Benefit Fair Session Details

Interested in one of our benefits fair sessions? Find the details for each below:

Sun. 8/16

Sunday, Aug 16, Noon-1 pm

The Aerobics & Fitness Studio Demonstration 

Class Description: Zumba!

Cost: Free

Offered ByThe Aerobics & Fitness Studio Demonstration, Amherst, MA. The Aerobics and Fitness Studio is a 1320 sq foot studio located at 20 Belchertown Road (Route 9, across from Cumberland Farms) in Amherst, MA.  We have a new floor, air conditioning, full length mirrors, bathrooms and changing areas, a high quality stereo system and new equipment for a wide variety of group fitness classes and programming.  We also have plenty of free parking on-site! Our current offerings allow you the opportunity to improve your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and sport performance. We have carefully selected a diverse, well-educated, highly qualified, and experienced team of fitness professionals who are committed to imparting the knowledge and tools you need to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals. Their passion for teaching, enthusiasm, and genuine interest in each and every one of our participants is unsurpassed. Regardless of what your goals may be - improve your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, or nutrition - we can help! Stop by and we will be happy to answer your questions and show you a taste of what we do!

Interested?: Register here

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Mon. 8/17

Monday, Aug 17, 10-10:45 am

Barre Class just for UMass Grad Employees

Description: A fusion of pilates & ballet-inspired workout incorporating moves that will lengthen, strengthen and sculpt the muscles. Integrating mindfulness, breath & cardio bursts throughout making it a dynamic & fun class. Expect to sweat, sculpt & shake!

Ages: class will be geared for adults

Cost: Free 

Offered By: Lauren Devera is a 360° wellness advocate, choreographer and performance artist in the DC metropolitan area, empowering people through various modalities including dance, yoga, barre & meditation. Expect to leave with a deeper sense of self, confidence & newfound awareness of your inner artist!

Interested?: Register here

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Monday, Aug 17, 3-4:30 pm

Outschool for Families: STEM Desert Island Survival just for UMass Grad families

Class Description: Students will first learn about the engineering design process. They will then be presented with the challenge of how to survive on a deserted island. Their biggest challenge will be shelter from the wind at night. Students will follow the constraints and build a structure that will withstand a wind storm (from a hair dryer). They will test their design in class and share what they have learned with their classmates. This class does not aim to teach any industry specific engineering principles but rather the development process behind a solution; define, plan, model, test, redesign. At the end of this class students will be able to: • Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. • Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

Ages: for children 7-12

Cost: $1 to reserve your child's spot--this cost can be submitted for reimbursement through the GEO childcare reimbursement

Offered By: Amy Karow, a teacher with 15 years of experience.

Interested?: request a registration link by emailing us

Monday, Aug 18, 4 pm

Your Guide to Financial Wellness during Graduate School

Class Description: How you manage your finances as a graduate student can have lasting effects on your prosperity and your credit. Gaining a solid understanding of some simple financial wellness concepts can help you to feel more confident about your ability to manage your finances, handle emergencies, reduce debt, and save for your future. Join Cait Murray of the UMassFive College Credit Union for some guidance on financial wellness, including tips on budgeting, saving, building credit, and managing student loans. 

Cost: Free

Offered By: UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

Interested?: Zoom link here