendy Simmons or call (541) 463-5551 if you would like to join the next session. Both OEBB and PacificSource benefits include Weight Watchers at Work.

Yoga – Gentle
This is a fluid and rhythmic yoga class with gentle stretching and strengthening of joints and muscles. Each session 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
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 – 6/8, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

Aging Parents Support Group, Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., Building 5, Room 126
Are your parents able to take care of themselves? Are your parents experiencing memory loss? Are they safe in their homes, still social and getting around ok? Do you have these concerns and/or others? If you could you use some support and resources to help assist you in caring for elders, this is the meeting for you. Come to this first meeting to discuss your needs, get support and set dates to meet monthly.

Bone Builders", Tuesday, April 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Building 30, Room 114
Contrary to popular belief, simply drinking milk is not enough to keep bones healthy. Perhaps that misconception is why 10 million Americans have osteoporosis today. The good news is that bones are living, changing tissue that respond to bone building care throughout life. Make lifelong bone health easier by understanding bones and their lifecycle. Join Yaakov Levine from Natural Grocers for this seminar. Sign-up by contacting W endy Simmons.

Free Week in the Fitness Education Center (FEC), May 4 – 9, for National Physical Fitness Month
Lane Community College is supporting the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. During the week of May 4 to May 9 you can use the fitness center for free. Registration in the FEC is not required to enjoy this free week, just check in at the front desk. Open hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Know Your Numbers Health Screening, May 12 & 13, Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Building 30, Room 132

Do you know your numbers?
Health screenings cost just $15.00 and include 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.