FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2007
Body Mind Wellness Challenge Kicks Off
Subject: The Student Nutrition and Wellness Advocates (SNAC) program at College of the Canyons will kick off its Body Mind Wellness (BMW) challenge with a pre-assessment workshop for participants.
Time: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 and Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007.
Place: College of the Canyons, Fitness Center (PE 202)
Contact: Sue Bozman (661) 362-3415, Sheri Barke (661) 362-3244
Event: The BMW Challenge is an 8-week comprehensive wellness program geared to improve the nutrition, fitness and the emotional wellness of COC students, staff and faculty.
In order to enter the BMW challenge, participants must first undergo a complete pre-assessment of their current health which includes an eight-page lifestyle questionnaire, a five-component fitness test, and have their blood pressure, pulse and several blood tests taken.
After the pre-assessment participants commit three to five days per week of physical activity and attend weekly workshops relating to nutrition, fitness and emotional health. At the end of the eight weeks, participants will have a post-assessment to rate progress.
Participants who complete all components of the challenge are "winners" and will be eligible to enter a drawing for a variety of wellness prizes that encourage the continuation of healthy, happy living.
Those who attend the pre-assessment workshop should dress comfortably.