As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wellness Center is offering safe, virtual classes through Zoom as well as other ways to stay connected and active:
1. Wellness Wednesday
*Note: All Wellness Wednesday programs will begin at 12:00 p.m. Registration not required. All of our virtual presentations will use this Zoom link.
2021 Vision: Staying Mentally Well (February 17): With a tough year behind us and a new year just beginning, let’s start out on the right foot with a talk about mental health! How do we set lasting goals and stay motivated? How do we stay well spiritually, mentally, and physically? Join Sport and Exercise Psychology PhD student Jacob Ames to discuss research-based tips and tricks to make this next year a great one!
Fit for Life (March 10): Join Luke Pelton, a knowledgeable Sport and Exercise Physiology PhD student, in talking about how to stay well over a lifetime. We’ll be addressing how our body’s needs change over time and what activities can be done to ensure a happy and healthy life. Bring your questions and be ready for an hour of great discussion!
Couch to 5k program (March 14 - April 24): Join us for a walking/running program that will prepare you to tackle a 5k in eight weeks! This program is for beginners who are looking to challenge themselves this spring both physically and mentally during the tough colder months. Coach Diana, a PhD student in Sport and Exercise Psychology and certified personal trainer, will help you through the training with specific programming and weekly check-ins to discuss progress and topics related to improving your health and performance.
Food for Thought (April 7): Nutrition can be a complicated topic with so much conflicting information being told to us… have all of your questions answered at our discussion on nutrition for all ages! A registered dietitian will be addressing what a “healthy” diet really is and what our bodies need to thrive. Learn how to nourish your spirit, mind, and body!
Finding Your Fit(ness) (April 28): Learn from certified personal trainer and PhD student Diana Curtis how to effectively program a workout routine that meets your needs! Whether you have access to a gym or are working out at home, using a science-based approach, we will be discussing the details of how to get the results you want in a healthy way.
2. Zoom LIVE Group Exercise Schedule (scroll to the bottom of the page to see class descriptions).
3. Follow Campus Recreation on Instagram (@SCCAMPUSREC) to Access:
- Weekly highlights of the best free and paid fitness/workout apps.
- Featured fitness, wellness, and meditation podcasts.
- Best apps for outdoor adventurers (walking, running, hiking, biking).
- Featured (FREE) online, home fitness workouts.
- Mindful meditation tips.
4. Subscribe to our SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE GROUP EXERCISE YouTube Channel where you’ll find select recorded classes from our talented instructors.
5. Join Natalie Hamel’s Public Facebook Group: Stay Fit: At-Home Edition
Join our seasoned instructor, Natalie, as she brings you through daily workouts and fitness challenges, all of which you can do from the comfort of your living room, bedroom, or basement!
5. Can't make it to the gym? Check out our list of at-home resources to keep you feeling healthy both mentally and physically.
Exercise Class Descriptions:
This class focuses on strengthening the muscles of the core through some innovative and fun exercises.
Athletic and "Power" Yoga
Work on your strength, balance, and flexibility in this challenging yoga class. All levels welcome.
This class focuses on a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. With a combination of functional strength, ballet, pilates, and yoga, you'll use bodyweight as resistance to focus on alignment and optional posture while enhancing coordination, balance, and overall strength.
Butts, Guts, and Thighs
Just like the name states, this class will focus on the abdominals, glutes, & legs. The "GBT" instructor will lead you through abdominal/core exercises, squats, lunges, & a variety of lower-body moves.
Hip Hop Cardio!
Want a total body workout through dance? This dance-based cardio class will have you moving, shaking, and sweating. But, also...the MUSIC lineup is incredible! This energetic class offers the perfect blend of dance moves to some of the hottest hip hop tracks. No dance experience necessary. All fitness levels welcome.
Light Impact Training (L.I.T)
L.I.T (Light Impact Training) is a light impact cardio-based dance/strength class. Join Tash for 45-minutes of light movements for the muscles and joints while enjoying today’s top hits!
This live half-hour class is designed to settle the mind and soothe the nervous system and suitable for all levels. The class includes gentle stretching, seated meditation, and relaxation. Find a distraction-free space for practice and dress comfortably. Roll out your yoga mat if you have one, and you may wish to use a chair for the seated meditation. Option to use blankets and a cushion for relaxation.
Ever wanted to learn an easy way to move without weights or challenging calisthenics? Sobori is exactly that. Join Spence while he leads you through 6 movement patterns that coordinate the hands, eyes, and legs together. No previous experience necessary to have fun exploring this ancient form of movement. There will be options for all levels of fitness even within this calm and relaxing form of movement. This class is great for people who have been reluctant to start or resume their fitness over the past year.
Put on your comfortable yoga clothes, roll out your yoga mat, and join Liza for a live yoga class designed to help relieve stress, anxiety, and fear. This hour-long practice is appropriate for all levels and includes warm-ups, postures, and relaxation. Be sure to find a distraction-free location where you have enough space to move.
Employee Wellness Programs
One-hour Relaxation Massages
You asked and we listened! Licensed massage therapist, Saskia Cote, will be offering one-hour (full-body) relaxation massages by appointment. Please note that appointments are limited, so schedule your massage today. We will only be offering one-hour appointments ONLY. One-hour massages will be offered one Monday of every month. One-hour massages will be offered between the times of 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please see the schedule below and call Maureen Naglieri at x3468 to schedule your appointment.
One-Hour Massage Dates:
- Monday, February 3
- Monday, March 20
- Monday, May 18
Payment Policy: You are required to pre-pay for one-hour massages. Please visit the Office of Campus Recreation to complete your Program/Service Fee Authorization Form to be brought to the business office for payment. Please bring a copy of your receipt on the day of your scheduled massage. One-hour massages are $85.00.
Cancellation Policy: Please see “Capped Program/Service” policy.
15-Minute Relaxation Massages
Take a short break from your work and de-stress with a 15-minute relaxation massage. Massage therapist Saskia Cote 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. 27
- Monday, Feb. 24
- Monday, March 23
- Monday, April 6
Reserve an appointment with Maureen Naglieri at ext. 3468, by the Friday before each of the scheduled dates. Participants may only register for the upcoming date.
Employee Group Exercise Classes
In addition to the general spring 2020 Campus Recreation Group Exercise Schedule, the following classes are offered to Springfield College Employee Wellness participants, beginning on Monday, Jan. 27 through May 4. There will be a modified schedule during the week of spring break and during the week of final exams. All classes are held at the Wellness and Recreation Complex, room 214. All cycle classes will be held in room 202. All TRX or 'MOVE-IT' classes will be held on the second level fitness floor in the functional training area.
Registration is not required to participate in these classes. If you would like a private introduction to any class, please email Kristen Brosius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Join us on Tuesdays from 12:05 to 1:00 p.m. to reset, relax, and recharge. Connect with your body, mind, & spirit while improving your strength & flexibility. All levels welcome.
Strength & Sculpt
Strength & Sculpt is the ultimate barbell, muscle conditioning class. This high-energy class will help you burn fat and gain strength, all while having fun! This class is held from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Join us on Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. for Barre! This dance and ballet-inspired, muscular endurance-focused class is no joke! This total body class packs a punch as it delivers an intense, yet low-impact workout that utilizes a series of both low-weight resistance and bodyweight exercises. Most exercises are performed on a mat and/or at the bar. No dance experience necessary.
Motivation Mondays Luncheon Seminars
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 will be held in Wellness Center classroom 150. Please register at least one week in advance (before each scheduled seminar/workshop).
Long Term Programs
Coast-to-Coast Cycle Challenge
Do you have a competitive edge? Then you won’t want to miss out on this new cycling challenging, where participants will see if they can accumulate enough cycling revolutions to make it to their final destination…MALIBU, CALIFORNIA before the end of the semester. Be sure to ask our cycle instructors if you have any questions.
There will be two separate categories for the challenge; students and faculty/staff. There will be a winner in both categories and we will tally up the total miles for each category and see who rode the farthest!
- Program Dates: Monday, Jan. 27 – Friday, April 17
- Location: Wellness & Recreation Complex, Room 202 (Cycle Room)