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Be Active

group exercise

Healthy Challenges

on campus facilities

off campus facilities

Informal Recreational Opportunities at GVSU

health coaching

Our mission is to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for faculty and staff to enhance the quality of life among the GVSU community. Leading an active lifestyle is an important component to living better by choice. The following resources can help you either jump-start or continue a life on the move!

Healthy Challenges

  •  Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run September 18
    • Want to increase your physical activity levels? Looking to engage in a social activity with fellow co-workers or find a break away from your office and increase energy? Check out the Open Run/Walk group for faculty and staff Tuesdays at 12pm in the TURF building on Allendale campus. Free for faculty, staff and immediate family members who want to move and be motivated with others! Bring your running or walking shoes, athletic dress or not, up to you. Guided running workouts are available for participants led by the Health and Wellness team or do your own thing. GVSU ID card required to pass the entry desk at Kelly Family Sports Center.

      Training for: LMCU Bridge Run-September 18th, Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids

      Participants in this program must register separately for the LMCU Bridge Run. Email for more information. 

  • Pedometer Challenge October 3-November 14

Nutrition and fitness challenges will help you keep up the motivation!

Being Active On Campus

Fieldhouse and Recreation Center

The Fieldhouse is home to Laker Athletics, Campus Recreation, the Recreation Center,  Climbing Center, and Aquatic Center. Whether your goals are exercise and fitness, strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, or to become a fan of Laker Athletics, our facilities and staff are here to serve you!

Fieldhouse Track

Off Campus Facilities

Gym Discounts & YMCA Membership

Gym Discounts