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SUMMER 2015 Wellness Programs

 

Physical Programs

Zumba®

The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Originally created by Alberto “Beto” Perez in Columbia, Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that combines interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms to sculpt and tone your body while burning fat. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in every calorie-burning, body-energizing class. This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no dance experience is necessary!

So, join Dawn George, certified dance and Zumba instructor, as she leads you through the latest in fitness fun. What are you waiting for? Ditch the workout....join the party!

Who: Any employee who wants to get into shape and have lots of fun while they do it!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and ending Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 12-12:45 p.m. 

How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Zumba event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise).

Yoga

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual exercise that has been known to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and provide relaxation. Join Dawn George as she takes you through a series of slow yoga poses to help you relax and unwind from the stress of the day. This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary.

Who: Anyone!

When: Wednesdays from 12-12:45 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and ending on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 

How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Yoga event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise). 

Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a 50-minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss. The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals. Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class.

Who: Any Babson employee who is looking to take their workout to the next level. Please note that class is appropriate for those just beginning as well as those who have participated before.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:20 a.m. in the Chandor Dance Studio beginning on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 and ending on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  Please note: there is no class August 11 and 13, 2015.

How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Bootcamp event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise).

Power Yoga

Advanced Core Boot Camp is a 50-minute, two day a week advanced conditioning
Power vinyasa yoga builds physical and mental strength and flexibility.  Find your mind body connection as you link breath to movement in a fast-paced, energizing class taught by Lindsey Athanasiou, National Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200).  This class is accessible to most levels of fitness.  Prior experience with yoga is recommended but not required.
 
Who: Anyone!
 
When: Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm beginning on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 and ending on July 29, 2015 and on Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and ednding on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in the Chandor Dance Studio.
Classes will also be held Wednesday evenings from 5-5:45pm beginning on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 and ending on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
 
How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Power Yoga Evening or Power Yoga Noon event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise).

“Come as You Are” Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise for body and mind. With its roots in Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi uses slow and gentle movements to build your balance, strength, flexibility and focus. No matter your age or physical condition, you can practice Tai Chi. Scientific studies support the effectiveness of Tai Chi in improving the lives of people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Most of all, Tai Chi is relaxing and fun. So come as you are, in comfortable clothes, with flat-soled shoes. You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as exercises and a short form you will be able to practice on your own. The course will be taught by faculty member Carolyn Hotchkiss, who has studied Yang and Sun style Tai Chi for five years, and is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis.

Who: Any Babson employee who is interested in exploring Tai Chi. The class is appropriate for those just beginning as well as those who have practiced before.

When: Tuesdays from 12-12:45 p.m. at the Glavin Family Chapel on the following Tuesdays: 5/26; 6/2; 6/23; 6/30; 7/21; 7/28; 8/4; 8/11; 8/18.

How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Tai Chi event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise).

Meditation

This weekly meditation class will be led by Babson’s Meditation Instructor, Chris Scheller, who will guide participants through a variety of accessible, secular meditation techniques adapted from the Buddhist tradition. These simple and direct practices cultivate relaxation, mindfulness, and basic wellbeing. By relaxing tension and opening to our sensory experience through these techniques, participants will learn new means of working with stress, difficult emotions, physical discomfort, and the challenges we encounter in our lives. This class is suitable for any experience level.

Chris trained to teach meditation at Harvard University, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 2009. He concentrated his studies on the intersection of meditation and psychology, as well as the history of meditation practices within the Buddhist tradition. He has studied at various ashrams and monasteries in India and the USA including the Tushita Meditation Centre, the Insight Meditation Society, the Zen Peacemakers, and lived and studied at the Cambridge Zen Center.

Who: Anyone!

When: Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m. starting Thursday, July 9, 2015 and ending on August 27, 2015 in the Glavin Family Chapel.

How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar Meditation event (we would like to be able to notify participants of any changes or cancellations that may arise).

Kickball

Interested in playing kickball during the summer months?  Join the fun!
 
Who: Anyone!
 
When: Thursdays from 12-12:45 p.m. starting Thursday, July 9, 2015 and ending on August 27, 2015 in the Glavin Family Chapel.
 
How: Click here to sign up or contact Ben Luippold at x 5995 or Chuck Winrich at x5583for more information

Softball

Interested in playing softball during the summer months?  Games are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 5:15pm at the Van Winkle field.  Please contact John McGrath at x5848 for more information.
 
 
 

Seminars

 

Snacking, Portion Control, and Weight Loss

With all the focus on weight in our society, it isn't surprising that millions of people fall prey to fad diets and bogus weight-loss products.  Conflicting claims, testimonials, and hype by so-call "experts" can confuse even the most informed consumers.  The bottom line is simple: when it comes to healthy weight management, small steps add up.  Healthy weight is all about balancing food intake with physical activity.  Attendees will learn how to make smart choices from every food group, how to get the most nutrition from your diet, and find balance between food and physical activity.  Led by Rachel Oppenheimer, RD, LDN.
 
Who:    Anyone
When:  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm, Trim 201.
How:     If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar event.

Productivity, Energy, and Getting Through the Afternoon Slump

Let's face it, we are in an energy crisis.  We, as a society, are busy, stressed, need more physical activity, and sometimes have poor eating habits-all contributing to low energy levels.  One way to fix our energy deficiency is how we eat.  The right combinations of food can give you a much neeed boost.  Learn strategies to maximize your energy to reach your productivity potential and overcome the afternoon energy slump.
Who: Anyone
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm in Nichols 170.
How:   Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar event.

Hydration

Many people flock outside in warm weather to exercise or do yard work but as the mercury rises, so do our hydration needs.  Attendees will leave with an understanding of heat exhaustion and signs of heat stroke as well as how to calculate their hydration needs.  Discussion will include fun ways to make sure you stay hydrated through the hot summer months.
Who:    Anyone!
When:  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm in Nichols 170.
How:   Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar event.

Food Allergies

Each year millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Survey, the prevalence of food allergies in children under the age of 18 increasde from 3.4 percent to 5.1 percent between 1997 and 2011.  You may feel like every kid at your child's school has an allergy, or you may be managing the serious medical condition within your own family.  Here's what you need to know about one of the most common conditions affecting children in the US.  Learn about the different types of allergies, how to avoid foods that make you sick, food alternatives and more.
 
Who:    Anyone! 
When:  Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00pm in Nichols 170.
How:   Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar event.