Summer semester employee fitness schedule

Photo of GRCC students in a Yoga class, mimicking the teacher in 'Virabhadrasana II' or the 'Warrior 2' pose

Summer classes begin Monday, April 29 and run through Friday, August 23*.

* NO employee fitness classes the week of July 1-5.

Check out the schedule details online.

Mondays

  • Spin & Sculpt with Kelly
    • 5:15-6 p.m.
    • Room 213, Ford Fieldhouse

Tuesdays

  • AM Gentle Yoga with Danielle
    • 6:45-7:30 a.m.
    • Room 304 (FFH Balcony)
    • Please bring your own yoga mat and props (block & strap)
  • Boot Camp with Lannie
    • Noon-12:45 p.m.
    • Meet at Ford Fieldhouse entrance (FFH Balcony is backup in event of rain or extreme heat)

Wednesdays

  • Fitness Infusion (Cardio, Strength & Core) with Beth
    • Noon-12:45 p.m.
    • Room 304 (FFH Balcony)

Thursdays

  • Boot Camp with Lannie
    • Noon-12:45 p.m.
    • Meet at Ford Fieldhouse entrance (FFH Balcony is backup in event of rain or extreme heat)

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!

Make time for you and your wellness. You are worth it!

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

 

 

 

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.

Scholarship opportunity for Police Academy, Criminal Justice, Education, and Healthcare students

Please tell your students:

The 2018-2019 Grand Rapids Community College Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith (BHMS) Scholarship Application is open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. This scholarship awards between one and three scholarships of $1000-$3000.

BHMS scholarships are intended for students who are either:

  1. In the GRCC Police Academy, or
  2. Enrolled in a GRCC degree, pathway, or program and planning to work in a public service career related to criminal justice, education, or healthcare.

Visit the Mursalata website for details and application link.

Wellness at Work – Winter Series (formerly Weight Watchers at Work)

Get a head start on your 2019 wellness goals! Wellness at Work (formerly Weight Watchers) is ready to launch yet another GRCC series to help bring you closer to your personal health goals.

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register at Meeting 1! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.) beginning December 13 and online e-tool access. After December 13, the cost for the program will be $156.

Bonus: On-campus meetings will not be held December 27 or January 3, but you will still be able to join a community meeting and have continued access to your online e-tools. That’s like getting two weeks free!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Angela Salinas (x2567, angelasalinas@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Far Side Room (1st Floor Student Center). Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method.

Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

Bootcamp classes have new location starting today

Beginning TODAY, November 6, Bootcamp with Lannie (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) has found indoor space for the rest of the Fall semester!

  • Tuesdays: meet in 025 Student Center (Farside Room)
  • Thursdays: meet in 336 Student Center

Please note: there will be NO employee wellness classes held the week of November 19-23. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall 2018 employee wellness classes run through Friday, December 14 (i.e. there will be no classes the week of December 17).

Questions or more information? Please contact Angela Salinas – Employee Events, Engagement, and Onboarding Coordinator at ext. 2567 or email: angelasalinas@grcc.edu.

Reminder: Open Enrollment deadline is Friday at 5 p.m.

Open Enrollment Deadline is Friday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m.

The annual open enrollment period is the time during the year (without a qualifying event), when you have the opportunity to enroll or change your medical plans.

  • Flex Spending Account: During this time, you may elect to participate in the Flexible Spending Account health care and/or dependent care. If you are currently enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll each plan year to continue participating in the program.
  • Health Savings Account participants: HSA contribution limits are determined on a calendar/tax-year basis. During open enrollment, HSA participants must complete a new HSA payroll deduction form for the 2019 calendar year. HSA payroll deduction forms are available on the HR website.
  • Employee Waiving Health Insurance Coverage: To continue to receive additional compensation in lieu of health coverage, you must complete the election form, waiver of health coverage form, and provide a copy of your current health insurance card.

Open Enrollment forms and resources are available on GRCC’s Human Resources page.

You do not need to complete open enrollment forms if you want to maintain your current health plan and you are not electing Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account.

Deadline for Open Enrollment is Friday, November 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective as of January 1, 2019.

Reminder: We have moved to an annual health plan renewal. Therefore; we will no longer hold a mid-year open enrollment. The next open enrollment opportunity will be in the fall of 2019.

If you have any questions or need assistance with open enrollment, please feel free to contact Debra Davis at 234-4175, Maria Belmares Herrera at 234-4052, or Cathy Kubiak at 234-3971.

Save the Date – GRCC Flu Shot Clinic on October 24

The 2018 GRCC Flu Shot Clinic for Staff will be held at the Annual Benefits Fair.

  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Where: ATC Banquet Rooms 118, 120, 122, and 124
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The best way to prevent the flu and its spread is to get a flu shot. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your friends.

The cost to GRCC staff will be $20 cash or check made payable to “Grand Rapid Community College.”

Employees covered under the WMHIP health plans can receive the flu shot at no charge. You will need to bring your insurance card to this event in order for Spectrum Health to bill on your behalf.

Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses will administer flu shots.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series

We are two members away from our 15 member minimum to continue with Weight Watchers at Work, so if you’ve been thinking about joining, now is the perfect time! Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Cost for the program is $156 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 13th and online e-tool access. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office. If you’d like to join, please attend our next meeting on Thursday, September 13th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main to register and submit payment. Payment can be made via credit/debit card or check.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu).

Fall Wellness Schedule Now Available!

Classes will soon be in session, and so will 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!

**Please note 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.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series!

GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work, and we are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by August 9th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 6th and online e-tool access. After August 9th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, August 9th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main.

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)

 

Professional Development Recap: ‘Food for Life’ class

GRCC staff and faculty enjoyed the Food for Life programs nutrition and cooking classes, Foods that Fight Heart Disease and Foods for Healthy Weight this summer.

The Food for Life program is a community based nutrition education program, designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians aimed at preventing disease.

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GRCC Human Resources Professional Development

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

Presented by: Sheri Olekoski

Human Resources professional development opportunities

Foods for Healthy Weight Workshop

Friday, May 11, 2018 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

ATC Culinary Amphitheater Room 130

In this course you will learn about foods that will free you from counting calories and measuring portions… Power up your plate, maintain a healthy weight, and feel great! Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

 

Objectives:

– Learn how to identify common foods that lead to weight gain

– Describe elements of meals that lead to satiation to control cravings

– Learn how to identify common foods that are low in calorie density and satisfying

– Describe easy methods of healthy food preparation

 

Presented by: Food for Life – Sheri Orlekoski RN, BS HCSA

Human Resources Professional Development Opportunities

https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can’t Wait Fund launches $3,000 scholarship

The Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can’t Wait Fund launches its $3,000 inaugural GRCC Student Scholarship for students studying in criminal justices, education, and health-care areas and planning on public service careers!

  • First scholarships will be awarded for the Winter 2018 Semester.
  • Applications due by 5 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017.

Basic eligibility:

  • Non-GRCC Police Academy applications: 12 credit hours & 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • GRCC Police Academy students: Must be currently enrolled in the academy.

Application requirements:

  • Complete application by 5 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017.
  • Include one letter of reference.
  • Application link.
  • PDF application.
  • Note: All applications must be submitted using Google form

Scholarship selection committee members:

  • Geoffrey Beene, Social Science Department adjunct faculty member.
  • Kathleen Hall, English Department adjunct faculty member.
  • Judith Kienitz, retired Language & Thought faculty member.

Contact person: Mursalata Muhammad, mmuhamma@grcc.edu .

The Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith Why We Can't Wait Fund Launches! This $3,000 GRCC scholarship invites people planning on public service careers and who are current GRCC students studying criminal justice, education, and health-care fields to apply for the inaugural scholarship (it’s annual and renewable scholarship) • The first scholarships will be awarded for Winter 2018 Semester • Applications Due - 5 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017 • Link to view PDF version of application: http://bit.ly/BHMS2017ScholarshipAppPDF • Application Link: http://bit.ly/BHMS2017scholarshipAPP Note: all applications MUST BE SUBMITTED using Google form Scholarship Selection Committee Members: • Geoffrey Beene, Social Science department adjunct faculty member • Kathleen Hall, English department adjunct faculty member • Judith Kienitz, retired Language & Thought faculty member • Contact person: Mursalata Muhammad o Email: mmuhamma@grcc.edu o In Email Subject line, type “BHMS Scholarship”