Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Spring 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.

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Check out the Employee Wellness Activity Schedule


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 4:00 p.m. strength and agility class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/3 – 6/12, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135

CRN 44665

Be B.R.A.W.N.
(Buff, Resilient, Able, Well & Nimble)
Improve your strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You'll strengthen your 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 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 p.m. cardio class. (Free)

Instructor: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4/4 – 6/13, 4:05 – 4:55 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44656

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, 4/3 – 6/12, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135

CRN 44663

Couch to 5K (3.1 Miles) Cross Training
Join us to train for a 5K (3.1 miles) event as a team this Spring. You will build strength and endurance on the track/trails at and near Lane. You’ll get help with your walking and/or running form. Whether you are currently 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: Wendy Simmons, ACSM Certified
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
4/4 – 6/13, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Near Building 5 on the Bark Trail or in Building 5, Room 101 in the Fitness Center if it’s pouring
CRN 44657

Flexibility in 20 Minutes
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, 4/3 – 6/12, 5:00 – 5:20 p.m.
Building 30, Room 135
CRN 44658

Mindfulness Break
Are you suffering from the afternoon, hard-to-focus, feeling-fatigue blahs? Join us for a few minutes to breathe, relax and center yourself. "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) Sometimes this class will be a guided meditation and sometimes just a quiet space to sit. (Free)

Instructor: Cassie Zimmerlee
Building 30, Room 135, 4/4 – 6/13, 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
CRN 44666

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, wongrw@lanecc.edu
Tuesdays,4/4 – 6/13 , 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Building 3, Room 107

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. We meet 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, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 1:05 - 1:50 p.m. and on Moodle
Building 30, Room 132
CRN 44661

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. ($65 plus the $10 per term tech/transportation fee)

Instructor: Nancy Wood, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Teacher
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4/10 - 6/7, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.,
Building 30, Room 135
Register through Noncredit Classes/Continuing Education


Aging Parents Support Group, Wednesdays, April 5, May 3, June 7, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m., Building 5, Room 240
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.

How Your Body Works: Why Eat This Part 2 with Yaakov Levine, Tuesday, April 25, 12:00 – 1 p.m., Building 4, Room 204
Join us whether or not you came to Part 1. Knowing how food works with your body (or doesn’t) makes it easier to understand what to eat and why. Warning: Attendees may experience side effects such as weight loss, decreased aches and pains, balanced hormones, and real energy.

"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.
April 18, 12:00 p.m.
May 5 (Inservice), 12:00 p.m.

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.