Winter 2019 semester GRCC Employee Fitness Class schedule begins Monday!

Start the New Year off right doing something that makes your body smile on the outside AND inside!

The complete Winter 2019 schedule is available on the Group Exercise page of the GRCC website. All classes will meet in the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse – come enjoy the upgraded workout space!

Schedule commences this Monday, January 7, 2019, and ends Friday, April 19, 2019. Classes will meet during spring break week, as well. We have a class for everyone, from beginners to advanced. Relax and unwind or sweat it out and tone up with the variety of classes available!

As always, there’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

Contact Angela Salinas (angelasalinas@grcc.edu or ext. 2567) with any questions.

What you need to know about the Ford Field House opening

Ford Field House renovations are nearing completion and we’re looking forward to welcoming you all on opening day, January 3! On the arena level you’ll notice a new welcome center, dynamic images, new classrooms, and renovated offices and restrooms.

The lower level has been transformed into the new fitness center, locker room areas, and athletic training facilities. Nearly all equipment in the fitness center will be new, state-of-the-art equipment.

All active employees are eligible to use the fitness center, free of charge, by joining the Field House Health Club. Previous members are also being asked to complete a new membership application.

The application form is available on the Ford Field House website and can be submitted beginning December 17.

The Fitness Center will officially open on January 21!

Fall Wellness Schedule Out Now!

**Note: Friday Yoga has moved to Room 140 SCIE**

Classes are now in session, and so are our fall wellness classes! Build a little “YOU” time into your busy days and join us. We have a class for everyone, from beginners to advanced. Check out the schedule, grab a friend, and come move your body!

As always, there’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

Wellness classes will not be held on September 3rd or the week of November 19-23 in observance of holidays.

Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848) with any questions.

 

GRCC Alumni Association to host specialty yoga class in September

Get zen with Zzzen Yoga! Join the GRCC Alumni Association for an evening of outdoor yoga. GRCC alumna Melissa Andreychuk of Zzzen Yoga will be guiding fellow GRCC Raiders through a 45-minute yoga practice on the outdoor deck of the College Park Plaza building. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration is $5, which will be donated to the GRCC Alumni Scholarship Fund. Current GRCC students, faculty, and staff (along with friends!) are welcome to attend.

Date:

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time and Location:

  • Yoga 6:00-7:0.0. pm at GRCC College Park Plaza
  • Snacks and Socializing 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Cost:

  • $5 donation to GRCC Alumni Scholarship Fund

Contact Corey Turner, Development Manager, Alumni and Planned Giving at (616) 234-3025 or coreyturner@grcc.edu for more information.

To learn more about GRCC Alumni Events, see the Alumni webpage:  https://grcc.edu/grccfoundation/alumnirelations/alumnievents

 

Might As Well Be Walking On The Sun: GRCC Walking Challenge Update

Four green-shirted "Tread Shredders" pose for a photo outside during the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge

Despite the toasty temperatures last week, participants in the Going the Distance at GRCC Walking Challenge logged over 1 million steps! Pictured are 4 Tread Shredders with their game faces on, while their other two teammates are working hard to catch up to the Sole Sisters, who are leading the pack! Who is going to take the lead this week?

If you’re interested in joining the challenge, it’s not too late! Join anytime, and all are welcome.

For questions or accommodations, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848; nicoledekker2@grcc.edu)

 

Exercise Science Department earns ‘Silver’ from national organization

Congratulations to Grand Rapids Community College, GRCC’s Exercise Science Department, and the GRCC Exercise is Medicine Team for receiving a “2018 Silver Campus” award from the American College of Sports Medicine/Exercise is Medicine Organization!
White logo with grey text; text reads "Exercise is Medicine 2018 Silver Campus"

Silver Level: “An officially registered EIM on Campus program can achieve Silver Level Recognition by engaging students, faculty, and staff in EIM education initiatives.”

 Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community.

White logo with kelly green and denim blue; logo reads, "Exercise is Medicine On Campus Grand Rapids Community College"

Summer Wellness Classes are in full swing!

Check out the great schedule of offerings, grab a friend, and come sweat! We have a little something for everyone.

As always, there’s no need to sign up – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

**Please note wellness classes will not be held the week of July 2-6 in observance of Independence Day.**

Contact Nicole Dekker (nicoledekker2@grcc.edu, x3848) with any questions.