Be part of our Employee Wellness Programs

The Campus Recreation Employee Wellness Program is a collaborative effort among many departments on campus, which assists in presenting programs designed to enrich the lives of the campus community, including events, seminars, resources, fun incentives, and more.

Questions? 

Contact Kristen Brosius, assistant director of fitness and wellness, at kbrosius@springfieldcollege.edu or (413) 748-3721.

Group exercise class

Employee Wellness Programs

Chair Massages

Take a short break from your work and de-stress with a chair massage. Massage therapist Leah DiPietro will provide fifteen-minute chair massages between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Wellness Center Resource Room on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 30
  • Monday, Feb. 20
  • Monday, Feb. 27 (at Fit Fest event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 20
  • Monday, April 17
  • Tuesday, May 2 (at Stress Relief Day event, noon to 4 p.m.)

Reserve an appointment with Campus Recreation, at ext. 3468, by the Friday before each of the above dates. Participants may only register for the upcoming date.

Employee Group Exercise Classes

In addition to the general spring 2017 Campus Recreation Group Exercise Schedule, the following classes are offered to Springfield College Employee Wellness participants, Jan. 23 to April 30. There will be no employee wellness classes on Monday, Feb. 20 (President's Day). Additionally, there will be a modified schedule during the week of final exams. All classes are held the Wellness and Recreation Complex, room 214.

Registration is not required to participate in these classes. If you would like a private introduction to any class, please email Kristen Brosius at kbrosius@springfieldcollege.edu.

Kickboxing

Join us on Mondays from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. for a kickboxing class that will knock you out! Get ready to punch & kick your way to an awesome cardiovascular workout using boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts techniques.

Stretch & Strength

Join us Tuesdays from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. for a yoga-based class that focuses on the strengthening and stretching of the body. Classes teach comfortable alignment, improved respiration, stress relief, and relaxation. Flexibility is NOT a prerequisite for this class!

BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP, the original Les Mills barbell class, will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body. BODYPUMP will help you burn fat, gain strength, and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning. This class is held from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Yoga

Connect with your body, mind, and spirit while improving your strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Each instructor has a unique teaching style & approach to yoga. This class will be held on Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m.

Motivation Mondays

Employee Wellness participants are invited to attend two wellness seminars each semester that include a lecture and discussion. Healthy lunches, provided by ARAMARK, are offered during these seminars, which are held in the Athletic Training and Exercise Science building Room 225 or PE Complex Room 117/119 (TBD based on space availability), from 12-12:45 p.m. Please register at least one week in advance (before each scheduled seminar/workshop).

Topic: March into May

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Click here to register

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 6
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Physical Education (PE) Complex, Room 117
  • Description: Get moving this semester and come learn about our annual walking challenge for Employee Wellness participants (students are also welcome to register). Participants who need a pedometer can pick up them from the office of Campus Recreation. Please email Kristen Brosius at kbrosius@springfieldcollege.edu if you need a pedometer. The program will run March 1 to May 1.

Topic: Living With or Caring for Someone with Osteoarthritis

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Click here to register

  • Date: Monday, April 3
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Physical Education (PE) Complex, Room 117
  • Description: Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is frequently seen among older people? Do you or a loved one suffer from osteoarthritis? Come share your story, or learn more about the basics of this disease, and how you can provide self-care or support to loved ones.

Long-term Programs

Fall into Wellness

In this 10-week program, participants will track daily wellness activities via an online tool. Examples of wellness activities include fruit/vegetable consumption, physical activity, sleep, stress-relief, water consumption, listing things you’re grateful for, and dental hygiene. Participants who submit points for 55 out of 70 days will receive a prize. The participants with the most points will receive the grand prize. Registration is required. *Note - registration for this program will open on Monday, October 3rd (after the Motivation Monday seminar ‘Fall into Wellness 2.0). Register for the Motivation Monday seminar ‘Fall into Wellness 2.0’ to learn more about the Fall into Wellness program.

March Into May

Get moving this semester with our annual walking challenge for Employee Wellness participants (students are also welcome to register). Participants who need a pedometer can pick up them from the Office of Campus Recreation. Please email Kristen Brosius at kbrosius@springfieldcollege.edu if you need a pedometer. The program will run March 1-May 1.

Prizes (TBD) will be awarded to the following steppers:

  • Participant with the highest number of steps  
  • Top department with the highest average step counts
  • Participants who submit steps for at least 50 days

Registration is required. (Note: if you participated in Fall into Wellness, you do not need to create a new account.)

Employee Cooking Classes

Join the ARAMARK chefs in these hands-on classes that cover a variety of information and cooking techniques. The menus are seasonally inspired and allow each participant to bring home a meal for four.

Classes are offered in Cheney Hall’s back kitchen from 4:30-6 p.m. Classes are limited to staff and faculty participants. Email Christine Johnston at cjohnston4@springfieldcollege.edu to register by the Friday before each class. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Cancellation policy: If you have registered for a cooking class and cannot attend, you must give at least 24 hours notice. If you do not give 24 hours notice, you will be charged a fee of $50 (the cost of the class per person). You may also find a replacement and forward the name to Christine Johnston at cjohnston4@springfieldcollege.edu at least 24 hours in advance of the class.

  • Thursday, March 2 (Please register no later than Friday, Feb. 24.)

Enrollment Information

Benefits of Enrollment*

  • Enrollment gift
  • One fitness assessment (per year)
  • Two personal training sessions
  • Monthly chair massages
  • Exclusive lunchtime employee group exercise classes
  • Cooking classes with ARAMARK
  • Monthly “Wellness Wednesdays” seminar (healthy lunch provided)
  • Great incentive prizes

*Some programs will be limited to a certain number of participants. Some programs will only be scheduled during the academic year. All benefits listed are complimentary.

Eligible Participants

  • Full and part-time staff
  • Full and part-time faculty
  • Spouses of staff or faculty*

*Spouses may enroll and participate in programs, but are not be eligible for enrollment gifts or incentive prizes. Chair massages are limited to Springfield College staff and faculty members only.

How To Enroll

Complete the Employee Wellness Enrollment Form:
Employee Wellness Enrollment Form

1. Submit the completed enrollment form to Campus Recreation in person.
2. Upon enrollment you will receive your enrollment gifts. You will also be added to the employee wellness email list.

Wellness Points

  • Employee Wellness participants have the option to participate in our incentive program which runs during each year.
  • Any points accrued over the summer can be added to the succeeding fall semester total.
  • At the end of each academic year Campus Recreation will announce a designated period to redeem prizes.
  • Points left over from the fall semester may be carried over to the spring semester of the same academic year.
  • Participants should tally and submit their points to Kristen Brosius or Tinmarie Villa during the designated period to redeem prizes (at the end of each semester).

Wellness Point Allocation:

Activity Points
Workout Session 1
Group Exercise Class 1
Intramural Event 1
Equipment Orientation 2
Fitness Assessment 3
Personal Training Session 3
Chair Massage 1
Healthy Cooking Class 3
Approved Wellness Programs 3

 

Wellness Prizes:

Some or all Wellness Points submitted may be redeemed for fun incentive prizes.

  • Chapstick (5 points)
  • Mobile device card holder (10 points)
  • Reusable grocery bag (15 points)
  • Tumbler (20 points)
  • Resistance loop band (30 points)
  • Yoga mat (40 points)
  • Exercise ball (50 points)
  • Half foam-roller (75 points)
  • Maroon dri-fit t-shirt (100 points)
  • Massage stick (125 points)
  • Duffel bag (150 points)
  • Heart rate monitor or Fit Bit Zip (175 points)
 

Submit Your Wellness Points

You can track and submit your wellness points in one of two ways.

  • You can track your points using the yellow "Wellness Point Tracking Cards" located at the Wellness Welcome Desk (in the filing box), in room 214, or in room 202. Once tallied, you can turn your cards in to Kristen Brosius at the end of each semester to redeem your prize(s).
  • You can track your points using your own personal Excel spreadsheet. You can then electronically send (email) your spreadsheet to Kristen Brosius at the end of the semester, or bring a copy of your spreadsheet to the Office of Campus Recreation.

Please note: Points need to be tallied and submitted to redeem prizes.