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Bike Month Starts May 1

Bike Month returns this May, and we're here to get you riding. Join thousands of neighbors across Santa Cruz County riding to win. Whether it's prized, reducing emissions, getting time outside, saving money on gas, or all of the above, you can log rides any and every day of May! Maybe this is your first time participating in Bike Month or it's been years since you last rode a bike, this month is the perfect time to start again. Set goals, log rides, join your coworkers, attend community events, and feel the bike stoke.

We want you to join our Dominican Hospital team!  Simply ride a bike for 10 minutes (or more) to earn points and help the team win the grand prize of $2,000.  There are also weekly prizes including $100 gift cards as well as a $1,000 individual cash prize! Click here to join the Dominican Hospital team today.


Congratulations to our Healthy Wage Participants

The results of the Jackpot Challenge are in and our winning team is...Fat 'N' Furious (Louis F, Mellisa F, Jenelle R, Lucio G). As a team, they collectively lost 6.79% of their body weight and will share the jackpot (over $350 each)! Our top five individual winners were Louis F, Jesse V, Madeline M, Jake L, and Emilia G. Each won a gift bag packed with Employee Wellness swag. Great job and a big THANK YOU to all of our participants! 


In-Person Zumba classes are back!

Burn calories while having a blast with our in-person Zumba classes, starting May 18th. These free classes will be held Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the DECC courtyard, just outside the Employee Gym. No experience required, all levels welcome.


Join us Monday, May 9th for a Pepper Cheer Circut Class

We're celebrating the return of in-person Employee Wellness group classes with an energizing outdoor circuit workout with a cheer-based twist. We'll use a variety of fun equipment for a total body workout incorporating aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and ending with well-deserved relaxation. Monday, May 9, 4-5 pm in the DECC courtyard, just outside the Employee Gym. No experience required, all levels welcome.



View the complete schedule and registration information for classes, coaching, and massage on the calendar below. Please check the calendar below for days and times for current wellness classes at the DECC and at the Wellness Center. Please note the location for each class listing.


Offerings for Dominican Hospital Employees

The Employee Gym is Open!

For safety, all gym users must sign up before they exercise. Sign up here (May 1-15) or here (May 16-31).

  • To keep everyone safe, specific guidelines have been put into place to limit the number of people who can work out at a single time and to keep the equipment clean and sanitized. Please keep your workouts to 60 minutes or less so others have the opportunity to enjoy the gym.
  • If you are a new gym user you’ll need to complete a brief competency and liability waiver before using the gym. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Emotional Health resources from Burnalong

We've partnered with Burnalong to offer employees over 1,000 online classes for all ages, interests, and levels to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. This month's offerings include several great resources to support your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Enroll in a mental health program

Improve your mental health by learning holistic perspectives and tools from experts on all that goes into the practice of maintaining a healthy mind. Complete all classes in the program and be entered to win prizes that support your healthiest mind, body, and spirit.

Enroll here

Mental Health 101

Take some time to learn about your mental health. This class will teach you emotion-based skills that can help you better regulate your emotions and calm your mind. 

Find the class here

Not a Burnalong member yet? Register for your free Burnalong account through our new wellness portal



Online Wellness Portal

A new online wellness portal with a mobile app is now available and gives you free access to state-of-the-art health and fitness tools. Take a live fitness class or fit in a recorded class when it's convenient for you. You can also get motivated and encouraged through health education, activity challenges, tracking, and more.

Click here to get your free account now 

Check out the video below to find out more!

Commuter Club

  • Dominican Hospital is pleased to announce that GO Santa Cruz County is now available as a benefit for all staff. Every time you log a carpool, transit, bike, or walk trip (or telecommute), you earn points towards the Commute Rewards Program. Points can be accumulated and redeemed for $5, $10 or $25 gift cards.
  • Register by visiting and joining the GO Santa Cruz County Dominican network. GO Santa Cruz County includes rewards and incentives, trip planning support, and a carpool matching tool.
  • The Go Santa Cruz County program has replaced our previous Commuter Club.

New Commuter Program Offers Free Benefits for Employees
Dominican Hospital is proud to partner with Ecology Action to provide employees with free environmentally friendly services to lessen the burden of commuting. Through this program Dominican employees can take advantage of great benefits including:

  • 0% interest on a bike loan: up to $750 for a pedal bike and $1,500 for an electric bike
  • e-Bike demos: test ride an e-Bike for two weeks!
  • To find out about other great free benefits and sign up visit


If you have questions about wellness programming please contact [email protected] or [email protected].