News Release icon Contact: Media Relations Office (518) 956-8150


Stay Fit this Summer with Campus Recreation Classes

Hula Hoop classes are on Wednesdays in July. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 6, 2016) – Looking to step away from your desk, stretch, and reduce stress this summer?

Campus Recreation is offering summer group exercise classes to help you clear your head. The 45-minute classes in yoga, pilates, and hula hooping are free to faculty, staff, and students enrolled in summer courses. All others must purchase a membership.

“Group exercise allows individuals to take a break from their desks or classes, unwind and rejuvenate themselves for the rest of the day,” said Jessica Blasioli, assistant director of Fitness and Wellness. Last summer as a trial run, classes were offered for Student Affairs individuals. This summer the program is expanding and classes are open to the entire campus. “We’ve had a lot of comments about wanting classes and being excited for them, so we do hope a lot of faculty and staff join in,” said Blasioli.

Registration is not necessary and space is limited. Participants must present a valid UAlbany ID for entry.

"These classes are an awesome way to spend your lunch hour," said Mary Zeno, secretary, Office of Student Involvement, who took the yoga class offered last summer. "They get you out of your office and allow you to relax and energize yourself for the rest of the day with other staff members that you might not normally see." 

Yoga is on Mondays at 12:15 p.m. in Campus Center 375.

  • June 6*
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • No class on July 4
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
    *held in the Assembly Hall.

Pilates is on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Campus Center 375.

  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29

Hula Hooping is on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Campus Center 375.

  • July 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27

RSS Link For more news, subscribe to UAlbany's RSS headline feeds

About the University at Albany
A comprehensive public research university, the University at Albany offers more than
120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare, and sociology taught by an extensive roster of faculty experts. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affiliation with Albany Law School. With a curriculum enhanced by 600 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers.