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!
Caitlin O’Keeffe ’17 wants you to stay active, and so do we!
Join WesBAM! for a week of FREE Yoga, Zumba, and High Intensity Interval classes taught by professionally certified Wesleyan students! All classes are open to all levels, and did we mention this week they’re free?
Join our Facebook event HERE.
Date: Sunday, September 11 through Saturday, September 17
Place: Fayerweather 106 and 108
From Kate Gilbert ’18:
Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?
Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!
We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.
We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.
Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes
Date: Saturday, April 30
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)
Got the thesis crazies? Need some exercise? Read this message from Madeleine Junkins ’16:
Want to attend a WesBAM! Zumba class but can’t pick which one?! Try ALL OF THEM for FREE Sunday at 3! Come one, come all to the first annual WesBAM! ZUMBATHON!
We will be teaching FREE Zumba for *3 consecutive hours* – come and go as you please! Ditch the workout, join the party! No dance or fitness experience necessary! It’s FREE!!!!
Date: Sunday, March 27 (today~)
Time: 3-6 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
It’s that time of the year again–WesBAM! FREE Promo Week!
Time to sweat, flow, dance, jump, meditate, and get your mind right–a whole week for FREEEEE!
This semester WesBAM! is bigger an badder than ever: With 7 yoga instructors, 5 HIIT and Kung Fu instructors, and 3 Zumba instructors we have something for all skill levels and interests!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat and your sneakers!
Check out the Facebook event here:
Date: Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, February 6
Place: Fayerweather Dance and Theater Rooms
Caitlin O’Keeffe ’17 writes in:
WesBAM!’s Free Promotional Week is back! Come check out our new classes and escape the back-to-school grind!
Dates: Sunday, September 13 through Friday, September 18
From Katie McLaughlin ’15:
Grab your yoga and cardio clothes and join us for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, classes and alumni as Shira Engel ’14 and Renee Dunn ’14 – co-founders of WesBAM! – are returning home. There’s a lot of stuff going on: Shira and Renee are co-teaching Founder’s Flow, Shira is teaching two yoga classes and Renee is teaching a yoga class and a fusion cardio kickboxing/total body conditioning class. AND GUESS WHAT?! It’s all FREE! A complete lineup and description of events are posted below! Class descriptions are after the jump.
THURSDAY — March 26th
4:30-5:30 Flow Fierce w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Shira Engel ’14,
Fayerweather Dance Room
FRIDAY — March 27th
11:00-12:30 Shira’s Home Yoga Practice Workshop, Fayerweather Dance
SATURDAY — March 28th
11:00-1:00 WesBAM! Founder’s Flow with Shira and Renee, Fayerweather
5:00-6:00 Wellness Beyond Wes, Fayerweather Dance Room
SUNDAY — March 29th
11:00-12:00 Total Body Conditioning and CardioKickboxing FUSION,
Fayerweather Dance Room
4:00-5:00 Power Yoga w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Renee Dunn ’14,
Fayerweather Theater Room
Date: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
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.
A wise woman once said, “Endorphins make people happy. And happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.” Katie McLaughlin ’15 wants to get you hopped up on endorphins. So you can be happy. For FREE. Check it:
Fitness Classes for Free?!
That’s right. Come try out all of WesBAM!’s group exercise and yoga classes for FREE January 31st-February 6th as we kick-off the Spring 2015 Semester
From Isabel Fine ’17:
Parents stressing you out? You stressing parents out? Don’t know what
to do with your parents? Then come to FAMILY WEEKEND YOGA sponsored by
Drop your parents off, come as a family, bring someone else’s family,
anything you want goes. This class will be fun, relaxing, and open to
practitioners of all levels and ages.
Date: Saturday, September 27th
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Place: Westco Lounge