Health and Fitness

From aerobics and belly dancing to Pilates and Zumba, we offer dozens of fun courses to get you moving.

How to Register

  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
    • The “Seats Left” information is updated every half hour and when you checkout.
  • Other registration options are available.

NOTE:  Individuals enrolling in on-campus classes must follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students and should submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Form. Exemptions to these requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons by submitting the appropriate Health Services form.

Courses

Barre: Strength and Flex

Barre: Strength & Flex combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring a set of 2- to 5-pound hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel, and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is

traditionally done barefoot, but you may choose to wear split sole sneakers or ballet shoes

Class does not meet on 10/10

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre: Strength and Flex
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Mondays, 9/12 - 11/21
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
ZREC-081 500 0 seats left $87Section Full

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Body Conditioning

This is a beginner- to moderate-level class designed to strengthen your body, increase endurance and help you de-stress. The class begins with flexibility exercises, followed by a full-body workout to strengthen arms and legs, tighten core muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave you feeling refreshed and refocused. Modifications are given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercises. You will need an exercise mat, a set of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells and water bottle. BSNENY members, contact the instructor at cox@nycap.rr.com to find out how you can use your wellness benefit for the cost of classes. 

No class 10/10

Liz Gross, Instructor

Body Conditioning
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Mondays, 9/19 - 12/12
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
ZREC-078 500 0 seats left $96Section Full

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Exercise Away Urinary Incontinence Without Kegels

Kegels haven’t worked for you? Learn why and what to do about it. If you have a history of total joint replacement, injury to a leg, or surgery that required an assistive device to help you walk, you may have lost the function needed to maintain a strong, healthy pelvic floor. You can’t consciously squeeze muscles and resolve incontinence. You need to strengthen the muscles that support your bladder! This class will teach you how. Access to all slide and workout recordings (instructor only) is provided for review and enhanced practice after the live class is taught.

Since supporting your bladder as it fills with urine and gets heavier is what your pelvic floor must do to keep you continent, it is critical to strengthen your pelvic floor. You may be asking, “How do I do that?” This class provides your answer. Learn from an expert in movement and pelvic floor function who has been helping patients and clients resolve chronic issues for 27 years. Learn pelvic floor anatomy, how your hips connect to your pelvic floor, and how to use the Pelvicore Pro to strengthen the right muscles and support your bladder effectively. Develop the skills to achieve healthy pelvic floor function for a lifetime!

You will need to purchase a red Pelvicore Pro from www.PelvicSolutions.com to perform the movements taught in this class. Choose silver if you are strong and athletic. Yes, athletes can have weak pelvic floors too!

Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Exercise Away Urinary Incontinence Without Kegels
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Thursdays, 9/29 - 10/20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZPGE-065 500 14 seats left $149

HI-LO Impact Aerobics

This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels – everyone can be successful!

Class will not meet on 10/10 & 10/31

 Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In Inc., Instructor

HI-LO Impact Aerobics
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Mondays, 9/19 - 12/5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-012 500 5 seats left $80

Hip-Psoas Workshop to Move Without Pain

Do you have back pain when you stand up after sitting a while? It may not be your back! Everything is connected to everything else; you may be surprised that sometimes the most successful way to resolve back pain is to train the hips.

This class provides an education in anatomy and human movement to help you learn how to build a firm foundation for strong, pain-free mobility. It teaches how to properly develop your hips as a power source and a stabilizer to protect your knees back, shoulders, neck, and more so you can move without pain and have lifelong wellbeing.

Modifications are emphasized for successful pain-free practice. The class recording (instructor only) will be provided after the class to promote accurate movement practice. Wear comfortable, loose clothing for ease of movement. All movements are done on your feet; no need to get on and off the floor.

Eileen Kosaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Hip-Psoas Workshop to Move Without Pain
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Tuesdays, 10/4 - 10/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZPGE-067 500 15 seats left $74

MELT for Pain, Grip, Balance and Gait!

MELT can improve your golf swing or your form for any swinging sport, like tennis or baseball. It can also improve your balance, how you walk, and even help with neuropathy, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis! If you have pain or decreased sensation, it is possible that your neurofascial system is in need of repair. Diet and exercise are important, but they don’t address this all-important system. Learning how to decompress the joints in your feet and hands can change how your knees, low back, and neck feel as well as improve your grip, your balance, and how you walk. There is even a MELT 50-second facelift! This class is taught by an expert who has seen success with her patients regarding neuropathy, balance impairment, chronic pain, and much more. The classes are recorded (instructor only) in case you miss one and to ensure accurate practice of the techniques.

A MELT™ Hand & Foot Treatment Kit is required for class use and can be purchased at www.meltmethod.com

Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

MELT for Pain, Grip, Balance and Gait!
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Tuesdays, 10/25 - 11/8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZPGE-063 500 18 seats left $74

My First High Peak

Want to become a 46er? This class will launch you, guide you up the climb of your first Adirondack High Peak, and equip you with a foundation that will last a lifetime. This is a "learn and do" class that will provide you with an introduction to map reading and information on what gear you do and do not need, and teach you how to return from the peaks with as much zeal or more than when you began. You'll also develop an increased love for the forest and earn an ADK High Peaks achievement shirt. Cost of class includes a $10 materials fee.

Class structure:

• Will meet at East Greenbush Town Park twice for preparation, demonstration and education, and then will hike a Lake Plaid High Peak together.

• The particular High Peak will be announced in class and chosen based on conditions, terrain and student ability.

• High Peak hike will be all day on the last Sunday of class (this will include travel time).

3 Sessions, first two at East Greenbush Town Park, High Peak hike location TBA
Sun. 10/9 - 10/16, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Sun. 10/23 - All Day Hike (12 hours)

Hollan Bonjukian, of Trufitness and Nutrition, Instructor

My First High Peak
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Sunday, 10/9
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, 10/16
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, 10/23
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
ZREC-120 500 5 seats left $125

Pilates Mat - Beginner

Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the core, and you will practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style “sticky” mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.

Monday class does not meet on 10/10

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

 

Pilates Mat - Beginner
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Mondays, 9/12 - 11/21
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ZREC-015 500 0 seats left $87Section Full

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Wednesdays, 9/14 - 11/16
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ZREC-015 501 0 seats left $87Section Full

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Pilates Mat - Intermediate

This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate-level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).

No class on 10/10

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Intermediate
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Mondays, 9/12 - 11/21
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
ZREC-017 500 0 seats left $87Section Full

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Wednesdays, 9/14 - 11/16
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
ZREC-017 501 3 seats left $87

Tabata

Tabata is a high intensity interval training workout where you perform an exercise for

20 seconds and then rest for 10 and repeat for a total of eight cycles. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. Tabata is a great class for those of us who want to lose weight and shape and tone our entire bodies, as well as for athletes like runners and cyclists to build cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. Join us for this fun, new and exciting workout. Bring a light set of hand weights. BSNENY members, contact the instructor at cox@nycap.rr.com to find out how you can use your wellness benefit for the cost of classes.

No class on 11/26

Liz Gross, Instructor

Tabata
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Saturdays, 9/24 - 12/17
8:30 am - 9:30 am
ZREC-055 500 10 seats left $96Call for more information

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a close-range combat system that uses sensitivity and body leverage instead of brute strength. Instructor Steve Grogan’s course will give you a basic yet comprehensive overview of the art in three classes. In session one, you will be shown the most common strikes, blocks, and stances, as well as the theories and principles that form Wing Chun’s approach to combat. In session two, you will run through drills that will help develop reflexes for self-defense situations. Finally, in session three, you will be introduced to drills that help develop sensitivity and relaxation

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Steve Grogan., Instructor 

Wing Chun Kung Fu
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Tuesdays, 10/4 - 10/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-091 500 4 seats left $35

Wing Chun Kung Fu II

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a close-range combat system that uses sensitivity and body leverage instead of brute This is a continuation of Steve Grogan's prior series of classes. Session one is all about  strength. self-defense applications; Steve has several scenarios already picked, and students are welcome to suggest their own. Session two covers the topic of sensitivity, and finally session three goes over how to relax during a self-defense situation. You will also briefly introduced to Wing Chun's kicks.

Note: Although it is not required to take Wing Chun Kung Fu I, it is highly recommended.

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Steve Grogan., Instructor 

Wing Chun Kung Fu II
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Tuesdays, 11/1 - 11/15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-121 500 6 seats left $35

Yoga I

This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercises to bring balance and wellbeing to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Monday class will not meet on 10/10

Wednesday class will not meet on 11/23

Thursday class will not meet on 11/24

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Jeanne Wein, Instructor 

Yoga I
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Mondays, 9/19 - 12/12
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZPGE-011 500 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Wednesdays, 9/21 - 12/14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPGE-011 501 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Thursdays, 9/22 - 12/15
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZPGE-011 502 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Zumba

This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!

Monday class will not meet on 10/10 &10/31

Wednesday class will not meet on 11/23

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In Inc., Instructor 

Zumba
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Mondays, 9/19 - 12/5
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-026 500 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)