Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Fall 2021

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.

Classes

Aging Parents Support Group, Tuesdays, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Zoom meetings
Are you taking care of your parents or your in-laws? Do you have care giving needs? Do you know about assisted living facilities? If you have these questions and more, this is the group for you. Come share your stories, learn about valuable resources and get support. This meetings are for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)  Join these Support Group meetings here. 

Anything Goes - Cardio and Core - through Zoom and Recordings
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. 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. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/27 – 12/6, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.,
CRN 22394

“Brain Health and Nutrition” Seminar with Jamie Skiles, RD, - through Zoom and/or the Recording
Description to come.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Register here for one or both of the nutrition seminars this term.

Cajun Two Step Fitness – through Zoom and Recordings
Add some spice to your lunch hour and join this fun, low-impact activity with easy-to-learn dance steps. Work a different part of your brain while learning line dance steps you can do with or without a partner. Come learn the Lane Zydeco Stomp, Titan T-Galop and more line dances inspired by your colleagues. You’ll improve leg strength and coordination, balance and rhythm. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Marsha Sills
Fridays, 9/30 – 11/4, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.,
CRN 22395

FUNctional Fitness - through Zoom and Recordings
Have fun in a safe and supportive environment while improving your stamina, balance, flexibility, posture and strength. These classes are designed for all fitness levels, ages and sizes. We’ll do cardio, strength, stretching and myofascial release (i.e. self-massage) exercises to help you with your daily activities and recreational pursuits. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/27 – 12/6, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
, CRN 22397

“Healthy Eating on a Budget” Seminar with Bre Syron, RD, LD - through Zoom and/or the Recording
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive! No matter what your financial situation is, everyone looks for ways to cut down their grocery bills. Don’t let the idea that healthy food is expensive keep you from striving for a balanced diet. Join Dietitian, Bre Syron, to learn and discuss ways to save money at the grocery store including how to make a meal plan, food shopping trips, how to have less food waste, and easy and yummy recipes. 

Wednesday, November 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Register here for one or both of the nutrition seminars this term.

Refresh and Recharge Wellness Challenge: October 11 - November 22 through Walker Tracker
The first step to behavior change is bringing awareness to the behavior. Join this Six-Week Challenge to bring awareness to your sleep, nutritional and physical activity habits. No matter how active you are, how well you sleep or eat, you get points for logging in that information. There will also be other optional ways along your journey to earn points. You can connect a Fitbit or other activity device to sync your steps and more. If you don't connect a device, it’s simple to log in your data manually.

After the Challenge, we’ll have a celebration to discuss what you learned about yourself and how you can maintain or improve your healthy habits. Random prizes will be awarded to those who meet the point goal.

Register here by October 10 . If you need help check out these short tutorials (for registering, connecting a device, and more).

Small Changers/Healthy Habits – through Zoom & Email Check-Ins
Whether you are trying to save money, clear clutter, eat more vegetables, get more physically active, or start a new healthy habit of any kind, making changes are easier with support and accountability. 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 every other week or you can join us online. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, Certified Wellness Coach
Wednesdays, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 1:05 – 1:50 p.m.,
CRN 22398

Super Circuits Variety Pack – through Zoom and Recordings
Join these fun and energizing workouts. No matter what your current fitness level is, you’ll improve your aerobic capacity and strength while training using your own body weight, or home equipment, with encouraging coworkers. We’ll do circuit training and group workouts for your endurance and strength building pleasure. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Cameron Singleton, ACSM & CPT Certified, Fitness Specialist
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9/28 – 12/7, 5:10 – 6:00 p.m.,
CRN 22399

Total Body Strength - through Zoom and Recordings
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, 9/28 – 12/7,
CRN 22400

Wellness Activity Release Time: Please Sign up if you aren’t in a Wellness Class/Fitness Education Center
Relieve stress, socialize with coworkers, improve your stamina and be counted for your Wellness Release time. Classified staff get up to one hour or release time each week for wellness activities such as walking, jogging or badminton. You’ll also get free weekly self-care wellness tips through our Moodle platform. )Free).

Self-paced on your own with Moodle support, 9/27 – 12/6
Facilitator: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified,
CRN 22401

Join one of many virtual walk/jog groups 

Yoga (Gentle) – through Zoom and Recordings
This 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. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Jean Nelson, Yoga Teacher & Certified Gyrotonic Trainer
Tuesdays, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m., 9/27 – 11/30,
CRN 22402