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

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

Day of Week Class Title Time Zoom Link
Monday Ab Lab 4:00 - 4: 30 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 952 8239 9577
Monday Vinyasa Yoga 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID: 970 2652 3766

Tuesday Gentle Yoga 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 867 928 2606
Tuesday Mindful Meditation 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Link
Meeting ID:931 6716 1572
Wednesday Sunrise Yoga 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Link
Meeting ID: 867 928 2606
Wednesday Peaceful Meditation 10:00 - 10: 45 a.m. Link
Meeting ID: 922 6311 8929
Wednesday Athletic Yoga 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 967 4920 5465
Thursday Barre Defined 12:00 - 12: 45 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID: 947 3218 0811

Thursday Light Impact Training 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 932 3475 4675
Friday Ab Lab 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID: 926 4262 4011

Friday Guts, Butts & Thighs 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 928 8539 9476

2. 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.

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! 


Exercise Class Descriptions:

Ab Lab 

This class focuses on strengthening the muscles of the core through some innovative & fun exercises.

Athletic Yoga

Work on your strength, balance, and flexibility in this challenging yoga class. All levels welcome.

Barre Defined

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.

Gentle Yoga

Be kind to your body in a yoga class that will focus on gentle movement, breathing, stretching, balance, and relaxation.  Students will need a yoga mat.  Blocks, straps, and blankets are great accessories, but they are not required.  A chair (or two) may be helpful for those with mobility, flexibility, or balance limitations.

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!

Mindful/Peaceful Meditation

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.

Sunrise 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.

Vinyasa Yoga

This 60-minute session will allow participants to focus on the connection between the mind and the body through breathwork, along with a series of strength, balancing, and lengthening poses, with a quiet meditation at the end.

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)