Sunday, March 4, marks the beginning of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ seventh annual Wellness Week. Organized by Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness Russ Hess and his staff, the event features various group exercise events and information panels. This year’s Wellness Week will feature the healthiest class competition, where the class to have the most visitors to Wellness Week events will win a bragging rights banner that will hang in the Robert Bristol Field House.
The first event on Sunday is a Zumba Take-Over in the Bristol Field House, where the goal is to have the largest Zumba workout on the floor of the Field House instead of the exercise room where Zumba is normally held.
Nurses from the Hubbs Health Center will check blood pressure in the Field House lobby from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Thursday. Also featured on Monday is a stress-relieving yoga session from 5 to 6 p.m. and a CPR/AED class at 7 p.m., both in the Field House exercise room on the second floor.
On Tuesday, Mia Tarduno ’13 will lead an energizing yoga class from 11 a.m. to noon in the exercise room. At 11:30 a.m. in the Scandling Campus Center, HWS librarians will present “Beyond Web MD,” a health information clinic and reliable online health resources. Group exercise class begins at noon in the exercise room, where participants will learn beginning moves.
Another presentation of “Beyond Web MD” will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 7 in the lobby of the Field House. Darnell Pierce, residential education area coordinator who holds a degree in exercise physiology, and Hess will present a panel on how to make your workout more effective and efficient at noon on Wednesday. William Smith Golf Head Coach Lynn Quinn will teach beginning golf basics on the main floor at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
On Thursday, students can enjoy another energizing yoga session with Tarduno from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the exercise room. Wrapping things up on Friday, spinning instructors Kim Williams and Stacey Pierce will host two events in the spinning room. At 1:30 p.m., Williams will present the basics of spinning, such as posture and seat height, with a spinning class to follow at 2 p.m. Later and the evening at 6 p.m., Pierce will instruct a spinning session.
The entire HWS community is invited to participate in Wellness Week and learn useful health information and take part in group exercise. Each time you visit an event your class is one step closer to winning the bragging banner in the field house. Prizes and T-shirts will be given out during all sessions of Wellness Week.