Why Do You RecWell?


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. 

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Success Stories

Jacob Gipe

"My success story is simple. I participate in as much as I can at Grand Valley, specifically Campus Rec. I never want to wish I had done something. So I do it instead! I participate in Campus Recreation programs, like Intramural Sports, because they...

Karmen Johnson

"Working with Campus Recreation has allowed me to meet many new people and gain experience in networking. I also enjoy participating in group exercise classes to help me to maintain accountability and stay motivated. Campus Rec has allowed me to grow...

Deon Evans

"My time with Campus Rec has been amazing. For one, it allowed me to rekindle my passion for massage therapy and has increased my interest in pursuing a side career in it. I have also met a lot of great people...

Monse Miranda

"Campus Rec has allowed me to fulfill my love for adventure and the outdoors during my time at Grand Valley. Not only do I REC because having an active lifestyle is important but because Campus Rec has given me to opportunity to embark on adventures...

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...

Marie Schneider

Never settle nor underestimate yourself!! Your job that you have now may seem insignificant, but there are lessons to be learned around you every day.  Pay attention to the people you interact with, both the customers and your teammates. 

Joseph-Banashee Cadreau

I participate in Campus Recreation for one simple reason. In my opinion, no other department besides admissions has the ability to influence any students' experience on campus at GVSU then the recreation department. Campus Recreation has the potential...

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..."

Karlee Brower

"Through G3, Kickboxing, and SPIN, I am now in the best shape I have ever been in. Before I came to Grand Valley, I had never tried SPIN or Kickboxing, and now they are my new favorite workouts. I have gained so much confidence in myself and my...

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