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

Liz Chase

"I believe, for me, there is a real mind-body connection and when I am physically active my mind is clearer. The Campus Recreation group classes are my favorite way to work out. The instructors are superb, classes are not too long, and I always feel..."

Alexandra Sixt

"I joined group exercise in an effort to heal myself from the inside out, and discovered that exercise truly is medicine! After an amazing experience with the Group Exercise Mentorship Program, I'm becoming an instructor to help others find their...

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...

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...

Dominic Raona

"Each year at GVSU, I continuously learn about what recreation means to me and how Campus Rec can help me. I participate in Campus Recreation programs because it takes my mind off the hectic college environment that culminates throughout the year..."

Julia Fiore

"Campus Rec has impacted my time at Grand Valley. It has allowed me to relieve stress, get healthy, stay in shape, and connect with my best friends through working out. Campus Rec has also given me the opportunity to express my creativity...

Marie Bourke

"I participate in Campus Recreation programs because working out is always a great stress reliever and you can never feel worse after a workout. Participating in group exercise classes, triathlon club, and teaching swim lessons helped me stay active...

Noah Macomber

"I participate in Intramural Sports because it is a fun way to stay active. It gives me the opportunity to be competitive while playing sports with my friends. I love being able to compete in multiple sports..."

Justin Bean

"I have partnered with REC many times to promote health and well-being for these hundreds of students in my living centers! Providing resources for students to become more active and engaged in their campus community. REC continues to be a very..."

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