Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes are offered in four segments throughout the academic year, as well as a summer session. Online registration for classes will be available a few days before the start of each session. A sample of classes offered can be found below.

2017-18 Sessions

August 29-October 12
October 17-December 9
January 17-March 10
March 27-May 12

Body Bar w/Step

12:10-12:50 p.m.
Meets Every Tuesday in the Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Lisa Magnarelli

Add some variety to your workout by using a weighted bar, hand weights and step aerobics to alternate strength training and cardio routines. Class begins at 12:10 and ends at 12:55, great for employees who are crunched for time. Class ends with toning, abs and stretch. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged to try this class.


12-1 p.m.
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday in the Fitness Center Dance Studio
Instructor: Kristy Caruso

Hatha Yoga is an ancient system of wellness. Both gentle and dynamic postures address every system of the body, while the practice of breath and mindfulness techniques work to restore calm and clarity of mind. Yoga leaves you feeling refreshed, vital and alert. For hygiene reasons, participants are strongly encouraged to provide their own yoga mat.

T’ai Chi Chu’an

12-1 p.m.
Meets Every Thursday in the Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: John Bulson

T’ai Chi Chu’an is an ancient, Chinese martial art and health practice that is renowned as a rejuvenator of fitness and vitality. It is a series of exercises and slow, low impact movements, or forms, that flow one into the other and gently take your joints through a full range of motion. T’ai Chi Chu’an improves concentration, breath control, balance, and muscle relaxation.  The smooth, slow movements help instill physical confidence, reduce stress, and enhance posture and coordination. In addition, it helps tone muscles in the lower body, especially the thighs, buttocks and calves. T’ai Chi Chu’an can be practiced by everyone. All that’s needed for practice are comfortable shoes and clothing.

Cardio Kick

12:10-12:50 p.m.
Meets every Monday in the Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Regina Johnson

This class includes moderate to high intensity cardio, strength-training and toning. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to try this class.

Learn to Swim Better

12-2 p.m. (Come and as your schedule permits)
Meets every Wednesday in the Bristol Pool
Instructor: Molly Haberbusch

If you are looking to improve your swimming, this class is for you! This class will meet the specific needs and goals of all participants; from those with minimal experience to the advanced swimmer looking for a workout and stroke refinement. Instruction will focus on the individual and/or group needs depending on interests and ability levels.

Power Yoga

Meets Tuesday and Thursday in the Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Susie Hamilton

What to expect in power yoga:

  • Sequencing with vinyasa flow as well as sustained poses.
  • Opportunities to modify poses to suit your level.
  • A great workout.
  • Guided meditation.

Please bring a yoga mat, small towel and water.

Fly Fishing 101

4-5:30 p.m.  
Meets every Thursday in the Fitness Center Lounge
Instructor: Acee Acee

The premise of the Fly Fishing 101 course is to introduce people who have NEVER fly fished before to new and very exciting horizons. Students will learn everything from casting, tying flies, basic entomology, fly line management, reading water, fishing etiquette, and more. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to fish most streams and small lakes with confidence. A fishing license is required for this class. It can be purchased from the Town Clerk in the village of Clinton, or at Gander Mountain Sports. The cost is twenty five dollars, but you must show your college ID for this rate. The license is good for one year from the date of purchase. Weather permitting, we will try to make sure that everyone fishes during the semester that the course is taken. [Beginners only please]

Contact Information

Dave Thompson

315-859-4754 315-859-4293 dthompso@hamilton.edu
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