Great News! There will be more employee swim time available during the fall semester. Employee swim will be as follows:
Monday through Thursday from 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Please be sure to fill out and turn in your release form at the pool.
I wanted to let you know about another important event. A member of our campus community, Rocco Versaci, is a two-time cancer survivor (2003 & 2013). In between, he biked across the country, and his book about that ride and his first experience with cancer—That Hidden Road—is coming out this October. He will be a featured speaker at the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Vista” on July 16 & 17, and is assembling a team for the 24-hour walk. Team Life wants to show our support by joining in this cause.
Team Palomar will participate in the Relay for Life and we’d love to see as many campus community members out there as possible. This is a fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society and any donation through our team will be deeply appreciated. However, participation is our main focus.
Please sign up to be part of our team! Let’s support Rocco and all of the members of our community that have been touched, in some way, by cancer. We have Palomar Team Life shirts, backpacks, towels and water bottles that we will distribute to participants. As the date of the event gets closer, we will take a look at how many team members we have and decide on the relay schedule.
To join Team Palomar in the Relay For Life of Vista, click on the link below and “Join Our Team.” This will lead you through the registration process.
I’d like to let you know about Team Life’s kick-off activity for the fall. We chose this event in support of one of our own, Marti Snyder, who survived SCAD this year.
Join us for a 5K fun run/walk to raise money for research on Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). SCAD is a type of a heart attack, not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease.
Unlike the typical heart attack, SCAD is relatively uncommon and often impacts younger, otherwise healthy individuals. SCAD occurs more often in women than men and can be fatal. Research is needed to identify the cause(s) and the best treatment options.
The fun run/walk will take place in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. We will start at Aqua Hedionda Lagoon (4200 Garfield Street, Carlsbad) – North Shore Hubbs Trail and end at The Discovery Center (1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad). There will be vendors, a silent auction and fun for all!
Shuttles will be available to take you back to your vehicle.
Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Presentation After 5K
Dr. Sharonne Hayes, SCAD Research Program Team Lead from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), will present the latest SCAD research findings at 1:00pm at the Discovery Center. All are welcome.
Click the link below to join Team Palomar for the 2016 5K West Coast SCADaddle for Research to be held on September 10, 2016. If you would like to participate, the fee is $30.00 for age 13 and over and $15.00 for ages 6-12. Team Life will provide participants with a Palomar Team Life shirt, backpack and water bottle and we’ll collaborate in advance and make a really fun day of it!
A few of us have downloaded the “Couch to 5K” app, which offers daily instruction/motivation to slowly get you ready for the 5K. Team Life has enjoyed great participation this year. Let’s keep up the energy, get Palomar out there in the community, and support some great causes. If you have an event you’d like to see Palomar get involved in, through Team Life, please let me or another member of Team Life know.
Enjoy your summer!
Hello Team Life members,
The Wellness/Fitness Center is offering our members half off paid in full gym memberships this summer. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please bring the attached form in to sign up. Thank you to Michelle Fifield for making this special offer possible!
Employee swim times will change on June 6th. The pool will be open to employees for lap swimming on:
Mondays & Wednesdays – from 7:00-8:00 am
Mondays-Thursdays – from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Remember to turn in your release form prior to your first swim.
Jazzercise will take place on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. We hope you’ll be able to join us for the last Jazzercise class of the semester.
This is it… The final results for the Spring 2016 Palomar College Employee Wellness Weight Loss Challenge!
As a group we have lost a total of 256.6 lbs!
- Week #1 = 106.9 lbs lost
- Week #2 = 149.8 lbs lost
- Week #3 = 163.6 lbs lost
- Week #4 = 187.8 lbs lost
- Week #5 = 208.3 lbs lost
- Week #7 = 188.1 lbs lost
- Week #8 = 211.2 lbs lost
- Week #9 = 228.4 lbs lost
- Week #10 = 256.6 lbs lost
The Lipid Liquidators remained in the lead and finished strong as this years top losing team! The Couch Potato Reformists United and Waist Management followed in 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes: All participants on the top three teams will be invited to participate in a hands-on “Healthy Cooking” class held on campus in Room SU-40 (Staff Lounge) on Friday, 5/13/16 from 4-5 p.m., led by Chef Greg of Healthy Adventures Foundation, and will also receive $50 Amazon gift cards.
|Final Team results|
|Place||Team Name||avg percentage lost|
|1st||Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators||-11.89%|
|2nd||Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United||-7.23%|
|3rd||Team 7 – Waist Management||-3.37%|
|4th||Team 8 – Mini-Mees!||-3.20%|
|5th||Team 6 – Loco Mamas||-2.16%|
|6th||Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four||-2.04%|
|7th||Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP)||-1.96%|
|8th||Team 5 – Buncha Losers||-1.51%|
|9th||Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard||-0.59%|
|10th||Team 10 – Marketing Marvels||-0.19%|
|11th||Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction||0.00%|
|12th||Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible results||0.65%|
- 1st place team Lipid Liquidators:
- Liliana Martinez
- Ulises Nava
- Leann Pell
- Susan Rogers
- 2nd place team Couch Potato Reformists United:
- Debra Doerfler
- Juan Gonzalez
- Kendyl Magnuson
- Jennie Vastola
- 3rd place team Waist Management:
- Dennis Astl
- Kyle Owens
- Terri Wallace
- Christine Winterle
Congratulations to our top ten losers:
|Final Individual Results|
|Place||Participant Name||avg percentage lost|
The prizes: Our top female, Susan Rogers, and top male, Kendyl Magnuson, will each receive a $200 cash reward. Great work to you both. You are an inspiration!