HWS Recreation’s weekly group fitness classes focus on strength, cardiovascular training, and mind-body practices.


This class uses a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. This class looks to develop long, lean muscles, enhance flexibility, and improve balance.

Beach Body Turbo Kick

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 sculpting and a relaxing cool down finish off the class. No previous kickboxing experience is required.


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become a popular workout trend. Due to our busy schedules at times it can be difficult to carve out a part of our day to exercise…right? Wrong! Now you can attend HIIT class designed for all levels of physical fitness and is short and to the point. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time! 

Indoor Cycling

Also referred to as "Spinning," Indoor Cycling is a fitness class that is performed on stationary bikes to music. Our instructors will guide you through an entire cycle adventure that will challenge the fittest participants, but is very modifiable for those that are just starting their fitness journey. Classes will climb, jump, sprint and have a nice flat ride through the 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!

For ALL indoor cycling classes, those who wish to participate must reserve a bike by calling 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, a bottle of water and arrive 5 minutes before class!

No Sweat

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.

Pilates with Emily

This class will focus on traditional Pilates exercises designed to tone and sculpt your whole body with much focus on core work. You can expect light reps alongside stretching and strengthening. Though many Pilates classes opt to use props this will predominantly be a mat-based class, using our bodies as our greatest tool.

Pilates with Lara

Never even heard of Pilates? No worries! Join me on Monday & Wednesday mornings for a fun, open level class focused on toning, strengthening, improving posture, decreasing back pain, and challenging your body. Oh and there will be abs... This class is perfect for all ages and great for athletes looking to strengthen their core and increase their flexibility. Although this is a Pilates class, expect to see aspects of yoga, dance and barre for a complete body workout.

Yoga with Angie

As the foundation to all else in yoga asanas, core strength makes not just poses but daily life feel easier. This practice focuses on the synchronization of breath & the continuous flow of movement. Vinyasa is a strong practice that builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. You’ll find you’ll stand taller, feel stronger, and exude confidence.  The class is fun and challenging, but we encourage you to take a pace that suits your body’s needs.

Yoga with Karen Lynch

The foundation of this Yoga class is Ashtanga with some Vinyasa flow.  We focus on building from our core and our breath to create strength, stability, and balance.  We incorporate a connection between mind, body, spirit, and soul through a combination of creating awareness of alignment in our anatomy in connection with how it best relates to our personal study of self-growth and awareness in our Yoga Practice. 

Yoga with Leigh Pitifer

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!



Angie Malcuria-Urbano has been a certified group fitness instructor for four years. She specializes in Yoga and Pilates and makes them fun by regularly mixing them up to keep them new. She works for the Geneva Family YMCA, her family business (Sunset Bowl) and also works with the school district teaching youth about yoga, health and wellness. Her passion is operating sup on seneca in the summer months teaching sup yoga and paddle board lessons and spends time with her son, Cade.


Instructor Donna Loeb has been a certified group exercise Fitness Professional and Personal Trainer through AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) since 1996. She has served as the Group Ex Team Leader as well as an instructor since 1993 for the Geneva Family YMCA. She has also worked as a Personal Trainer since 1997 and has attended numerous fitness education conferences to broaden her fitness knowledge. Donna has extensive outdoor cycling experience as an athlete that participates in triathlons, as well as recreational cycling trips with her husband both nationally and internationally. Donna has a wide-ranging knowledge base in her field and takes her job very seriously, but always finds a way to interject humor and lightheartedness into her classes.


Emily is a 2012 alumna of William Smith College. Her physical fitness background is that of a competitive swimmer (Go Herons!) and since graduation has incorporated other exercise techniques into her daily lifestyle including running, Pilates, and yoga. Originally from Connecticut, she now lives in Geneva and works in Elementary Education. 


Janie Dowling is a junior political science major from Shelburne, Vt. After playing team sports her whole life she was looking for a fun but challenging way to stay in shape; which let her to indoor cycling. She quickly fell in love and decided to become an instructor. Janie is certified through Mad Dogg Athletics.


Jen is a graphic designer and avid baker. She's been teaching indoor cycling for five years now. In her free time she trains for triathlons and is also the president of the Finger Lakes Triathlon Club.


Instructor Karen Quartaro has been a group fitness instructor for 30 years. She is certified through 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 a certified Pilates instructor.

Karen Lynch

Since childhood, Karen has had a passion for Yoga. After many years of practice in a variety of Yoga classes, she was offered the opportunity to instruct Yoga classes at Finger Lakes Martial Arts in Geneva. Her personal training certification provided her with the confidence to begin Yoga Instruction.  Since beginning those classes in the Fall of 2015 many doors have opened, leading to new learning experiences allowing her to grow as an instructor.  Through practice, reading, education, and meditation, she continues to develop her practice. Karen, strives to help others gain an appreciation for Yoga and help others by providing this services.


Lara Johnson is a student here at HWS. Growing up playing sports and having a mom with a background in Pilates and nutrition, she has always had an interest in wellness. Lara loves the outdoors, food, yoga, reading and crossword puzzles. Since starting Pilates, she’s noticed a decrease in back pain, a stronger core, and has learned more about her body (how to love it and take care of it). Lara believes in eating well, stretching, getting outside, taking care of yourself and mixing up your workouts!


William Smith alumna Leigh Pitifer '84 has been in the fitness field for nearly 20 years, teaching health and wellness classes and varied fitness training programs to HWS and FLCC students, faculty, and staff. She holds several fitness certifications including YogaFit, Yoga Alliance 200 hours, Turbo Kick, and Indoor Cycling.  In addition, Leigh teaches classes in the Health and Physical Education Department at Finger Lakes Community College and teaches group exercise classes at the Geneva Family YMCA.


Megan Jacobs has been teaching Barre Bar for about a year and a half now. She’s also teaches fitness classes at Geneva Family YMCA, is a pre-K teacher at Geneva City Schools, and a mother of two very active little boys! Some of her favorite hobbies are gardening, reading, boating and playing with her kids! Barre bar has been an awesome addition to her workout routine! She loves getting an awesome full body workout, in just one hour!


Tiffany Sculli, a forever "Genevan" and William Smith alumna, has been helping others achieve their personal fitness goals for the past 15 years. Health and fitness has always been her passion and she is excited to be sharing her talents with the HWS community!


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283 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
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