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

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.

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