Employee Wellness Classes

Wellness Winter 2020

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, simmonsws@lanecc.edu, (541) 463-5551.


Medicare Planning & Health, Tuesday, January 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Building 4, Room 105
Learn about the Medicare program and associated supplemental services designed to decrease financial risks associated with medical costs. You’ll learn about the health insurance, Medicare supplement, Part D prescription drug and Medicare Advantage. Bobbi Shurliff from Senior Lifestyle Solutions will be presenting. (Free) Please sign-up with Wendy Simmons at simmonsws@lanecc.edu or ext. 5551.

Senior & Disability Services Overview, Tuesday, February 4, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Building 30, Room 114
Have you heard about Senior and Disability Services or Aging and Disability Resource Connections? Do you want to learn more about Medicaid, how to apply for it and what it takes to qualify? Come find out about community programs that help older adults maintain their independence while living in their homes and how you as a caregiver for an older adult can take a break every now and then. Join Aleksa Bruns from Senior & Disability Services for this presentation. (Free)

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 goal listtechniques and equipment. All fitness levels are welcome as you work at your own intensity. This class also compliments the Tuesday/Thursday 4:05 p.m. strength class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/6 – 3/16, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33528

Badminton Fun for All
Recreate with your coworkers in a non-competitive, supportive environment. Decrease your stress level and improve your agility, balance and coordination without realizing it. Bring your own equipment, although there may be some available to borrow. (Free)

Facilitator: Gloria Jarvis
Mon/Wed/Fri, 1/6 – 3/13, 11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
, Building 5, Room 203 (gym)

Cajun Two Step Fitness
Add some spice to your lunch hour by joining this class that combines a fun, low-impact workout with easy-to-learn Cajun and zydeco dance steps. Work a different part of your brain while learning steps you can do with or without a partner. This class will improve leg strength and coordination, balance and rhythm. Wear comfortable shoes that won't scuff the floor or prepare to dance in socks. No partner needed, come solo and have fun! This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Marsha Sills
Thursdays, 1/9 – 3/12, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Building 30, Room 135, CRN 33530

FUNctional Fitness
Improve your posture, stamina, balance, flexibility and strength while having fun in a safe and supportive environment. These classes are designed for men and women of all fitness levels, ages and sizes. We’ll use myofascial release (i.e. self-massage), stretching and strengthening exercises to improve your posture, daily activities and recreational pursuits using a variety of equipment and methods. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/6 – 3/16, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m., Building 30, Room 135, CRN 33532

Living Well in the Workplace - CANCELED
This six-week workshop is for employees with any chronic health condition(s). You’ll learn how to improve your sleep and ability to relax. You’ll learn about nutrition, physical activity, decision making, improving your relationship with your healthcare team and much more. Join Leslie G. Mathewson from Senior & Disability Services for this six-week course. (Free)

Instructor: Leslie G. Mathewson
Mondays & Thursdays, 1/6 – 2/19, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., Building 4, Room 105,
CRN 33534

Super Circuits Variety Pack
Join these fun workouts in Lane’s amazing Fitness Education Center. No matter what your current fitness level is, you’ll improve your aerobic capacity and strength while training on state of the art equipment with encouraging coworkers.  We’ll do circuit training and group workouts for your waist management and strength building pleasure. (Free)

Instructor: Jeremiah Leiberman, ACE certified, LCC certificate
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/6 – 3/16, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 101 (the Fitness Center), CRN 33531

The Small Changers
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: Group Facilitated
Wednesdays, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18, 1:05 – 1:50 p.m 1:05 – 1:50 p.m., Building 5, Room 126, CRN 33533

Total Body Strength
Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You'll press, row, squat and move in all directions to improve your overall well-being. 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, 1/7 – 3/17, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., Building 30, Room 135, CRN 33529

Wellness Activity (e.g. Walk or Jog) Release Time
Join one of these groups to relieve stress, breathe some fresh air, socialize with coworkers and improve your fitness level! Studies also show that walking and jogging benefit your mood by releasing your body’s natural happy drugs — endorphins. Groups will walk on tracks, trails and routes around campus. Indoor options are also available. This class is for Lane employees. (Free)

Join one of many walk/jog groups on campus. Contact Wendy Simmons for details, CRN 33536

Yoga Tuesdays
Yoga Tuesday is your time to enjoy moving, stretching, relaxing and deepening your capacity to take on the challenges of being a human in today's world. All levels of experience are welcome. Modifications of poses will be taught to meet individual needs. The class will include a mix of fundamental standing, balance and core strength poses, and seated stretches. Participants with established yoga practices are welcome to use the back of the room for individual practice.  Minimum of six needed for the class to run. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Nancy Wood, LCC Instructor, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer,
Tuesdays, 1/14 - 3/3, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Building 30, Room 135, CRN 33535

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