Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Winter 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 Winter 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 immediately lower your risk for falling, condition your cardiovascular system, increase your flexibility, and help to prevent osteoporosis. 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, 1/4 – 3/14, 5:05 – 6:00 p.m.|
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34282

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 encouraging coworkers by your side. This class uses a variety of training methods and compliments the Mon/Wed 4 p.m. cardio class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/5 – 3/15, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34283

Flexibility in 20

Decompress for 20 minutes before going home. We'll focus on stretching and lengthening all major muscle groups using foam rollers, Yoga and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching techniques to release tired and overused muscles, and improve range of movement. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/5 – 3/15, 5:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23998

Full Figured Fitness

Have fun and get fit in a safe, fun, friendly, motivational 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 and flexibility at a level you are comfortable with, using a variety of equipment and methods. (free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/4 – 3/14, 12:05 - 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34285

Heart to Heart
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.  Each class ends with a cool-down to promote relaxation and flexibility. This class compliments the Tuesday/Thursday 4 p.m. class that focuses more on strength and agility. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/4 – 3/14, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 34287

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. We have one potluck each term.  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 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 34288

Weight Watchers in session, Mondays at noon, November 2 - February

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

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. This class will also help you accept yourself and experience true happiness. ($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
January 12 - March 10 (18 classes)
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education

Special Events

Aging Parents Support Group meets on 1st Wednesdays: January 6, February 3 & March 2, 1:15 - 2:00 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, 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 Fall. 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, January 21 - for  the Study Abroad Scholarship
February (TBD) - for the Childcare Center
Thursday, April 14 - for Health Professions
Friday, May 6 (Inservice) - for your Wellness Program

Wellness Fair, "Preparedness and Well-Being" Tuesday, January 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Center for Meeting and Learning, Rooms 103 & 104

Mindful Eating, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Safety, Foot Health, Ergonomic Tips, Gardening, Sustainability, Diabetes Prevention, Nutrition, and Heart Health are just some of the topics that will be addressed at the annual fair. In addition, you'll have a chance to win several door prizes, eat delicious food and mingle with your coworkers. Seee you there!

Cravings, Weight Gain and the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster, Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Location TBA

Achieving your healthiest weight is not about dieting or even pure willpower, but rather understanding how certain foods affect blood sugar levels and appetite. Learn how nutrient-dense meals support healthy metabolism and which nutrient supplements support healthy blood sugar levels and appetite control.  Join Yaakov Levine from Natural Grocers for this seminar. Sign-up by contacting Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or ext. 5551.

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.