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Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is sdz‘s update of wilk‘s short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.


This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. Little known fact, Wesleyan Football holds a lifetime win record against Michigan. (never mind that our first and only meet was in 1883). I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

First Captain’s Practice – Wesleyan Boxing Club

The Wesleyan Boxing Club writes in:

The Wesleyan Boxing Club will be holding our first captain’s practice of the semester this Saturday from 3-4pm! Come learn the basics or float like a butterfly and sting like a bee – all are welcome to join us for a great workout and good times!

Date: Saturday, September 19th
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: Freeman Multipurpose Room (bottom floor)
Facebook: EVENT PAGE

Meet the Spring WesBAM! Instructors

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM) is a student group dedicated to health and fitness on campus. Entirely run by students, the club provides a variety of weekly courses to ensure that healthy living is fun and accessible for students of all body types and abilities.

Check out the schedule and see if you can make it to class sometime this week. All the classes are free this week!:

Read after the jump to find out more about some of your instructors (there are 15 altogether) and their health tips for the spring.

WesBAM! Finals Week classes

Fun stuff from the inspiring and fabulous Renee Dunn ’14

Finals craziness is upon us, but don’t let the stress eat away at your body, mind, and soul! During these tolling times, come unwind or invigorate, for a healthier finals experience and overall rejuvenation. De-stress with WesBAM! Show yourself some love.


Check out the Facebook event or our website event page.

Be sure to like us on Facebook so that you receive notice about added classes or scheduling changes!

Another helpful resource is the WesBAM! Blog. Brows this page for a slew of posts on managing stress, maintaining sanity, pulling all nighters, and snacking healthy.


Date: December 7 – 13, 2013
Time: See schedule
Place: Fayerweather studios


Gratitude Class with WesBAM!

Sonia Max ’17 sun salutes:

Come get in the Thanksgiving mindset this Saturday from 12:00-1:30 in the Shoenberg Dance Studio!

Becky Schisler, Sonia Max, and Katie
McLaughlin will lead a part yoga, part guided meditation and part thai massage to help you de-stress from a hectic week.

We will end with some delicious tea and cookies, so, remember to bring a mug, bring yourself, and bring a friend!

Date:  Saturday, November 16th
When: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: Lounge of Hewitt 9
Cost: $0.00
Facebook: Here

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM!) Promotional Week


Renee Dunn ’14 wants you to keep those New Years’ Resolutions:

Want to take fitness classes? Want to try them for FREE?! Well, good news – WesBAM! is back and kicking off the semester with a week of free classes. Meet all of our awesome instructors and try any of our classes – whether it be Zumba, CardioKickboxing, Krav Maga, TurboKick, or one of our many yoga disciplines. All classes cater to beginners, and no prior experience or fitness level is required. Check out the Spring 2013 schedule, rates, class descriptions, instructor bios, and more on our website at wesBAM.weebly.com. Looking forward to seeing you in class! Check below the jump for a schedule…

WarriorFit Information Session and Free Workout

“What is WarriorFit? Find out tomorrow during our first meeting in Beckham! Come ready for a quick fitness challenge at the end!”

Gregory Faxon ’14’s fitness formula supreme has the right stuff to make your abs look swell! TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW:

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines including CrossFit, power-lifting, and martial arts training, this class incorporates a variety of full-bodied movements that will have you looking and feeling great fast. WarriorFit uses highly functional and effective strength and conditioning so that you can excel at the things you love to do outside the gym. WarriorFit is open to all levels of athleticism. Come check us out!

Calling All Fitness Instructors: Wexercise Seex Instruxtors

The Wesleyan fitness classes program formerly affiliated with WesWELL are getting a facelift this semester, and Sylvie Stein ’12 has details. Most pertinently, the new fitness collective—enter: “Wexercise”—is seeking qualified instructors for its fall classes:

Remember the WesWELL non-credit classes that brought you zumba, yoga, and cardio kickboxing? Well, the classes are no longer affiliated with WesWELL, and the fitness collective is now known as WEXERCISE! The spankin’ new blog is available here.
If you are interested in instructing for Wexercise this fall, please follow the instructions and apply here. Applications are due to Wexercise co-managers Sylvie Stein ’12 [sstein01(at)wesleyan(dot)edu] and Maggie Cohen ’12 [maggie.r.cohen(at)gmail(dot)com] no later than September 6th.