Faculty & Staff Wellness

The Wellness Center will be in-person for Winter 2022. Check below for classes on yoga, desk yoga, xpress fitness, run/walk group, course recordings, and more!


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Winter 2022 Faculty and Staff Wellness & Fitness Schedule

No experience is required and no need to sign up in advance. Join us for a class to improve your health and personal productivity.

The Wellness Center- Faculty and Staff Fitness events are co-promoted by the Faculty Commons.  Check out additional classes and workshop available to BC Faculty HERE

The weekly fitness classes below are funded by Human Resources and the BC Wellness Center. No registration required, show up, sign in and enjoy! Then invite a friend to join you for the next class.

All class recordings from previous quarters can be found here.


Winter 2022   
MonTuesWedsThursFri
Xpress Fitness
7:30-8:10 AM,
G-111 Fitness Center (Zoom available)
Jan 18-March 17
Note: Only Zoom meetings available for month of January.
Destress Yoga Meditation
3:30pm-4:00pm, G-110
Feb 2-March 16
Xpress Fitness
7:30-8:10 AM,
G-111 Fitness Center (Zoom available)
Jan 18-March 17 (No class on 2/10)
Note: Only Zoom meetings available for month of January.
Friday YOGA
12:30-1:30 PM, G-110
Feb 4-March 11
The Space Between Us: Healthy Boundaries for Effective Classroom Interactions
Feb 8th, 15th, and 22nd 2:30pm-4:00pm
Room: TBA

Xpress Fitness with Michelle McRae 

Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-8:10 AM, G-111 Fitness Center (Zoom Available)

Jan 18-March 17 (no class 2/10)

Zoom Meeting through January with the campus closure

Once campus reopens, class will be in G-111 Fitness Center (Zoom Still Available)

 

Join BC Fitness Center Instructor Michelle for this 40-minute group training session. Participants will meet at the BC Fitness Center for a regularly scheduled workout hosted by Michelle. You will work through various body weight and simple equipment exercises. No equipment is required, except workout attire and a water bottle.

If you cannot join us in person, you may join on Zoom. Here are some supplies that would be useful for our class: a chair that can help you balance, small weights or household items such as filled water bottles or cans of food that give weight challenge, resistance bands for legs, stretch cords for upper body, mat for floor work, non-slip socks or shoes. It would be helpful to have supplies ready to go at the start of our sessions. 

Join Zoom Meeting: 

https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/88341065443?pwd=YmMvNm9jQ0praUcvZmFWYmxHamN1UT09

Meeting ID: 883 4106 5443    Passcode: 204843 

Sign-Up to Get Reminders HERE 

Class Recordings

All class recordings from previous quarters can be found here.


Friday Yoga 

Fridays, 12:30-1:30 PM,  Feb 4-March 11 (Room: G-110 Fitness Studio) 

A full hour of Guided Yoga. Great for personal wellness and community engagement. No experience required! Class is instructed for all ability levels with modifications provided to help you move within your limits. 

Sign-Up to Get Reminders HERE 


De-Stress Yoga Meditation 

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:00 PM, Feb 2-March 16 (Room: G-110 Fitness Studio) 

Join Penelope Benis for a half hour of yoga geared toward shedding the stress of the work day. No experience required! Class is instructed for all ability levels with modification provided to help you move within your limits. 

Sign-Up to Get Reminders HERE 


The Space Between Us: Healthy Boundaries for Effective Classroom Interactions

Healthy Boundaries for Effective Classroom Interactions (New)  

Tuesdays: Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd 2:30pm-4:00pm

Location: TBA

As we return to the campus, classroom, and other meeting spaces, we are all learning/re-learning how to connect with each other. We may be experiencing discomfort in the thought of how to establish healthy boundaries with our students to create safe learning spaces for everyone.  Master Jason Mix from Enso Center in Redmond will facilitate this 3-session workshop in which faculty and staff are invited to learn techniques to keep themselves and others safe, comfortable, and connected as the campus reopens and we come back to face-to-face instruction. Participants will learn and practice proven effective techniques, based in cultural and personal proxemics.  

The three-session workshop will cover: 

1.    How to identify personal space and boundaries and use them to create healthy connections. 

2.    How to identify and use the options created by healthy boundaries for physical and emotional health and effectiveness. 

3.    How to expand our connections and enhance our effectiveness and safety in a group setting. 

All three sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions, problem-solve scenarios, and shape the focus of future sessions. As the purpose of this workshop is to practice being back on campus, we are running this as a face-to-face offering.   

Please register  by February 4th, so we can find a suitable space for the number of participants. 


Guided YOGA Recordings!

Your house, anytime!       

Set aside some time this week for a home yoga session with Penelope Benis. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, build strength, and center yourself.


Tech Neck YOGA

Anywhere, anytime!      

Stuck at your screen and need to relieve the tension in your neck and shoulders.  We have the 10 minute full body routine to re-energize your TECH NECK


Strategies for Sitting: Stay Comfortable and Calm while Teaching Online

Are you finding your body aching when working long hours behind a computer? Take some time for yourself to learn strategies for sitting to keep your eyes, neck, back, shoulders, and wrists comfortable. Irene will guide us in ways to reduce and relieve the stress of online teaching and prevent over-use injuries and tension. We’ll use the Feldenkrais Method, a powerful learning tool for changing habits.

Series 1:


Run/Jog/Walk (Email Support Group)

While we have discontinued the weekly runs we are staying connected via email to keep the group motivation alive.  Share your last run, a great photo and get motivated by reading what this group it up too.

Contact peter.prescott@bellevuecollege.edu to get added to our group of 20 and growing!


Digital Coach- FREE On Demand Workout

Anywhere, anytime!

Great FREE workout options to meet your needs, space, equipment and goals. Both of these resources have FREE options to workouts to meet your daily needs.

Get Started Choosing the Workout that’s right for YOU! via Life Fitness

https://www.nike.com/ntc-app via Nike Training Club


The Science of Well Being

Online Course, Improving your wellness practice  

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

Join this FREE online course through Yale University/Coursera

The Science of Well-Being


Stanford Introduction to Food and Health

Online Course, Improving your wellness practice

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need

Join this FREE online course through Stanford University/Coursera

Introduction to Food and Health


Outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation

The Pacific Northwest offers a beautiful background and an abundant number of outdoor recreation opportunities! Bellevue College offers opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to get outside and enjoy our beautiful area. Take advantage of these adventure opportunities made available by the BC Wellness Center!


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Faculty Staff Fitness Center Access

The G building remodel is complete and the Fitness Center is larger and brighter than ever.  Faculty and Staff may access the Fitness Center for a reduced rate by registering for ADFIT 02 for $13.50 per quarter.  New equipment, training staff, and locker rooms included.  Sign up in person at the welcome center and then talk with Fitness Center staff on your first visits to the Fitness Center for the required paperwork and a facility tour.


Stability Ball Desk Chair Rental

Bellevue College offers a limited number of stability ball rentals for use at your desk. Rentals are currently suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Updated January 7, 2022