“I love all kinds of activity. I love lifting because I almost immediately feel stronger after doing it. I love team sports, like basketball, because I’m competitive. I love yoga for quiet mornings, long bike rides or hikes for spending time with friends, and running if I need to get outside and clear my head.”
Tag: Faculty Staff Fitness
The Faculty Staff Fitness program, housed in the CPHHS, has a variety of fun and energizing classes to help employees, retirees, graduate students and affiliates stay active during the workday. Classes are conveniently scheduled before, during and after work so that participants can easily fit them into their busy schedules. Set in a friendly and inspiring setting, classes fall into under aerobic, aquatic, specialty, weight training and mind/body. Check out class descriptions to see if something strikes your fancy.
“I have a number of components to my philosophy around fitness and exercise. Consistency is very important, and creating good habits around overall fitness is first on the list. It’s about a way of life and includes diet, exercise and movement, focus, mental challenges, creativity and having fun with life. There is solitude in all of this, but at the same time it’s a social event. I probably do 90 percent of my exercise socially.”
“Knowing that I was tracking and scoring my food intake and other activities helped me to be more mindful of my choices – eat a halo orange for a snack instead of chips and walk from the office instead of catching the shuttle,” says Julie Van Hoosen, an office specialist with the Oregon Natural Resource Education Program. “I had better and worse weeks, but keeping a record of habits in the same categories for six weeks will help me be mindful moving forward.”
“What I love most about my job is getting the opportunity to positively impact those who take my classes,” says Physical Activity Courses Instructor Melinda Ameele.
Overcoming the unthinkable
Participating in the Hood River Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim was an accomplishment in itself for the more than 400 swimmers, but for Heidi, it was an incredible feat that only a few years ago seemed virtually impossible.