Wellness at BVCC
- Caring for your mind, body, and environment.
- Self-defined and dynamic; there’s no one “right” way to pursue wellness.
- Not simply the absence of illness or stress. You can still strive for wellness even when experiencing challenges or setbacks.
Just as a person is complex and made of many constantly changing parts, so is wellness! This is shown on the chart to the right, often referred to as the “Wellness Wheel.”
BVCC offers many different types of programs and services, each designed to support and serve community members while also bringing people together through reciprocity and common goals.
What are Social Determinants of Health?
According to Healthy People 2030, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
Did you know that medical care accounts for only 10-20% of a person’s wellness as a whole? Much more critical is one’s lifestyle; the habits, decisions, and patterns that make up our day-to-day lives!
SDOH also contribute to wide health disparities and inequities. For example, people who don’t have access to grocery stores with healthy foods are less likely to have good nutrition. That raises their risk of health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity — and can even lower life expectancy.
Much of the work to improve SDOH for all is required at the policy level and beyond. However, there are individual ways that everyone can take charge of their own health, including following a healthful diet, staying active, and nurturing one’s creative passions, spirituality, and social support systems.
Here at BVCC, we know that sometimes this is easier said than done, especially if you don’t know where to start. Read on for more information about the types of programming we offer to help you form healthy lifestyle habits!
BVCC offers a comprehensive set of accessible, effective, and fun fitness programs! Whether your goal is to build lean muscle, endurance, or simply get in shape, we have a class for you. Lead by certified fitness professionals, exercise classes at BVCC are designed to keep you safe, keep you feeling challenged, and keep you coming back for more!
Some of our fitness offerings include:
When it comes to health, strength, stability, and longevity, building lean muscle mass is one of the most important pieces. Group Strength targets the major muscle groups of the body using varying formats and equipment.
Low-Impact Hand Weights
Designed with seniors in mind but open to all! Join at any time and walk-ins are more than welcome. Use our weights or bring your own!
Check back often to see our current class offerings!
Mind & Body
Sometimes staying fit means slowing down. From yoga to mindfulness workshops, BVCC offers a variety of programming designed to de-stress, de-clutter, and de-fragment the mind and body.
Some of our mind & body offerings include:
Yoga For Families
A series of accessible yoga movements designed to accommodate families seeking a mindful way to bond, breathe, and stay healthy together.
Yoga For Moms
Offered through our Family Resource Center. Expecting and new moms will be guided to safely stretch and strengthen their bodies with gentle yoga poses. We’ll also use mindfulness techniques like guided breathing and visualization to help manage stress.
This blended-format morning yoga class focuses on solid, foundational movements. From Downward-Dog to Tree Pose, you’ll increase your flexibility, balance, and endurance while building lean muscle AND confidence!
Nutrition Services at BVCC include workshops and consultation services for community members and families who hope to instill better eating habits in themselves and at home. Future services will include cooking and food demos for those with talent in the kitchen – AND those who are just beginning!