2017 Fall Fitness Class Schedule 

NOTE: Holly MacKenzie's PiYo class on Wednesday, Oct. 4 has been cancelled. 

Classes in the Yoga/Dance Room, 2nd floor of the Alfond Athletic Center. Bring a towel and a water bottle to class. Classes are free to all members of the Colby Community. All classes are one hour and are in the Yoga/Dance Room unless noted.

Mon., Thu., 12:00 p.m.                                Fitness Challenge  *                                            Instructor: Marc Cote

*Meets at the track in the field house. This class is designed for all people interested in getting some exercise in a short period of time. We do a circuit style program with a set number of stations, working for a set number of seconds, and resting for a set number of seconds. The exercises and number of stations change from class to class and they are all scalable to suit your fitness level.

Mon., 12:00 p.m.                                          Gentle Yoga                                                         Instructor: Laura Meader

This class will focus on easy yoga postures done mostly on the floor with props such as blocks, bolsters, and straps. We'll work on gentle stretching, breathing, and relaxation. Ideal for beginners, people recovering from injuries, or more advanced yoginis. Stretches and postures will be repeated so students can refine the poses and measure progress. Students should be relatively comfortable being on the floor on their backs, bellies, and sitting. 

Mon., Thu., 5:30 p.m.                                  Power Yoga                                                         Instructor: Raya Kouletsis

Power Yoga offers yoga based on Core Power sequencing techniques for a flow of unifying breath to movement. Class pace will vary for beginners through advanced levels. Bringing a towel and water bottle is suggested.

Tue. 12:00 p.m.                                           Hatha Yoga                                                          Instructor: Doug Hall

Colby graduate Doug Hall, the diving coach for the Mules, will lead the Hatha Yoga class.

Tue. 5:30 p.m.                                            Firm and Burn                                                      Instructor: Robin Harrington

Circuit Challenge workout, implementing weights and cardio in a great one-hour workout. 

Wed., 12:00 p.m.                                         PiYo LIVE                                                             Instructor: Holly MacKenzie

PiYo LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.  The perfect class for those who love the sweat and burn of circuit training, but know they need the flexibility and mobility of yoga.

Wed. 5:30 p.m.                                          Ashtanga Yoga *                                                      Instructor: Thomas Klepach

* This class is held at the Dunn Dance Studio in Runnals. Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) based on the ancient Radiant Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. This vigorous method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Once this sequence is internalized, this yoga form is particularly amenable to the adoption of self practice. Dr. Klepach studied Ashtanga while living in New Zealand, and teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology among other subjects in the Colby Biology Department. 

Wed. 5:30 p.m.                                              Pound                                                                  Instructor: Christine Bishop

Pound is a new class with Christine Bishop. The new Wednesday date starts Sept. 13.

Wed. 6:30 p.m.                                           Zumba                                                                    Instructor: Christine Bishop

Participants will work work hard with instructor Christine Bishop in the lone Zumba class of the week.

Thu. 12:00 p.m.                                           Hatha Yoga                                                          Instructor: Laura Meader

Participants will work on yoga postures (asanas) as well as breathing techniques to improve strength, balance, and posture. Core strengthening and stretching are integral parts of yoga as are learning how to invigorate and how to relax. – This class is designed for those who have had at least some yoga experience and want to deepen their practice. Yoga is a lifelong learning practice that increases mental focus and physical flexibility.

Thu., 6:30 p.m.                                           Tabata                                                                     Instructor: Robin Harrington

Tabata training is a very intense form of Interval Training. Created by Izumi Tabata, the Tabata Protocol is simply the best supra-aerobic cardio workout every discovered. A popular regimen based on a 1996 study uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8 cycles). A session consists of a warm up period of exercise, followed by six to 10 repetitions of high intensity exercise, separated by medium intensity exercise, and ending with a period of cool down exercise.


Fri. 12:00 p.m.                                            Vinyasa Yoga (STARTS Sept. 15)                          Instructor: Kathleen Haberstock

Vinyasa Flow class: Move with precision, focus, and joy in this alignment-based class that will build strength, balance, and flexibility. Focus on linking the breath to the movement for a moving meditation that will invigorate and release tension. All levels are welcome!




Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00-1:00 pm

FITNESS CHALLENGE with Marc Cote (track area) 

GENTLE YOGA with Laura Meader


HATHA YOGA with Doug Hall


PiYo with Holly MacKenzie


FITNESS CHALLENGE with Marc Cote (track area)

HATHA YOGA with Laura Meader


VINYASA YOGA with Kathleen Haberstock

5:30-6:30 pm

POWER YOGA with Raya Kouletsis

FIRM AND BURN with Robin Harrington

ASHTANGA YOGA with Thom Klepach in Runnals

POUND with Christine Bishop

POWER YOGA with Raya Kouletsis  
6:30-7:30 pm      ZUMBA with Christine Bishop TABATA with Robin Harrington