Monday, January 28, 2013

Wellness Program

A wellness program is an awesome way to increase morale and to build staff relations.  In the next couple of weeks, I am going to highlight a couple of programs that we are doing in Scott County Schools.  The first program is created by Mrs. Amanda Wands, Health and P.E. teacher at Scott County High School.  The below description is the email sent from Mrs. Wands to the SCHS staff. I love the diversity of the program and the fact it uses the resources that are available.  I also love the fact they are encouraged to meet during the weekends.

Here is the information for our wellness program.  Let me know if you have any questions!  :)

We are going to do two, four-week sessions.  After this first session, we can evaluate it and change it up, if need be.  It will begin next Monday, FEBRUARY 4th.  This will give us 8 weeks to get our behinds in shape before spring break.  :)  After our break, maybe we can squeeze in one more if there is enough interest.

This first four-week session will be as follows:

Tuesdays--Walking/running and strength conditioning
Thursdays--Walking/running and strength conditioning

The locations will vary depending on the other activities going on that day.  We will utilize the upper auditorium, the hallways and stairwells, and the gymnasiums.  Wear comfortable clothing.  For all days except Yoga days, where a good pair of tennis shoes.  We will start at 4:00 and go through 4:45.

Yoga info--
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it.  I have some mats I can bring out for those who do not have one.  The cost per session is $4.  (They usually charge $9.)  That makes it $16 for the four weeks.  They will also be bringing in some of their props for us to use.  There is a sign-up sheet in the front office.

Walking/running and strength conditioning info--

We will start and end with some stretching.  You will have a couple of options to do these days to help meet individual needs including walking or running as well as including stairs.   We'll start off using our own bodies as weights and will not need dumbells.  We'll go over everything before we begin next Tuesday.

ZUMBA info--

Is $2 a session for a total of $8 for all four weeks.  There is a sign-up sheet in the front office.  Beside the sign-up sheet is an envelope for the money.

Weekend info--
I will be encouraging everyone to get out and do something 2 of the 3 days we have off, even if is just walking for 20 minutes and doing some stretching.

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