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Boxing at the Rec Starts September 5

Have fun learning the art of boxing while getting fit! These six-week non-contact and co-ed  boxing classes will be taught by USA Boxing Coach and certified personal trainer, Tramaine Crook. Participants should come to class prepared with their own boxing gloves and hand wraps. Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Classes begin…

Posted by on August 16, 2018 in 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…

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…

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…

Posted by on June 6, 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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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