Stories

THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND FOR YOU.

Telling your story is powerful - to us, to others, and to you. Plus, it's widely known that recreation has its benefits and is important to student success and overall well-being, and we'd love to know what that means to you (or how we've helped you achieve that)! 

We want to promote, encourage, and motivate you to keep moving through testimonials and stories about why Recreation & Wellness has impacted them and how it has made a lasting impression. 

Share your story to be featured on social media or entered into monthly drawings for FREE swag!

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Participant Stories

JaKyle Harris

JaKyle Harris

"When I got to GVSU, I was no longer able to run track, but with the Rec Center, I was able to work out as much as I wanted. Plus, Campus Rec programs, like Group Exercise and other offerings, really make working out fun because you can switch it up..."

Cody Eding

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..."

Emily Roelant

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...

Kevin Hoffheins

Kevin Hoffheins

"Coming from a background of multiple competitive sports and constantly keeping busy physically, I struggled to find positive outlets for a number of years. Participating in Rec programs gave me that outlet and brought me back to a place in which...

Layna Buthker

Layna Buthker

"College can be stressful, and having an option to work out on the downtown campus where I lived made a huge difference in my experience. Having an outlet to move your body completely changes your college experience! Participation is key. Having..."

Ryleigh Emelander

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..."

John Offerman

John Offerman

"I have a passion for fitness, meeting new people, and making a positive impact upon others by sharing the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle. Working within the Campus Recreation department provides me with the opportunity to do all of..."

Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson

"Recreation & Wellness has been an amazing way to stay active and make me feel like I'm accomplishing something. Intramural Sports have also allowed me to continue to play sports I love and meet new people through those..."

Janee Brewer

Janee Brewer

"Would I recommend OA trips to someone else? Yes, heck yes! As soon as we got back we all wanted to go back. OA trips are the way to go; they're perfect for spring break. You can meet new people and see places you never have..."

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