Wellness, Fitness & Lifetime Sports
Wellness, Lifetime Fitness and Recreational opportunities are provided by the Department of Athletics and are open to all Amherst College students and members of the college community. The program is flexible, robust, and designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals. There are a variety of offerings that provide fitness and well-being opportunities for the entire community. Recreational fitness opportunities are available based on facility hours and season.
Wellness & Fitness Classes are offered throughout each semester on a drop-in basis. These classes include but are not limited to Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.) Pilates, and Zumba. Click here to view class schedule as a PDF!
Lifetime Sports classes are offered each semester in two sessions (5-6 weeks each).
Session I: September 12 - October 7
Indoor Cycling, Tue 12:00pm-12:50pm, Friends Room, Ballard
Indoor Cycling, Thu 12:00pm-12:50pm, Friends Room, Ballard
Fitness Fun, Wed 7:00am –8:00am, Cage-Johnson
Intro to Cross-Training Tue/Thu 11:00-12:00, Cage, Nedeau
Beginning Swimming , Mon/Wed 8:00am -9:00am, Pool, Nichols
Skipping to the Beat, Tue/Thu, 12:00-1:00pm, Alumni Gym, McBride
Session II: October 17th - November 18th
Acceleration Mechanics & Applications, Tuesdays, 6:00am - 6:45am (October 18/25), Cage/Boyko
Agility & High Intensity Interval Conditioning, Tuesdays, 6:00am - 6:45am (November 1/8) Cage/Boyko
Advanced Squash, Mon/Wed, 10:30am-11:30am, Courts, Robson
Fitness Fun, Wednesdays, 7:00am - 8:00am, Cage, Johnson
Basic Skating, Mon/Wed, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Rink, Matthews (Begins 10/24) Skates required
Skip to the Beat, Tue/Thu, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Alumni Gym, McBride
Session III: February 9 - March 10
Small-Sided Soccer, Fridays, 3:00pm -4:30pm, Alumni Gym, Hughes
Pickle Ball, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Alumni Gym, Everden
Power & Agility, Wednesdays, 6:30am - 7:30am, LeFrak, Bussard
Session IV: spring
This program emphasizes individual instruction in activities that have a carryover value for lifelong recreational pursuits. These classes include but are not limited to tennis, golf, swimming, running, squash, and physical conditioning and fitness. Registration is required for these classes.
Additional Wellness Opportunities!
** HUMAN RESOURCES
Visit the Human Resources Homepage to learn about ahealthyme, E4Health, and other great wellness initiatives.
** MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion) Courses with Valley Mindfulness
All employees interested in registering for a course this fall at Valley Mindfulness will receive a 15% discount on all courses. Valley Mindulness has opened a new mindfulness education and training center in Northampton! For more information CLICK HERE!
The recreational program, which includes skating, squash, swimming and tennis and is available to all members of the Amherst College community. These opportunities vary based on the season and specific facility hours.