Unveiling Wild About Wellness
Launching a unique wellness program in the Southern Tier, leveraging the region's natural resources for diverse fitness activities.
Empowering Community Wellness and Workforce Training
Moving beyond physical wellness to encompass workforce training, fostering life and career skills.
Creating Community Impact and Job Opportunities
Promoting a healthier community and workforce by providing job opportunities and business launch support.

Welcome to Wild About Wellness

Welcome to Wild About Wellness, a unique wellness initiative that promotes fitness, job, and business opportunities right in the heart of the Southern Tier. We leverage the natural beauty of the Greater Binghamton area to offer a range of activities including mountain biking, yoga, functional fitness, and wellness classes throughout Broome and Tioga Counties.

Our Mission

Our mission at Wild About Wellness is to promote not only physical wellness but also workforce training. In partnership with Binghamton University’s Health and Wellness Studies Department and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), we’re providing opportunities for at-risk populations to gain essential life and career skills. These individuals will receive training to become certified group fitness instructors, empowering them to create a meaningful impact on community health and wellness.

Our Impact

At Wild About Wellness, we believe in nurturing a healthy workforce to benefit the entire community. By integrating our wellness programs into the region’s natural assets, we aim to enhance the well-being of our residents. Graduates of our program will have opportunities to find employment with Synergy Athletics or even launch their own businesses with the support of SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Center.

Join Us

We are proud to collaborate with Ross Park Zoo, Waterman Conservation Center, Synergy Athletics, Chenango Point Cycles, Organic Yoga, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Our initiative is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, and we are grateful for their support.

We invite you to explore the variety of outdoor classes starting on May 15. To sign up or learn more about our program, please visit our website at rossparkzoo.org/wild-about-wellness. We look forward to welcoming you as we embark on this wellness journey together.

For any queries, please contact Evelyn Hale, Wild About Wellness Program Coordinator at 607-724-5461 (ext. 505) or email ehale@rossparkzoo.org.

Our Partners

Chenango Point Cycles: This local business is our go-to for mountain biking experiences. They are dedicated to connecting our participants with the natural beauty of our local trails, promoting physical wellness and an appreciation for the outdoors.

Cornell Cooperative Extension: They play a crucial role in providing venues for our wellness activities. Their beautiful Cutler Botanical Garden is the perfect outdoor space where our participants can enjoy wellness classes while being surrounded by nature.

Organic Yoga: This wellness center helps us incorporate the calming and invigorating practice of yoga into our wellness program. They are committed to bringing the benefits of yoga into the natural setting, enhancing the holistic wellness experience for our participants.

Synergy Athletics: As a leading fitness center, Synergy Athletics is our key partner in promoting functional fitness within the Wild About Wellness initiative. They are eager to support our community’s journey towards health and wellbeing, demonstrating their commitment through their active participation.

Waterman Conservation Center: This conservation center is dedicated to sharing the beauty of their preserves with our participants. They foster an appreciation for nature while promoting wellness, enhancing the connection between nature and personal health.

Binghamton University Health & Wellness Studies: This educational institution is our partner in providing a platform for individuals to develop valuable career skills. They are enthusiastic about promoting community wellness and are instrumental in preparing our participants to become certified group fitness instructors.

These partnerships reinforce the strength of our community and our shared commitment to enhancing the wellness of the Greater Binghamton area.

Community Classes

We are excited to present a wide array of activities and events as part of our Wild About Wellness initiative. These are open to residents of all abilities 18 years and older. Join us for these upcoming events and become a part of our wellness community!

Mountain Biking with Chenango Point Cycles
Join us for an exhilarating mountain biking experience, connecting with nature and promoting physical wellness. Check our class calendar below for the schedule and locations of these biking adventures.

Yoga Sessions with Organic Yoga (Bring Your Own Mat)
Experience the calming and invigorating practice of yoga in beautiful natural settings. Yoga sessions are available weekly, visit our class calendar below for timings and locations.

Functional Fitness Classes with Synergy Athletics
Improve your strength, balance, and coordination with our functional fitness classes. These classes are designed to promote overall physical wellness. Visit our class calendar below for class schedule and locations.

Wellness Activities at the Cutler Botanical Garden
Enjoy a variety of wellness activities at the beautiful Cutler Botanical Garden, provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. Check our class calendar below for a schedule of these activities.

Nature Walks with Waterman Conservation Center
Join us for guided nature walks through the beautiful preserves of the Waterman Conservation Center. These walks are designed to promote wellness while fostering an appreciation for nature.

We are constantly adding new activities and events to our calendar. For the most up-to-date information and to register for these events, please check our class calendar linked below.