NOTE: The fitness class schedule will change over the summer (5/12 - 8/31). Normal hours and programs will resume on Sept. 1, 2014.


No Sweat with Karen Quartaro

No Sweat is a great way to recharge your battery in the middle of the day and give you the energy to get through the afternoon. The phrase "no sweat" means this is not a cardio workout. Instead, it utilizes stability balls, step benches, hand weights, resistance bands and mats. Participants will perform a variety of exercises to increase strength. This class is designed to accommodate from beginner to advanced individuals. All equipment will be provided.

Instructor Karen Quartaro has been a group fitness instructor for 30 years. She has been certified by AFFA, NETA and most recently with the YMCA. She currently teaches a variety of classes for the Geneva Recreation Department, the Geneva Family YMCA, as well as at HWS since it opened. Karen teaches cardio classes, such as hi-low and kickboxing; resistance classes; and is also a certified Pilates instructor.

Indoor Cycling with Donna, Ellen, Michael or Leigh

Also referred to as "Spinning," Indoor Cycling is a fitness class that is performed on stationary bikes to music. Donna, Ellen, Michael Hoepp or Kathryn Middleton will guide you through an entire cycle adventure that will challenge the most fit, but is very modifiable for those that are just starting their fitness journey. Classes will climb pretend hills, jump and sprint their way past pretend racing opponents, and have a nice flat ride through the pretend countryside. All of our instructors are both very passionate about fitness and will try to motivate you to work at your peak performance, all the while cueing form and intensity. You'll have a great ride time after time - and have tons of fun at the same time.

This class includes a variety of different segments pushing the participant to reach their target heart range. This workout includes a combination of stretching; spinning bikes; strengthening and toning using free weights, Xertubes, body bars or medicine balls; abdominal toning; and ending the workout with a cool-down/stretching segment.

Due to a limited number of bikes, it is recommended that you reserve a bike by calling the front desk at ext. 3528. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE AFTER NOON ON THE DAY BEFORE THE CLASS MEETS (for example, Mon. at noon for Tuesday class). Please bring a towel, bottle of water and arrive 5 minutes before class!

Instructor Ellen DiDuro has been a dedicated fitness professional for many years. She is certified primarily through AFAA but has taken courses in a wide range of specialties. She was privileged to live abroad for a period of time, where she gained and shared an abundance of fitness related information. She has been both a group fitness instructor as well as a personal fitness trainer. Over the years, she has taught an extensive number of different fitness classes and is excited to be part of the start-up of indoor cycling classes at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Exercise is her passion and she hopes to motivate all who join her!

Instructor Donna R. Loeb has been a licensed Aerobics and Fitness Professional since 1993 and a licensed Personal Trainer since 1996. Since 1993, she has been an aerobics department team leader for the Geneva YMCA as well as an aerobics instructor. She has also worked as a personal trainer since 1997 and has attended numerous conventions to extend her fitness knowledge. Donna takes her job very seriously and is filled with extensive knowledge in her field ready to be gained.

Yoga with Mia '13

Mia Tarduno is a senior Environmental Studies major with Dance and Anthropology Minors. She is currently in training at Open Sky Yoga working towards her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification. Her certification will include work in the art of teaching, anatomy and kinesiology, yoga philosophy, and ayurveda. She assists at Studio Renew in Geneva and has taken classes at Atman Yoga Studio in Rochester. She has spent the last semester in Jaipur, India studying abroad. She brings these experiences together in a holistic class catered towards the interests and skill level of the students. She encourages any and everyone to try her classes for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Core Strength Yoga with Leigh Pitifer '84

Core strength yoga is a program designed to provide a holistic approach to exercise. Yoga poses build strength, enhance flexibility, and relieve stress and tension working inwards while "working out." The yoga sequences are mindfully flowing, dynamic, creative, and challenging. Be prepared to feel empowered, energized, and balanced with a constant focus on core connection on all levels. This can be a total body/mind transformative experience!

Instructor and William Smith alumna Leigh Pitifer '84 has been in the fitness field for nearly 15 years, teaching varied training programs to participants ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens. She holds numerous certifications including: YogaFit Yoga Alliance 200 hour, Pilates, Zumba, Zumba Toning, TurboKick, Indoor Cycling, Personal Trainer, and SilverSneakers. Leigh is adjunct faculty at FingerLakes Community College where she teaches Health and Wellness, Yoga, and Stress Reduction. She also teaches fitness at the Geneva Family YMCA where she successfully developed the Toddleraerobics Program and Women's Basketball League.

Turbo Kick with Leigh Pitifer '84

Cardio Kick is the hottest cardio kickboxing class around for fitness training. It's effective and fun! Cardio Kick is a fusion of hip hop and kickboxing set to high energy, motivating music. It's the ultimate cardio challenge that's a unique blend of punches, kicks, and dance moves within intense intervals. A strength/endurance segment involving abs/core and arms/legs and a relaxing cool down finish off the hour long class. No previous kickboxing experience is required.

Core Connections with Leigh Pitifer '84

"Core Connections" is the ultimate class for sculpted abdominal muscles and strong backs. This class will quickly make you look, feel, and be strong from the inside out by using efficienct exercises with resistance, seriously engaging your deep core, abdominal, oblique, and back muscles. This 30 minute work out is challenging, testing your current level of core strength and endurance, undoubtedly helping you to reach new levels of overall health and fitness.

Boot Camp with Leigh Pitifer '84

Get or stay in shape for a healthy, fit body with this challenging workout, no matter what fitness level, coordination level, or body type/shape you are! Boot Camp is designed to maximize your power and strength, improve your agility, balance and speed, and increase overall cardio and muscle endurance through a series of basic yet explosive drills that will leave you empowered and no doubt sweaty!

Zumba Toning with Leigh Pitifer '84

When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.

Zumba with Leigh Pitifer '84 & Michele Barrett

Come join the party, let loose and burn up to 1000 calories in this fun and exciting fusion of International based music and dance moves. This Latin inspired class combines fast and slow rhythms to achieve a perfect balance of both cardio and muscle toning benefits. Zumba is easy to follow and fun for all fitness levels. Just bring appropriate footwear to dance in, sneakers or jazz sneakers, water and be ready to party! Ditch the workout...Join the party!

Indoor Cycling with Dr. Kimberly Williams

Kim has been teaching and motivating college students for 16 years. She is an avid athlete with many interests--waterskiing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and cycling top the list. She has been spinning and participating in group fitness programs for many years, and studying group fitness and spinning instructors to determine what qualities make them successful. She has recently received her spinning certification. She is dedicated to fitness and all other aspects of wellness, and she is committed to providing the best spinning workout you can get--and making it fun so you'll want to come back for more!

Pilates with Paula Burden

Pilates exercise was once in the domain of professional athletes and dancers. Today, it's become a popular exercise form for people of all professions. The advantages of Pilates practice include improved posture, core strength, fluid movement, better muscle tone, and enhanced coordination.

Paula Burden is a certified NETA Pilates instructor at HWS and the Geneva YMCA.

Beach Body Turbo Kick with Leigh Pitifer '84

Beach Body Turbo Kick is the hottest cardio kickboxing class around for fitness training. It's effective and fun! Beach Body Turbo Kick sets kickboxing to high energy, motivating music. It's the ultimate cardio challenge that's a unique blend of punches, kicks, and combinations within intense intervals. A strength segment involving abs, core, upper and low body scupting and a relaxing cool down finish off the class. No previous kickboxing experience is required.

Spring Break Crunch Time with Leigh Pitifer '84

Get in shape for a healthy, fit body with this challenging workout, no matter what fitness level, coordination level, or body type/shape you are! Has your schedule slipped and the final deadline for delivery past due? Are you ready to "spring" into your break feeling your best, at full potential? This class is designed to maximize results in your limited time, your busy schedule. Let's get in "crunch mode" and strengthen overall cardio and muscle strength through a series of basic yet powerful circuits. Of course there will be crunches too!

Buns & Guns with Leigh Pitifer '84

Blast your lower and upper body with combined targeted body-sculpting exercises. Resistance using weights, bands, medicine balls, stability balls and more will be used amp up the process of toning all target zones, including arms, abs and glutes and thighs. Buns & Guns is a half hour, no cardio muscle blast class! Get your "tight" on!


Bored or not seeing results with your exercise program? OR are you not really sure what to eat for optimum sports performance or general health reasons? E-mail Recreation@hws.edu.



Bristol Field House
283 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Front Desk: (315) 781-3528
Office: (315) 781-3901



May 12 - August 31

Monday-Friday: 6am - 7pm


Closed Holidays:
Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)
Friday, July 4 (Independence Day)



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