SHAPE is a grant-funded program designed to promote and foster health and wellness among Bethel School District employees. SHAPE seeks to address the primary health needs of physical activity, nutrition education and stress management through fun, rewarding and free activities open to all district staff.

Monthly Archives: April 2016

SHAPE Update: Cooking, Challenges, and Surprises


Wellness Lending Library Expands

Responding to the demand for fitness material for check-out, SHAPE has added healthy cookbooks that are free for Bethel staff at two weeks at a time. Email SHAPE Coordinator Nicole Zwink to check out a fitness DVD or one of these cookbooks on healthy eating:

  • Oh She Glows:  Vegan cookbook
  • Feeding the Whole Family: Cooking with Whole foods:  Recipes for babies, young children and their parents.
  • Cooking Light:  Way to Cook:  The complete visual guide to everyday cooking
  • SOS! The Six o’Clock Scramble to the Rescue:  Earth Friendly, Kid Pleasing dinners for busy families.
  • Healthy Homestyle Cooking:  200 of your favorite family recipes—with a fraction of the fat.
  • Fit Food: Eating Well for Life:  Discover the delicious goodness of the 21 Fit Foods.


Pedometer Challenges Continue

Fairfield is currently taking on the pedometer challenge.  The District office/Business office/Tech department has signed up to take the challenge next. Contact your SHAPE Coordinator to get your building walking.


100 Mile Club

Qualifying for the 100 club is still available. Click here for a form to log your exercises then when you reach your 100 miles email the completed form to Nicole. You can earn up to 6 gift cards!


I Didn’t Know About That!

The SHAPE fitness classes continue to amaze first-time attendees. They love attending Yoga on Tuesdays at Fairfield (4:30), Circuit on Wednesdays at Shasta (4:15), and Zumba on Thursdays at Danebo (4:15).

Click here for a printable schedule and see what you’ve been missing.

SHAPE Update: Spring Cleaning

Spring appears to have sprung so it’s time to clean out the system with some invigorating, free exercise opportunities courtesy of Bethel’s SHAPE staff wellness grant.


Fitness Classes:

Here’s a reminder about the free fitness classes for all Bethel staff. Yoga on Tuesdays at Fairfield (4:30); Circuit on Wednesdays at Shasta (4:15); Zumba on Thursdays at Danebo (4:15). The 5:15 Circuit class was not working so we’ll cancel the 5:15 class for the rest of the year. Check the schedule and class description. Once you try one of these classes you’ll want to come back for more.


Fitness DVDs:

We now have a number of good Fitness DVD’s for check out. Email Nicole Zwink, our SHAPE Coordinator, for the selection list and you can exercise in the privacy of your own home.


100 Mile Club:

This popular goal is attracting more folks. You can earn a gift card for each 100 miles (or 15 minutes of a heart rate-increasing activity = 1 mile.), with a limit of 6 gift cards. Another drawing for the 500 and 1000 mile club gift cards will take place in June. Click here for a log form and send your logs to Nicole (she’s at Prairie Mountain.)


SHAPE Stories:

Have you changed your eating habits, lost weight, gained muscle, gotten healthier, etc. with the help of the SHAPE grant?  We want to hear about it! Share your story with Nicole.


Pedometer Challenge Update:

Prairie Mountain just finished their pedometer challenge and the Kitchen staff teams dominated!  The #1 team from the kitchen logged more than 400,000 miles each week.

Fairfield is starting its Pedometer Challenge next week and the District office is taking on the challenge when Fairfield is finished. Contact Nicole or your SHAPE representative to sign up for a Pedometer Challenge in May.