This class features rounds of high intensity intervals with brief rest periods, for example, eight intervals of 20 seconds at high intensity with 10 seconds of rest in between.  Strength work and balance is incorporated into many of the rounds to enhance overall strength, balance, cardiovascular capacity and functional fitness.  Most exercises are low impact or low impact alternatives are provided.
  • Yin Yoga

    The practice of Yin Yoga focuses on long-held postures to release tension deep in our muscles and connective tissue. Staying in each pose for 3 to 5 minutes, we will focus on softening rather than strengthening. This passive-posture practice invites the mind to settle into a meditative state and allows the body to release tension, stress, and restore your energy levels. Breath work, contemplation, and relaxation are at the forefront of this work. Accessibility awareness: Most of this class will be on the floor. We provide blankets and props for extra cushioning, as well as chairs if a seated practice is more aligned with where you are at. Julia is trained in safe adjustments for all abilities, so no matter what, you will get what you need for your body and mind. If you have bolsters or yoga cushions at home, they may be a great tool to bring in for your practice.”
  • Functional Core

    Improve balance, posture and overall flexibility utilizing stability balls, bands and free weights.
  • HIIT and Strength

    A high intensity full body workout that utilizes interval based timing. In this class we will build our cardiovascular fitness and endurance through high-impact cardio exercises.  Additionally, we will also advance muscle strength with low impact weight exercises in an attempt to push outside of our comfort zone and reach our personal goals.  This class welcomes all ages and fitness levels and encourages healthy fitness growth in a group environment.  See you in class!
  • Cycle

  • Functional Fitness

    This class is designed to train multiple muscle groups to work together to improve muscular endurance, overall strength, coordination, balance, posture and agility.
  • Intro to Strongman

    This class offers an opportunity to learn and experience Strongman implements. There will be 6-7 strength training stations, each one unique to strength training.  Class uses tractor tires, atlas stones, kegs and deadlifts.
  • Step

    Step is a fun choreographed aerobic workout for all levels. There will be a 15 minute warm up, 25-30 minutes of "stepping" and a short abs/push up finish
  • Rhythm Ride 45 Cycle

    Be prepared to let the outside world slip away for 45 sweaty, rhythmic minutes on the bike.  This class will push your cardio limits and dig deep into strength zones. More than just an indoor cycle class, we ride along to the beat of a carefully curated playlist, allowing the music to be our driver and guide, and leaving everything else behind.  This class is adaptable and good for all levels.
  • Full Body Fitness

    Build strength, muscular and cardio endurance utilizing circuit style workouts using hand weights, bands, medicine balls, your own body weight and more.
  • Boot Camp

    Total body strengthening with aerobic and anaerobic conditioning in a moderate to high intensity atmosphere.  Modifications offered, all levels welcome.
  • Full Body Blast

    High intensity, integrated, full body training to improve cardiorespiratory, muscular, and core functions. Modifications are provided. All fitness levels and ages are welcome.
  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Vinyasa is an active class where postures are synced with breath into a flow style movement. The focus of this style of yoga is to improve strength and flexibility, while toning both the mind and body. Originally derived from a more strict Ashtanga style yoga, Vinyasa flows change to target different muscles. Modifications and adjustments are offered to make this class approachable.
  • Hatha Yoga

    Hatha yoga can be considered an umbrella term to describe many of the most common forms of yoga taught in the West today. In my classes, we will flow from pose to pose at a calm pace, paying attention to proper breathing and detuning poses. There is a huge variety of poses and their variations, so within one class you can always make a choice and either treat yourself to a soft stretch or try to do poses that challenge your strength and flexibility, while anyway focusing on relaxation and mindfulness. Building core strength, which is key to good posture, is another important aspects of this type of yoga. I conduct some classes in the format of dynamic stretching for the development of muscle memory.
  • Cardio Dance

  • Zumba

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Aqua Aerobics

    Uses water resistance techniques and a variety of equipment to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
  • Pilates Fusion

    A Pilates mat based class utilizing small props such as Bender balls/peanut balls/Bosus and bolsters for a variety of core-centric exercises.  It is appropriate for all levels of fitness participants.
  • TRX

    TRXUsing a suspension trainer you will build strength, improve endurance and create an indestructible core. Exercises can include planks, squats, lunges, hamstring curls, low row, chest presses, biceps curl, triceps press, TRX-Y fly and more!
  • 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.

  • Aqua Turbo

    A high energy water class that uses both shallow and (optional) deep water for a full body workout. Come, build your cardio endurance, strengthen your core and tone muscles with continuous multilevel movements while having fun! All fitness levels are welcome.
    • Tricia Zigmund

      Tricia Zigmund

      Though I have been active for much of my life I am new to the job of Water Fitness Instructor. For me, there is nothing like the feeling of a good workout and I want to share that with others. I love being in the pool, whether I’m teaching or participating in a water fitness class,

      Though I have been active for much of my life I am new to the job of Water Fitness Instructor. For me, there is nothing like the feeling of a good workout and I want to share that with others. I love being in the pool, whether I’m teaching or participating in a water fitness class, I truly enjoy helping people improve their physical health. I have always loved swimming but more recently I spent some time with my mom and I wanted to help her get more physically active and develop her strength and balance. I got her into a water fitness class and quickly realized that this is what I wanted to do; teach, encourage and motivate people to improve their physical health, strength, balance and endurance, all through water exercise. I have always believed that what we do for our physical fitness should be fun, if we don’t enjoy what we’re doing we won’t stick with it.
      Whether you are looking to maintain where you’re at or you want to achieve a new level of fitness, I want to help you reach your goals.
  • Kripalu Yoga

    Each week begins with centering and breathing.  After some warm ups the class moves to yoga postures including some flow.  Class ends with a brief relaxation.  This yoga experience weaves together mindfulness, pranayama, flexibility, balance and strength.  Diana supports others to find more ease in their bodies as well as resilience both on and off the mat.