EMPLOYEE FITNESS PROGRAM
“Promoting Fitness & Community”
The Lewis & Clark College Administration recognizes that the campus environment has the talents and facilities to encourage and support employees in living healthy lifestyles. The Employee Fitness Program exists to bring together interested faculty and staff in enjoyable physical activity while enriching their connections to the broader campus community.
RECENT PROGRAM HISTORY:
During the holiday break of 2010, Clark Yeager, Athletic Director, invited interested faculty and staff to a special indoor cycling class for two weeks, concluding with a holiday lunch. There was so much enthusiasm for this concept that many different classes continued with volunteer instructors, in response to clear interest and need. A Strategic Initiative Fund Grant was submitted by Physical Education & Athletics, first in 2011, and initially funded in 2012.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & OUTCOMES:
The Employee Fitness Program creates an opportunity for regular exercise participation through special classes for employees, existing physical education courses, intramural participation, and during open recreation hours in the indoor and outdoor facilities. In addition, as part of an overall wellness program, there may be learning opportunities such as lectures and workshops. By being responsive to employees who are health conscious, it is the hope of the program to be proactive, and positively impact employees and their health insurance costs for the institution.
The Planning Committee will be developed by the Program Coordinator, with the intent to involve participation from Physical Education & Athletics, Human Resources, Counseling Services, and faculty/staff representation from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Education & Counseling, and the Law School.
The Employee Fitness Program is a recognized benefit for Lewis & Clark College employees only. Employees may participate in this program at any time. Currently, the Special Employee classes are free. Employees should receive approval from their supervisors for adjusting their work day hours to accommodate participation. For example, an employee may add an extra half hour to their lunch break to work-out, shower, change, and eat. The employee is expected to extend their work day by the same amount of time they took off to participate. It is also recommended that employees receive approval from their physician before beginning any exercise program.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR:Suzanne Brauer Zehntbauer 127 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewis & Clark College’s full complement of recreation and sport facilities will be used by the Employee Fitness Program and its participants. Offices of most of the instructors and coaches are in Pamplin Sport Center or Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion. Facility Information is available on the PE/A website (see the link below).
Current Facility Hours and Facility Schedules are available on the PE/A website (see the link below). For access to the facilities, or checking out a towel and equipment, employees should carry their LC Picture ID Card. If you need an ID Card, please contact Campus Safety. To check out a locker (when available), employees should contact the PE/A Information Desk in Pamplin Sports Center or email email@example.com.
RELATED PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:
CARE: Community & Recreation for Employees
For many years faculty and staff have gathered in the Gym for a friendly volleyball game. This long-standing tradition continues Tuesdays around the noon hour. Come and enjoy the fun.
IMPORTANT LINKS:2013 Spring Semester Schedule 2013 Pioneer Explorer Challenge
Web Advisor Physical Education Course Descriptions Special Employee Class Descriptions Physical Education & Athletics Facilities Information Current Facility Hours & Schedule Intramurals CARE Community & Recreation for Employees Campus Safety