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)

Download an Employee Enrollment Form (PDF)

Questions? 

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

Group exercise class

Enrollment Information

Benefits of Enrollment*

  • Free, 15-minute, monthly relaxation massages (academic year only)
  • Healthy cooking classes with Harvest Table
  • One-on-one meetings with a licensed registered dietitian
  • Exclusive lunchtime employee group exercise classes (with 12:05 p.m. start time to accommodate employee schedules)
  • Access to various health and wellness-related workshops, fitness challenges, seminars, long-term programs, and educational lectures
  • 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

How to Enroll in the Employee Wellness Program

  1. Submit the completed Employee Wellness Enrollment Form to the Office of Campus Recreation (either in-person or via interoffice mail).
  2. Upon submission of your enrollment form, you will be added to the employee wellness email list. 

 


Employee Wellness Programs

‘Lunch & Learn’ Nutrition and Wellness Classes (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Each semester we will be offering two free ‘Lunch & Learn’ classes for our employees. These nutrition classes are facilitated by ‘Nutrition in Motion's’ licensed registered dietitian, Dominique Deslauriers, who will help us to translate the science of nutrition into applicable, comprehensible information. All classes are designed to be both entertaining and engaging, and will help our employees to learn the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to our nutrition. Lunch will be provided for all on-site, in-person classes. Registration for classes will open “one at a time,” after each preceded class has been completed/offered.

Spring 2022 ‘Lunch and Learn’ Class Schedule

Myths & Facts of Healthy Eating – Take advantage of this exciting opportunity for a 'Lunch & Learn' presentation on the Myths and Facts of Healthy Eating. You'll gain insight on the following topics: 1) Common misconceptions; 2) In's and Out's of a nutrition label; 3) What to look out for when shopping; and 4) What ingredients may be harmful to your body.

Date: Monday, 2/28/22

Time: 12:05 - 12:45 p.m.

Location: PE Complex, Classroom 119

Grocery Shopping on a Budget – Take advantage of this exciting opportunity for a 'Lunch & Learn' presentation on the Myths and Facts of Healthy Eating. You'll gain insight on the following topics: 1) Meal planning tips; 2) Ways to cut costs but keep it healthy; and 3) Recipe cost breakdowns.

Date: Monday, 4/11/2022

Time: 12:05 - 12:45 p.m.

Location: PE Complex, Classroom 119

Employee Wellness Self-Care Day (SEPARATE APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR EACH SERVICE )

1:1 Nutrition Consultations
In conjunction with our regularly scheduled relaxation massage appointments, we will be offering one-on-one meeting times (by appointment) with a registered dietician, Dominique Deslauriers, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Recreation Conference Room. The Campus Recreation Office Suite is located on the right-hand side as you enter the main entrance of the Wellness Center. Discuss topics such as weight management, sports nutrition, choric illness management, meal prep, navigating busy days, or just how to build a solid nutrition foundation. 

Date for this event is TBD. Registration info to follow.

Relaxation Massages (APPOINTMENT REQUIRED)
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 RoomReserve an appointment with Lynn Letourneau, at ext. 3468, by the Friday before each of the above dates. Participants may only register for the upcoming date. Please review our “Capped Program/Service Policy” before registering for an appointment.

  • Spring 2022:
    • Monday, January 24
    • Monday, February 14
    • Monday, March 21
    • Monday, April 18

Fitness Challenges: 

Spin to Spring Break
See how far your legs can take you! We're spinning our way to Spring Break this semester by logging as many miles on the bike as possible. Want to join in on the fun - it’s easy. After each spin class you attend, log your mileage using our tracking log, located in our spin studio. Be one of the top competitors by logging the most miles to earn a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 

Challenge Dates: Monday, January 24th - Friday, March 11th 

Spring n’ Step (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Need a little push to get you moving as we finish out the semester? This challenge will help provide motivation as you track your daily steps through the first 4 weeks of spring. Note: this challenge isn't about who gets the most steps as each participant will earn one raffle ticket for each day they complete 10,000 steps, for a chance to win one of three $150 Amazon gift cards. The more days you participate, the better your odds of winning! Need help logging your steps - make a copy and use this sample spreadsheet to keep you on track!

Challenge Dates: Monday, March 21st - Friday, April 22nd 

Register Here

Fitness Workshop(s):

Have you wanted to use our dedicated functional training space, but don't know where to start? Join us for this 45-minute workshop that will help orient you to our functional training equipment, and learn more about how to incorporate these accessories into your workout. 

Date: Monday, March 28
Time: 12:05 - 12:50pm
Location: Fitness 2 - Functional Training Area 

Register Here

Wellness Events:

NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – ALL EVENTS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

Valentine’s Spin n’ Sweat
Spin your heart out this Valentine's day to some of the best break-up and love songs. Spots are first come, first serve, so grab your friends or significant other and join us for a heart-pumping specialty class.

Date: Monday, 2/14/22
Time: 5-5:45 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center, Spin Studio, Room 202

Glow Flow
Join us on March 3 for this “Glow with the Flow” yoga experience, taught by our beloved yoga instructor, Ashley! We encourage all of our participants to wear brightly colored clothing to really glow as they flow through a variety of yoga poses. Spots are limited so please arrive early to grab a mat.

Date: Thursday, March 3
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wellness Center, Room 214 (group exercise studio)

Pride Petting Zoo - sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Office of Residence Life
A petting zoo? At Springfield College? It's happening! Looking to relieve a little "end-of-the-semester" stress? Come snuggle with and pet 35 of the cutest petting zoo animals, including baby goats, piglets, bunnies, and chicks!

Date: Monday, May 2nd 
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: Naismith Green (outside of Campus Union)

De-Stress & Flow 
Need a break from studying or the chaos of life in motion? Join us for this opportunity to slow-down, reset, and de-stress. This outdoor yoga session will bring your focus to controlled breathing through sequences of gentle and restorative yoga flow. Please bring your own towel or mat.

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Naismith Green (outside of Campus Union)

YogaFit Level 1 Foundations - Certification Program

Date: Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Location: Springfield College, Wellness Center, Room 214

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. If you’re interested in becoming a certified, trained yoga instructor, but don’t know where to start, this introductory program is for you! 

Register Here


Other Fitness and Wellness Resources and Programs

  • Visit our Fitness & Wellness Programs web page to additional fitness and wellness programs and events being hosted by the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • 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.
  • Subscribe to our Springfield College Group Exercise YouTube Channel where you’ll find select recorded classes from our talented instructors.
  • Can’t make it to the gym? Check out our list of at-home resources to keep you feeling healthy, both physically and mentally.

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. Oftentimes 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:

  • 15-minute relaxation massages
  • Healthy cooking classes
  • One-on-one meetings with registered dietitian 
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