Free Fitness Class Sampler

Faculty and staff are invited to join us for a variety of fitness classes throughout the fall semester! Classes are first-come, first-served. Bring a mat, water bottle and coworker!

Check out the south and main campus schedules below. All classes are:

  • Wednesdays
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.
 Main Campus Schedule 
DateLocationClass name
October 11Schine 304ABCYoga
October 18Schine 304ABCBalance and Core
October 25Schine 304ABCBoot Camp
November 1 Schine 304ABCBody Toning
November 8Schine 228BYoga
November 15Schine 304ABCBalance and Core

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. 

Class descriptions

Balance and Core– Learn new ways to improve your balance, strengthen your core and lengthen your muscles. All fitness levels welcome as modifications can be made to each exercise.

Boot Camp– Drop and give me 10! Increase your stamina and muscle strength with this high energy workout. This class will consist of high intensity intervals and powerful moves that will get your heart pumping and work all your muscles. All fitness levels welcome as modifications can be made to each exercise.

Body Toning– Focus on improving your strength and flexibility. A low-impact body toning class that incorporates balance, stretching, and working every muscle group while providing the motivation and skills to work these exercises into your everyday routine. All fitness levels welcome as modifications can be made to each exercise.

Yoga– Focus on the breath in combination with various poses to help strengthen your body and your mind. Whether you are an experienced yogi or new to the mat, this class is perfect for all looking to improve their strength and decrease their stress. All fitness levels welcome as modifications can be made to accommodate all.

Instructor bios

Maggie Thomson will be teaching balance and core, boot camp and body toning. Maggie is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists®. She has been an adjunct professor with the I-MOVE program at Syracuse University for five years. She teaches a variety of health and wellness and fitness classes to a broad range of participants. Maggie is passionate about wellness and views exercise as a way to manage your health and feel good about yourself!

Katie Morgan will be teaching yoga. Katie has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. Starting out in the wellness profession as a Massage Therapist in 2001, she became certified in yoga through Yoga Fit, in January of 2017. Her passion for muscles is coupled with her belief that yoga is for everyone. Whether a beginner or expert yogi, looking for strength, flexibility or relaxation, she encourages everyone to love themselves right where they are at and desires to help build up others to be who they were created to be. Loved. She teaches a Hatha based fitness yoga that is geared toward every level.

Move More with Healthy Monday Syracuse!

Healthy Monday Syracuse web

Healthy Monday Syracuse is a national initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people and participating organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors. They offer a variety of free programs to any member of the Syracuse community. In addition to their Monday Mile walks, Healthy Monday’s spring offerings include Move it Monday/Kick it Up Friday and Yoga!


Recreation Rec Services Archbold Gym Exercise Aerobics Class

Move it Monday

Free fitness classes are offered by Healthy Monday in partnership with Recreation Services every Monday!
Days: Every Monday beginning September 11 (except November 20)
Time: 5:15—6 p.m.
Location: Flanagan Fitness Studio



Mindful Monday Yoga

Yoga Seeds is sponsored by Healthy Monday in partnership with the Contemplative Collaborative!
Days: Every Monday beginning January 23 through May 8 (except March 13)
Time: 4—5 p.m.
Location: Newhouse 1, Miron Room (Room 303)

Carebridge Wellness and Worklife Webinars

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Our Faculty and Staff Assistance Program provider, Carebridge, presents webinars that focus on a variety of topics pertaining to wellness and worklife balance. Faculty and staff are welcome to join the webinars live for free. For questions or links, feel free to email the Wellness Team.

*Please note: you must be signed in to to register for the below webinars. If you do not already have an account, you may create one using the University’s access code WY6CE.

Stress less webinar offerings for fall 2017

The two webinars below will be archived for 90 days after the live presentation. Check back for the links.

Photo: woman meditatingCultivating Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of being fully conscious and completely present in the moment — setting aside your worries, expectations, emotions and other thoughts that take your mind away from the current moment. Be introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation and learn insights into the art, science and practice of mindfulness. The daily practice of mindfulness meditation has been linked to physical and emotional well-being.

View archived webinar


Photo: People's feet in holiday socks by the fireStress Management for the Holidays
Friday, December 8
Noon-1 p.m.

No matter what holiday you celebrate, December does not have to mean stress. Wouldn’t it be great to find yourself rested and refreshed at the turn of the New Year? Unfortunately, for many of us, things like overspending, multiple obligations, and managing family expectations can create a lot of stress around the holidays. Join us for this webinar to learn practical tips about how to simply prioritize and plan ahead to help manage holiday stress.

Register now!

Variety of worklife webinar offerings for fall 2017


Emotional Composure – Remaining Unruffled & Dynamic Under Stress
Tuesday, December 19
3-4 p.m.

Emotions are a healthy part of the human experience. Acknowledging emotions and understanding your personal stress style is the first step in beginning to control them. In this session, we will discuss a selection of customary stressors as well as techniques for exercising control over them.

Register now!