RecWell Stories


GR Urban League

"We walked the 2020 Virtual 5K and used it as a way to give back to our community! We were able to give out COVID resource bags we prepared to over 25 homes in our surrounding community. Each bag had multiple hand sanitizers, face mask, and..."

Lori Maranville

"We've done all of the family runs since my daughter was a freshman (She's now a junior). My daughter Sydney and I completed the 5K this morning (her on the Allendale campus and me at the family farm in Eastern Colorado). Thank you so much for..."

Caitlin Bomay

"I participate because I love the sense of belonging and getting better always. The walks are my favorite, something so little and simple but gives me something to do! It has made my experience so much better! I have met so many awesome and welcoming..."

Kyle & Monse

Because of Outdoor Adventures (OA) and Recreation & Wellness, we found each other, our bridal party, and our life-long passion for rock climbing. Out of all our time at GVSU, our time spent with the Climbing Center and OA will always be the most..."

Emily Roelant

I actively pursue my wellness by recognizing what I am feeling and acting on it. Doing something everyday to keep me busy. When I'm feeling stressed or overwhelmed I journal, be sure to spend time outside, and remember not to worry about the things...

Ryleigh Emelander

"Over the summer, I worked with Recreation & Wellness as an intern. My favorite part was learning more about the eight dimensions of wellness and how RecWell provides opportunities to improve all of these dimensions. I find myself being more aware..."

Cody Eding

"I'm a big fan of GVSU Recreation & Wellness! The #GVLakerStrong challenge was a great motivator to stay active during unexpected and trying times. It provided me a healthy way to destress and get outside of my home, which was (and is) much..."

Allison Rumptz

The thoughts of staying at home with no work, no school, and no social activities terrified me. Even though I am a very introverted person, I still enjoy talking to people and being around people. This challenge has enabled me to become more in-tune...

Juliana Sornig

The #GVLakerStrong Challenge pushed me to be active and enjoy the things nature has to offer! I took advantage of all the kayaking, hiking, lifting, and walking that I could! As my dad always says: "Happiness isn't something you find. It's something...

Kristi Cooper

Both the #GVLakerStrong Activity Challenge and audiobooks from the library motivated me to be a little more active than normal. I've also discovered new places to hike, bike, & play pickle ball.

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