Spring Session 2 Classes for Staff and Faculty

Registration will open on Monday, March 4 and close on Wednesday, March 13 at 4 pm. Please register on time. Late registrations are not accepted.  If classes do not meet the minimum enrollment (10 or more people) by the registration deadline, the class may be canceled.  You will be notified and refunded if we cancel the class.  Please note:  Refund requests are only available up to the first day of class.

This 6-week series begins the week of March 18, 2024 to April 26, 2024.  Participants will receive a meeting invite from their instructor.  

To foster community well-being, spouses or partners are eligible to register for WHAM classes. To gain access to the Leonard Center, staff and faculty must complete the Employee Plus 1 Membership Registration to sponsor their one member guest.  Membership is free.  There is only a $5 fee for an access card.  Learn more about Leonard Center Membership Information.

Masks are no longer expected to be worn indoors for community members or guests.  For a list of exceptions please visit our Mask Policy.

Simple Registration Process

No login required!   1)  Go to the WHAM Marketplace website, 2)  Select your class, 3)  Complete the registration, add your name, acknowledge the Assumption of Risk and pay by credit card, 4)  Submit your registration and await your email confirmation.

Please note:  Late registrations will not be accepted and the registration period is final.  If you have questions, please contact WHAM at [email protected].

Session Dates

Spring Session 1

Registration runs: January 16, 2024 to January 25, 2024
Class runs: January 29, 2024 to March 8, 2024

Spring Session 2

Registration runs: March 4, 2024 to March 13, 2024
Class runs: March 18, 2024 to April 26, 2024

Summer Session 1

Registration runs: May 6, 2024 – May 15, 2024
Class runs: May 20, 2024 – June 28, 2024 (No class on Memorial Day, May 27 & Juneteenth, June 19)

Summer Session 2

Registration runs: June 19, 2024 – July 2, 2024
Class runs: July 8, 2024 – August 16, 2024

Class Descriptions

Strength Training

Strength Training 101: From Basics to Barbells – Tuesdays 10:45 – 11:30 am, Deno Fitness Center, March 18 – April 23. Cost $40. Over 6 weeks, you’ll embark on a journey to build a solid foundation for your fitness goals. This program is designed to empower and educate, focusing on fundamental strength training movements and techniques. In this course, you’ll master key exercises such as the goblet squat, pressing movements, a progression to a barbell squat, and finally, the barbell deadlift. With each variation, you will gain knowledge on technique, stance, grip width, as well as common faults and cues, and how to correct them. We’ll also introduce you to staple back exercise and a core movement to support your  progress.

For the low cost of $40, you will get 6 sessions with Angela.  This clinic is recommended for the beginner fitness enthusiast looking to learn the basics, as well as the more experienced lifter who is seeking advice on technique and optimization. Whether you’re new to strength training or seeking to refine your skills, our program is tailored to your needs as Angela guides you through the complexities of strength training. By the end of the course, you’ll not only have a solid foundation but also the confidence to take control of your strength training and Angela will provide you with a program to follow on your own. Instructor: Angela Nguyen 

Boot Camp – Monday & Wednesday, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, Leonard Center Field House, March 18 – April 24.  A fun, high-energy class with ever-changing routines aimed at incorporating cardiovascular fitness along with total body muscular endurance and strength. This is an advanced class that involves low impact jumping, running, and interval training. Workouts and exercise can be modified for different fitness levels. This class meets twice per week for 6 weeks.  Instructor: Nathan Downey

  • $40 Standard Boot Camp pass
  • $40 Flex pass (2 classes per week of either Circuit Training or Boot Camp)

Circuit TrainingTuesday & Thursday, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, Deno Fitness Center, March 19 – April 25.  Resistance training that provides total body strength, endurance, core strength, and cardiovascular fitness.  Participants are able to work at their own pace and push themselves based on their goals and fitness level. This class meets twice per week for 6 weeks.  Instructor: Nathan Downey

  • $40 Standard Circuit Training pass
  • $40 Flex pass (2 classes per week of either Circuit Training or Boot Camp)


Awareness Through Movement® – Tuesdays, 4:45 – 5:45 pm, Leonard Center, Studio 1, March 19 – April 23. Cost $25. Come check out the transformative practice of the Feldenkrais Method®. Open to all levels of ability and experience. Whether you are looking to improve your coordination and mobility or find relief from chronic pain and postural tension, these classes are an excellent way to expand your sense of well-being and possibility. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities. ATM class most often takes place lying down on mats, but occasionally in a sitting or standing position. Similar to Tai Chi or gentle yoga, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes use slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind. As you attend to the improving quality of movement, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the body can reorganize and release. Participants are often amazed at the quick and clear changes that occur through the neuromuscular repatterning that happens in an Awareness Through Movement lesson. Instructor: Taught by Macalester Theatre and Dance Professor Krista Langberg (NTT).


Hatha YogaWednesdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, Leonard Center, Studio 1, March 20 – April 24.  Cost $25.  Learn yoga basics in this beginner-friendly hatha yoga class.  Explore alignment principles of specific poses (asanas) and experience more flowing movement sequences (vinyasa).  Increase strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and leave feeling more calm and refreshed.  Instructor: Ariel Linnerson


Mindfulness – Thursdays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, Hybrid: Old Main 4th Floor Lounge or Weyerhaeuser Chapel & on Zoom, March 21 – April 25 (Make-up class from Spring 1 on May 2).  Cost $25.  Mindfulness can help us weather the challenges and uncertainty of life with more calm, acceptance and ease. This class, which is open to everyone (whether you are new to mindfulness or if you would like to revitalize or deepen your meditation practice) offers a supportive community in which you can explore ways that work for you, to experience the benefits of mindfulness in your life. Each session offers time away from your busy day to rejuvenate, through guided meditations and the exploration of mindfulness and compassion practices.  Instructor: Jane Rauenhorst.


Dance Cardio – Fridays, 12:05 – 12:50 pm, Leonard Center, Studio 1, March 22 – April 26.  Cost $25.  Improve your endurance, strength, coordination and flexibility in this fun, calorie-burning, dance workout! After a full body warm up, you’ll be led through easy-to-follow moves set to today’s hottest pop, hip-hop and dance music, as well as your favorite throwbacks! This class is great for all fitness levels and no dance experience is required. Please wear indoor sneakers or dance shoes, bring a water bottle, and get ready to sweat!  Instructor: Ariel Linnerson

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Register for Spring Session 2 between Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 13 at 4 pm.