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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, Leigh '84, Jen, Caroline DeWeirdt '15, and Pam Eck '15

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 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 Jacoby

Jacoby Ballard teaches yoga and Buddhism and is known for his playfulness, heart-opening, and commitment to change from the inside out.  He has taught yoga since 1999 in settings ranging from yoga studios, art galleries, gyms, homeless shelters, nonprofit offices, social justice conferences, and LGBT Centers. In 2008, he founded Third Root Community Health Center, a worker-owned cooperative holistic health center in Brooklyn, NY, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Yoga Service Council. His classes integrate intricate and creative sequences that keep you on your toes while integrating the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and yogic philosophy.

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.

Zumba with Leigh Pitifer '84 Maddie Sutton '17, Allie Killroy '15 and 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!

Pilates with Paula Burden & Arianna '17

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.

Arianna Bashara is a sophomore from Massachusetts. She's a Media and Society major and double minor in English and Music. She's takes vocal lessons at HWS and is also part of the HWS chorale. In the summer she runs a canoe and kayak business in the Berkshires, and had been kayaking her whole life. Arianna loves all exercise but is certified in teaching both Yoga and Pilates.

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.


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



Summer Hours

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-7 p.m.



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