Program Update


Thank you for participating in the Wellness Feedback survey.  We utilized your feedback to create a variety of new wellness programs for you and your eligible partner to enjoy.  We hope to find something you like.  If not, feel free to contact Pete at with your request.  Note that all of these programs are in addition to existing programs such as CrossFit Level 1,2 & 3, Pilates, Yoga, Bod Pod, and Nutrition Seminars.



Want to dance your way to a fitter you?  Forest Wellness now offers Zumba to employees and their partners at no charge.  Zumba is a cardio and strength program that incorporates elements of hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and martial arts.  Our instructor, Sheila, has 20 years of experience in dance fitness, and promises every session feels more like a dance party than a workout.  Zumba will take place on Mondays at 4:30PM at CrossFit Forest.  Sound like fun?  

If you have not yet created an account to sign up for classes, you can go here for your free membership:

Once you have created your account you can go here to sign up for class:




Want to get started working out but don't have the time?  Join us for Stretch and Tone with Sheila, where you can get a great introductory level workout done in 30 minutes or less!  Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 - 12:45 upstairs at Towne Center Office building.

If you have not yet created an account to sign up for classes, you can go here for your free membership:

Once you have created your account you can go here to sign up for class:



Let's climb to the top!  Aesthetic Climbing Gym, located at 26974 Vista Terrace in Lake Forest (1 mile from Pauling off Lake Forest Drive), provides a fun and safe place to experiment with climbing (for beginners) as well as challenging climbs for those with more experience.  We have reserved semi-private space at Aesthetic on Thursday, October 10th form 4-6PM.  You may wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes (a limited number of rock climbing shoes are available to borrow as well).

To sign up for this event, please click here:  RSVP ROCK CLIMBING 

For more information about the gym, visit:


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We have a running group that meets twice each week at CrossFit Forest, which is a Certified CrossFit Endurance Facility.  Each week, participants will mix it up with short runs, intervals, and mid-distance runs.  This approach allows runners and aspiring runners to achieve faster times with less injuries and wear and tear on the body.  

People at all levels of fitness and speeds can sign up for this class. Feel free to come and walk, jog, or run -- it is up to you and your comfort level how much you want to push yourself or if you want to go the whole distance. For folks that prefer rowing over running or are injured, all workouts can be performed on the rower as well.  This class is free for all employees and their spouses, your friends are also welcome to join us for a $5 drop-in fee.  

Starting this week, Endurance classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30pm. Be sure to check our schedule and to sign up. If you have not yet created an account to sign up for classes, you can go here for your free membership:

Once you have created your account you can go here to sign up for class:

Contact pete@forest-wellness if you have any questions about our endurance running group.  For more information about CrossFit Endurance, you may visit the website:


Calling all Ballers!  The Laguna Niguel YMCA hosts a local league and you do not need to be members to participate.  Games will be Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 10/1/13 to 12/17/13.  The facility is located about 2.5 miles off of the Crown Valley Exit of the 5 Fwy.

If you are interested in playing, please e-mail Sandy Jones at no later than noon on Monday, September 30th.  We had 6 people indicate interest on the survey, but it would be nice to have at least 8 (preferably 9) to play so we have enough for subs, injuries, schedule conflicts, etc.

For more information about the league, you may visit:


Soccer anyone?  Starting Thursday, October 17th 4:30PM-5:30PM, Forest Wellness will host a pick-up soccer game every two weeks, for TAE employees, spouses, and the larger CrossFit Forest community.  People of all levels can enjoy this fun-filled evening of friendly competition.  Games will take place at the Foothill Ranch Community Park (above the Pauling building) and facilitated by one of our coaches, Martin Pedriera, who is a former professional rugby player from Argentina.  Please bring cleats if you have them (otherwise, tennis shoes are fine) and one light shirt and one dark shirt.


All TAE employees have access to a key for a local swimming pool, Foothill Ranch Community Pool, off Burbank.  You can get the access key from Kelly at the front desk of Pauling (Debbie will also know where it is).


We noticed we need more daytime programs for commuters, evening programs for those who work a full workday, childcare, and showers, among other requests.  We hear your requests, and will be working on all of these items in the coming months.  Stay tuned to the Front Page for more updates!