Exercise Stars model winning fitness habits; “Boost Your Produce” starts soon


Elgin Campus earned “Most Active Campus” honors.

Austin Community College congratulates the hundreds of employees getting fit this spring through the second annual “Become an Exercise Star” program.

Almost 90 percent of the 377 participants reached their exercise goal and received a certificate and cooling towel. Elgin Campus earned “Most Active Campus” honors for accumulating the most exercise minutes. Rio Grande and Pinnacle campuses came in second and third place, respectively. All three campuses were recognized by ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes at a small ceremony and received wellness baskets to share with their “stars.”

“Become an Exercise Star” is open to beginner, experienced, and expert exercisers who set goals to accumulate 530, 865, or 1,200 exercise minutes over the eight-week program. Participants also take part in campus-based activities such as group walks and healthy happy hours. Watch for another Exercise Star program next spring.


Pinnacle Campus logged the third-highest number of exercise minutes.

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Dr. Richard Rhodes congratulates the Rio Grande campus.

Meditation Series concludes

In May employees across the college wrapped up a six-week meditation class. Participants learned how to increase their focus, boost their creativity, and reduce stress through weekly meditation practice. The Human Resources Office plans to offer similar programs in the fall.

Happening this summer

Boost-Your-Produce-flierWhat better time than summer to eat more fruits and vegetables? “Boost Your Produce” is a five-week healthy eating incentive program beginning June 13.

Participants will set a weekly goal, track the fruits and vegetables they eat, and earn points to receive a fruit and vegetable cookbook. View the Boost Your Produce flier to see some of the individual and group activities planned. More than 100 employees already are signed up. Submit the Boost Your Produce sign-up form by June 3 to join in.

Exercise classes start June 6. See classes and times on the Access Employee Wellness Classes/Workshops webpage.

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