To promote healthy lifestyles, Smith sponsors various wellness programs during the year.
The athletic department's Get Fit Smith classes are open to the entire Smith community on a drop-in, first-come basis. With fun and relaxation in mind, workshops include yoga, Pilates, awesome abs, strength and conditioning training, personal training and aerobics.
Exercise & Sport Studies
Employee Fitness Program
The ESS Fitness Program is open to all Smith College employees and their immediate families on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited.
ESS Program Course Offerings
Employees are eligible for employee tuition assistance when they enroll in courses offered through the Exercise & Sport Studies Program. Courses include yoga, fencing, golf, swimming, diving, aqua-aerobics, tennis, badminton, kick boxing, kayaking, canoeing and more. To find course listings, go to the Smith College Course Catalog.
For information on the tuition benefit policy, see Section 403 of the Employee Handbook.
Harvard Pilgrim Offerings
Harvard Pilgrim has created a website just for the Smith College community that offers information on health and wellness, member savings, the pharmacy program and plan information.
To view the online options for wellness, click on the link for "Health & Wellness." You do not need to be a Harvard Pilgrim subscriber to access many of the online tools such as:
- Disease, Condition & Preventive Care Programs and Tools
- Health Quizzes and Tools
- Preventative Care Recommendations
- Health Topics A–Z
- Health Education Materials
HPHConnect for Members Account
With your secure, password-protected account, you have access to plan information, plus health improvement and decision-making tools. Go to www.harvardpilgrim.org/smithcollege to create an account. You will enter your HP ID number (from your ID card) and birth date. Harvard Pilgrim will send you a password to activate your account.
Harvard Pilgrim offers member savings for a variety of wellness products such as: athletic footwear, bicycle helmets, home exercise equipment, fitness club savings and more.
Harvard Pilgrim members can receive a fitness reimbursement up to $150 per calendar year for membership at a qualified health and fitness club.
Local Health Education Classes
Harvard Pilgrim members can save on a wide variety of health education courses and preventive health services throughout the area. Preregistration is required for most classes. For dates, times or fees, call the phone number provided in the Complete List of Health Classes. For more information, call (617) 509-7311 or (800) 287-9793.
The USDA website offers you a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for you, as well as a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level by using the food pyramid system.
American Heart Association
Visit the American Heart Association website if you want to know your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years. You can also calculate your personal risks and dangers from high blood pressure, and learn what you can do to lower your risks.