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Spring 2014 Wellness Programs

Physical Programs

Babson Masters Swim Program

The Babson Masters Swim Program is a swim program for adults. Some people use it for fitness or to have fun, while others use it to train to compete in swim meets or other competitions such as triathlons. Each practice is guided by a swim coach, and instruction and feedback are offered to participants

Who: Adults (Babson community members) who are relatively competent swimmers.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 a.m. beginning Tuesday, January, 7, 2014 and ending Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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

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, January 7, 2014 and ending Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Chandor Dance Studio.

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, January 8, 2014 and ending on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in the Chandor Dance Studio.

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).

Chapel Yoga

Babson College Yoga classes are designed to build strength and flexibility along with balance, concentration and mental clarity.  Taught by exercise physiologist and Yoga teacher Neil Sullivan, whose teaching style is informed by both Iyengar and Ashtanga methods, Neil blends the teaching of detailed alignment, an attention to the breath and precise movement in a class intended for students of all levels to deepen their understanding and experience of the art and science of Yoga.  Move with focus and intention, and return to your day clear, calm, and centered both mentally and physically.
 
Who: Anyone
 
When: Mondays from 4:30-5:45pm in the Glavin Family Chapel.
 
How: Participants may attend class as often as they would like. For more information contact Denning Aaris (daaris@babson.edu).
 

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. beginning on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and ending on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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).

Advanced Core Boot Camp

ACBC is a 50-minute, two day a week advanced conditioning program that focuses on reaching levels of fitness beyond what a standard Boot Camp will typically yield. Many of the techniques are direct from Kevin Kearns “Burn With Kearns” MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) conditioning program. Instructor Sonny Romano will utilize many of the training techniques used by professional UFC/MMA fighters. The class is a challenge but a lot of fun and as a bonus attendees will learn the basics of defending themselves while they get into tremendous physical condition.

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: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:20 a.m. beginning on Monday, January 6, 2014 and ending on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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

InnerCity Weightlifting

Need a little extra motivation to accomplish your fitness goals? Join us for small group training sessions led by the trainers from InnerCity Weightlifting as they guide you through a workout designed especially for you.

Who: Any Babson employee who is looking for a more personal/one on one approach to working out.

When: Fridays from 12:15-1:15 p.m. beginning on Friday, January 17, 2014 and ending on Friday, March 7, 2014.

How: This class is limited to a maximum of 20 participants and those who sign up must commit to the 8 week session. Those interested in participating should register through the Babson Calendar InnerCity 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 starting Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and ending on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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).

Friday 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: Fridays from 12-1PM starting Friday, January 10, 2014 and ending on Friday, May 30, 2014 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).

R.A.D. for Women

The Rape Aggression Defense system is a 12 hour program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women.  The R.A.D. course is a free, comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk education, and risk avoidance.  After this, the system progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.
 
Taught by Babson College Officers who are nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, this course will develop and enhance the options of self-defense so they may become viable considerations for a woman who is attacked.
 
Who: FOR WOMEN ONLY
 
When: Tuesday February 18th and 25th and March 4th and 11th, 2014 from 7:35-10:35pm in the Chandor Dance Studio.
 
How: Participants must be able to attend all classes and should contact a Babson College Public Safety R.A.D. Instructor:(rgilman@babson.edu; fwinslow@babson.edu; pstfort@babson.edu; celnitsky@babson.edu; rlemire@babson.edu; ecarcia@babson.edu).
 

Seminar Sessions

Work out at Work

Interactive, hands-on sessions of exercises and stretches that can be done at work or home.

Who: Anyone!

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 pm in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Work Out at Work event.

Blending for Ultimate Health

Blending and juicing ... what’s the best choice? Both blending and juicing your fruits and vegetables are hot topics right now. Are you wondering that combinations of fruits and vegetables work best? What should you avoid? How often should you have one of these drinks? What about fruit ... can it cause you to gain weight? We will cover all of these topics and more. Plus, there will be a few yummy concoctions to taste and recipes for you to try at home.

Instructor Julianne McLaughlin is a Certified Weight Loss and Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Spin Instructor. Find out more about Julianne and Whole New U at www.wholenewu.org.

Who: Anyone!

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Blending event.

Body Image

The world is a reflection of both your self-perception and body image and has a profound influence on how others perceive you. Do you love who you see in your mirror? Does your outer image enhance the beauty within? Do you feel happy with yourself? Do you worry about how others see you? This seminar will discuss our confidence levels about how we look, what is realistic about who we are and how we can achieve peace and happiness with our overall being. This is a seminar for both men and women.

Instructor Julianne McLaughlin is a Certified Weight Loss and Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Spin Instructor. Find out more about Julianne and Whole New U at www.wholenewu.org.

Who: Anyone!

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 1-2:00 p.m. in the Blank Center Televideo Room.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Body Image event.

Men’s Health

Men have different health concerns versus women. Why do men lose weight easier? Do men process stress differently? For all men and those who have a man in their life you want to see healthy.

Instructor Julianne McLaughlin is a Certified Weight Loss and Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Spin Instructor. Find out more about Julianne and Whole New U at www.wholenewu.org.

Who: Anyone!

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Men’s Health event.

Demystifying Food Labels

Learn to find, read, and understand the important components on nutrition labels.

Laurie Warren has been studying the principles of health and nutrition for over 15 years. For more information about Laurie please visit www.warrenwellness.net.

Who: Anyone!

When: Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Demystifying Food event.

Beat the Sugar Blues

Am I addicted to sugar? Topics covered include: Where does sugar come from; hidden sugar and their names; reading labels; alternative snacks and drinks; natural sweeteners vs. chemical sweeteners; and more.

Instructor Julianne McLaughlin is a Certified Weight Loss and Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Spin Instructor. Find out more about Julianne and Whole New U at www.wholenewu.org.

Who: Anyone!

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Sugar Blues event.

Stress Management: Simplifying Stress

Strategies and methods of stress management for healthy, productive work and personal environments.

Who: Anyone!

When: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Nichols 170.

How: If you are interested in signing up please register through the Babson Calendar Stress Management event.