Employee Fitness Program
The Exercise & Sport Studies Department Fitness Program is open to all Smith College employee OneCard holders. Class sizes are limited, so sign up early; registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes that fail to meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled. Participants will be notified only when they cannot be registered.
Spring Classes, January 14–May 3
Note: No Class on January 21
Classes are always cancled during inclement weather or school closings.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in Ainsworth 151
Richard Cesario will lead a series of postures of Taiji, based on martial techniques that were the original method of practice hundreds of years ago. Taiji can help to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation throughout the body, and improve balance and coordination.
Pilates Mat Training
Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in Ainsworth Studio 151
Jean Hoffman will lead a class based on the exercises of Joseph Pilates. These are designed to increase core strength, joint mobility and stability, as well as increase muscle tone and flexibility. The class will begin with the basics and progress gradually. NOTE: Bring your own yoga mat.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the ESS Fitness Studio A304 with Lisa Thompson
This class will build on the foundations of the basic postures, providing challenges and taking students deeper into the practice and benefits of yoga. It is recommended that students in this class have some previous experience of yoga. NOTE: Bring your own yoga mat.
Introduction to Yoga
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:10 to 1:50 p.m. in the ESS Fitness Studio A304 with Paul Menard
This class is for students new to yoga or students with particular injuries or physical limitations. Basic postures will be taught with attention to alignment and position, giving everyone a taste of the challenges and benefits of yoga. NOTE: Bring your own yoga mat.
Strength Training Express
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in ESS Fitness Studio A304 with Rosalie Peri
Simple, easy-to-follow strength routines done to high-energy music. This class will help increase core and muscular strength, and improve balance and flexibility.
CORE & Cardio Conditioning
Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:30-5:20 p.m. in ESS Fitness Studio A304 with Joan Griswold. Burn some calories with short bursts of cardio movements in combination with some basic strength training exercises using free weights, bands and body weight. Then work your core with the sponge ball, feel stronger and walk taller! Increase your flexibility with simple stretches at the end. This class is designed to increase your cardio fitness, your total body strength and core condition. For all fitness levels.
Please register before Classes begin. No class registration will be accepted without payment and waiver form. Classes failing to meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled. Please direct questions to Rachel Cook.
All participants must have a waiver on record and it should be updated annually. No one is allowed to participate in any activity without completing and submitting this form.