Recreation and Wellness Center News

Vandy Walks is July 17

Looking for the perfect lunch break? Join Vandy Walks for a guided walk around Vanderbilt. Each walk has a fascinating theme, interesting sights, and involves a lovely stroll. Led by faculty and staff, Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

July 17: Sustainability in the Built Environment
with Chelsea Hamilton & Paul Marshall
Meet at Rand Hall Terrace

Faculty and staff are encouraged to log activity with the Start! Physical Activity Program.

Posted by on July 16, 2018 in News


Vandy Cooks: Healthy Appetizers with Beef is July 11

Join Karman Meyer, Registered Dietitian, in the Teaching Kitchen on July 11 from noon to 1 p.m., as she inspires us to eat healthy with lean beef, an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc, niacin, and vitamin B6. Enjoy observing Karman, a regular contributor to the Food and Nutrition magazine, create Taco Lettuce Wraps and Grilled Sirloin Crostini with Wasabi Sour Cream.

All attendees will receive delicious samples along with the recipes to take home to share with family and friends.

Contact Marilyn Holmes at marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu or 615-343-2638 for questions or other information about this program.

Posted by on June 28, 2018 in News


Enjoy an Outdoor Art Tour with Vandy Walks on June 13

Looking for the perfect lunch break? You are invited to Vandy Walks on Wednesday, June 13 from noon to 1 pm. Meet at the Commons Center to hear from Robert Waits, Landscape Architect, Vanderbilt University Campus Planning and Construction during an Outdoor Art Tour around Vanderbilt University’s campus.

Presented by Robert Waits, Landscape Architect, Vanderbilt University Campus Planning and Construction

Faculty & Staff are encouraged to log activity with the Start! Physical Activity Program.

Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

Posted by on June 6, 2018 in News


$10 off a Personal Training Session When You Start a New Membership

Get your workout on this summer! Start a new membership at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec) between June 1 and July 31 to receive $10 off a 60-minute personal training session. Our current Rec members can also receive this discount by referring new members during this timeframe.  Promotion is valid for first-time members only.

 

To get started or to refer a new member, email recmemberservices@vanderbilt.edu.

Posted by on June 1, 2018 in News


Register for Summer Adventure Trips with Outdoor Rec!

Registration for Summer 2018 Adventure Trips opens on May 17!

Go on an adventure with Outdoor Recreation at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec) this summer! Enjoy the great outdoors with trips like caving, kayaking, climbing, and more!

Trips are open to all Vanderbilt University students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), faculty, staff, Vanderbilt Medical Center employees, and Rec members. To be eligible to register and participate on an Adventure Trip, you must be affiliated with the Vanderbilt community.  A spouse can go as a guest of the Vanderbilt person.

Price includes transportation, in-camp food, group and/or specialized equipment, and fees. Personal gear may also be rented from the Outdoor Recreation Center. Accepted forms of payment include:  the Vanderbilt Commodore card, credit/debit card, and cash.

Registration begins on Thursday, May 17 at www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.

Dates Days Activity Location Deadline Cost
6/9 Sat. Canoeing Harpeth River, TN 6/1 $31/34
6/16 Sat. Caving Indian Gravepoint Cave, TN 6/8 $35/38
6/17 Sun. Adventure Hike & Splash Window Cliffs State Natural Areas, TN 6/8 $21/$23
6/22-24 Fri.-Sun. Backpacking Great Smoky Mountains, TN 6/15 $117/$129
7/7 Sat. Stand Up Paddle Board & Kayaking Green River, KY 6/29 $58/$64
7/14 Sat. Hike & Splash Piney River Trail, TN 7/6 $37/$41
7/15 Sun. Whitewater Kayaking Hiwassee River, TN 6/22 $81/$89
7/21-22 Sat.-Sun. Canoe Camping Buffalo River, TN 7/13 $97/$107
7/21 Sat. Climbing Kings Bluff, TN 7/13 $33/$36
7/28 Sat. Kayaking Duck River, TN 7/20 $52/$57

 

 

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in News


Learn How to Make: Endurance Energy Bars

By Megan Toomey and Kati Pittman
2017-2018 Dietetic Interns

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These healthy, homemade energy bars are nutritious and versatile. They’re great for a light breakfast or a post-workout snack. 

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Directions

  1. Melt creamy peanut butter and honey together in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute

Tip: To keep from burning, take out of the microwave at 30 seconds and mix

Nutrition: Peanut butter is high in protein which helps repair muscles and omega- 6 fatty acids which reduce inflammation

  1. Add old fashioned rolled oats and crisp rice cereal to the melted mixture

Tip: Add slowly while mixing to prevent clumping

Nutrition: Oats and rice cereal are excellent sources of fiber which lowers the risk for heart disease, aids in gut function, and may reduce blood cholesterol levels

  1. Add freshly diced strawberries and dark chocolate chips to the mixture

Tip: Save some strawberries to top the bars off with for a boost of flavor and color

Nutrition: Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants which is great for a boosting your immune system.  Dark chocolate is also a powerful source of antioxidants which reduce inflammation

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  1. Pour ingredients out on to a baking sheet and press into a large square, making sure that the edges are firm and rounded. Sprinkle strawberries on top (optional)

Tip: Use gloves or run your hands under warm water to avoid sticking while forming the square

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  1. Freeze for 20 to 30 minutes, cut into bars, and enjoy

Tip: Use a pizza cutter instead of a knife to save time

Tip: Freeze longer for a bar that is firmer – especially if you want the bars to last a long time

Nutrition Analysis

Per Bar: 199 calories, 8.5g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 76mg sodium, 30g carbohydrates, 2.2g fiber, 18g sugar, 4.3g protein

Ingredients

Serves: 12

-1/2 cup peanut butter

-1/2 cup honey

-1 ½ cups dry oats

-1 ½ cups crisp rice cereal

-1/2 cup chopped strawberries

-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in News


Register for Swim Lessons at the Rec This Summer!

Develop new skills and strokes with Vanderbilt Swim School! Group and private swim lesson registration is available online NOW at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec).  Participants work individually or collectively in a group setting with a certified swim instructor. Depending on swim ability and the lesson curriculum, swimmers will learn techniques for basic water survival or stroke refinement.

Group lessons : Summer sessions starting June 4!

  • $180/per session – A session includes 8 lessons
  • Lessons occur 4 days a week for two weeks and are 30-50 minutes in length (Monday-Thursday)
  • Fridays are reserved for makeup lessons in case of inclement weather
  • Classes led by a Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and are one-on-one with an instructor. Lessons may be scheduled when the pool is open, with the exception of Mondays-Thursdays 4pm until 6pm. Once online registrations are received by the Vanderbilt Swim School office, lessons will be scheduled.

Semi-private lessons are 30 minutes in length and are two participants per instructor.  Participants should be at or near the same swim skill level and age for enrollment. Lessons may be scheduled when the pool is open, with the exception of Mondays-Thursdays 4pm until 6pm. Once online registrations are received by the Vanderbilt Swim School office, lessons will be scheduled.

Registration for swim lessons requires each participant to have a Rec account.

  • Participants can register for Swim lesson through their Fusion profile. If the participant is a minor, the parent/guardian must register for the swim lesson under the minor’s profile.
  • If you are a student/Rec member, you already have an account and you can log-in to register for the swim lesson.
  • If you are not a VU student, Rec member or you are purchasing a swim lesson for a minor, please create an account at https://rec.vanderbilt.edu/Account/Registerby selecting the “Sign Up” button.
  • Once you have created an account, you will be able to register for swim lessons.

Register now!

For additional information, please contact: swimschool@vanderbilt.edu

 

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in News


Register for the AquaDores Summer Swim Team

Do you have a swimmer, between ages 6-17, who is interested in joining a summer swim team? Dive into the summer with the AquaDores Swim Team! Registration for AquaDores is available online NOW at the Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec).

Has your child advanced out of swim lessons and is interested in a summer team? Check out the AquaDores! Participants work in a team setting under the direction of a USA Swimming certified coach to refine strokes, increase endurance, and develop good competition habits. The season will culminate with an intersquad meet.

The AquaDores practice 3 times a week for 6 weeks. The season includes a total of 24 practices.

  • Cost: $375 for the season (May 21-July 12, 2018) and includes 24 practices (1 hour practices).
  • Ages – 6-17 yrs.
  • Practices: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Practices are 1 hour in length led by a USA Swimming certified coach.
    • No practice the week of July 4, 2018.
  • Requirements – Participants must have a knowledge of swimming and be able to complete a full 25 yd., continuous swim in a water depth of 10 feet without the aid of flotation devices. (Not a substitute for swim lessons.)
  • Fridays are reserved for makeup practices in case of inclement weather

 

Registration for the AquaDores Swim Team requires each participant to have a Rec account:

  • If you are a student/Rec member, you already have an account and you can log-in to register for the AquaDores swim season.
  • If you are not a VU student or member, please create an account at https://rec.vanderbilt.edu/Account/Registerby selecting the “Sign Up” button. Once you have created an account, you can add your child to your profile, and register for the AquaDores swim season.
  • If you are registering on behalf of a minor, the dependent must be linked to the parent/guardian’s profile. Questions, please refer to the following “how to” guide: How to Add a Family Member to your Profile Online.

Register now!

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in News


Vandy Cooks: Thai Cuisine is May 18

Friday, May 18

Noon– 1 p.m.

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Teaching Kitchen

 

Take a trip to the “Jewel of the Orient” with registered dietitians Marissa Wertheimer, Marilyn Holmes, and Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Educator, Emily Cox! At this Vandy Cooks, delicious dishes from Thailand will be served.  Join us on May 18 from noon to 1 p.m in the Teaching Kitchen at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

 

Influences from as early as the 1351 Common Era have shaped the dishes we enjoy today all around the world. Thai cooking places an emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic and spicy ingredients. Recipes prepared will include: Red Curry Soup, Green Curry Chicken, and Shrimp Spring Rolls. Recipes, complete with nutrition analysis, will be available for all attending this Vandy Cooks

 

Marissa Wertheimer is also a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator for Health Plus. In her role, Marissa provides wellness coaching along with health education to Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

Marilyn Holmes has more than forty (40) years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and in population health management. Currently, she is an Associate Director with the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. Emily Cox is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Health Educator for Health Plus. In her role, Emily provides nutrition programming and general health education to Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

 

 

Vandy Cooks is provided monthly by a partnership with the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Health Plus, and their many celebrated food experts.

 

 

Contact:

Marilyn Holmes

marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu

(615) 343-2638

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in News


Park in Lot 74 on Saturday, April 21

Planning to come to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, April 21? While Children’s Way will be unavailable for parking, security officers will direct patrons to Lot 74.

Questions or concerns? Please call 615-343-6627

Posted by on April 19, 2018 in News