TEAM LIFEThank you for taking the time to visit the TEAM LIFE Blog and website. We are here to help you to live a long happy healthy life. We hope that you will join us for some of our healthy activities and please share the information with your co-workers!
Staff: Did you know your contract says you can get an extra 15 minutes off at lunch or the beginning/end of the day if you participate in an exercise class?
B.P. CCE/AFT-11 HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT AND OVERTIME (Page 16)
“Lunch Periods: When an employee has been scheduled to work six hours, the employee shall be entitled to an uninterrupted lunch period. The length of time for such lunch period shall be for a period of one (1) hour or one-half (1/2) hour and shall be scheduled for part- or full-time employees at or about mid-point of each work shift. Lunch periods shall be scheduled with input from employees. An employee’s lunch period may be extended up to a maximum of an additional fifteen (15) minutes if the employee actually participates in an exercise class during the scheduled lunch period. The employee shall submit written verification of actual participation in the exercise class to the employee’s immediate supervisor.
In lieu of any extension of an employee’s lunch period for actual participation in an exercise class, an employee may be granted paid release time up to maximum of an additional fifteen (15) minutes at the beginning or at the end of the workday if the employee actually participates in an exercise class during either time period. An employee must obtain prior written approval from the employee’s immediate supervisor. Actual participation in an exercise class must require the employee to be no more than fifteen (15) minutes late to work, or must require the employee to leave work no more than fifteen (15) minutes early. The employee shall submit written verification of actual participation in the exercise class to the employee’s immediate supervisor. An employee may participate in only one exercise class per day that requires an extension of the lunch period, a late reporting to work or an early departure from work.”
Did you know you can get Professional Development hours for attending TEAM LIFE activities?
The PD Advisory Board voted earlier this semester to allow a maximum of four hours per semester of TEAM Life activities under PD code #40 (Self-Designed, Arranged).
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What do you think?
Gonna try it out?
I would like to start offering lunchtime walks on Mon/Tue/Wed at noon. If I can get a group together for this I will offer to take you on a good walk around campus and add in some strength exercises too! Just comment to this post if you’re interested! If at least three people commit then I am in!!!!
- What? Walks
- When? Mon/Tue/Wed at noon
- Where? meet at the clock tower at 12pm
I know many of you already walk the campus everyday and I am sure you would love a buddy! Please use our “walking the campus” page to connect with other walkers. I have also posted many walking maps of the campus.
The Biggest Loser competition is in full swing with week #2 weigh-ins tomorrow. We have already lost 33 lbs as a group and are looking forward to another 30 this week!
We also have 3 FREE exercises classes each week!
- 2 yoga classes each week- Wednesday 5:15pm and Friday at noon
- Circuit training workout- Wednesdays 7am
I am thinking about starting up a Wednesday morning circuit training class, but I need to find out if anyone will join me! (smile)
So, please comment and let me know if you would be interested in a circuit training class Wednesday mornings at 7am. The class will consist of several different strength and cardio exercises. You are able to work at your own intensity and we can modify any exercises for you, so it truly is for everyone!
Just comment and let me know! pass this on to your friends! If we get about 8 people interested then we will get started on an awesome workout!
Will you be joining us for the challenge or fitness classes?
Did you know the city of San Marcos offers free guided hikes? Several times throughout the year you can join their trail expert to learn about the city and some of the great hiking trails.
On Saturday February 4th you can join them on a hike around Palomar and check out the hiking trails you could experience directly from work! pretty awesome!
LAS POSAS PARK/PALOMAR COLLEGE ARBORETUM/ “P” MOUNTAIN
Saturday, February 4
9am to noon
This easy, three-mile hike will head east on the Santa Fe Hills Trail, south through Palomar college and west on the rail trail. A more difficult six-mile hike to “P” Mountain will be offered.
Meeting location: Cerro de las Posas Park, 1387 West Borden Road.
If you plan to go please let us know! Just add a comment to this post!
We would like to start providing some more employee fitness classes. Last year we did a Wednesday morning circuit training class and also did a month of Jazzercise every Friday at noon.
I have two questions: What types of classes would you like to participate in and what are the best days and times for you?