• Gentle Yoga

    • Diana Peters-Ross

      Diana Peters-Ross

      Diana began practicing yoga 25 years ago in an effort to alleviate back pain. She found it beneficial in so many other ways including feeling more balanced in body and mind. After 15 years of personal yoga practice, and studying with a variety of teachers, she decided to share her love of yoga with others.

      Diana began practicing yoga 25 years ago in an effort to alleviate back pain. She found it beneficial in so many other ways including feeling more balanced in body and mind. After 15 years of personal yoga practice, and studying with a variety of teachers, she decided to share her love of yoga with others. In 2002 Diana completed Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since then, she has taught yoga classes at Holyoke Hospital and prenatal yoga at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. In 2004, Diana began teaching yoga at HAC where she very much enjoys the friendly, non-competitive atmosphere, and creating community through yoga.



      Education/Certifications



      • Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification

      • Yoga Dance Teacher Certification

      • Prenatal yoga Teacher Certification

      • M.Ed.




      Other Interests



      • Diana lives with her husband, two sons and dog, “Odie”.

      • She enjoys swimming and hiking.

      • Diana works as a Reading Specialist in the public schools.



  • Aqua Aerobics

  • Cycle And Strength

  • Full Body Blast

  • Full Body Fitness

  • Pilates Fusion

  • Yoga

  • Group Fitness Classes

    Please see the home page for information on the resumption of classes.
    • Perry & Judy Messer

      Perry & Judy Messer

      Perry and Judy Messer became the owners of the Hampshire Athletic Club in the fall of 2007. They have owned and ran HAC’s sister facility, Northampton Athletic Club since 1982. Perry and Judy feel very fortunate to be a part of both the Amherst and Northampton community.

      When they are not at the Clubs Perry and Judy enjoy running together, traveling with their three children and volunteering as board members of the Northampton High School Booster Club.