Employee Wellness Classes

Wellness Spring 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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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: 4/4, 5/2, 6/6
1:15 – 2:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 240

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, , 4/2 - 6/11, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44724

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, 4/3 - 6/12, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Building 5, Room 203 (in the gym)

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, 4/3 - 6/12, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44725

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, 4/2 - 6/11, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44728

Couch to 5K (3.1 miles) Training
Join us to train for a 5K walk or run in the near future.  You will build strength and endurance 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,
4/3 - 6/12, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Outside or Building 5, Room 101, the Fitness Center, in inclement weather
CRN 44727

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, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 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. ($60 fee)

Instructor: Nancy Wood, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/3 - 6/12, Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44586


FIERCE! How to Redefine Fear and Stress and Live Courageously, Tuesdays, April 17 & 24, 12 – 12:50 p.m., Building 4, Room 203 with Dr. Grace Bullock
Grounded in neuroscience, psychology, human physiology, interpersonal neurobiology, and the science and practice of mindfulness, this accessible and experiential workshop explores: (1) How our self-perceptions and identity contribute to stress or resilience; (2) Simple tools to increase our awareness of our conscious and unconscious perceptions; (3) How to appraise our mindset with openness and compassion; and (4) How to create courageous stories that allow us to live with fierce wisdom, even in the face of adversity. 

Well-Being Wellness Challenge, May 1 – 31, Track On Your Own
Improve your mood and increase your energy by tracking and reflecting on all realms of your wellness: emotional, social, physical, mental and work-place. For example, you’ll get points for playing games, knitting, drawing, reading, stretching, eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water, volunteering, donating goods, eating lunch with a coworker, taking a walking break, standing once an hour and more! You’ll also get to set your own well-being goals. For those who turn in their tracking sheets at the end of May, you will be entered in a drawing to win a gift card from a local healthy business.

Probiotics: Because Whole Body Health Begins in Your Gut, May 22, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Building 4, Room 105 with Yaakov Levine
I am your gut bacteria; you might be shocked to hear this, but I influence how every part of your body works: how easily you lose (or gain) weight, how your immune system functions, even your ability to focus. Knowing which supplements are essential for keeping me (and you!) healthy is easy if you attend this class.