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

A Sunset Snowshoe Class

Awaken your winter months with an empowering way to celebrate these short days - on snowshoes! Beauty is one of the biggest missing links in true fitness and health. Those that experience natural wonder can find a whole new joy to fuel them through these winter months! You will learn how to stay toasty warm while spending your Monday evenings outdoors on snowshoes! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Must bring your own snowshoes or contact instructor for possible borrowing options.

Utilizing our local preserves and parks, locations TBA

No class 3/16

Hollan Bonjukian, of Trufitness and Nutrition, Instructor

A Sunset Snowshoe Class
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Mondays, 2/13 - 3/27
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ZREC-122 600 9 seats left $110

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 3/13 & 4/10

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, 2/13 - 5/1
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
ZREC-081 601 0 seats left $84Section 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 3/13 & 4/10

This is a remote course via Zoom. 

Leigh Anne Rockower, Instructor

Body Conditioning
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Mondays, 2/13 - 5/1
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
ZREC-078 600 10 seats left $80

Bounce Back Better Resilience Skills Certification

Bounce Back Better® is a resilience training program that teaches participants the key skills and theories they need to be more effective and adaptable in the world. When participants learn and apply these skills, they gain a sense of personal mastery over their lives and are better able to handle whatever life throws their way. These skills support people in caring for their mental, emotional, physical, and social wellbeing. The B3 curriculum consists of the 16 basic building blocks of bouncing back better. Each building block falls into one of four categories: mental skills, emotional skills, physical skills, and social skills. Some specific topics include growth mindset, meaning and purpose, emotional intelligence, energy management, and working with worry.

Course will be held in Administration Building, Room 107

Christine Smith, Instructor

Bounce Back Better Resilience Skills Certification
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Saturdays, 2/25 - 5/13
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ZPGE-074 600 10 seats left $94

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 3/13 & 4/10

 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, 2/13 - 5/1
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-012 601 13 seats left $80

Introduction to High Intensity Resistance Training

It seems impossible to stay fit when experts say you must work out five days per week for an hour or more. If there was an exercise program that didn’t require so much time, would you be interested in learning about it? If so, you are in luck! Certified Personal Trainer Steve Grogan will teach you about “High Intensity Resistance Training,” an exercise program unlike anything you might have seen before. Each session is a mixture of a lecture and a 30-45 minute workout, where you’ll learn how this system helped Steve go from 241 to 160 pounds. Students should bring an exercise mat, two five-pound dumbbells, and two 10-pound dumbbells. Two three-pound and two eight-pound dumbbells are also optional.

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Steve Grogan, Instructor

Introduction to High Intensity Resistance Training
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Tuesdays, 2/14 - 3/7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-124 600 1 seats left $35

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. 4/16 - 4/23, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Sun. 4/30 - All Day Hike (12 hours)

Hollan Bonjukian, of Trufitness and Nutrition, Instructor

My First High Peak
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Sunday, 4/16
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, 4/23
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday, 4/30
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
ZREC-120 600 0 seats left $125Section Full

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Nourish Away Pain and Age Well

Are you aware that what you put in your mouth can either promote or fight chronic pain conditions? You just need to know which foods do what. Learn how to reduce or eliminate pain and improve your health in ways you never imagined. Recipes for four-course meals are provided at each class, taught by an expert with a diploma in Nutrition Education from Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies. A written manual (PDF), including all references, resources, and recipes, is also provided. By the end of this class, you will be well informed and able to make simple, easy, and delicious meals.

No class on 3/15

This is a remote course via Zoom.

Nourish Away Pain and Age Well
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Wednesdays, 3/1 - 3/29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPGE-072 600 16 seats left $85

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 3/13 & 4/10

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Beginner
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Mondays, 2/13 - 5/1
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ZREC-015 601 0 seats left $84Section 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 3/13 & 4/10

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Intermediate
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Mondays, 2/13 - 5/1
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
ZREC-017 601 0 seats left $84Section Full

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Pilates Mat Mixed Level

The practice of Pilates contains core stabilization exercises based on the six principles of Pilates: breath, concentration, flow, centering, control, and precision. Pilates will leave you lengthened, strengthened, and centered. This mixed-level class will offer variations and modifications to accommodate both beginner and intermediate students with at least one full semester of Pilates mat experience. Bring your own yoga (sticky) mat and a 14-inch Pilates ring. Wear comfortable fitness attire. Bare feet or yoga socks are recommended.

Class does not meet on 2/22, 3/1, 3/22 & 4/12

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat Mixed Level
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Wednesdays, 2/15 - 5/3
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
ZREC-123 600 0 seats left $72Section Full

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Train Away Pain and Age Without Decline

This is a beginner- to moderate-level class designed to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Loss of strength and balance is one of the biggest concerns as we age, due to the often-seen decline and risk of falls that ensues. Standing on one leg for 30 seconds will not improve your ability to maintain stability. Balance is not rigidity, it’s fluidity with control, and it must be trained in motion, not stillness. Each class focuses on a different area, such as glutes, ankles/calves, low back, knees, abs, and more, yet works your whole body every time for effective strengthening, stability, and healthy pain-free function. Modifications are taught to address limitations and ensure a pain-free workout. You will also learn the difference between strengthening your abs and stabilizing your core. While most of the training is done on your feet, you will need an exercise mat, a set of two- to five-pound dumbbells, and a water bottle.

This is a remote course via Zoom.

Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Train Away Pain and Age Without Decline
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Thursdays, 3/2 - 4/20
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZPGE-073 600 13 seats left $125

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, 3/21 - 4/4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-091 600 8 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 3/13 & 4/10

Wednesday class will not meet on 3/1 & 3/15

Thursday class will not meet on 3/16

Course will be held in Amstuz Hall, Room 306

Jeanne Wein, Instructor 

Yoga I
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Mondays, 2/13 - 5/15
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZPGE-011 603 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Wednesdays, 2/15 - 5/17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPGE-011 604 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Thursdays, 2/16 - 5/11
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZPGE-011 605 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 3/13 & 4/10

Wednesday class will not meet on 3/1 & 3/15

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In Inc., Instructor

Zumba
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Mondays, 2/13 - 5/1
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-026 603 8 seats left $80
Wednesdays, 2/15 - 5/3
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-026 602 8 seats left $80

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Brahan Hall, Room 033

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)