The Roy Flores Wellness Center is OPEN!

Fall 2022 Drop-in Wellness Class Schedule

Classes begin October 3 and end December 9.

Drop-in classes require no registration or additional costs for students and Wellness Center members. Just drop in! Zoom class links can be found on the student Canvas page under the NSC Student Bulletin Announcements. All other members look out for Zoom links in an email from Wellness Center staff.

Questions? Email Megan.Valerio@seattlecolleges.edu

Foam Roll & Stretch – Mondays 12:00pm Studio 0829F
Instructor: Jon Blodgett

This class is designed to release tension, and improve blood flow, flexibility, and mobility. Come reduce stress and produce a sense of well-being! Classes will include learning how to use your own foam roller and/or improve your technique, and many classes will include either dynamic mobility drills or static stretches. This class is for all fitness levels. Bring your foam roller if you have one you prefer, otherwise the college can provide one. 

Weight Training Lab – Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00am Weight Room
Instructor: Jon Blodgett

Weight Training Lab is a unique class designed to help anyone and everyone. Instead of a traditional class where everyone is weight training together or doing a certain workout, this class is your chance to come with any questions about weight training exercises, program design, advanced movements, nutrition tactics and general health and wellness.  All experience levels welcome!

Trauma Informed Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00am Zoom
Instructor: Alison Solam

Gentle yoga class led by a trauma-informed trained yoga instructor with a focus on honoring student’s choice, agency and resilience. All levels welcome, however class may include standing and seated poses and some weight bearing poses on hands. Suggested props are a yoga mat, sturdy chair. Student's choice to have video on or off.

Pilates – Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00pm Zoom
Instructor: Gretchen Fues

Pilates is a fun and effective way to strengthen your core muscles, improve your posture and balance, and increase your stability. In this full-body resistance training class, we use our own body weight to strengthen deep stabilizing muscles around the joints (think hips and shoulders!) as well as strengthen the more superficial muscles in our arms, legs, and abdominals. This benefits every body type, at any stage of life, regardless of current level of fitness. Wear comfortable clothes and log in! Whether you are new to Pilates or have been doing Pilates for years, this is the class for you! 

Accessible Chair Yoga & Meditation for All – Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:00pm Zoom
Instructor: Alison Solam

In this all levels, go at your own pace, drop-in class, we will practice yoga poses and stress reducing breathing techniques seated in chairs. Chair yoga is an accessible style that has all the same benefits as other styles of yoga, with an added emphasis on tense shoulders and necks! The final portion of the class will include instruction on a meditation technique, and time to practice together.

Ab Lab – Wednesday 12:00pm Studio 0829F
Instructor: Jon Blodgett

This is a 30-minute class designed to work your core, using a variety of exercises and occasionally equipment, to train core stability, activation, dynamic movement, and functionality.

Treefrog Trotters Mindful Running - Thursdays 3:00pm
Instructor: Paul Cortez

Have you found yourself interested in running, but don’t know how to get started? Or maybe you’re an avid 5k aficionado, or a seasoned marathon vet looking for others who share your long-distance desires? Whatever your skill level, Treefrog Trotters is the drop-in class designed to get you moving, thinking, and communicating with your fellow

students! With an emphasis on establishing a helpful and friendly running community, this class is your guide to making strides in discovering a love for running through proper form, pace, nutrition, and most of all, friends. All that’s required is comfortable athletic attire, a pair of running or athletic shoes, and a positive attitude!

Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday – Tuesdays/ Fridays 12:00pm Zoom
Instructor: Kelli Murphy

Stress reduction, improved memory, less rumination, a strong immune system, better concentration, and reduced blood pressure are only some of the benefits of a regular meditation practice. In this drop-in class, join others who want to make Mindfulness Meditation a regular part of their life. No special equipment needed- only a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down. Mindfulness Meditation is a powerful tool to add to your personal wellness program.

Your health and well-being are important to us at the Roy Flores Wellness Center. The purpose of this disclaimer and notice is to make you conscious of the potential risks connected with any exercise, physical fitness, or training program and to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you should participate in these types of activities. We recommend you obtain a comprehensive physical examination and consult with a licensed physician before beginning this or any exercise program. When participating in this exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release North Seattle College and all contracted service providers from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown.