Faculty & Staff Wellness

The Wellness Center will be remote through winter and spring 2021 and will be offering online resources. Check below for classes on yoga, desk yoga, meditation, cardio burst, run/walk group, xpress fitness, course recordings, and more!

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Winter 2021 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 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 fall 2020 class recordings can be found here.

For a flier of our winter 2021 Faculty & Staff class offerings please click here.

Winter Quarter Schedule   
Guided YOGA
12:30-1:30 PM, Zoom
Xpress Fitness
7:30-8:10 AM,
Guided Meditation
12:30-12:45 PM, Zoom
Xpress Fitness
7:30-8:10 AM,
Guided Yoga
12:30-1:30 PM, Zoom

Guided Meditation

Jan 20th-March 17
Wednesdays, 12:30-12:45 – Via Zoom

Feeling stressed/information overload?  Try meditation!  Meditation promotes a sense of peace, calm and balance.  Don’t let the thought of ‘meditating the right way’ hold you back; there is no right or wrong way to practice.  Join Penelope Benis for a short, guided (10-20 minute) meditation designed and accessible for all levels of experience.  

Join Zoom Meeting:  You will need to sign in with SSO “Bellevue college” and your BC email https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/84265462219

Class Recordings

Xpress Fitness with Michelle McRae

Jan 12-March 18 (no class; 2/11, 3/2)
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-8:10 AM- Via Zoom            

Join BC Fitness Center Instructor Michelle McRae for this 40 minute group training session. Participants will join a regularly scheduled Zoom meeting hosted by Michelle. You will work through various body weight and simple equipment exercises that you can do from home. No registration or experience necessary. Please Zoom in and get moving!

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:  You will need to sign in with SSO “bellevuecollege” and your BC email

Optional resources if you want to buy equipment:

  • Resistance Loop Bands: Example KEVENZ Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
  • Stretch Cords with handles (suggest strap handles vs hard plastic) : Example RitFit Single Resistance Exercise Band with Comfortable Handles

Class Recordings

Follow a Guided Full Body Workout from Michelle on your own Schedule HERE

Follow a 10 Minute Guided Core Strength Program from Michelle HERE

Zoom Guided YOGA – 2 Days a Week

Fridays, 12:30-1:30 PM Via Zoom
Jan 15-March 19

Join Karen Beck for a full hour of guided Yoga via Zoom. Great for personal wellness and community engagement. Class recordings also available to follow on your own schedule.

Join Zoom Meeting: Must use your BC email and SSO Login “Bellevuecollege” https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/83746668385

Class Recordings

Mondays, 12:30-1:30- Via Zoom
Jan 25th-March 15

Join Penelope Benis for a full hour of guided Yoga via Zoom. Great for personal wellness and community engagement. Class recordings also available to follow on your own schedule.

Join Zoom Meeting:  You will need to sign in with SSO “bellevuecollege” and your BC email https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/86988625370

Class Recordings

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 March 8, 2021