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NECC Employees Offered New Wellness Benefits

Submitted by on March 28, 2013 – 1:03 pm
New Wellness Benefits are being offered to NECC employees

New Wellness Benefits are being offered to NECC employees

Want to increase or add to your fitness routine? Free fitness classes including yoga, Zumba, and weight training as well as discounted lifestyle benefit programs like nutritional assessments and gym benefits are now available to all Northern Essex Community College employees.

No previous exercise experience is necessary. Pre-registration is not required. Drop-in to any of the classes and try them out. These classes are being offered through a combined effort of NECC’s Human Resources Development and the Wellness & Fitness Center.

“These classes, specifically yoga and Zumba, are being held in direct response to an employee wellness survey sent out last March,” says Justine Caron, NECC’s associate director of Human Resources Development & Benefits.

The Yoga and Zumba are currently offered in the Sport and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus. Both are taught by Susan Tribble, a certified YogaFit instructor, who holds licenses for all Zumba programs. She is a lifelong dancer who has taught students ranging in age from 4 to 94. Her priority is customizing programs to fit employee/student abilities, while promoting a relaxed and fun workout environment.

Participants in Yoga and Zumba should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Bring a yoga mat to yoga held Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. and supportive foot wear to Zumba offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pilates is offered Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at noon., Beginner weight training is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Body Fit is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

NECC’s Department of Human Resources’ Development contracted services with Employee Services Inc. (ESI), to provide Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees. In addition to counseling services, EAP services also offers discounted lifestyle benefits to help you get fit, eat better, lose weight, and quit smoking. Companies include APEX Fitness Group, Bally, Healthtrax, Jenny Craig, Smokeenders, Weight Watchers, and Workouts for You.

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