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@springfield.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 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:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • Monday, Oct. 22

  • Monday, Nov. 19

  • Monday, Dec. 3 (at Stress Relief Day: noon – 2 p.m.)

Reserve an appointment with Maureen Naglieri 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 fall 2018 Campus Recreation Group Exercise Schedule, the following classes are offered to Springfield College Employee Wellness participants, beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Dec. 7. There will be no employee wellness classes on Monday, Oct. 8 (Columbus Day) There will be a modified schedule during the week of final exams. All classes are held in 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@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 and Thursdays from 12:05 to 1 p.m. to reset, relax, and recharge. Connect with your body, mind, & spirit while improving your strength and 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.

Note: We will not be offering a Friday "Employee Wellness" class; however, we will be offering a 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. 'Ultimate Bootcamp' class!

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: Chinese Medicine 101

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 10
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Physical Education (PE) Complex, ATES Classroom 229 (to access the Exercise Science department, please use the PE entrance).
  • Presenters: Graduate student, Theresa Guenard
  • Description: Come learn a few basics about Chinese medicine and how to apply simple strategies through the use of acupressure and meridian stretches to promote health and relieve symptoms such as stress, headaches, and nausea.

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Topic: Fall into Wellness 3.0

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 17
  • Time: noon
  • Location: Physical Education (PE) Complex, ATES Classroom 229 (to access the Exercise Science department, please use the PE entrance).
  • Presenter: Graduate Assistant, Anna Mazza
  • Description: It’s back, and it’s better than ever! Join us as we walk you through the revamped, 10-week, Fall into Wellness program. Throughout this 10-week program, you will track your weekly healthy behaviors and activities. This includes behaviors and activities related to the 7 dimensions of wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, physical, environmental, occupational, and intellectual). 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, Sept. 24th (after the Motivation Monday seminar ‘Fall into Wellness 3.0). Register for the Motivation Monday seminar ‘Fall into Wellness 3.0’ to learn more about the Fall into Wellness program.

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Long-term Programs

Fall into Wellness

In this 10-week program, participants will track their healthy behaviors and activities. This includes behaviors and activities related to the 7 dimensions of wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, physical, environmental, occupational, and intellectual).  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, Sept. 24, 2018. More information to come from graduate student, Anna Mazza. This program will run from Monday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Dec. 1.

March Into May (Spring)

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@springfield.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 Kristen Brosius at kbrosius@springfield.edu to register by the Friday before each class. Space is limited to 10 participants (first come, first serve).

Date: Thursday, Nov. 1

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 Kristen Brosius at kbrosius@springfield.edu at least 24 hours in advance of the class.

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
  • “Motivation Monday” seminars (healthy lunch provided – 2 per semester)
  • 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 Anna Mazza 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)
  • Shaker Bottle (20 points)
  • Cooling Towel (20 points)
  • Travel mug (25 points)
  • Resistance loop band (30 points)
  • Yoga mat (40 points)
  • Exercise ball (50 points)
  • Half foam-roller (75 points)
  • Employee Wellness activity log (journal) (100 points)
  • Massage stick (125 points)
  • Duffel bag (150 points)
  • Essential Oils Kit and Diffuser (200 points)

Submit Your Wellness Points

To submit your points at the end of the academic semester and/or year:

  • 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.