Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes at Williams

  • Proper ID required for all programs. See Class Guidelines for details.
  • Programs (and area opportunities as noted) qualify for $150 Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement after first four months. One reimbursement per family per calendar year. Download the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Fitness Benefit Form or pick one up in Human Resources lobby.
  • Summer session June 1, 2014 (or as noted below). 

Click on the Class name to get information on scheduling/location, how to register and cost.

Mindfulness Meditation Wednesdays! Begins May 21 - June 25, 2014

Research shows that meditation can enhance a sense of well-being and is beneficial to physical health. Meditation can be part of a spiritual practice or simply part of a balanced life style. This six-week course is an introduction to mindfulness meditation.  No prior experience is necessary and all are welcome.  Bring a Yoga mat if you prefer sitting on the floor.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Raymond Torrenti at Raymond.Torrenti@williams.edu to register.

Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Wed. (May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, and 25) 4:45pm – 5:45pm, 117 Latham Street, 2nd Floor; Raymond Torrenti, PhD is a soul coach, teacher, and author and has directed spirituality programs for health care organizations and educational institutions.

$40 for 6 week Session
Bring your own mat

Williams Walks! - Ongoing


These will be gentle, easy lunchtime walks. They are intended to encourage everyone to just get up and get out for a few minutes a day.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 12:10 to 12:40 meeting in front of Jesup; Walks will be led by members of the Williams wellness committee.

For more information about this particular walking program, please contact Lynna at lynna.jackson@williams.edu

Peak Performance - Summer Session June 2 - Aug 27, 2014


A class focused on high-intensity strength and conditioning exercises, participants will use kettlebells, medicine balls, jump ropes, bodyweight, and more for a full body resistance and cardio workout in under an hour.
Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Rachel Rosten at  Rachel.M.Rosten@williams.edu to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Mon. and Wed. 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Rachel Rosten, Certified Instructor

* Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$60 for Session
Bring your own mat, water and towel

Fitness Boot Camp - Next Session TBD


Core, Cardio, and Confidence. Limited to 30 participants.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Amanda Chilson at amanda.w.chilson@gmail.com to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Tues. and Thurs. 6:00am – 7:00am, Towne Field House; Amanda Chilson, Certified Instructor

$60 for Session
$30 for Winter Study
Bring your own mat, water and towel

Get it All Workout - Summer session June 1 - Aug 31, 2014


Aerobics, Weights, Core, Mat Exercises, Balance and Stretching. May be limited to Williams employees or spouse/partner of a Williams employee.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Karen at 413-458-8452 or 413-281-0943 or kpedercini@gmail.com to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Tues. & Thurs. 6:30am – 7:30am, Chandler Multipurpose Room; Karen Pedercini, Certified Instructor

$50 for Fall Session
$25 for Winter Study
$50 Spring Session
$50 for Summer $5 per class

Pilates/Sculpt -Summer session June 1 - Aug 31, 2014


Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Monique at mmgasson@aol.com to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Tues. & Thurs. 11:00am – Noon, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Monique Blake, Certified Instructor

* Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$50 for Fall Session
$25 for Winter Study
$50 for Spring Session
$50 for Summer Session
$5 per class
Bring your own mat

Pilates - Summer session June 1 - Aug 31, 2014


Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Monique at mmgasson@aol.com to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Tues. & Thurs. Noon – 1:00pm, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Monique Blake, Certified Instructor

* Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$50 for Fall Session
$25 for Winter Study
$50 for Spring Session
$50 for Summer Session
$5 per class
Bring your own mat

Yoga (Intermediate) - Last Class 5/19/14. Not offered during the summer

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Maria at Maria.Cruz@williams.edu to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Mon., Wed., & Fri. Noon – 1:00pm, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Maria Cruz, Certified Instructor

*Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$60 for Fall Session
$30 for Winter Study
$60 for Spring Session
$5 per class
B
ring your own mat

Yoga (Open Level) - Summer session June 1 - Aug 31, 2014


Open level class allows participants of all different levels to practice together, with options for the new and more advanced to go to their edge.  A variety of yoga poses with fluid movement will be explored.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Mary at Mary.M.Edgerton@williams.edu to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational member, or student.

Tues. & Thurs. – 5:15pm-6:15pm, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Mary Edgerton, Certified Instructor

* Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$50 for Summer Session
$50 for Fall Session
$25 for Winter Study
$5 per class (space permitting)
Bring your own mat

Yoga (open level) - Summer Session June 1- Aug 31, 2014


Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Mary at  Mary.M.Edgerton@williams.edu to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational member, or student.

Mon. , Wed., & Fri Noon – 1:00pm, Upper Goodrich Dance Studio*; Mary Edgerton, Certified Instructor

* Parking near WCMA/Goodrich is restricted to WCMA business only until 6:00pm, violators will be ticketed.

$60 for Fall Session
$60 for Spring Session
$30 for Winter Study
$60 for Summer Session
$5 per class (space permitting)
Bring your own mat

Zumba Sculpt - Summer Session June 1 - Aug 31, 2014


Dance and Sculpt with a mix of strengthening exercises.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Allison Pacelli at apacelli@williams.edu to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational membership, or student.

Tues. 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Chandler Multipurpose Room; Allison Pacelli, Certified Instructor

$25 for Spring Session
$5 per class
Dress comfortably

 

Spinning®

To register click below to sign-up online. If you do not register for a class online you are not guaranteed a bike.
Preference will be given to College employees, spouses/partners.

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Click on the class, then Sign Up in the appropriate category.

  • Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 6:15am – 7:15am, Spin® Room, Upper Lasell; Lauren Gotlieb, Certified Instructor
  • Mon. & Wed. 9:00am – 10:00am, Spin® Room, Upper Lasell; Lauren Gotlieb, Certified Instructor
  • Tues. & Thurs., Noon – 1:00pm, Spin® Room, Upper Lasell.; Alison Swain (Tues.), Lauren Gotlieb (Thurs.)
  • Mon., Wed. 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Spin® Room, Upper Lasell; Melissa Boyer, Michele Vivori, Steve Rondeau, Chris Robare, Jodi Joseph Certified Instructors

$60 for 20 classes by purchasing a Pre-Pay Card from the Cashier, Hopkins Hall, 1st Floor (Valid ID required)
$5 per class
Bring water and a towel

All experience levels welcome, beginners should arrive 15 minutes before class begins

Personal Training

Ongoing sessions for employees, spouses/partners.

To register, contact:
Christi Abel, Certified Personal Trainer at 413-458-4216
Monique Gasson, Certified Personal Trainer at 413-281-0301
Steve Rondeau, Certified Personal Trainer at 413-822-3924

$40 an hour per person, private session
$30 for a 30-40 minute session per person
$30 an hour per person for two employees
Williams College employees can receive a $10 per session discount, up to a maximum of $50 per year from Wellness At Williams (rates apply to sessions in the Williams College Fitness Center)

Swimming Instruction

Ongoing sessions for employees, spouses/partners.

To register, contact:
Steve Kuster, Head Swim Coach at Steven.J.Kuster@williams.edu to register.
Nick Stone, Assistant Swim Coach nicholas.stone10@gmail.com to register.

$30 for a 30-40 minute session per person
Williams College employees can receive a $10 per session discount, up to a maximum of $50 per year from Wellness At Williams (rates apply to sessions in the Williams College Athletic Center/Pool)

Other Wellness Opportunities on Campus

Athletic Facility Hours
Walkabouts

Other Wellness Opportunities in the Area

Bennington Tennis Center
200 Lovers Lane (Off Northside Drive), Bennington, VT 802-447-7557
3 cushioned tennis courts inside a climate controlled dome, professional private and group instruction available.  Courts available for rent 7 days a week.

Curves for Women *
748 Main St., Bennington, VT 802-442-0600

Off the Wall Racquet Ball and Fitness Center *
160 Benmont Ave., Bennington, 802-447-0217
$25/month
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Anytime Fitness
120 Depot Street, Bennington, VT 802-681-0161
24 hour access, 24 hour security, convenient parking, anywhere club access, private showers and more!

Planet Fitness *
82 Main Street (Steeples Plaza), North Adams

YMCA *
22 Brickyard Court, North Adams 413-663-6529

Weight Watchers *
You can download the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Weight Loss Benefit Form or pick one up in Human Resources lobby.  Maximum $150/year Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement.

*Qualifies for $150 Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement after first four months. One reimbursement per family per calendar year. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Fitness Benefit Form or pick one up in Human Resources lobby.