Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Summer Schedule 2016 - Coming Soon

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 as indicated. Questions? Contact Wendy Simmons, (541) 463-5551.

BRAWN class

Coming soon - the Employee Wellness Summer Term Activity Schedule.


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 condition your cardiovascular system, increase your flexibility, lower your risk for falling, and help to prevent bone density loss. We'll use 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, 3/28 – 6/6, 5:05 – 6:00 p.m.|
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44682

Be B.R.A.W.N.
Be Buff, Resilient, Able, Well & Nimble. Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You'll strengthen your core and entire body. You'll press, row, pull, squat and move in all directions to improve your overall well-being and make every day activities easier.  This class is for beginners to advanced exercisers as you will work at your own intensity level with fun music and motivating coworkers by your side. This class uses a variety of training methods and compliments the Monday/Wednesday 4 p.m. cardio class.  (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/29 – 6/7, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44684

Flexibility in 20
Decompress for 20 minutes before going home. We'll focus on stretching and lengthening all major muscle groups using Yoga, static stretching, foam rollers, and PNF stretching techniques to release tight and overused muscles, and improve range of motion. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3/29 – 6/7, 5:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44686

Full Figured Fitness
Have fun and get fit in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. These classes are designed for those with a fuller figure/overweight/obese and/or de-conditioned – and all are welcome including friends and supporters.  We'll do conditioning: aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility at a level you are comfortable with, using a variety of equipment and methods. (free)
Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified

Mondays & Wednesdays, 3/28 – 6/6, 12:05 - 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44687

Heart to Heart
We will focus on aerobic fitness employing several techniques using a variety of equipment. All fitness levels are welcome as you work at your own intensity. We'll do various interval and tempo workouts using cardio machines, steps, agility ladders, stability balls, and on rare occasion, the outdoor terrain. 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, 3/28 – 6/6, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44685

We are a “Work In Progress”
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 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 through Moodle.  You may also participate online if you can't make the meetings. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified, Wellness Coach Certified
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 44683

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings through Summer
Are you ready to stop dieting and start making some changes?  TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information and accountability you need to be successful. The cost is low and the support is high. The cost is $49 or $59 depending upon the type of membership you choose and this includes access to online tools. Our Lane chapter on main campus meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Building 5, Room 239.  If you are interested in joining, you may attend a meeting anytime.  You can also find out more at tops.org or contact Jim Bailey at baileyj@lanecc.edu or Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu

Yoga - Gentle Hatha for people of all ages, all body types, and all levels of experience
This class will help you become more flexible and relaxed, accept yourself and experience true happiness. Yoga removes the physical, mental, and emotional obstacles to being our authentic selves. It offers time to slow down between all the doings of everyday life. Yoga is incredibly beneficial for physical health and mental health.  ($65 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)

Instructor: Annette Garcia, Certified Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Building 30, Room 135
April 5 – June 2 (18 classes)
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

Aging Parents Support Group meets on 1st Wednesdays: April 6, May 4 & June 1, 1:15  – 2:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 240
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, these are the meetings for you. Contact Wendy Simmons for more information.