Eleven Lane staff members participated in Lane instructor Layne King’s Oct. 28 Wellness Programs Interval class.

At 12:10 p.m., King immediately started the class by having all 11 students push themselves at maximum resistance for a full minute.

Lane is hosting wellness classes through fall term for its staff and their families on the main campus as part of Lane’s Healthy Habits Challenge.

Lane staff employee Michael Levick attended his first interval class offered by Lane’s Wellness Program.

“I don’t know why I didn’t come before,” Levick said. “This class is great.”

The program uses a variety of workout machines including treadmills, ellipticals and spinning machines.

“It can be really hard to get away from my lab,” Levick said. “This class is now a priority for me.”

The lesson began with 40 minutes of intense cardio and ended with a 10-minute cooldown and group stretching.

“I like to educate our instructors,” King said. “I like giving them a work-out and seeing them work so hard. It’s inspiring.”

By 12:20 p.m., 10 minutes into the class, staff members were sweating and panting.

“Your heart is pounding hard. That’s a good thing.” King said. “It means you’re getting maximum workout.”

Lane nutrition education coordinator Tamberly Powell said she had done boot camp but prefers the interval class.

“Interval workout gets me sweatier. It’s a much harder workout,” Powell said.

Staff members are allowed to bring their spouses and family members as long as they are at least 14 years old.

“I recommend this class and program,” guest Cathy Russell said. “My husband has been doing weightlifting in the morning.”

By 12:30 p.m., staff members were hunched over, exhausted.

“We’re almost done,” King said. “It should feel like you are running through thick mud.”

The purpose of interval training is to have a high-intensity workout and burn lots of calories in a very short amount of time, King said.

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