Happy New Year from ACC Human Resources and the Employee Wellness Program!  As we move into 2022 we hope you know how important your health and well-being are to us.  The New Year often brings with it feelings of hope and opportunities for change, so we would like to highlight some of the wellness initiatives that we have coming up for you in the new year!

Wellness Webinars:   In the spirit of change, we have two webinars coming up in January to will help us to reflect on our values and put together a road map for success in the coming year:

You can find out more about these and keep up with all the new and recorded webinars that we offer throughout the year at theNEW Wellness Webinars Google Site HERE!

ACC Virtual Exercise Classes:  Virtual Exercise Classes will continue online for the spring semester and will start on January 18th.  The new schedule will come out soon and registration details will be provided at that time, so keep your eye out for more information to come.  We hope you will take advantage of these free classes available to all ACC employees and their families.  

Exercise Stars & Get Fit Texas Challenges:   

Yes…that’s right!  It’s almost time for the ACC Exercise Stars Challenge 2022, so be sure to save the date!!  This highly anticipated friendly competition between the ACC campuses is set to begin January 31st, and will run through April 10th.  This challenge is designed for ALL LEVELS to encourage you to increase your activity level and get movin’!  Are you ready to become an Exercise STAR?  All it takes is 15 minutes a day to reach the goal and earn a cool wellness prize!  Adding movement to your day can really make a difference on your overall health, and that is already a big WIN in itself.  But if that’s not enough…this year we will have a new incentive, as one star will win a $50 Visa Giftcard (donated by A+ Federal credit union)!!  Be on the lookout for the flyer and registration link coming soon!  

Want to extend this challenge and get a jump start on your exercise goals?  You can also join the Get Fit Texas Challenge, a 10-week, statewide exercise initiative, which takes place from January 10 to March 20, 2022. This challenge is separate from the Exercise Stars challenge, but it overlaps and allows us to take the competition (friendly of course) to a larger scale against other employees from state agencies and higher education institutions across the state. This challengeis a great opportunity to get started on your goals for the year, make physical activity a priority, and start building a habit.  Also, you can earn bonus Exercise Stars minutes for completing this challenge as well.

By registering for the Get Fit Texas Challenge, you will also receive exclusive access to additional free virtual fitness classes and mindfulness check-ins coordinated through a collaborative of state agencies (DSHS, OAG, DPS, TxDOT, ERS, and BCBS) to support your physical activity throughout the challenge period, including:

All of these virtual wellness initiatives provide a great way to connect, learn and move toward a shared goal of health and well-being. Be sure to take advantage of these and make your health and self-care a priority in the new year!