Course Offerings

Employee Wellness Classes

Fall classes: Sep 3, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
Spring classes: Jan 3, 2020 to June 19, 2020

All Wellness classes are free to Wellesley College employees and their partners. Contact Martha Dietrick for more information (mdietric@wellesley.edu or 781.283.2023).
 

Day Time Class Instructor Location
Mondays 12:45-1:30pm Barre Monica Verity KSC 202
Tuesdays 12:45-1:45pm Yoga Susie Masters KSC 202
Wednesdays 12:45-1:30pm Zumba Griselle Rodriguez Ramos KSC 202
Thursdays 12:45-1:30pm Spin Neal Shrier KSC 150
Thursdays 3:00-3:45pm Stretch** Sharon Sharpe KSC 202
Fridays 12:45-1:45pm Yoga Susie Masters KSC 202
**Stretch is a pilot class that begins Feb 20 and will last six weeks. If successful, we'll add it to the Employee Wellness program for the remainder of the academic year.

 

 

   

Susie Masters
Yoga

smasters@wellesley.edu

Griselle Rodriguez Ramos
Zumba

grisellem24@gmail.com

Sharon Sharpe
Stretch
ssharpe@achievetherapeutics.com

Neal Shrier
Spin

neal@shrierworks.com

Monica Verity
Barre

mverity@wellesley.edu

 

Barre
Barre is a full body workout that incorporates body weight strength, pilates and ballet exercises. The Wellesley Wellness workout is a 45 minute long class set to fun and high-energy music. The exercises are designed to exhaust your muscle groups then stretch targeted areas for toned results. After participation in classes, a Barre workout will improve posture and flexibility, enhance the mind and body connection and build strength.

Spin
This class will help YOU push yourself to a place you might not reach on your own. It will motivate you to increase your strength, speed, endurance, and help you improve your overall health. The music playlist will pull from a wide variety of genres that will energize your make your workout fun. This class is appropriate for the beginner (easier than riding a bike!) as well as the well-conditioned outdoor cyclist who is training for a road race. Join us and Prove it All Ride!

Stretch
In this class we will be doing a variety of full-body stretching and motion routines designed to improve flexibility, range of motion, and prevent injury in all the major joints. In each class, we will add a focus on one or more body areas of interest to the class that day. Balance work and core muscle activation in conjunction with stretching will be introduced, all of which are important to overall health.

Yoga
This class is aimed at beginners with no or limited experience of yoga or those individuals who have taken a break from yoga and wish a refresher. This class introduces students to the fundamentals of alignment and posture and to asanas (poses) and into to breath-work. This class will support the students in guiding them to unveil their fuller potential, through embodiment and experiential learning. Careful alignment is stressed but also the influence of flow as it develops a creative form to the practice, while making sure that yoga is accessible to all. This class encourages students to practice from where they are on the mat that day.

Zumba
Zumba is a total workout combining all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility and boosted energy. Zumba mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning workout. This class is perfect for EVERYBODY. It doesn’t matter if you have never danced before. We will be dancing to rhythms from all around the world. Consider this your weekly world wide party!