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We're committed to help you stay active and healthy, regardless of where you are, by offering fitness, wellness, sports, and outdoor virtual activities. 

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News

Meaning to mission: RecWell invests in diversity, equity, and inclusion 

December 07, 2020

With diversity and inclusion a core value of Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), staff members are committed to continuing their education around it. Each chose opportunities that encouraged individual growth while...

Coronavirus (COVID19) RecWell Updates

May 15, 2020

With the health and safety of the GVSU community top of mind, please note the following closures and cancellations. This is a fluid situation and more information will be coming out as it is shared with us. GVSU will be adhering to CDC guidelines and...

GVSU earns gold level designation from the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) program

April 30, 2020

Grand Valley State University is one of only 166 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine® initiative for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

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Photos: Explore parks and trails near GVSU

November 02, 2020

You don't have to go far from GVSU to find picturesque nature and outdoor activities.

GVSU students encourage positive wellness behavior through new outreach program

September 23, 2020

The Laker Outreach Ambassador program began on the Allendale Campus this week.

GVSU recreation and athletic facilities reopen doors after months-long closure

September 14, 2020

Some of Grand Valley's athletic and recreation facilities reopened their doors Monday.

Signing out: Recreation and Wellness says unplug from technology and attend healthy events

February 24, 2020

Unplugged week at Grand Valley runs through March 2.

Walk with President Mantella, Wellness Fair to be held October 4

October 03, 2019

President Mantella and university leaders will lace up their shoes for a campus walk October 4.

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Upcoming Events

Press Pause: Rest. Relax. Refresh.

January 18, 2021 All Day

Expectations of work, school, and life make resting seem impossible or unimportant. By taking breaks often, we are not failing, we are recharging our bodies and our minds. RecWell encourages you to...

TREK100 Challenge 2021

January 18, 2021 All Day

This challenge allows you to track mileage through running, walking, biking, swimming, rowing, taking a group exercise class, playing an Intramural Sports game, using the upper body...

First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

January 22, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Recreation & Wellness is a proud provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED blended-learning courses.  Classes are offered weekly on the Allendale campus and will follow the...

Press Pause: Rest. Relax. Refresh.

January 25, 2021 All Day

Expectations of work, school, and life make resting seem impossible or unimportant. By taking breaks often, we are not failing, we are recharging our bodies and our minds. RecWell encourages you to...

TREK100 Challenge 2021

January 25, 2021 All Day

This challenge allows you to track mileage through running, walking, biking, swimming, rowing, taking a group exercise class, playing an Intramural Sports game, using the upper body...

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Recreation & Wellness is a department in the Division of Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University.