Course Offerings

Zoom Group Fitness Classes for Wellesley College Faculty and Staff

Healthy You is excited to offer free Zoom group fitness classes to Wellesley College faculty and staff. Group exercise classes are a great way to stay connected, relieve stress, tone muscles, and provide a renewed sense of well-being. Classes are geared to accommodate all levels of fitness.

Note: These offerings are for faculty and staff only. Students are encouraged to particpate in PERA's in-person group fitness classes.

Questions???
Please contact Martha Dietrick (mdietric@wellesley.edu).

Class Schedule
Registration

Instructors

Class Descriptions
Disclaimer

Zoom Group Fitness Classes, Fall 2021

Class

Day

Time

Location

Instructor

Yoga

Tuesday

12:45-1:45pm

Zoom

Susie

Zumba Wednesday 12:45-1:45pm Zoom Griselle
Barre Thursday 12:45-1:30pm Zoom Leighann
Yoga Friday 12:45-1:45pm Zoom Susie

(Schedule updated 9/9/2021)

Registration

Participants must pre-register to receive the Zoom link, ideally a day or two prior to class. Late registrations might not receive the link. Participants must have a wellesley.edu email address. 

  1. Click "REGISTER" below for the appropriate week.
  2. Complete the Google form and select the class(es) you wish to take. Scroll down to click "Submit."
  3. Classes are limited to the first 100 members, so sign-up early to save your spot. 
  4. After sign-up, the instructor will send you the Zoom link.

Upcoming Classes:

Instructors

Susie Masters
Yoga

smasters@wellesley.edu

Griselle Rodriguez Ramos
Zumba

grisellem24@gmail.com

Leighann Johnson
Barre Basics

 

 

Class Descriptions

Barre Basics
Barre Basics is a low impact fitness workout combining elements of ballet, pilates, yoga, stretching, and strength training.  We focus on high reps of small movements to create long, lean muscles.  This class is perfect for any fitness level.

Yoga
An energizing and rejuvenating class welcomes all levels of “yogis.” Focus on pranayama breathing with movement while creating strength and flexibility through a vinyasa flow. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Zumba
A Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, calypso, and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. A Zumba class is typically not formulaic in that instructors often add on their own music choices and choreographies to make their class presentation locally unique.

 

Not currently offered:

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
High intensity workout that will target on getting your heart rate and body temperature up! The workout will be a total of 45 minutes and will consist of upper and lower body movement patterns that will increase your heart rate in a short amount of time. Each bout of high intensity will be followed by a short recovery. The exercises will be repeated multiple times to get the most out of the high intensity work and to train the heart to recover more efficiently. The class will end with a cool-down to stretch out the muscles worked during class. 

Strength

This workout will consist of movement patterns incorporating the lower body, upper body and core. It will start with a dynamic warm-up to get the whole body prepared for the workout. The class will focus on building strength through isometrics, holding positions for extended periods of time, and functional exercises. Participants should expect 30 minutes of hard work with a cool down at the end. 

 

Disclaimer

Wellesley College Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics is providing wellness resources and live-streaming fitness courses to support Wellesley College students, faculty and staff in their fitness efforts as part of the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This method of online fitness content delivery means that there will be no in-person supervision available while you perform the Activities. It is your responsibility to limit your participation in any Activities to the extent that it is safe and reasonable for you to do so at your own discretion. If you are unsure of, or have concerns about how to best practice any Activity, contact tsnyder@wellesley.edu for more information. It is also important that you identify a safe space in which to participate in any Activities. If your space is too small or crowded for safe participation, you should find another space in which to participate or practice, or select a different Activity that can be safely practiced in the available space.

As with any activity, there are risks in participating in online fitness Activities. Risks include bodily injury which may be severe or not, including death, or property damage caused by contact with personal property while participating in the Activity. This is not a complete list of all risks, many of which may be unique to an individual or location. By participating in any Activity offered or presented on or through this website or online services you understand and agree that neither Wellesley College nor its employees are responsible for any bodily or personal injury or other damage that you or any person may sustain or cause as a result of practicing or participating in such Activities. 

As is expected of all Wellesley College students at all times, the Honor Code applies here. Please act responsibly within the Zoom room. The department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics has the right to remove you from the virtual fitness class at any time.