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.
  • Winter Study session starts January 5, 2015 and Spring session starts February 2, 2015 (or as noted below). 

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

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

NEW! Energizing Yoga (Open Level)
Next session: January 6 - January 29, 2015; Spring session February 3 - May 28, 2015

An upbeat and motivating yoga class intended for all-levels, this class explores seated, standing, and sometimes inverted postures to boost your energy and refresh your body. Postures and breathing techniques are designed to increase strength and flexibility, and sequenced in a way to leave your mind and body ready for the rest of the day. Attention to detail, alignment, and hands-on assists by Devin help to meet you in a nurturing and safe place.

Pre-registration of a minimum of 10 required, contact Devin at devin.kibbe@gmail.com to register.
Please include College affiliation: employee, spouse of an employee, non-employee College affiliate, recreational member, or student.

Tues. & Thurs. – Noon-1:00pm, Lower Goodrich Dance Studio*; Devin Kibbe, Certified Instructor from Frog Lotus Yoga

* 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 (space permitting)
Bring your own mat

Core, Cardio, Confidence Boot Camp
Next Session January 13 - May 7, 2015

Limited to 30 participants.

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

Tues. and Thurs. 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Greylock Hall; Steve Rondeau and Jen Chuks, Certified Instructors

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

Peak Performance
Next Session TBD

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, Greylock Hall; Rachel Rosten, Certified Instructor

$25 for Session
Bring your own mat, water and towel

Get it All Workout
Next session: January 6 - January 29, 2015; Spring Session February 3 - May 28, 2015

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 for Spring Session
$50 for Summer
$5 per class

Pilates/Sculpt
Next session: January 6 - January 29, 2015; Spring Session February 3 - May 28, 2015


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
Next session: January 6 - January 29, 2015; Spring Session February 3 - May 28, 2015


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)
Next session January 5 - January 30, 2015; Spring session February 2 - May 22, 2015

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

Dynamic Yoga (Open Level)
Next session: January 6 - January 29, 2015; Spring session February 3 - May 28, 2015


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

Gentle Yoga (Open level)
Next session: January 5 - January 30, 2015; Spring session February 2 - May 22, 2015


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, Lower 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

Sweat, Sculpt, Stretch
Next session: February 3 - May 26, 2015

A mix of cardio and weights, with lots of core work and stretching.

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
$25 for Fall 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. and Thurs. 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, Kate Maloney, Kelsey Levine (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.