GVSU Recreation Success Stories


Susan Brunell

"My knees had been bothering me for several years. I was out of shape, overweight, and was very concerned about possible complications from surgery. I decided to try the Sunrise SPIN class and loved it. I gained strength overall and became a healthier...

Kit Toenniges

"One of the biggest transitions from high school to college was that I was no longer involved in sports. I needed to find a new way to stay active, and Campus Recreation was that new way for me. After attending tons of group exercise classes, I fell..."

Ally Kaza

"I was a dancer before I started at Grand Valley. After I was done dancing, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do to stay active. I found group exercise classes because my mom teaches yoga for Campus Recreation. I began to attend more classes and..."

Alexa Asher

"I was fortunate enough to be a part of the GVSU Dance Team with Club Sports during my time at Grand Valley, and I enjoyed the team and family I gained from that experience. I also truly enjoyed being active, so I participate in Campus Rec programs..."

Andy Beachnau

"I have completed seven 25K races at the Fifth River Bank Run in my lifetime! I was also an Intramural Sports Official as an undergraduate, and this experience changed my personal and professional life. I participate in Campus Rec programs and..."

Joe Bitely

"In my teens & twenties, I was active but definitely wasn't the poster child for good habits. Now that I'm in my 30's, I'm learning that doing things like skipping a warm-up, not stretching, or doing too much too soon have more severe consequences..."

Allie Goeddeke

"As a student, the Group Exercise classes through Campus Recreation at GVSU really allowed me to discover a way of exercising that was fun for me. I have always struggled with the motivation to drag myself to the gym. However, through a variety of..."

Casey Moomey

"I overcame a weight loss of 100 lbs. In 2008 when I started working at GVSU, I started using the Rec Center to maintain my weight loss and continue my fitness journey. It's been 12 years keeping my weight off and I visit the Rec Center 6 days a week..."

Tess Swastek

"For the past 5 years, I have made the most amazing friends, found my career path, learned I loved things I never thought I would, had the best jobs, realized how impactful wellness is, learned how to support my physical and mental health, and have had...

Angie Cena

"Campus Recreation provided me with a way to stay active throughout college while also having fun. Whether it was attending Zumba after class, or playing Intramural Soccer with my friends at night under the lights on the turf field. My best memories...

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