Employee Wellness Classes

Employee Wellness Fall 2020 - Remote Meetings & Classes

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, noon - 1 p.m., 10/6, 11/3, 12/1 , 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - 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. Please email Wendy for the Zoom link to the meetings. (Free)

walking trail by riverAnything 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, 9/30 - 12/7, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings
CRN 23341

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 have taken this class previously. You will improve leg strength and coordination, balance and rhythm. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Marsha Sills
Thursdays, 10/1 - 11/5 (6 weeks), 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings 

CRN 23344

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, 9/30 - 12/7, 12:05 – 12:50 p.m.,
CRN 23346

Meditation for Inner Strength - through Zoom
Learn to slow your breathing in this two-part series on meditation. 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, silent meditation. Share techniques and personal insights, if you'd like, and reflect on what you've witnessed. Participants will be encouraged to practice on their own after the first session and report back during the second session. 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, Writing Faculty
Fridays, 11/20 & 12/4, 11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Sign up with Wendy Simmons

Staying Healthy @ Home & Maintaining A Healthy Immune System During COVID-19, Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. with Amy Kearns from Moda Health - through Zoom
It seems like there's never been a more apt time to tune into our health and wellbeing! COVID-19 certainly has us all wondering what we can do to stay healthy at home and how we can optimize our immune function. In this presentation, we'll navigate tips, tools, and resources to help strengthen the immune system by tapping into our nutrition, daily movement, sleep, and mindset.

Sign up with Wendy Simmons

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 waist management and strength building pleasure. This class is for Lane employees and their family members. (Free)

Instructor: Cameron Singleton, ACSM certified, Fitness Specialist
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/1 - 12/8, 5:10 – 6:00 p.m., through Zoom & Recordings, CRN 23345

The Small Changers/Healthy Habits - check-in's through Zoom and 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, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 1:05 – 1:50 p.m 1:05 – 1:50 p.m.,
CRN 23348

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, 10/1 - 12/8, 4:05 – 5:00 p.m., through Zoom and Recordings, CRN 23343

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. Please sign up for this CRN if you are not already in a Wellness class or the Fitness Education Center. You'll also get weekly wellness tips through Moodle. (Free)

Join one of many virtual walk/jog groups Contact Wendy Simmons for details, CRN 23349