• HATHA YOGA

    Combining philosophy and wisdom that inform everyday living with a strong dedication to alignment, this class will inspire you to go deeper in every aspect of your life. We will emphasize building a strong sense of alignment, an expanded knowledge of available modifications, and a better understanding of your body.
  • BARRE

    A toning class that combines elements of ballet barre training techniques, body weight strengthening exercises, and flexibility work. This class concentrates on both large muscle groups to keep students heart rate up as well as smaller firing muscle groups for specific sculpting.
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

  • CIRCUIT CHALLENGE

    A variety of equipment, powerful bursts of cardiovascular drills and much more. Push your limits in this circuit station class. Timed sets and carefully programmed sequences to leave you drenched and empowered.
  • STRENGTH & STRETCH

    Half of class is weight training to increase strength and endurance, the other half is stretching to increase flexibility.
  • ZUMBA

    A high-energy dance-based class set to upbeat music. Ditch the workout, join the party!
  • HATHA FLOW YOGA

    A more active approach to the Hatha style of yoga.
  • PURE STRENGTH

    Use a variety of equipment to sculpt muscle and build strength.
  • BOOT CAMP

    You know the drill...anything goes in Boot Camp! Reap the benefits of this ultimate calorie-burning workout through challenging combinations of cardiovascular drills and resistance training. This high energy workout will increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity!
  • CYCLE

    Indoor cycling is high-intensity exercise using a stationary exercise bicycle in a classroom setting. Climbs and sprints make each ride unpredictable, challenging, and fun.
  • CLASSIC PILATES

    A core-strengthening mat class based on the teaching of Joseph Pilates. This class focuses on total body conditioning, core work and specific breathing techniques while challenging your muscles and improving your flexibility.
    • Rosalie Peri

      Rosalie Peri

      "To develop a realistic fitness plan takes planning, increasing your awareness and knowledge as to what your personal health and fitness goals are. With 25 years of experience in the Health and Fitness Industry, I can help you attain your goals."

      Rosalie is an RN, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with 20 + years of experience. She is a Registered 200 hour Yoga teacher, Certified in Personal Training by NSCA, Certified in Pilates Matwork, P90X and PiYo. Rosalie has worked at NAC for 22 years and has helped develop our extensive group fitness programming.

      Rosalie is also adjunct faculty at Smith College and teaches both credit and non-credit courses for Exercise and Sport Studies and Athletic Departments at Smith College.

       



      Certifications



      • RN
      • NCSA-CPT

      • P90X Certified
      • PiYo Certified
      • Pilates Matwork Certified
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      Other Interests



      • Rosalie is also a Beachbody Coach, Mother of 3, has two Grandchildren, two cats, and is an avid gardener.





      Contact Rosalie




  • FLEXIBLE STRENGTH

    Movements and exercises designed to increase overall strength and flexibility
    This class integrates yoga-style movements with core-stabilization exercises and traditional strength moves designed to increase overall strength and flexibility.
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

  • GENTLE YOGA

    A gentle approach to stretching and strengthening with the breath. This class offers supine and seated postures with instruction in body and breath awareness geared towards all levels of yoga practice. Closes with a guided period of deep rest.  
  • HIIT & SCULPT

    High Intensity Interval Training
    HIIT & Sculpt is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body & improve your endurance.
    • Mary Mason

      Mary Mason

      "We're either getting better, or we're getting worse." - David Goggins

      Contact Info.: 413-588-7294 ~ [email protected]

      Education: Salve Regina University, B.A. in Psychology; Double Minor in Spanish and Dance

      Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

      Interests/Hobbies: Positive Psychology, Mindset Training, Vernacular Jazz Dance and Cardio Dance, doing anything outdoors, taking my dog on adventures, kayaking the Deerfield River, finding and pushing past my physical limits.

      Specializations: High Intensity Interval Training, Calisthenics, Hypertrophy/Body Sculpting, Senior Fitness (60+),  Functional Fitness, Plyometrics, Core/Stability Training

      Fitness Philosophy: Connecting the Mind and Body during training is vial for success. My goal as your trainer, is to help you achieve personal competency in your ability to improve your physical health. I don’t just want to motivate you, I want to callous your mind, build your discipline and mental toughness, so that y9ou can create and foster long-term success for yourself.

  • STEP

    Cardiovascular workout using the height-adjustable platform
    Use the height-adjustable platform for just the right challenge. Get a great cardiovascular workout with motivating music and creative combinations.
    • Beth Rossi

      Beth Rossi

      "Life's too short to sweat the little stuff. Don't get mad, just get going!"

      Beth is a native of Northampton. She graduated from Northampton High school in 1976 and UMASS Amherst in 1981. She works for her family business in Hatfield.

      “I have been working at NAC since dinosaurs walked the earth. I have also been employed as a Mom since 2001. I have two daughters who assure me I’m due for a raise soon! I love to walk and hike and mow my lawn, but being a group fitness instructor at NAC is one of the most fun, gratifying jobs I know!”



      Training



      • AFAA Certified in Group Fitness for over 25 years

      • AFAA Certified Pilates Instructor



      Other Interests



      • Beth enjoys lakes and sunshine in the summer and a good fireplace in winter.





      Contact Beth




       

  • TOTAL BODY SCULPT

    Trains, tones and tightens your entire body
    A comprehensive total body workout to train, tone and tighten your entire body while improving muscular strength and endurance. Various types of equipment will be used.
    • Heather Paul

      Heather Paul

      "I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."
      Phil 4:13

      Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living.  After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.

      Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.

      Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.

      When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.

       


      Education/Certifications



      • BFA Dance UMASS Amherst
      • ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor
      • ACE certified Personal Trainer



      Other Interests



      • Favorite color is pink– I wear it almost every day!





      Contact Heather




       

    • Deb Oakley

      Deb Oakley

    • Andrea Zawacki

      Andrea Zawacki

      Make it count!

      In 1990, while a student at UMass, Andrea began teaching aerobics.  Four years later, in 1994, after completing Rosalie Peri’s Fitness Instructor Training program, she became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and began teaching classes at Northampton Athletic Club.

       



      Training/Certifications



      • AFAA group fitness certified since 1994

      • TRX certified





      Contact Andrea




  • VINYASA YOGA

    A vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga characterized by flowing poses that are linked by breath. Classes are diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor.