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

Kyle Meade

"I played sports all through high school, so the weight room wasn't something new to me. However, learning the science behind exercise and diving deeper into nutrition helped me lose 30 lbs and become stronger and healthier. Completing my internship...

Grant Carrigan

"Immerse yourself in the Recreation lifestyle; not just the job. Embracing the community and your role within it can lead to some pretty great life moments. Second most important..."

Jeremy and Katie Hepner

We've always wanted to travel and explore what's out there so we thought why not start with the United States. We also wanted to take this trip sooner rather than later because we aren't really tied to anything right now. 


"I have never been an athletic person. I danced almost my whole life but was never good at sports. Taking group exercise classes makes me feel good and gives me a way to simply exercise without the sports aspect and judgement of others! I participate...

Sydney Trepeck

"My biggest success through REC was finding a class I LOVE- Groove! I have gone now for 3 sessions, and this is one of the BEST things I have done! It's all fun and it's different every time! I'm not the most athletic person, but I do love to dance..."

Samantha Molnar

"I have struggled with my self-image and wellness in the past. I think it can be hard to put your health first sometimes in life, especially when it seems like your world is spinning at one hundred miles an hour. However, I have learned that it is..."

Tabitha Cecil

"I love all of the options offered that allow me to workout any time of the day and any part of my body. I also have a group exercise pass and really enjoy all the classes offered! I participate in Campus Rec programs because I love being active and...

Derrick Lessor

"It was sometimes difficult to make new friends after transferring to GVSU as a junior.Through Campus Recreation and Club Sports, I was able to get involved with the Waterski & Wakeboard Club and find friends that are going to last a lifetime...

Hunter Streling

"I came into college not knowing much about personal health and now after being very involved with Campus Recreation, I've learned healthier habits and also made a lot of connections along the way. I participate in Campus Recreation programs to...

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