Team Palomar represents!

Hello Palomar Community! 

We wanted to share some photos from the first 5K with Team Palomar representation. The faculty, staff, family and friends met up in Escondido for the Grape Day 5K. The event delivered on its promise of a fun day for a great cause! Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s Grape Day 5K partnered with the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their mission to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure, and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The participants were able to stick around afterward for the Grape Day Parade and Festival. Each runner also received a free beer at Vinz Wine Bar, a finishers’ medal, a cool tech shirt and an even cooler schwag bag. It was great seeing all the red Palomar College TEAM LIFE shirts. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this event. 

“It was a great race day!  Professor Laurel Anderson won 2nd place in her division and Leann Pell won 3rd in her division!  We had 30 people which included employees and their family/friends. We were hearing “Go Palomar” as we made our way around the race course.  Team Palomar is excited for the next race day!” 

          Kelly Falcone, 5K participant and TEAM LIFE co-chair


We’re looking forward to seeing Team Palomar out in force at The Carlsbad 5000 on April 3, 2016. We have set up a Palomar College group to take part in this event and have about a dozen members from our campus community signed up already! If you would like to join us, the fee is $25.00 for early registration. The price will increase as we get closer to the race. To join the Palomar team, click on the link below.

Please visit this link to join the team:

Many 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 also begun offering many activities for the fall and will do so again in the spring to assist with preparation. Whether you want to take advantage of the time to prepare or whether a 5K is a walk in the park for you, this event promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to connect as a campus community.

 Go Team Palomar!





Biggest Loser Results – 8 weeks in!

We are now eight (8) weeks in to our ten (10) week challenge and, as a group, we’ve lost 79.2 pounds.  Will the front-runners remain in the money?  Here are the current standings:

  1. Elaine Armstrong  -9.02%
  2. Joanna Murphy  -6.87%
  3. Kendyl Magnuson  -6.66%
  4. Mea Daum  -6.00%
  5. Tom Humphrey  -2.53%
  6. Sue Humphrey  -2.35%
  7. Lourdes Runk  -2.25%
  8. Jenny Al-Shafie  -1.82%
  9. Kellis Neidiffer  -1.81%
  10. Jennifer Nelson  -1.06%

The final weigh-in will take place on Monday, April 20th.  We are headed to the finish line.  Work hard…stay focused…and let’s finish strong!

One ongoing tip…drink plenty of water!  Here are four reasons why:

As a reminder, the final Profesionnal Development Seminar will take place on Monday, 4/20 at 4:00 p.m. in Room MD-103.  The subject is “Let’s Talk About Health, Q&A”.  Come get in on the conversation!

Suzanne will not be available for weigh-ins on Monday.  In her place, Amber Cross will be taking final weigh-ins.  Please contact her at ext. 2790 to arrange a time.

Health Dimensions Expo

TEAM LIFE takes great pleasure in presenting the fourth annual Health Dimensions Expo on February 20, 2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm in the AA/ST Courtyard on the San Marcos campus.  All staff and faculty are invited to attend, browse the many booths, get your raffle card punched, pick up some free goodies and enjoy a fun time with some healthy learning overtones!  For those who are joining the Biggest Loser Challenge, this will also be a weigh-in site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Healthy Life Newsletter

Attached is the May edition of the Healthy Life Newsletter.  This edition includes tips for getting in shape with very little time commitment!  Take a look at the cover article, “Can You Take a HIT?”  It explains how this is done:

The 6-second bursts are one of the shortest sprint durations ever used in high-intensity training (HIT). HIT involves short bursts of intense exercise and achieves similar results to long-distance endurance training.  However, the method is much less time consuming and comes with a lower risk of injury, making it ideal for athletes wishing to remain injury free. 2013 SD.pdf