GVSU Recreation Success Stories


Megan Alwardt

"I began working the GVSU Rec Center most for a source of income, but it became must more than a paycheck. It became a community. I have made so many great connections as a Rec Center user, lifeguard, staff member, and and Student Building Supervisor....

Claire Piesiak

"I've always had a passion for fitness and nutrition. After deciding I wanted to attend GVSU during my junior year of high school, I knew I made the perfect choice before I even got there. When the first semester finally came around, I couldn't be any...

Rachael Chase

"Through GV Campus Recreation and Club Sports, I have learned how to motivate individuals and how to truly be a great teammate and leader. The support I have received and the guidance I was given during my time at GV was wonderful and I wouldn't trade...

Malia Brooks

"Campus Recreation has allowed me to stay involved with activities I love - from soccer, to swimming, to gathering people together to play sports. My employment with Campus Recreation helped me discover my passion for inspiring others to live healthy...

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..."

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