The Campus Recreation department offers a variety of fitness and wellness programs and services each semester to the College community, including activities such as group exercise, personal training, massage therapy, seminars, events, workshops, competitions and non-credit instructional classes. 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@springfieldcollege.edu or (413) 748-3721.

Students taking the cardio blast wellness program

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. 

 

Spring 2020 Fitness and Wellness Programs-- All events are suspended at this time

Coast-to-Coast Cycle Challenge

Do you have a competitive edge? Well, then you won’t want to miss out on this new cycling challenge 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)

Failure Fridays

Come enjoy a free lunch and hear from members of the Springfield College community about the times in their lives that didn't go quite as planned. Registration is required and space is limited!

Friday, Feb. 28
12 to 1 p.m.
Cheney A & B
Featured Speaker: Dr. Calvin Hill, Vice President, Inclusion & Community Engagement

Register Now

Friday, March 27
12 to 1 p.m.
Cheney A & B
Featured Speaker: Sue Nowlan, Dean of Students

Register Now

Friday, April 17
12 to 1 p.m.
Judd Gymnasium
More information coming soon

 

Grit Fit Programming Series

#1— Destination Detox!
  • Date: Monday, Feb, 10  
  • Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Wellness Center Lobby

Next stop…DESTINATION DETOX! Are you ready to detox your life from habits that have been holding you back? Join us in the Wellness Center Lobby to learn about how you can change toxic habits into healthy habits!

#2— Dear First-Year Student...
  • Date: Monday, March 30
  • Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Campus Union Lobby & Student Activities Office

Can you think back to your first day as a First-Year student? Is there advice you wish someone had told you then that could have helped you during your first few months on campus? Then why not help out the future incoming first-year students with this advice and take part in the ‘Dear First-Year Student’ wellness program! Reflect on some of the lessons that you learned and make it a positive message to give to the students who need it the most! Write down the lesson and add it to our “piece of advice” wall or take part in our “Dear First-Year Student” video.

#3— Sleeping Soundly
  • Date: Monday, April 6
  • Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Wellness Center Lobby

Do you ever wonder why you can’t seem to get a good night's sleep? Stop by our sleep station (table) to learn how you can improve your sleeping habits!

 

Goat Yoga

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack by popular demand!!! Brought to you by Campus Recreation and Student Activities. Who doesn’t want a soft, friendly, adorable goat massaging their back as they hold a high plank? This experience is the ultimate stress reliever – you’ll be laughing and relaxing the whole way through! This is a first-come, first-serve event. No registration is required. We will be offering back-to-back yoga classes, each capped at 35 participants, so be sure to get there early!!!

  • Date: Monday, April 27th
  • Time:
    • Yoga Session 1: 12:00p.m. – 12:30p.m.
    • Yoga Session 2: 12:30p.m. – 1:00p.m.
    • GOAT SNUGGLES: 1-1:30p.m.  
  • Location: Naismith Green (outside of the Campus Union)
  • Rain location: TBD