Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness FALL Schedule 2015

Entering a stress free zone

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.


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, 10/5 - 12/7, 5:05 – 6:00 p.m.|
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23997

The Balance Finders

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  10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 23994

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 Monday/Wednesday 4 p.m. cardio class.  (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/6 - 12/8, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23993

Conquering Cardio

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 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, 10/5 - 12/7, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23992

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 stretching techniques to release tired and overused muscles, and improve range of movement. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/6 - 12/8, 5:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23998

Full Figured Fitness

Have fun and get fit in a safe, 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 basic 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, 10/5 - 12/7, 12:05 - 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 23995

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.

Special Events

Aging Parents Support Group meets on 1st Wednesdays: October 7, November 4, December 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.

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.

"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!