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.

SHAPE Lending Library

SHAPE has invested in a number of cookbooks, exercise DVDs, and self-help books and CDs.

These are loaned for free to any Bethel staff member.

Checkout is for 2-weeks, and another 2-weeks are allowed if there is no waiting list for the book or disc.

Email Nicole Zwink to request one of the resources. It will be sent to your workplace through the district’s interoffice mail.



SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue

This is a cookbook that also provides a system to help parents take the scramble out of the dinner hour by giving them an easy, online meal planning and grocery shopping system, along with fail-proof recipes.

Check out the quick-to-prepare meals that are creative, healthy, unprocessed and kid-friendly without being adult-alienating.



Feeding the Whole Family

More than 200 recipes are offered in this best-selling cookbook.

It shows parents how to make nutritious meals for the whole family, including babies and young children, and teaches the basics of understanding a balanced whole-foods diet, from grains and beans to meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables.



Trim and Terrific

You will be armed with the tools to prepare healthy meals without spending hours in the kitchen.

The 500 recipes never sacrifice taste for calories, and prove that food can be good for you, delicious, and easy to prepare with familiar ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions and quick tips.



Healthy Homestyle Cooking

Turn old-fashioned indulgences into delicious healthy treats.

You’ll find more than 200 family-favorite recipes dramatically reduced in fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium without sacrificing taste or texture.

It also includes a complete guide to transforming any dish into a healthier irresistible version.



The Cooking Light Way to Cook

All foods have a place in a healthful diet.

This highly-visual book shows you how to prepare foods and enjoy them judiciously.

It’s filled with over 850 photos to guide you on how to prepare the more than 200 recipes, as well as hundreds of cooking tips and techniques to get started cooking healthfully right now.





Exercise DVDs

Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System

This invigorating dance-fitness party will have you movin’, rockin’, and shakin’ the weight off to the exotic rhythms of salsa, cumbia, samba, reggaeton, merengue, and more.

This seven-disc DVD collection features easy-to-follow steps for more than 30 rhythms, easy-to-follow choreography and muscle engaging routines, and seven total-body workouts utilizing varying levels of intensity to deliver a body-energizing workout that you’ll want to move to again and again.


T25 Get It Done

Is time the only thing standing between you and the results you want? Get an hour’s results in 25 minutes a day. 5 days a week. 100% results.

This program delivers the same kind of results you’d expect from an hour-long program, in under 30 minutes. If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes, and you do it 5 days a week, you will get results.


The Piloxing System

PILOXING is a creative mix between Pilates and Boxing with a goal of attaining a “sleek, sexy and powerful” self-image. It will strengthen your core and sculpt and elongate your muscles.

This unique exercise blend allows you to work at your own pace, encouraging you to push yourself harder each and every time to improve your cardiovascular ability, strength, balance and posture.



Prevention—Dance It Off

The workout video that feels more like a night out. It features four different fun and fresh dance segments: hip-hop, Latin dance, jazz, and ballet. You’ll blast fat and firm your body without even realizing that you’re exercising.

There are also quick tips to help you rev up your energy, 5 fabulous moves for great abs, a health-boosting smoothie recipe, and more!



The Biggest Loser Power X-Train

Take it up a notch with the fat-burning moves in POWER X-TRAIN!

Using cross training and core movements, you’re going to shed unwanted pounds, burn maximum calories and tone and tighten your legs, abs and arms for a total body workout.




Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno

Yoga Inferno contains two 30-minute workouts providing a vigorous and focused yoga practice that burns calories and scorches fat.

Jillian will guide you through seamlessly flowing sequences of power yoga that will transform your physique while building your stamina, strength and mobility.




Jillian Michaels For Beginners

Working out should not be intimidating. Jillian Michaels is back with a beginners program for everyone.

Backside – This 54-minute workout targets your back, buns, hamstrings, and biceps through six fun and easy circuits of cardio and strength training.




Yoga Booty Ballet

Consider this Zumba-lite.

Using a number of “signature moves” unique to YBB that are the perfect combination of ballet, yoga, and strength, this 35 minute workout aims to start you on your way to a beautiful booty without blatant bulk.








Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching and their students’ knowledge acquisition.

The intricate definitions, impactful activities, and clear process for practicing mindfulness are both practical and accessible for any teacher



Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements provides you with a holistic view of what contributes to your wellbeing over a lifetime.

Written in a conversational style, this book is filled with fascinating research and innovative ideas for boosting your wellbeing.

Read about the five universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives: Career Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing and Community Wellbeing.



RELAX-Quick! (CD)

Simple, effective relaxation processes you can do in moments…anytime, anywhere.

The 12 enjoyable tracks include easy yet powerful breathing exercises, positive affirmations, sensory awareness exercises, mindfulness meditations, and guided imagery processes. These brief processes facilitate deep mind-body relaxation.


Fully Charged

Filled with expertise and provocative real-world stories, this powerful film reveals practical ways to energize work and life.

Fully Charged is about transforming lives through healthier choices, interactions that strengthen relationships, and the pursuit of meaning over happiness.