Fitness Classes

Virtual Events

Virtual Fitness Class Videos

In-Person Events

Tai Chi: A 9 week session of Tai Chi (Taiji) led by local Taiji practitioner, Michael McGrath.

Tuesdays, March 22nd through May 17th, 4:15 – 5:45pm, in Greylock Studio – Room 212.

Thursdays, March 17th through May 12th, 5:15 – 6:45pm, in Goodrich – Room 207.

Water Taiji is a soft, smooth and continuous shadow boxing form that includes both defensive and offensive stances and postures. It is practiced with clear intent, each movement with a specific purpose, to harness the body’s energy, its qi, into a single point for the delivery of that energy to an intended target. Finding circles, shifting weight, hip turns, a moving meditation, managing and delivering qi.

We ask that participants only register if they can commit to 9 sessions as this is a progressive learning experience that incorporates physical and cultural components – walk-ins or substitutions cannot be accommodated at this time. Space is limited to 15 people.

No experience necessary. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing and socks.

*Class is full.

 

Pilates: A 9 week session of Pilates led by local instructor, Carol Bentz, on Thursdays, March 17th through May 12th, 4:00 – 5:00pm, in Goodrich Room 207.

Pilates is a system of repetitive exercises performed on a mat to promote strength, stability, and flexibility. Pilates exercises develop the body through muscular effort that stems from the core. The technique cultivates awareness of the body to support everyday movements and improve posture and balance.

Space is limited to 15 people. No experience necessary. New mats will be provided to all participants on their first day.

*Class is full.

 


Fitness Reimbursement

Did you know that your BCBS reimbursement can now be used toward virtual instruction?

Fitness Classes qualify for $150 Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement for Williams College BCBS members.

One reimbursement per family per calendar year – just submit by March 31 of the following year. Download the BCBS Fitness Reimbursement Form.


Local Fitness Programs

The Fitness Reimbursement includes independent fitness studios, pools, health clubs – and now virtual classes, too! Please contact [email protected] .edu if you don’t see your local independent fitness studio – we’ll be happy to add it to the list.

Williamstown

North Adams

Adams

Bennington


Other Fitness on Campus

Walkabouts


Other Fitness Opportunities in the Area

Anytime Fitness
120 Depot Street, Bennington, VT 802-681-0161
24-hour access and security, convenient parking, anywhere club access, private showers and more!

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.

Revolution Racquet & Fitness Club
160 Benmont Avenue, Bennington, VT 802-753-7606
Group fitness, strength & cardio training, and racquetball.

CrossFit Pittsfield
505 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 413-626-6325


Weight Watchers

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