Wellness Programs

Monthly Calendar

Check out the different programs and wellness activities that are going on this month!

Fitness Classes

Join us this semester for fitness classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Spin Classes, Express Fit, and more! 

SJC Students are free. Faculty/staff drop in for $3 or purchase a $25 punch pass to attend 10 classes. Community drop in for $7 or purchase a $50 punch pass to attend 10 classes.  

For more info please email Jenna Chase at jchase@sjcme.edu

What's New This Semester

Biometric Screening

We will be hosting a Biometric Screening on Thursday, March 16, in the Hall of Fame room. Come find out what your numbers are for FREE.  In this screening you will learn your height, weight, BMI, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure reading. This is a simple non-fasting test that involves a small finger prick. After receiving your instant results you will have a few minutes to sit privately with a health educator to go over what your numbers mean to you.

ALL faculty and staff members (on campus and off campus) are eligible to participate as well as spouses. You do not need to be a member of CIGNA to learn your numbers! Appointments are held every 15 minutes from 5:30am-3:30pm. An appointment is required and is set up first come, first served. To book your appointment go here:


CIGNA members can receive up to 175 points.  If you have any questions or would like help making an appointment contact Jenna at  wellness@sjcme.edu

Cigna Webinars

CIGNA offers Employee Assistance Program webinars. CIGNA members who complete the program will earn 10 points. Go to www.media-server.com/m/go/CignaEAPWellnessSeminars

Lunch & Learn Series

A series of health and wellness presentations on a wide variety of topics. There is something for everyone so pack your lunch and join us. CIGNA members earn 10 points upon completion.

  • March 6 - Essential Oils 101, 11-11:45am in the Hall of Fame room
  • March 17 - Retirement Income Strategies, 12-12:45pm in the Student Lounge
  • March 30 - Introduction to Rock Wall Climbing, 12-1pm at the Alfond Center Rock Wall

All Lunch and Learns will be worth 10 CIGNA points upon completion.

Wellness Programs

Stop Stress This Minute
March 13 - April 17, Hall of Fame room
A 6-week series brought to you by the Wellness Interns to help reduce your stress by giving you healthy coping mechanisms to stressful situations. 

Sprint Triathlon
April 6
5K on the Indoor Track
10 laps in the heated Pool
15 miles on the Spin Bike
Sign up as an individual or as a relay team!  Email  wellness@sjcme.edu for a training program to get you ready for race day!

Positive Pounds kick off on Wednesday, January 18. Stop by the Alfond Center Student Lounge for your first weigh in anytime from 11am-2pm. This will be our 9th year with this fantastic 12 week weight loss/weight management program. Teams of 4 will compete for cold hard cash. To sign up a team or for more questions email Jenna at wellness@sjcme.edu

RSVP to wellness@sjcme.edu / Cigna members earn 25 points.

The Art of a Balanced Body

Physical therapist Allan Brown talks about gravity, muscle, tension and physical stress.

View more Lunch and Learn videos 

Miss any of our recent Lunch & Learns? No problem! Click on links below for a quick review of items discussed.

Resolution Revolution
Drafting Your Will Worksheet
How Money Works Seminar
Aching Back Handout
Save Your Skin Skin Cancer Handout

Stress Series

Intro to Stress Powerpoint
Time Management Organization Skills and Money
Stretching Poster
Stress Series - Sleep, Diet, Exercise


We are very excited to introduce a new round of Cooking Series topics that is put on by the staff at Pearson's Cafe. The cooking series will take place in the cafe on Wednesdays starting at 4pm.

Christian shows us how to prepare a squash pie and how to make our own apple butter from scratch.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust
2013 Bake-off Recipes
Dipped Pretzels Recipe
Cooking Series - Stealth Nutrition
Cooking Series - Chicken Stock
Cooking Series - Beef Stock
Where do Stocks Come from?
Roasted Tomato Soup

Tobacco Resources

Partnership For a Tobacco-Free Maine
Maine Tobacco Hotline

Maine Tobacco-Free College Network

Fit-Friendly Award

The College is recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association‟s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. This program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. For more information on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative, or to find out what you can do to incorporate more physical activity into your day, stop by the Alfond Center or contact Jenna Chase at jchase@sjcme.edu