The college sponsors a variety of classes, speakers, and other events to improve employee health. Some programs may require health-benefit eligibility.
Upcoming Wellness Event
Health and Wellness Fair
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:The Evergreen State College, Olympia Campus, Library Building, 3rd Floor Mezzanine
Why: To Support the health and well-being of staff, faculty, and student of The Evergreen State College
Weekly Wellness Calendar: Fall Calendar
|12:15–12:45 pm||Strength Training|
|3:30-3:50 pm||Tai Ji|
|By appt.||Chair Massage|
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 intervals 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 Megumi McKinney 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 Jamie Pittman or Rip Hemminway.
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.