Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Spring Schedule 2016

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

Click here for the Employee Wellness Spring 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

Weight Watchers in session through March 28
The At-Work Program is offered by Weight Watchers as a 13-week series of weekly meetings. Members prepay at the beginning of a series. Total cost for the series depends on insurance benefits. Members may join on the first, second or third week. At Work members who miss their At Work meeting may attend traditional meetings during the time frame of the series at no additional charge. If you have questions, or are interested in joining, please contact Wendy Simmons, (541) 463-5551.

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.

"Go the Extra Mile for our Students" Walk/Run WeCare Events

Join us for one-mile walk/run events this year. Benefit our students and your endurance!  While the event is free, your donations will fund scholarships from a variety of departments throughout the year. There will be random prize dawings at each walk run.  You could win a  FitBit, worth $99, for example!

Location: Outdoors, North side of Building 5 on the Bark Trail.  Indoor options available in inclement weather.
Time: All are scheduled for noon and all will have other options available, to be determined upon request.

Thursday, April 14 - for Health Professions
Friday, May 6 (Inservice) - for your Wellness Program

Know Your Numbers Health Screening, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20 & Tuesday, April 26

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 15 minute appointment on April 20 or April 26 by contacting Wendy Simmons or calling her at ext. 5551.

“Omega-3 Recipes for Optimal Health”, Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Building 4, Room 203

Ever wonder what makes Omega-3's so essential to our quality of life? These unique fats are vital to optimal health and play a key role in brain, heart, weight and joint health. Live with vitality again, no matter your age, by trying these simple, everyday Omega-3 rich recipes!  You’ll get sample some of the recommendations too.  Join Yaakov Levine from Natural Grocers for this seminar. Sign-up by contacting Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or ext. 5551.