SHAPE

WELCOME to SHAPE

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 Offers DVDs, Cookbooks And More

SHAPE, Bethel’s staff health and wellness program, is offering the FREE use of exercise DVDs, cookbooks and self-help publications to all Bethel employees.

The SHAPE Lending Library includes a wide variety of DVDs, from beginners’ exercises to challenging workouts.

The cookbooks feature hundreds of easy-to-make recipes for healthy meals, along with tips on preparing foods that are flavorful and affordable.

The Self-Help section includes selections such as Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom.

Browse the Lending Library then make your request by emailing Nicole Zwink. Your DVD, book or CD will arrive through the district’s inter-office mail.

Loans are for two weeks, but can be extended if there is no waiting list for that selection.

Free Yoga Classes For Bethel Staff

Yoga classes are now underway at Prairie Mountain School and they are free for any Bethel staff member.

This class is provided by SHAPE and is designed for all levels. Plenty of yoga mats are available, but you are welcome to bring your own. Childcare is not be available.

A drawing for a gift card will take place at the end of each class, and SHAPE will provide a prize in March and May for the participant who has attended the most yoga classes.

  • WHO: All Bethel Employees
  • WHAT: Yoga Basics (Yoga class for all levels.)
  • WHERE: Prairie Mountain, South Gym
  • WHEN: Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (January 4th-May 31st. Class will not meet on 3/29.)
  • INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Butler from Eugene Yoga
  • COST: Free

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer DeBlois at Prairie Mountain.

Final SHAPE Mini-Grants Awarded

The SHAPE team has distributed the final grant dollars for Bethel school-based initiatives aimed at improving staff health and wellness.

There is excitement about SHAPE dollars supporting a new proposal that will result in a Stress Management Group for staff. It is designed with a professional therapist to be a skill-building group on how to better manage stress. Watch for the announcement of this new program’s start-date.

And a new Yoga class is being offered at Prairie Mountain School, courtesy of SHAPE. The class will be free to all interested Bethel staff. The schedule is soon to be released.

Click here for a list of the newly-funded staff initiatives.

Excitement Builds As Mini-Grants Awarded

Staff at Shasta Middle School pick up their new Hydroflasks to begin the school-wide Rethink Your Drink Wellness Challenge.

Seven staff wellness proposals have been funded by SHAPE, bringing a variety of fun challenges and tasty opportunities to staff throughout the school district.

The mini-grants are worth up to $2,000 each, and were judged on these criteria:

  • Lend direct and immediate support to the health and well-being of school staff
  • Probability of effectiveness in improving the health and well-being of school staff
  • Sustainability of the project

Check out all the fun mini-grants on the Mini-Grant page, and start the conversation now about your school or department’s staff health and wellness activity that could be funded with the next SHAPE mini-grant offering.

 

SHAPE Mini-Grants Offered To Staff

SHAPE, Bethel’s staff health and wellness program, is offering more than $1,000 for individual Bethel schools or departments to implement their own staff health and wellness activity or plan.

Check out these ideas

School staff are talking with each other and developing proposals that meet their school or department’s needs.

Click here to submit your proposal now. The deadline for proposals is the end of the day Monday, March 13.

Extra points will be awarded for proposals that are sustainable beyond the life and funding of the grant, and for the realistic anticipated level of staff participation.

Welcome to Year 4 of the SHAPE grant!

Here’s what’s coming soon for all Bethel staff courtesy of SHAPE, our staff health grant.

Walker Tracker  http://walkertracker.com/
This has become one of our benefits that will stay even when the grant is gone. More than just walking, Walker Tracker is a program that can be personalized through your smart phone. Plan your program, set goals, form teams, challenge others, and much more.

The first official challenge will begin in November, but we will have the site up and running and ready for sign ups before then.


Oldies but Goodies
The 100, 500 and 1,000 Mile Clubs will start again, so start counting those miles and earn gift cards. You can begin sending these forms to Nicole Zwink with mileage starting no sooner than the first day of school.

 

Lending Library
Lots of fitness DVD’s and cookbooks that you can borrow. Email Nicole to check out any of these DVDs or cookbooks:

Cookbooks

  • 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.

DVDs

  • Beachbody T25
  • Beachbody PiYo
  • Biggest Loser:  Cardio Max
  • Biggest Loser:  Power X-train
  • Elements of Yoga:  Air and Water Flow
  • Piloxing
  • Jillian Michaels:  Yoga Inferno
  • Jillian Michaels:  For Beginners—Backside
  • Zumba Fitness

SHAPE Update: Cooking, Challenges, and Surprises

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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.

Coming Soon: Zumba!!

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ZUMBA!!

Zumba will be starting at Danebo right after Thanksgiving! All Bethel staff are invited to make plans join this free ZUMBA class that begins Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 4:15-5:15.  Viola Gatlin will be the instructor and she encourages people of any and all fitness levels to come and try it out.

 

100 Mile Club

It wasn’t intended to make this a competition among schools, but Danebo and Shasta have quickly pulled ahead of all other sites in the 100 Mile Club count. Now the challenge is out: Who else is going to start sending in their logs to SHAPE Coordinator Nicole Zwink?

 

DVD’s and Books for checkout!

Email Nicole Zwink to check out a SHAPE video or book for free.

Videos:

  • Biggest Loser:  Cardio Max
  • Biggest Loser:  Power X-train
  • Elements of Yoga:  Air and Water Flow
  • Piloxing
  • Jillian Michaels:  Yoga Inferno
  • Jillian Michaels:  For Beginners—Backside
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Beachbody’s T25
  • Beachbody’s Yoga Booty Ballet
  • Beachbody’s PiYo
  • Prevention Fitness System’s Dance It Off!

Books:

  • Well Being:  The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter
  • Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia A. Jennings

 

Pedometer Challenges

Meadow View staff are beginning their pedometer challenge next week–who wants to be next?  Talk to your SHAPE champion.

Circuits, Clubs, Challenges and DVDs

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Circuit Class Update

The times for the popular SHAPE Circuit Classes have changed slightly.

The classes now start at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. at Shasta each Wednesday.

Yoga is being held each Tuesday at 4:30 in the new gym at Fairfield.

 

Pedometer Challenge

Contact your school’s SHAPE Representative or email SHAPE Coordinator Nicole Zwink to begin a pedometer challenge with your co-workers.

Challenges are already underway, so is is not too soon to start walking.

 

100 Mile Club—Starting now!

You can earn up to six $10 gift cards, one for every 100 miles of activity.

 

500 & 1,000 Mile Clubs

Send your tracking sheets to Nicole for entry into two prize drawings at the end of January.

 

Fitness DVDs

SHAPE’s collection of Exercise DVDs have been reclaimed and are now being checked out. Email Nicole to borrow a DVD now or be added to a brief waiting list.

Checkout time is two weeks for these DVDs:

  • Beachbody T25
  • Beachbody PiYo
  • Biggest Loser:  Cardio Max
  • Biggest Loser:  Power X-train
  • Elements of Yoga:  Air and Water Flow
  • Piloxing
  • Jillian Michaels:  Yoga Inferno
  • Jillian Michaels:  For Beginners—Backside
  • Zumba Fitness

If there are DVD’s that you would recommend adding to our library, or if you would like to donate used fitness DVDs to SHAPE email Nicole.

 

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