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ERIC Number: ED360026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-20
Pages: 7
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The Hazard Community College "50 Mile Club."
Marrow, Alvin J.
In planning for the 1989-90 academic year, Hazard Community College's Employee Professional Development Committee recommended and gained approval for a wellness program that would assist all employees in reducing stress and becoming more physically fit. Similar to fitness programs in the business sector, the wellness program utilized community facilities for aerobics, jogging, walking, tennis, racquetball, swimming, and weightlifting, and provided a qualified physical fitness instructor to individualize activities to each participant's abilities. The program, designed to run only 5 weeks, was expanded to 10 weeks due to overwhelming demand. In fall 1992, the college created an in-house version of the wellness program, calling it the "50 Mile Club." Employees were encouraged to set aside 50 days each semester to focus on physical fitness. An equivalency table was established to equate time spent in a physical activity to mileage. Participants logging over 50 miles received a tee shirt. The first group of participants began in fall 1992, and 15 employees completed at least 50 miles. Each subsequent group has had an increased number of participants, each developing his/her own personal work out program. A sample progress chart is included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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