Wellness Activities | The Evergreen State College

Wellness Activities

The college sponsors a variety of classes, speakers, and other events to improve employee health. Most activities are available to all non-student employees. Some programs may require health-benefit eligibility.

Upcoming Wellness Events

Healthier Eating this Fall

In this lunch topic, Annie Barrett, educator, yoga teacher and health coach will share insight into healthier eating this fall.

Where: Library 3301(Library proper 3rd floor)

When: Tuesday, October 25th

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Get a Flu Shot

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Where: Library 3rd Floor Mezzanine

Time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Weekly Wellness Calendar: Fall Calendar

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
12:10–12:50 pm Strength Training


Pick-up soccer

Strength Training


Pick-up soccer

3:30-3:45 pm Tai Ji
By appt. Chair Massage
Anieska Timms leads a Zumba class

Anieska Timms leads a lunch-hour Zumba class in the CRC.

Free Fitness Activities

These classes take place in the CRC at lunchtime: 12:10–12:50 pm unless otherwise noted. Classes are free to all faculty and staff. No registration is required, and no problem arriving late or leaving early.

Strength Training: improve physical and mental wellness through invervals of strength, cardio, and core activities utilizing total body, and functional movements. Mondays and Wednesdays in CRC 116-117 bring resistance bands and yoga mats.

Zumba® Fitness: a fusion of dance steps, aerobic intervals, and resistance training. Get energized with instructor Angela Burris on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the main gym.

Archery: develop upper body strength, coordination, and balance while learning how to shoot safely with good form. Not available this quarter.

Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant: Thursdays from 3:30 - 3:50pm  in Library Mezzanine (3rd Floor)

Pick-up Soccer: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12–1 pm in Outdoor Pavillion. For more information, please contact Rip Hemminway; Jamie Pittman, or Sam Havens.

Indoor archery at the CRC

Indoor Archery for staff and faculty in the CRC.

On-campus Chair Massage

Chair massage is offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Times and locations subject to change; check your email for the latest information. Walk-ins are always welcome, but you may want to reserve a spot for best availability.

Massage vendor applicants for the Olympia Campus and Tacoma Program: Please review the Massage Vendor Selection Process document (PDF) and submit application materials to Susan Harris.

Other Wellness Resources

Tobacco cessation: Quit 4 Life through Alere Wellness and the American Cancer Society.  This is not an on-campus activity.  Instead, you work at your own pace directly with the program’s coaches and many tools available.  Nicotine replacement therapy may be free for you and your qualified dependents.

Smartphone apps: Based on a faculty and staff survey, these are recommended health and wellness applications you can download to your smartphone.

Flu shot clinic: Look here for information on the next clinic. Meanwhile, read the influenza facts from GetAFluShot.com.

SmartHealth: find out about the Washington State SmartHealth Program and how to be eligible for a $125 Subscriber Incentive.

More preventative care resources from the Washington state Health Care Authority.

Ergonomics and Workplace Safety

Staying Healthy on Campus