Current Programs

Contact Information

Kate (McMahon) Luscombe
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation (Fitness and Wellness)
(413) 748-3421

Chair Massages 

Take a short break from your work and de-stress with a chair massage. Massage therapist Ericka Williams 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, Nov. 16
  • Monday, Dec. 7

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.

The massage therapist also will be available on Tuesdays for full body massages at the regular prices.

Click here for more massage therapy information.

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Employee Group Exercise Classes

In addition to the general fall 2015 Campus Recreation Group Exercise Schedule (coming soon!), the following classes are offered to Springfield College Employee Wellness participants, Sept. 14 through Dec. 18. There will be no classes Oct. 12 or Nov. 25-29.  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 Kate at

Tabata Training

Join us on Mondays from 12:05-12:50 p.m. for a great H.I.I.T. (high-intensity interval training) workout that will blast calories during and after your workout. Modifications are given for all fitness levels.


Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05-1 p.m. for a yoga class that offers appropriate modifications for both beginners and experienced students. Classes teach comfortable alignment, improved respiration, stress relief, and relaxation. Flexibility is NOT a prerequisite for this class!


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

Guts, Butts, and Thighs

This class will focus on the abdominals, glutes, and legs. The instructor will lead you through abdominal/core exercises, squats, lunges, & a variety of lower body moves. This class will be held on Fridays from 12:05-12:50 p.m.

Wellness Wednesdays

Employee Wellness participants are invited to attend monthly wellness seminars 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 229, from 12-12:45 p.m. Please register by the Friday before each program.


New and Improved: Fall into Wellness

Wednesday, Sept. 2

  • Join us for a description of the new Fall into Wellness program.  We will also share tips on how to fall back into your wellness groove after the summer.

Registration is required. Click here to register.


Healthy Eating Options on Campus

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • Do you ever eat lunch on campus?  Aramark Executive Chef Drew Hall will give you tips on how to make healthy choices in Cheney Hall and the Union.

Registration is required. Click here to register.


Sugar: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • Do you feel bombarded by low-carb, high-carb, good-carb, bad-carb messages?  Well, we're going to break it down for you.  We'll tell you about the good, bad, and ugly concerning simple sugars--carbs in their most basic form.

Registration is required. Click here to register.


Destress at Your Desk

Wednesday, Dec. 2

  • Feeling stressed as the semester comes to an end?  We'll discuss tips and techniques to help you destress in the office.

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Long-Term Programs

Fall into Wellness

In this 10-week program, participants will track daily wellness activities via an online tool.  Wellness activities include fruit/vegetable consumption, exercise, 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 participant with the most wellness points will receive the grand prize.  Registration is required.  Register here.

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 Kate (McMahon) Luscombe at to register by the Friday before each class. Space is limited to 8 participants. Note: participants may only attend one cooking class per semester.

Cancelation 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 Kate (McMahon) Luscombe at least 24 hours in advance of the class.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8
  • Thursday, Nov. 19

Exercise Consultations 

  • Exercise psychology is the study of psychological factors associated with participation and performance in exercise.  Consultants help their clients achieve an optimal fitness mindset, improve exercise adherence and performance, and develop a healthy and active lifestyle.  Free exercise psychology consulting will be offered through the Springfield College Employee Wellness Program.  Employees will have the opportunity to schedule individual sessions with Jessica Ballister, a sport and exercise psychology master's student at Springfield College.  Email for more information or to schedule your first session. Please note: we are currently full, but check back again next semester!