Employee Wellness Classes

Wellness Winter Schedule 2017

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.

Check out the Employee Wellness Activity Schedule


Anything Goes - Cardio and Core
Every class is something different and you never know what you’re going to get because it is a surprise every time. 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 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, 1/9 -3/20, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33693

Be B.R.A.W.N. (Buff, Resilient, Able, Well & Nimble)

circuit class '15

Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You'll strengthen your core and entire body. 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 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, 1/10 – 3/21, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.

Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33694

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 and gain wisdom from coaches who have helped others successfully complete a 5K. (Free)

Instructors: Karen Ash, Wendy Simmons, Desiree Woodruff & Cassie Zimmerlee
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/10 – 3/21, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Building 5, Room 101, Fitness Education Center
CRN 33699

Flexibility in 20 Minutes - Changed to Mon/Wed!
Unwind and relax before going home. We'll focus on stretching and lengthening all major muscle groups using yoga, static stretching, foam rollers, and other techniques to release tight and overused muscles, and improve range of motion. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/10 – 3/21, 5:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33703

Full Figured Fitness
Have fun and get fit in a safe 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, 1/9 – 3/20, 12:05 - 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33696

Morning Meditation
“Meditation allows you to see something fresh that you’ve never seen before or to understand something new that you’ve never understood before.” (Pema Chodren) Are you looking for steadfastness, awareness, courage, mindfulness, perspective or simply a place to breathe? Join us to start your day off right. Sometimes it will be a guided meditation and sometimes just a quiet space to sit. Experienced and no experience welcome. (Free)

Instructor: Cassie Zimmerlee
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/10 – 3/21, 7:00 – 7:20 a.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 33704

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds 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, 1/10 – 3/21, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Building 3, Room 107 (college finance conference room)

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 health. Sharing your thoughts, challenges and successes are encouraged and not required. We meet in person twice monthly and engage weekly through Moodle. You may also participate online if you can't make the meetings. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Certified
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 1/19, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 33698

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, students 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 of course, relaxation. ($65 plus $10 per term tech/transportation fee)

Instructor: Nancy Wood, experienced Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1/17 – 3/21, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.,
Building 30, Room 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education


Health and Well-being Fair, Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., CML Rooms 103 & 104
Join us for relaxation and rejuvenatoin as our theme this year is “Renewal."  Win a door prize and come for a massage, to find out about hyperbaric chambers, whole body vibration, whole foods and much more! Click on the "Upcoming Events" link for more information. 

Aging Parents Support Group, Wednesdays, Jan 11, Feb 1 and March, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 239
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 Simmons or call her at ext. 5551 for more information.

"Go the Extra Mile for our Students" Walk/Run WeCare Events
Join us for one-mile walk/run events throughout the year. Benefit our students and your endurance! While the events are free, your donations will fund scholarships from a variety of departments throughout the year. There will be random prize drawings at each walk/run! If you are unable to walk/jog, other activity modalities will be available in the Fitness Education Center, just let Wendy know.

Location: Outdoors, North side of Building 5 on the Bark Trail. Indoor options available too.

January 24, 12:00 p.m. for the Egan Warming Center
February15, 12:00 p.m. for the Rainy Day Food Pantry

Know Your Numbers Health Screening
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. A 12-hour fast is required. Sign up for a 15 minute appointment by contacting Wendy Simmons or call ext. 5551.