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MC Wellness

Montgomery College supports a culture of well-being that emphasizes physical, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and spiritual wellness.

Montgomery College wellness program is open to all active and retired faculty and staff.

MC Wellness offers in-person and virtual fitness, mind-body classes, special events such as healthy cooking demonstrations, wellness webinars and challenges, health screenings, and more.

Montgomery College is dedicated to making the workplace a healthier place. At MC, employees receive 1.5 hours a week to participate in activities that are beneficial for their health. MC also offers reimbursement through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for people who attend 10 times per month or 75% of the authorized wellness offerings (e.g., gym membership, Weight Watchers, and more). Additionally, the College has outlined below the partnerships with fitness and wellness companies that provide discounted memberships.

Employees must complete the Wellness Enrollment Form and PAR-Q Form to participate in wellness offerings.

ENROLL IN WELLNESS Complete the PAR-Q Form

 

MC Wellness 2023 Class Schedule

MC Wellness is open to all MC employees, spouses, and retirees. To enroll in classes, participants must register for MC Wellness and submit a completed Wellness Form new windowand Par-Q Formnew window.

All classes are 35–45 minutes, unless otherwise noted. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact Megan Cooperman

Virtual Live Classes – On Zoom

Please contact Megan Cooperman to secure the Zoom password.

Strength and Core with Wai
Functional training that includes strength, toning, and core exercises. Hand weights are used.

Noon
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Meeting ID: 919 7887 5660

Movement Break 
Join Megan or a MC wellness instructor, in a short 15 minute movement to be done at your desk. Movements may include cardio, squats, stretches, and more. Join for part or all of the time.

3–3:15 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 518 988 1876

Pilates, Core, and Stretch with Megan
Utilizing classical mat Pilates principles and exercises, strengthen and lengthen your core muscles including your abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps.

12:15 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 518 988 1876

TaiJi Fit with Gizelle
A mind/body class, originally developed for veterans that combines the best of traditional TaiJi
(T'ai Chi) with Qigong led to music. It is an easy-to-follow format that uses music and moving meditation. Join for part or all of the time.

3–3:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 518 988 1876 

Barre, Pilates, and Stretch with Marcia
Toning based on the principles of ballet utilizing low weights and repetition of moves. 

1:30 p.m.
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Meeting ID: 713 2268 3206

Movement Break
Join Megan or a MC wellness instructor, in a short 15 minute movement to be done at your desk. Movements may include cardio, squats, stretches, and more.

3–3:15 p.m.
Join Zoomnew window Meeting
Meeting ID: 518 988 1876

 

Germantown Campus

Cardio, Strength, and Core with Karen
A whole body workout that includes cardio, core, strength, and toning exercises. For all levels.

4:30 p.m., Open Fitness Center

Co-Swimmers, Swim Meet-Up 
Join coworkers in a swimming and aqua conditioning meet-up. Aqua buoys (weights), belts, and more will be provided.

Noon, Pool

Yoga with Joan
A  relaxing yoga class for all levels.

12:15 p.m., PK105

Pilates, Core, and Stretch with Megan
Utilizing classical mat Pilates principles and exercise strengthen and lengthen your core muscles, including your abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. For all levels.

12:15 p.m., PK105

Yoga with Joan
A relaxing yoga class. For all levels.

12:15 p.m., PK105

Cardio, Strength, and Core with Karen
A whole body workout that includes cardio, core, strength, and toning exercises. For all levels.

12:15 p.m., Open Fitness Center

Rockville Campus
 

Flex, Flow, and Go with Andy 
A fusion of yoga stretches and Pilates exercises to strengthen your core, led to fun music. The class will end with a short meditation and shavasana rest.

Noon, PE121

Strength Training with Wai 
Core, strength, and toning exercises in the Rockville Fitness Center.

Noon, PE137B

Yoga with Alison 
A relaxing yoga class. For all levels.

Noon, PE121

 

Aqua Fitness with Kim 
Shallow aqua fitness focusing on cardio, core, and strength. Aqua buoys (weights) and tools will be provided.

5 p.m., Pool

Happy Hour Dance Fitness 
Start your weekend on a high note and join this easy-to-follow dance fitness using various formats, such as LaBlast, Masala Bhangra, Zumba, and more.

12:15 p.m, PE121

 

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Cardio, Strength, and Core with Rita
This class is a whole-body workout that includes cardio, core, strength, and toning exercises. For all levels.

2 p.m., Open Fitness Center
Begins February 13
 
Cardio, Strength, Stretch, and Stress Release with Meryl
An all-in-one fusion class that will work your entire body and concludes with a short relaxation.

Noon, CU205
Begins February 9
 
All classes, with the exception of yoga and Pilates, require proper fitness shoes.

Please monitor the MC Wellness website for schedule changes: instructors may change and/or classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. 

Pre-recorded Classes

Pre-recorded Classes

Burnalong and Montgomery College will be partnering together to provide Montgomery College faculty and staff
on-demand fitness and wellness classes.

Burnalong is a holistic health, wellness, and fitness platform offering over 13,000+ live and on-demand classes. They offer thousands of classes and programs taught by certified instructors across 60+well-being categories, including arthritis, bootcamp, boxing, brain health, cancer wellness, chronic pain management, fit over 50, meditation, mental health, nutrition, office workout, prenatal/postnatal, self-defense, strength training, stress management, stroke, tai chi and qigong, and workout with your dog.    

Open Fitness Center Hours

Spring 2023: January 23–May 12 
Germantown Campus

PG108

12:30–1:30 p.m.
2–4 p.m.

2–4 p.m.

12:30–1:30 p.m.
2–4 p.m.

2–4 p.m.

 
Rockville Campus

PE137B

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
2–3 p.m. 

9–11 a.m. 

2–3 p.m.
4–6 p.m.

9–11 a.m.

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

P4101

 

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

2–3 p.m.

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • Current MC ID required to participate .
  • Employees must submit a completed MC Wellness Formnew window and Par-Q Formnew window in order to use the Open Fitness Centers.
  • Approval in the DSERec system is also required prior to participating. To register in DSERec, employees must contact Megan Cooperman prior to attending the Open Fitness Center. 
  • Lockers are available to employees, please email Megan Cooperman to secure a lock.
  • Open Fitness Center Hours are closed during Spring Break, 3/13/23–3/17/23.

Wellness Support

MC wants to help you succeed. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)new window funding can be used to reimburse people who attend 10 times a month or 75% of the authorized wellness programs with approved partners. 

With the exception of Weight Watchers digital, the maximum reimbursement for any activity is $35. 

 

*MC employees and retirees are eligible for special membership discounts. If you are participating in a wellness or fitness program that is not on this list and would like to see if it is eligible for EAPnew window reimbursement, please contact Megan Cooperman.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

MC Employees who want to obtain access to our Wellness Program must complete the Wellness Enrollment Form new windowand the PAR-Q Formnew window.

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.

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.

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.

If you are interested in aqua fitness, you have three options:
1. Join the Germantown Co-Swimmers, Swim Meet-Up on Tuesday's at noon.
2. Join the Rockville Aqua Fitness class on Thursday's at 5 p.m.
3. Contact Megan Cooperman for aqua fitness ideas, personal aqua fitness workout suggestions, or to obtain a personal aqua fitness workout card.