Wellness

The Montgomery College wellness program offers several types of benefits.  They now include online fitness opportunities, weight management, and a faculty assistance program.

Summer 2020 Wellness Schedule

For summer 2020, classes will be offered online.  Some are pre-recorded, so you can participate in them at any time that is convenient for you.  Others are presented live online.

Recorded Classes

Yoga 

Anytime
Instructor:  Nichole F.

 

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 Live Classes

Arms and Cardio

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Salma

Join this class through Zoomnew window.

Meeting ID: 777 2904 3849
Password: 1G967i

BANG

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Instructor: Miho

Join this class through Zoomnew window.

Meeting ID: 868 0903 5629
Password: 710296

Barre Sculpt

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Instructor: April R

Join this class through Zoomnew window.
Meeting ID: 856 9315 5922

Raise your heart rate and tone at the same time. Your core, seat and thighs will thank you! Please wear grip socks (or bare feet) and have a mat, light weights (or canned goods), and a small ball (or rolled up towel/small pillow) for added resistance. Learn more about Barre (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Core Power

Date:  Every Wednesday
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Wai T.

Join this class through Zoomnew window.
Meeting ID: 940 1263 9948
 
Password: 317395

Daily Strech Breaks

Feeling tight and tense working from home? Join us for weekly stretch breaks!

 

Monday 

12:00pm - 12:10pm 
Join via Zoomnew window
Meeting ID: 764 2669 9684
Password: 2Txjjg


2:00pm - 2:10pm
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Meeting ID: 748 8141 8452
Password: 2Txjjg

Tuesday

3:00pm - 3:10pm
Join via Zoom
Meeting ID:  987 8605 6281
Password: 142194

Wednesday

12:00pm - 12:10pm 
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Meeting ID: 749 9227 6227
Password: 2Txjjg

2:00pm - 2:10pm
Join via Zoomnew window
Meeting ID: 730 2784 4233
Password: 2Txjjg

Thursday

3:00pm - 3:10pm
Join via Zoomnew window
Meeting ID:  987 8605 6281
Password: 142194

 

Guided Meditation

Access multiple options for guided meditation

HIIT STRONG Nation™

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

STRONG Nation™

STRONG Nation is a high-intensity interval-based class that combines bootcamp- and kickboxing-inspired exercises with original music that’s specifically designed to match every single move! In each class, plyometric movements like high knees, jumping jacks, and burpees are interchanged with isometric movements like squats, lunges, kicks, and punches to burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs, and glutes. A towel or yoga mat is recommended.

Friday Zoomnew window
Meeting ID: 7865977894
Password:MCSTRONG

Legs and Core

Date: Every Monday
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Salma

Join this class through Zoomnew window.

Meeting ID: 720 1311 2678
Password: 0k1PFL

QiGong

Date: Every Wednesday and Friday
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Instructor: Kim H

 Join this class:

Wednesday Zoomnew window.
Meeting ID: 507 599 9462
Password: 0221

Friday Zoom
new windowMeeting ID: 507 599 9462
Password: 0221


Qigong (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. This is a gentle practice that has shown to improve sleep quality, lower blood pressure, improve balance and even aid indigestion.

This class can be done standing or sitting. Shoes are not a requirement.

It is safe for all ages and all abilities.

Let us take time for ourselves, relaxing and becoming stronger in mind and body!

Wednesdays and Fridays at 12 noon.

Total Body Training

Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Instructor: Wai T

Join this class through Zoomnew window.
Meeting ID: 963 9403 1316
Password: 379598

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Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Instructor:  Nicole K.

Every Tuesday 
Time:  12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Join this class through Zoomnew window.
Meeting ID:  825 2510 1982
Password:  763785

Every Thursday
Time:  2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Instructor:  Nicole K.

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Meeting ID: 333 480 555
Password: 820315

Zumba

Date:  Mondays and Wednesdays
Time:  5:00 p.m - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor:  Cassie C.

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Wellness Programs

 

Weight Watchers at Work

Congratulations on making a commitment to your health and well-being!  The college wants to help you succeed, so you can use Employee Assistance Program (EAP) funds to be reimbursed for your participation in Weight Watchers at Work.

There are some policies you should know about to get the most out of the program:

  • To be reimbursed under EAP, you must attend at least nine of the 12 Weight Watchers meetings offered on campus in a single session.  If you can't make it to a meeting on your usual campus, you can attend a meeting on another campus.
  • Your attendance each week must be recorded in your “Membership Book” which must be stamped by the Weight Watcher’s Leader when you attend the meeting on campus.
  •  When you’re ready to apply for reimbursement, you’ll need:
    • An EAP form signed by your supervisor.
    • Proof of attendance at 3 sessions per month in your Weight Watchers membership book. You can block out the part that records your weight; we just need proof of attendance.
    • Proof of payment. You have three options here:
      • You can provide a “canceled check (front and back) and a copy of the attached “Weight Watchers At Work Member Log” with Payment Type circled and signed by your Weight Watchers Leader, OR
      • A credit card statement indicating payment made to Weight Watchers and a copy of the “Weight Watchers At Work Member Log” with Payment Type circled and signed by your Weight Watchers Leader, OR
      • If you pay your weekly fee by cash, a copy of the “Weight Watchers At Work Member Log” with Payment Type circled and signed by your Weight Watchers Leader.
    • Send all of the documents to India Hunter in the Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management office.

 Good Luck with the Program. Let’s get healthy and reach our goal weight together.

Balancing the demands of work and personal life can be challenging. That’s why the College provides the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), a confidential service. Help is provided through ComPsychnew window, which provides comprehensive services to support you in meeting your personal, family, and work challenges.

Provided as a free benefit, the FSAP is staffed by experienced, Masters-level professionals. You can visit their website for further information, but here is a quick summary of the kinds of things FSAP can help with:

  • Stress
  • Feelings of sadness or anxiety
  • Marital concerns
  • Family pressures (children, teens, older relatives, etc.)
  • Relationship issues
  • Financial difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Alcohol and/or drug problems

All information regarding your participation in the program is confidential except as governed by state and federal laws. Some laws require reporting in circumstances such as: if your condition makes you a threat to yourself or others; or there is suspected child, elder, or spousal abuse.

 To use the free and confidential service, simply call ComPsych at any time.   A team of professionals is available to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number to call is 1-844-236-2668. If you are hearing impaired, the number is 1-800-697-0353.

When you contact ComPsych, please use Company ID: MCC

Forms

Next Generation Wellness Enrollment Forms new window
EAP Wellness Form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  
Staff Request for Time Off for Wellness Activities (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  


Resources

EAP Checklist (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  

Smoking Cessation

Web Resources


Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join the wellness program?

Learn how to register online

Online registration must be completed, even if you completed manual paperwork. Registration is available before each semester.  Once a year the employee must sign a waiver and return it to India Hunter, Wellness Coordinatornew window. Please register by campus, Wellness registration will cover classes and fitness center access. If you utilize more than one campus, please register for each.

To register:  
    •    Log into MC Learns: (MyMC, Training and Professional Development, MC Learns)  
    •    Schedule of Classes & Events > Personal Development > Wellness for particular campus
    •    Keep Staff/Faculty Request form signed by your supervisor for your records

Can my spouse and children join the wellness program?

Yes and no.

Upon completing the registration/waiver form, your spouse may participate in the Wellness Program. Children may not participate in the Wellness Program
I hear the College allows time for wellness activities.  How does that work?

MC allows up to 1 1/2 hours a week for wellness activities.

Staff are encouraged to participate in wellness activities a minimum of three days a week.  A maximum of 1-1/2 hours of duty time per week can be approved for these activities. You must complete a Staff Request for Wellness Activities Form that must be approved by your supervisor in order to utilize “release time” for wellness activities.

Staff who wish to request time to participate in wellness activities must match non-duty time with duty time. No more than one-half of the total wellness time may be released time; employees may use as much of their non-duty time as practical. Time for wellness activities must not exceed one hour at a time including time needed to get to and from the activity and time to change clothes.

Can I hire one of the wellness staff as my own personal trainer?

Yes, as long as you meet certain conditions.

Yes, you can hire one of the wellness staff as your own personal trainer outside the college campus. You will be responsible for the terms and payment of this individual and you enter into this agreement at your own risk. Please note, campus facilities may not be used for your training.

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