MCC offering new series of monthly healthy living classes

Katie Farrell
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Yoga Instructor Katie Farrell is offering a new series of healthy living classes this spring at McCook Community College through the Business and Community Education department. These monthly classes will be offered April through June on the first Monday of each month.

 “I felt called to start this class because I know a lot of people want to live a healthier life but are struggling to make changes on their own,” she said. “Sometimes when you want to make changes, the people closest to you aren’t ready to make this same changes, and that can make your journey more difficult.”

The April “Healthy Living” class is set for Monday, April 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 221 of McMillen Hall on the MCC campus. Cost is $12.

The class will continue the first Monday of May and June as well.                  

“Healthy Living” is the chance to join a group of people with the same goals. If you are trying to live a healthier life, come get some helpful tips and find support with a community of people making the same lifestyle changes.

Each month the class will cover a different aspect of healthy living such as nutrition, sleep habits, exercise, home and life organization, and fad diets. The first meeting will introduce basic healthy living tips, habit changes, and kick off a supportive community.

“So even if the people around you are supportive, it can really be helpful to have a connection to people who are also working on living healthier,” said Farrell.

She adds that while diet culture tells us that “we must be skinny” or “we are not good enough,” this class will be a supportive group meant to encourage participants to make healthy changes.

“Not because you aren’t good enough, but because you can feel better physically and mentally with more movement and more nourishing food,” she said.

She said while everybody knows that a lifestyle change is the best and most lasting way to be healthier, it can be really difficult on our own.

“This class will be both informative, with a new health topic covered each month, and act as a support group to help you along,” she said.

For the May class (May 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) discussion topics include nutrition, helpful tips for eating healthy and establishing sustainable eating habits to help reach goals. That class will be an opportunity to learn what a healthy diet looks like, ask questions, and get support.

In June (June 6 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) the topic will be exercise. How much do you really need to live a healthy life? What type of exercise is best for you? How do you start and connect with fellow exercise newbies?

Pre-registration is required, so call at 345-8122, or go online at