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. Wellness Wednesday

*Note: All Wellness Wednesday programs will begin at 12:00 p.m. Registration not required. All of our virtual presentations will use this Zoom link.   

Finding #MondayMotivation Every Day (February 24): Ever wonder why you find yourself not as motivated to workout some days? Hoping to find a healthy fitness routine is sustainable this year? Learn from Ironman and Sport and Exercise Psychology PhD student Emily Jakob the right way to tackle your fitness goals. Bring your questions and be ready for an hour of great discussion!

Food for Thought (March 24): Nutrition can be a complicated topic with so much conflicting information being told to us… have all of your questions answered at our discussion on nutrition! A registered dietitian will be addressing what a “healthy” diet really is and what our bodies need to thrive. Learn how to nourish your spirit, mind, and body!

Love It or Leave It: Fitness Edition (April 21): With so many different workout programs available, it can be difficult to know the best way to reach your fitness goals. Join certified personal trainer and PhD student Diana Curtis to discuss the basics of fitness and how to make progress with or without a gym! Questions are encouraged so come prepared to ask anything and everything fitness-related.  

Couch to 5k program (March 14 - April 24): Join us for a walking/running program that will prepare you to tackle a 5k in eight weeks! This program is for beginners who are looking to challenge themselves this spring both physically and mentally during the tough colder months. Coach Diana, a PhD student in Sport and Exercise Psychology and certified personal trainer, will help you through the training with specific programming and weekly check-ins to discuss progress and topics related to improving your health and performance. 

Register for Couch to 5k

2. Zoom Live AND In-Person Group Exercise Schedule (scroll to bottom of page to see class descriptions)

Day of Week Class Title Time Zoom Link
Monday Lower Body Burn 12 - 12:45 p.m. In-Person or Zoom
Monday HIIT It! 12:15-1 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 975 5976 8983
Monday Power Yoga 5:00 - 6: 00 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 923 1136 9564
Monday Ab Lab 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID:975 5976 8983

Tuesday Guts, Butts, and Thighs 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 928 5557 1723
Tuesday Sobori 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 314 718 5199
Tuesday Light Impact Training (L.I.T.) 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 932 3475 4675
Wednesday Sunrise Yoga 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Link
Meeting ID: 867 928 2606
Wednesday Peaceful Meditation 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID: 972 2776 2490

Wednesday Athletic Yoga 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 947 6989 4706
Thursday Barre Defined 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Link
Meeting ID: 943 4379 4184

Thursday Ab Lab 4-4:30 p.m. In-Person or Zoom
Thursday Hip Hop Cardio 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Link
Meeting ID: 999 7024 0308

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! 

5. Can't make it to the gym? Check out our list of at-home resources to keep you feeling healthy both mentally and physically.

Resources


Exercise Class Descriptions:

Ab Lab 

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

Athletic and "Power" 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.

Hip Hop Cardio!

Want a total body workout through dance? This dance-based cardio class will have you moving, shaking, and sweating. But, also...the MUSIC lineup is incredible! This energetic class offers the perfect blend of dance moves to some of the hottest hip hop tracks. No dance experience necessary. All fitness levels welcome. 

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!

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.

Sorbori

Ever wanted to learn an easy way to move without weights or challenging calisthenics? Sobori is exactly that. Join Spence while he leads you through 6 movement patterns that coordinate the hands, eyes, and legs together. No previous experience necessary to have fun exploring this ancient form of movement. There will be options for all levels of fitness even within this calm and relaxing form of movement. This class is great for people who have been reluctant to start or resume their fitness over the past year.

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.

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