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Wellness Classes

At Community Wellness we understand how challenging it can be to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Group classes are offered in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that foster an environment of social support. Classes are kept small and suitable for all levels of experience allowing instructors to offer personal attention to each student. We are proud to offer a wide range of classes designed to fit into your busy schedule and help improve the quality of life for all members of the MIT community.


  1. Click the “register” button beneath the class you’d like to register for, complete the form on the following page, and click the “register” button on that page. If you wish to register for more than one class, you must register separately for each one.

  2. You will then be directed to our secure online credit card payment site. Once your payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email. Checks and cash are not accepted.

  3. Your registration is not confirmed until you receive the payment confirmation email from us.

Class minimums must be met for classes to run. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued to participants after the second week of classes. Classes will not meet on institute holidays and fees are adjusted to accommodate holidays.

2014 - 2015 Wellness Classes

WELLNESS

HEALTH COACHING

YOGA CLASSES

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLASSES

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT


NEW PARENTS

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

GETTING READY FOR BABY PREPARATION CLASSES


LINCOLN LABORATORY IN LEXINGTON, MA

Lincoln Laboratory Wellness Classes


FIRST AID & CPR

CPR/AED CLASSES


WELLNESS

HEALTH COACHING

1-on-1 Health Coaching (For getfit participants only)

Please note: Individual and group health coaching services are currently provided exclusively for getfit@mit participants. Participation is limited.

One-on-One Health Coaching

Individual Health Coaching Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 10th.

Improve Fitness,Nutrition,Weight Management,Stress Management

Increase Energy, Life Satisfaction and General Health

Cultivate focus, Productivity and Mindfulness

Sign up for a package of six one-on-one health coaching sessions with a certified Wellcoach. Before your first session, you will complete a wellbeing assessment and identify which lifestyle areas are most important to you. In the first session, your coach will assist you in developing your personal wellness vision and your 3-month goals. This session is scheduled for 60 minutes. In subsequent sessions your coach will work with you to develop realistic, incremental weekly goals. These sessions are scheduled for 40 minutes on a bi-weekly basis.

**** Please note: Due to technical issues with our website, the following information is automatically posted. One-on-one sessions are scheduled with your coach on the day/time that best accommodates both schedules ****

First Class: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Class Time: 12:00am

Last Class: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: MIT Medical

Cost:
Employee
$90.00
Student
$60.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$90.00

Group Health Coaching Class (For getfit participants only)

Group Health Coaching Registration Deadline: Friday, February 6th.

Group health coaching provides an opportunity to work with a certified Wellcoach, with the additional support of a group of like-minded individuals. The educational content of the class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the factors that lead to long-term, sustainable behavior change. Weekly themes include: developing mindfulness and positivity, identifying and using strengths, and increasing motivation and confidence. Participants will develop realistic, incremental goals over the course of the six-weeks, and the group provides a boost of accountability. Class meets for one hour each week.

Course Instructor: Lauren Mayhew

First Class: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Class Time: 4:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$60.00
Student
$40.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$60.00

YOGA CLASSES

Family and Me Yoga Workshop (Saturday 9:30 am)

Partner with your little one for animated yoga poses, games, music and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. This fun class is a great opportunity for bonding wtih your child while strengthening their growing muscles and yours!! This class is perfect for moms or dads and little ones 6 and under.

Led by Celeste Lemeiux

Registration = 1 adult, 1 child

First Class: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Class Time: 9:30am

Last Class: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 7

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$25.00
Student
$25.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$25.00

MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION CLASSES

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Mondays 11:30 am)

This 8-week program teaches participants how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. The program includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and daily home assignments. Research indicates that mindfulness practices can be highly effective in a wide variety of ways including lasting decreases in physical and psychological

symptoms, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and improved self-esteem. Come join us to learn how to decrease your stress by applying mindfulness to your everyday life!

Led by Ashley Norwood in E23-319.

First Class: Monday, February 23, 2015

Class Time: 11:30am

Last Class: Monday, April 13, 2015

Number of Classes: 8

Spaces Remaining: 8

Location: E23-397

Cost:
Employee
$112.00
Student
$64.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$88.00

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers works because it’s not a diet. At meetings, you will find the latest information on eating right and living healthy. You’ll get the guidance and support you need to succeed and stay on track. You’ll learn how to eat right and live healthy! Weekly meetings take place at Koch Building on Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 in 76-459.

To register please use the portal below:

Weight Watchers’ Portal for MIT

The Employee Portal URL: https://wellness.weightwatchers.com

The MIT ID: 36897

The MIT Passcode: WW36897

Monthly fee is $39.95.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonia Jones at sfoster@mit.edu

First Class: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Class Time: 11:45am

Last Class: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Number of Classes: 20

Spaces Remaining: 148

Location: Koch Building

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00



NEW PARENTS

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Childbirth Prep (August 2015 due dates) (Tuesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

NO CLASS February 17, 2015

First Class: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Prep (Extra August 2015 due dates) (Tuesdays 5-7pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

NO CLASS February 17, 2015

First Class: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Class Time: 5:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: 6

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Prep (July 2015 due dates) (Wednesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

No Class December 24 and December 31, 2014

First Class: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Prep (June 2015 due dates) (Tuesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

NO CLASS TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, 2014 and TUESDAY DECEMBER 30, 2014

First Class: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

Childbirth Prep (September 2015 due dates) (Wednesdays 7-9pm)

This class consists of six sessions, and covers the stages of labor and delivery, rehearsals of exercises, relaxation and breathing technique, what to expect at the hospital, a tour of Mount Auburn Hospital, and much more. One registration per couple.

Please note: This class is available only to MIT Traditional Health Plan members and MIT Choice members with a MIT Medical OBGYN.

No Class February 18, 2015

First Class: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Class Time: 7:00pm

Last Class: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Number of Classes: 6

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$0.00
Student
$0.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$0.00

GETTING READY FOR BABY PREPARATION CLASSES

Getting Ready for Baby (April 2015 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

Getting Ready for Baby (February 2015 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00

Getting Ready for Baby (March 2015 due dates)

This class is held from 10:00–12:30 p.m. This single-session class offers basic information on the fundamentals of care during your baby’s first days and weeks. Open to everyone in the MIT community.

First Class: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Class Time: 10:00am

Last Class: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 4

Location: E23-297

Cost:
Employee
$50.00
Student
$50.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$50.00



LINCOLN LABORATORY IN LEXINGTON, MA

Lincoln Laboratory Wellness Classes

Group Health Coaching at Lincoln Laboratory Lexington 11:30-12:30

Take control of your health in the New Year! This course puts you in the driver's seat as you bridge the gap between knowing what you "should" be doing, and doing it consistently. Over the 8 weeks you will create strategies to set and maintain your own goals, identify challenges, gain self-awareness, share ideas with like-minded individuals and increase your confidence in your ability to adopt healthy changes.

Sample Goals Include:

• De-Clutter Your Life - get more organized personally and/or professionally

• Lose Weight

• Exercise Consistently

• Quit Smoking

• Become Financially Fit

The session runs for 8 consecutive Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in AC-120 on Tuesday January 13th through Tuesday March 3rd.

Fee: $100

Registration required (if there is enough demand for this class, an additional one will run so please add your name to the wait list)

Questions: Contact Health/Wellness Program Manager, Katherine Barlett x4278 or Katherine.barlett@ll.mit.edu

First Class: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Class Time: 11:30am

Last Class: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Number of Classes: 8

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: Lincoln Laboratory AC-120/AC-122

Cost:
Employee
$100.00
Student
$100.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$100.00

Group Health Coaching at Lincoln Laboratory Lexington 12:45-1:45p.m.

Take control of your health in the New Year! This course puts you in the driver's seat as you bridge the gap between knowing what you "should" be doing, and doing it consistently. Over the 8 weeks you will create strategies to set and maintain your own goals, identify challenges, gain self-awareness, share ideas with like-minded individuals and increase your confidence in your ability to adopt healthy changes.

Sample Goals Include:

• De-Clutter Your Life - get more organized personally and/or professionally

• Lose Weight

• Exercise Consistently

• Quit Smoking

• Become Financially Fit

The session runs for 8 consecutive Tuesdays from 1-2pm in AC-120 on Tuesday January 13th through Tuesday March 3rd.

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Fee: $100

Registration required (if there is enough demand for this class, an additional one will run so please add your name to the waitlist)

Questions: Contact Health/Wellness Program Manager, Katherine Barlett x4278 or Katherine.barlett@ll.mit.edu

First Class: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Class Time: 12:45pm

Last Class: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Number of Classes: 8

Spaces Remaining: Class is Full

Location: Lincoln Laboratory AC-120/AC-122

Cost:
Employee
$100.00
Student
$100.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$100.00



FIRST AID & CPR

CPR/AED CLASSES

Infant CPR and Choking Management Class (Saturday 2/7/15)

This class is 1.5 hours long.

This class is for new parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving Infant CPR choking management skills but does not need a course completion card. The techniques taught are based on 2010 American Heart Guidelines for CPR and ECC and are applicable for infants up to 1 year old. Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the skills of performing compressions and providing rescue breathing and to get real-time feedback from the course instructor. We prefer that no children attend the training to give the best learning environment in this action-packed class.

First Class: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Class Time: 1:30pm

Last Class: Saturday, February 7, 2015

Number of Classes: 1

Spaces Remaining: 1

Location: E23-007

Cost:
Employee
$15.00
Student
$15.00
MIT Traditional Health Plan/Retiree
$15.00


Community Wellness at MIT Medical

E23-205
617-253-1316
M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
wellness@med.mit.edu