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WOW Program

Program Mission Statement:

The Orange Coast College Working on Wellness Program (WOW) promotes, maintains and improves the fitness, health, and well-being of faculty, staff, and administrators in support of the institution's mission. This is accomplished by providing weekly fitness and yoga activities while delivering health and nutrition education leading to a positive lifestyle change resulting in improved employee productivity and morale.

Services are accessible, cost effective, and provided in a caring and professional manner, and the WOW program staff continuously improves the quality of its care and services.


Program Description: Body Sculpting Classes

Body Sculpting is a total body workout composed of exercises using lightweights, body weight, and cardio.  Each Body Sculpting workout incorporates lower body, upper body and core strengthening movements for a total body workout!  The class is for all fitness levels and is designed to help individuals push themselves physically and mentally!  The atmosphere is fun, intense, positive, and always tons of fun!


Courtney Nix, the WOW program coordinator is a certified personal trainer with several years of experience teaching group fitness classes and a part-time instructor in the Kinesiology department. Courtney is directly involved in the Fitness Specialist Certification Program. 

For more information about the WOW Program contact Courtney at:


Program Description: Yoga Classes

The WOW yoga class is designed for faculty and staff with a variety of experiences with Yoga. The general focus includes beginning and intermediate movements including light twist, gentle folds and restorative postures to help bring the body and mind back to a state of harmony and balance. This class is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner who is looking to gain fundamental knowledge of the postures to those who look to deepen their practice by revisiting the basics. This class is also for those who lack flexibility or are recovering from injuries. Focus will be placed on increasing overall flexibility, joint stabilization, strength, and core strength while learning the proper breath to movement technique.


Heather Pecora is a certified yoga instructor with a Master's of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. She is 200RYT certified, working towards her 500RYT Certificate. Heather has been working at OCC since 2009 as an assistant women's soccer coach and has focused her work on teaching yoga since the start of the 2014 semester. To contact Heather, please email


Fast Facts about the WOW Program:  

  • Personalized assessments to track your progress and stay on target with your goals
  • Wow students experience weight reduction, gain more confidence, improve their cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and endurance, and flexibility.
  • The results of continual participation in body sculpting and yoga helps reduce stress, anxiety, lower blood pressure, and depression.
  • Structured group workout environment provides moral support and increases accountability

Contact information:

Courtney Nix:

Heather Pecora: