Faculty & Staff

Events & Opportunities

A variety of Workshops & Activities to meet your personal and Wellness Program goals:

Let’s Move Day 5K Fun Walk/Run & Family Fitness classes September 17, 2016, PUC Track & Fields 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. FREE and Fruitful- Raise Awareness of Childhood Obesity, Help NAD of SDAs reach 1 million miles in one day.  www.AdventistsInStepForLife.org

Free OSAKI 4000 Massage Chair. Wellness Studio Workout room. Employees & their spouses may use this weekly/as needed. Drop in to experience a full body massage that you can customize. For Tutorial online go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIj5HX9oehc

Lending Library:  FITBIT and JAWBONE fitness trackers for 30-day loan to help reach your step goals and track those miles, evaluate your sleep, and get customized encouragement to keep you on track.

Financial Peace University and Dave Ramsey’s Legacy Journey Kits to loan.  For more info visit  www.daveramsey.com        

Financial wellbeing for today and the future.

Wellness Studio: Excellent A/V system with AppleTV, iPhone & laptop connectors to allow you to choose your workout from Wellness DVDs & Videos, YouTube, or your own downloaded workouts from your device.  OR use the Pandora Music setting on the Smart Hub of the TV and enjoy your workout at your own time and pace.

Ergonomics for ALL- Terry Fredrickson  Feb 2016, date TBD, 12-1p.m.

Lunch & Learn: 30-minute Skill-building Workshops held quarterly.  Bring your own lunch and get educated and inspired on health topics.  Watch your email for details.

Weight Watchers, ongoing, at NV College, St. Helena Campus,   5:30 p.m. Wednesdays (fee)

Resistance Training (recommended 2x per week)
Every Tuesday and Thursday the Weight Room is open from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. exclusively for faculty and staff. Not sure where to begin?  Contact PE Professor Mike Hellie ext. 6346 for an introduction to the use of equipment and recommended exercises for your fitness level and goals.

Yoga Class (Flexibility and strength training is recommended 2x per week)    
Wellness STUDIO Sunday mornings 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and Wednesdays evenings 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Flexibility and Strength-building while rejuvenating. Contact Instructor-In-Training Amy Collins amycollins707@gmail.com.  Donations welcome.

Chair Massage (Stress Reduction is recommended daily)
Twice a quarter, one of our favorite local certified Massage Therapists or Reflexologist will give free 20-minute massages. This is a VERY POPULAR benefit.  Emails announcing the next massage date are sent via the Wellness email and the schedule fills quickly. Keep your eyes open for all Wellness emails so you won’t miss out!    Then reply to the email with your preferred time frame to schedule your appointment.


The Wellness Office has a great variety of health-related resources for you to borrow at your convenience. Please stop by the office to look through our selection to see what interests you and help you achieve your goals. The Wellness Office is in West Hall Annex, Room 205. Call ahead for availability of a specific resource.


10-Minute Solution: Pilates On the Ball
10-Minute Solution: Fitness Ball Workouts
Yoga for Beginners
Yoga for Stress Relief
Yoga for Inflexible People
AM/PM Yoga for Beginners
Qi Gong: Beginning Practice
"Eat Well, Live Well" - Cheryl Peters, RD
"Nutrition & Wellness for Your Family" - Jonathan Wheeler, MD
"Rev up Your Metabolism" - Mike Hellie
"Consistent Exercise = A Happier You" - Mike and Lyse Hellie
"Oprah: Secrets of Longevity"
"Financial Health 101 Seminar" - Christine Schader
"Estate Planning" - Cecilia Tsang
"The Food Revolution Part 2" - John Robbins
"Health and Wellness Seminar - Back To The Basics" - Dr. Wheeler, M.D.
"Stress Inoculation I" - Lisa Hinz, Ph. D.
"Stress Inoculation II" - Lisa Hinz, Ph. D.
"Stress Inoculation III" - Lisa Hinz, Ph. D.
"The Real Age Makeover" - Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
"Change Your Food - Change Your Life" - Jill Ornik, Vegan Gal
"You Can't Improve On God" - Lorraine Day, M.D.
"Processed People" The Documentary
"The Future of Food" The Documentary
Lodi Campmeeting - Several DVD's to choose from on various health/diet topics and the gospel


Dr. McDougall's Total Health Solution Videos:
1. A Common Sense Program
2. Five Dietary Myths
3. Planning Successful Meals
4. Permanent, Effortless Weight Loss
5. Eating In and Out of the House
6. Keeping Healthy Blood Vessels/Winning the War on Cancer

Tai Chi for Seniors      Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Healing
Is What You're Eating, Eating You? - Vicki Griffin, MD


Stress Management Series
"The New Tri-Fold Cellusizer" - Interview with David Hall, PhD


A huge variety of health books are available to borrow on subjects such as Fitness, Healthy Eating, Weight Management, Stress Reduction, Finances, Calorie counting and Humor. Come peruse the selection and borrow without worry.  The “Angwin Emporium,” AKA Dorcas/Adventist Community Services also has a VAST selection of Cookbooks, Health books, and every other kind of (non-offensive) non-fiction and fiction imaginable.  Take a half hour some Tuesday between 8a.m. and 3p.m. for treasure hunting!

A Few Great Links

http://www.gardenwriters.org/html/par/pdfs/10_par_mkt_brochure.pdf  Plant a Row for the Hungry
www.Realage.com  (Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen) Everything health: fitness, diet, stress, sleep, etc.
www.FLYlady.com  Fully Love Yourself by getting organized at home, at work, in health.
www.active.com  Fitness wisdom and goal-setting, local fitness event info.
www.loseit.com  Food and Exercise tracking site –free.
www.livestrong.com Health & Fitness the Lance Armstrong way.
www.webmd.com Look up symptoms, drugs or diagnoses and get MD perspecitve.
newsinhealth.nih.gov National Institute of Health Newsletter.
www.nccam.nih.gov/health  Stress, depression, and other mental health info.
www.smartrecovery.org  & www.12step.org     Taking steps toward freedom from the things/behaviors/thoughts, etc. that keep life in turmoil.
www.daveramsey.com  Financial Peace University, radio program, and great resources for your whole family’s financial wellbeing.
www.pluggedinonline.com Movie reviews from a Christian perspective
www.clearplay.com DVD player with variable levels of content editing for “safe” viewing of DVDs that might have a good story but bad language or offensive visuals.