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, group exercise, fun incentives, and more. Registration is not required for programs unless otherwise noted.

Download the Group Exercise Schedule (PDF)

Questions? 

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

Group exercise class

With the Wellness Center currently closed as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, our staff has come up with ways to keep our community active and involved: 

1. 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.
  • Information on our April "Steppin' into Spring" Challenge.

2. Zoom LIVE Group Exercise Schedule (scroll to bottom of page to see class descriptions)

Day of Week Class Title Time Zoom Link
Tuesday Yoga 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Link
Wednesday Yoga and Meditation 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Link
Thursday Barre 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Link

 

3. Subscribe to our SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE GROUP EXERCISE YouTube Channel where you’ll find select recorded classes from our talented instructors. 

4. 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! 


Zoom LIVE Group Exercise Class Descriptions:

Tuesday – Yoga 

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.

Wednesday – Mindful Meditation 

This live half hour class is designed to settle the mind and soothe the nervous system and suitable for all levels. 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.  

Thursday – Barre

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. 

 


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
  • “Motivation Monday” seminars (healthy lunch provided – 2 per semester)

*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

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.

Employee Wellness Programs & Services

REMINDER: Capped Program/Service Policy

In an effort to maximize participation at our capped programs, please note that we have instituted a “Capped Program Policy” that requires registered participants to give 72 hours notice if you are not able to attend a program or service that you registered or made an appointment for. 

We cap various programs based on various resources such as space availability, availability of facilitators/instructors, and timing of programs. Often times, when we have reached our cap for each respective program, we put other interested participants on a waiting list. Without notice, we are not able to reach out to those on our waitlist, and therefore, we end up having several "empty" seats at various programs. Additionally, if the program is catered, we end up using budget dollars on lunches/meals that weren't needed.

If you are registered for a program or have made an appointment for one of our services (15-minute chair massages for one-hour relaxation massages), and you do not show/attend or give 72 hour’s notice, you will not be eligible to register for subsequent capped programs/services during that same semester. Please note that we will make exceptions for emergencies or illness-related events. 

Capped Programs/Services Include:

  • Motivation Monday Luncheon Workshops/Seminars
  • 15-minute Chair Massages
  • 60-minute Relaxation Massages 
  • Wellness Events/Programs (i.e. Indoor Triathlon, etc.)

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 kbrosius@springfield.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.

Yoga

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.

Barre 

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)