Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Winter 2018

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

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Classes

Anything Goes - Cardio and Core
Every class is different, thus it’s a surprise every time you come. We will focus on aerobic and core fitness using a variety of techniques and equipment. All fitness levels are welcome as you work at your own intensity. Each class ends with a cool-down to promote relaxation and flexibility. This class also compliments the Tuesday/Thursday 4:05 p.m. strength and agility class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, , 1/8 – 3/19, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 5, Room 134

CRN 33958

BADMINTON FUN FOR ALL
Recreate with your coworkers in a non-competitive, supportive environment. Improve your agility, balance and coordination without realizing it. Decrease your stress levels with a racquet and birdie. Bring your own equipment, although there may be some available to borrow.

Facilitator: Gloria Jarvis
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/9 – 3/20, 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Building 5, Room 203 (in the gym)

Be B.R.A.W.N. (BUFF, RESILIENT, ABLE, WELL & NIMBLE)
Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You'll press, row, 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 work at your own intensity level with fun music and motivating coworkers. We’ll use a variety of training methods and compliment the Monday/Wednesday 4:05 p.m. cardio class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/9 – 3/20, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33959

COMFORTABLE FITNESS FOR ALL
Have fun and get fit in a safe and supportive environment. These classes are designed for men and women of all fitness levels, ages and sizes. Everyone is welcome. We'll do conditioning: aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility at a level that works for you, using a variety of equipment and methods. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/8 – 3/19, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135

CRN 33961

COUCH TO 5K (3.1 MILES) CROSS TRAINING
Join us to cross-train in the Fitness Education Center for a 5K walk or run in the future. You will build strength and endurance using a variety of equipment and get help with your walking and/or running form. Whether you are sedentary or very active, you’ll get to train at the level you are comfortable with and gain wisdom from others who have successfully completed a 5K. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
1/9 – 3/20, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Building 5, Room 101 in the Fitness Center
CRN 33960

TOPS (TAKING POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY)
Join our on-site chapter and get support for improving your lifestyle. The focus of TOPS is on changing habits, dealing with stresses, achieving better health, moving more and learning. It's not about dieting. The cost, including online tools, for the year is $49 or $59 depending upon which Wellness Package you choose. For subsequent years the cost is $32. You can join anytime.

Facilitated by Roberta Wong
Tuesdays, 1/9 – 3/20, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Building 3, Room 107

We Are a “Work In Progress”
It's much easier to make healthy lifestyle changes when others are supporting you. Join this group for accountability as you create healthier habits. Small changes can positively impact your self-esteem, energy level and overall well-being. Sharing your thoughts, challenges and successes are encouraged and not required. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Certified
Wednesdays, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 1:05 – 1:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 132

Weight Watchers
Get support, learn new tools for maintaining weight loss, and join your co-workers in a journey to make changes for life. Weekly meetings, 13 total, will be held on main campus soon if we get the interest. We have a group leader, we just need eight people. Please contact Wendy Simmons or call 541 463-5551. If you would like to join this upcoming session. Both OEBB and PacificSource benefits include Weight Watchers at Work. If you have OEBB insurance call Weight Watchers 541 342-5386 and they will mail vouchers to you.

YOGA FUNDAMENTALS
This class is a place to learn and practice the foundation poses of hatha yoga, including standing poses, balance postures, sun salutations and floor work. Appropriate for absolute beginners as well as experienced practitioners, participants will be taught to modify or enhance each pose to fit their needs. Keen attention will be given to aligning the body and the breath in a way that promotes a spirit of playfulness, contentment and relaxation. ($69 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)

Instructor: Nancy Wood, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/9 – 3/15, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 135   (Please note classes won’t be held on 2/22, 2/27, 3/1 and 3/4.)
Building 30, Room 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

AGING PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
Are your parents able to take care of themselves? Are they experiencing memory loss? Are they safe in their homes, still social and mobile? 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 at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or ext. 5551 for more information.

Wednesdays: Feb 7 and March 7
1:15 – 2:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 240

Employee Wellness Conference, March 25 – 27, Riverhouse, Bend, Oregon
Hone your personal skills as a leader in school employee health and well-being, fuel your passion through networking and learning how others are igniting wellness in their schools. Rejuvenate with many opportunities to be active, eat well and relax in Central Oregon. Register online and indicate you are part of Lane Community College’s team.

How to Actually Lose Weight, Tuesday, January 16, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m., Building 5, Room 126 with Caryn Gillen
If you’re ready to lose weight, but don’t know where to start, this mini-workshop is for you. You’ll learn the one thing you can do in 29 seconds to get you to goal weight faster.  When to eat to get lasting weight loss and how bad timing can destroy your results. The big mystery behind losing weight and why busting the dieting myths are imperative to your results. Caryn has a masters in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Eating Professional and has multiple coaching certifications. She has lost over 45 pounds and is keeping that weight off. www.caryngillen.com

Walker Tracker Challenge, February 5 - March 18 (6 weeks)
Improve your mood and decrease your stress by joining the Walker Tracker Challenge! Most physical activities count and you can participate from any location. For example, you can enter gardening or strength training and it will be converted into steps. Walker Tracker integrates with every major activity tracking device such as Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, Misfit and more. And you can enter your activities manually. The goal is 8,000 steps per day. More details to come.

Wellness Massage Fair & Wellness Challenge Kickoff
Come get a relaxing 10 – 15 minute massage. Win a prize. Check out your local amazing fitness facility. Sign up for the 6-week activity challenge through Walker Tracker where most physical activity counts.  Get a free pedometer.
Wednesday, January 31, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Building 5, Room 134