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

Nicole Gustin Spotlight

Nicole Gustin

"Nursing is not an easy profession, staying engaged in recreational activities not only helps me maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also is a great stress reliever. As a student nurse, it is important to engage in physical activity and promote a...

Brennan Burk Spotlight

Brennan Burk

"Recreation means taking a break from the mundane, everyday tasks that we as students are expected to do. It means having fun and being active in any way that we see fit in order to bring us joy. I participate because they all..."

Zach McCurdy Spotlight

Zach McCurdy

"I had to learn how to be active "outside of the gym." While I may not get to the gym as much as I like, I can still be active in other ways. Taking my dog for a walk and playing disc golf have provided me other ways to stay active..."

Rodrigo Mata Spotlight

Rodrigo Mata

"The pandemic really highlighted how detrimental depression and anxiety can be. I never want to enter back in my lowest of the low and experience what I gone through. Anytime I feel something negative, I practice affirmations to help me avoid those..."

Terrell Dorsey Spotlight

Terrell Dorsey

My involvement with Campus Recreation has impacted my experience at GVSU because being a new addition to the Campus Rec office, I never realized how much Campus Recreation influenced student retention and experience. GVSU Campus Recreation also...

Casey Moomey Spotlight

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..."

Camille Curtis Spotlight

Camille Curtis

I love being adventurous, hiking, water sports, and doing yoga as exercise! Campus Rec is great at encouraging student and employee physical and mental health and overall wellness. This pushes me to want to do more and keep up my routine!"

Hien Nguyen Spotlight

Hien Nguyen

"You cannot pour water from an empty cup. I unplug to check in with myself, and leave spaces for my creativity process."

Hannah Stoliker Spotlight

Hannah Stoliker

"Being active allows me to say yes to new adventures. When family and friends ask me to go backpacking, hike a new trail, or bike a new route, I don't want my health to be the thing that keeps me from saying yes. Valuing fitness and wellness gives me...

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