Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Spring 2020 - Online

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.


Aging Parents Support Group, Tuesdays, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2 , 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - through Zoom meetings & Email
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. (Free)

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 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. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 – 6/8, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings
CRN 44136

Cajun Two Step Fitness - through Zoom and Recordings
Add some spice to your lunch hour. Join this class that combines a fun, low-impact workout 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 who took this course in winter term. 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. Come solo and have fun! This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Marsha Sills
Thursdays, 4/9 – 5/7, (6 weeks), 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings 

CRN 44138

FUNctional Fitness - through Zoom and Recordings 
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, 4/6 – 6/8, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m., CRN 44140

NEW - Meditation for Inner Strength
Learn to slow your breathing in this two-part series on meditation and relaxation. While none of us have become experts (yet) in vanquishing outside stressors, we can become skillful in shaping our responses to them. Both meetings will feature guidance and, then, 20 to 30 minutes of silent meditation mid-session (whether or not your surroundings are silent, too). Share techniques and personal insights, if you'd like, and reflect on what you've witnessed. You might set aside time between sessions to practice. All are welcome, including those new to or experienced with meditation. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Daphne Gabrieli
Mondays, 4/20 and 4/27, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. through Zoom, Sign up by emailing Wendy

Super Circuits Variety Pack - through Zoom and Recordings
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 with encouraging coworkers. We’ll do circuit training and group workouts for your waist management and strength building pleasure. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Jeremiah Leiberman, ACE certified, LCC certificate
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/6 – 6/3, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings, CRN 44139

The Small Changers/Healthy Habits - check-in's through email
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 every other week or you can join us online. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM & Wellness Coaching certified
Wednesdays, – 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/3, 1:05 – 1:50 p.m 1:05 – 1:50 p.m., CRN 44141

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. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/7 – 6/9, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., through Zoom and Recordings, CRN 44137

Wellness Release Time (e.g. Walk or Jog) - Online through Moodle
Relieve your stress, connect with coworkers, improve your stamina and be counted for your Wellness Release time. Classified staff get up to one hour of release time each week for wellness activities such as walking, jogging or badminton. Sign up for this CRN if you are not already in a Wellness class or the Fitness Education Center. (Free)

Join one of many walk/jog groups on campus. Contact Wendy Simmons for details, CRN 44144

NEW - Writing and Art for Expression - through Zoom
Writing, art, and other forms of creative expression help us to process experiences of transition, upheaval, and instability. Explore your current experience with the company of friendly peers in this 6-week course. Each week, we will focus on a different theme (for example, home, certainty/uncertainty, communication, etc.), engaging that theme through artistic options devised by the facilitator and/or participants. During weekly Zoom sessions, we will share and discuss our art and/or writing with the goal of supporting and appreciating the work (rather than critiquing it). You don't have to be “good at art” to participate, and you will not be required to produce in particular artistic modes or to share your work. Activities may include drawing, painting, photography, writing, and/or performance. You may want to purchase supplies (e.g., paper, pens, markers, paint) in advance. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Facilitator: Aryn Bartley, Writing & Literature Faculty Instructor
Fridays, 4/17 - 5/22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through Zoom,
CRN 44209

Yoga Tuesdays - online or audio recordings (details to come)
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, 4/7 – 5/26, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., CRN 44143