GVSU Recreation

GVSU Recreation Stay connected with Campus Recreation and the Athletic and Recreation Facilities at GVSU.

Campus Recreation is part of the Division of Student Services at GVSU. We enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and well-being, and encourage student development and success. We offer something for everyone; including Club Sports, Fitness Services (personal training, small group training), Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventures (bike shop, climbing center, trips, workshops), Wellness Activities (massage therapy, nutrition services), and Special Events (5Ks, other annual events). The department of Athletic and Recreation Facilities oversees the athletic and recreation facilities. They are responsible for student staffing of the Aquatic Center, Climbing Center, Kelly Family Sports Center, and Recreation Center, in addition to scheduling, operating hours, and equipment within all Athletic and Recreation Facilities. The Rec Center is FREE to all students registered for one or more credits, all faculty, and all staff of GVSU, as well as qualified alumni and their immediate families. Student, faculty, and staff may use the facilities with an eligible GVSU ID. Alumni and community members must purchase a membership to receive an eligible ID. Make your time at Grand Valley healthy, fun, and memorable by taking advantage of a wide variety of recreational, wellness, competitive, and educational resources that support your physical and mental well-being.

Mission: To enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success.

"I have partnered with REC many times to promote health and well-being for these hundreds of students in my living cente...
06/04/2019

"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 positive thing for my residents!" -Justin #whyiGVrec

Active Commute Week starts in two weeks. Register to participate at www.acwgr.org 🚲
06/04/2019

Active Commute Week starts in two weeks. Register to participate at www.acwgr.org 🚲

Did you know? Just three hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50 percent!

There’s still time to join us for #GroupExercise this Spring/Summer! Visit gvsu.edu/rec/groupex for the full schedule ...
06/03/2019

There’s still time to join us for #GroupExercise this Spring/Summer! Visit gvsu.edu/rec/groupex for the full schedule and to get a discounted pass 😏 #GVFitness

05/31/2019
Leave No Trace Principle 7 - Be Respectful

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: Principle 7 of 7 is Be Respectful of Others. When enjoying time outside, make sure to be respectful of other when it comes to noise and taking up too much space during your outdoor activities 😊🌲 #GVGetOA #FactFriday

NIRSA
05/30/2019
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NIRSA

"Researchers at the University of Vermont believe exercise should be prescribed to patients with mental health issues before psychiatric drugs."

Unique activities offered at the camp were designed by Grand Valley State University public health graduate students and...
05/30/2019
Eat Better, Move More, Smile Often - Wellness camp targets data-driven needs

Unique activities offered at the camp were designed by Grand Valley State University public health graduate students and faculty members. During each week of the camp, students participate in games and activities that will hopefully lead to a change in beliefs and attitudes toward nutrition, exercise and mental health β€” exercises that can replace screen time, or healthy snacks that can replace junk food πŸ‘ #GVUnplugged #GVFitness #GVWellness

Public health faculty and students have teamed with a community group in Lowell to offer wellness camps for elementary students.

#TBT to the Farmer's Market... in excitement for opening day next week, June 5. Stop by for bike tune ups and lunch, or ...
05/30/2019

#TBT to the Farmer's Market... in excitement for opening day next week, June 5. Stop by for bike tune ups and lunch, or come say hi to all the vendors! More info at gvsu.edu/farmersmarket #GVGetOA #GVWellness

If you’re a student at GVSU, you’ve most likely heard of Campus Recreation. But what does that really mean? And, mor...
05/29/2019
What is Campus Rec anyway? - Blog - Campus Recreation - Grand Valley State University

If you’re a student at GVSU, you’ve most likely heard of Campus Recreation. But what does that really mean? And, more importantly, what does that mean to you? Check out our new blog, written by students for students, to learn more about all that Campus Recreation offers. There really is something for everyone, including you 😁 http://bit.ly/2Ka1Ayb

GET INVOLVED. BE ACTIVE. LIVE HEALTHY

"In high school, I ran track and cross country which was my primary source of exercise. When I came to college, I didn't...
05/28/2019

"In high school, I ran track and cross country which was my primary source of exercise. When I came to college, I didn't know what to do without a coach and teammates to keep me accountable. I utilized Campus Rec to stay motivated, but also explored new methods of recreation, like the rock climbing wall. Each year at GVSU, I continuously learn about what recreation means to me and how Campus Rec can help me." -Dominic #whyiGVrec #GVRecFam

#MemorialDay draws us together as a nation and community. Today, we spend time with loved ones. Today, we #Remember. Tod...
05/27/2019

#MemorialDay draws us together as a nation and community. Today, we spend time with loved ones. Today, we #Remember. Today, we #NeverForget πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Eat Right Nutrition
05/24/2019
Eat Right Nutrition

Eat Right Nutrition

We know life gets busy, but regular physical activity is too important to skip!

In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, try to make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

We want to hear from you! What stickers would you want to receive?! Leave a comment that includes your favorite 12 WORDS...
05/24/2019

We want to hear from you! What stickers would you want to receive?! Leave a comment that includes your favorite 12 WORDS from the 18 options. Then, tag a friend so they can share too! 😎 #GVSURecreation #GVGetOA #GVIMSports #GVFitness #GVWellness

We are always looking to leave the least amount of impact on our environment as possible, so... when our old bikes turne...
05/23/2019

We are always looking to leave the least amount of impact on our environment as possible, so... when our old bikes turned into a pile of broken metal, they were donated to the Allendale High School Wrestling Team. They recycled the pile and used the proceeds to support their team 🚲 #GVGetOA #GVSURecycle #TBT

Interested in an inexpensive, but quality work out with others? Join us for Group Exercise this Spring/Summer; classes r...
05/22/2019

Interested in an inexpensive, but quality work out with others? Join us for Group Exercise this Spring/Summer; classes run until June 21. Purchase your pass at gvsu.edu/rec/groupex... only $15 for students and $35 for faculty, staff, and alumni 😎 #GVFitness #GroupExercise

In honor of #MemorialDay, the Rec Center will be CLOSED on Sun 5/26 and Mon 5/27. Normal hours resume Tues 5/28 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ...
05/21/2019

In honor of #MemorialDay, the Rec Center will be CLOSED on Sun 5/26 and Mon 5/27. Normal hours resume Tues 5/28 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #NeverForget #Remember

"With Campus Rec, I have been able to stay active after work and continue working on my physical and mental health. My i...
05/21/2019

"With Campus Rec, I have been able to stay active after work and continue working on my physical and mental health. My involvement with Campus Rec has given me more energy to do other things. I have escaped "lazy mode" and now been more willing to try other things outside of the Rec Center. I got involved in a basketball league that I am happy about, and I am able to be satisfied with the results that come along with it." -JaJuan #whyiGVrec

Visit the Climbing Center! Hours at gvsu.edu/outdooradventures
05/20/2019

Visit the Climbing Center! Hours at gvsu.edu/outdooradventures

Bike Rentals! 🚲 The number of bikes currently available to rent is extremely limited, due to high demand (thank you, ...
05/20/2019
Bike Services - Outdoor Adventures - Grand Valley State University

Bike Rentals! 🚲 The number of bikes currently available to rent is extremely limited, due to high demand (thank you, and sorry πŸ˜ͺ). Stop by the Bike Shop in the Ravine Center on Allendale's campus to join the wait list, or call 616-331-0929 to inquire about availability. More info at gvsu.edu/rec/bike

GVSU Bike Services offers a wide variety of resources for bike enthusiasts on ourΒ campus! Bike rentals, assorted parts sales, free tool use, maintenance space,Β staff who are familiar with basicΒ bikeΒ maintenance,Β special events and programming.Β 

This should be all the #MotivationMonday you need, thanks to MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Service πŸ˜‰ #GVSURecre...
05/20/2019
Can recreational sports really make you a better student?

This should be all the #MotivationMonday you need, thanks to MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness Service πŸ˜‰ #GVSURecreation

A new MSU study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve grades while attending college, but it also can help students return for another year.

It's almost the weekend, and we're lovin' this weather β˜€οΈ #TGIF #GVSU
05/17/2019

It's almost the weekend, and we're lovin' this weather β˜€οΈ #TGIF #GVSU

05/16/2019
Leave No Trace Principle 6: Respect Wildlife

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: Principle 6 of 7 is Respect Wildlife. A good concept to follow when encountering wildlife outdoors is the "Rule of Thumb." If you hold up your thumb at arms length, and your thumb covers the animal, you've encountered a safe and respectful distance away. If your thumb does not cover the wildlife, then you are too close 🐒 #GVGetOA

🚲🚲🚲 #NationalBikeToWorkWeek #BikeToWork #GVGetOA
05/15/2019
9 Bike-to-Work Myths, Debunked

🚲🚲🚲 #NationalBikeToWorkWeek #BikeToWork #GVGetOA

Don't let these common misconceptions about bike commuting keep you from participating in Bike to Work Day this year

Ottawa County
05/15/2019
Ottawa County

Ottawa County

What is your favorite Ottawa County Park for relaxation and exercise?
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"I was raised with an affection and enthusiasm for the outdoors, but winters in West Michigan are no joke! It can be cha...
05/14/2019

"I was raised with an affection and enthusiasm for the outdoors, but winters in West Michigan are no joke! It can be challenging to get outside and get moving during that time. Not being able to do that makes it feel like something is missing and you can easily start feeling down. By keeping on the move and playing an active role in my health, I can beat the winter blues and get right back to my favorite seasonal activities when the time comes. I love the variety of services that Campus Recreation offers, including several wellness campaigns throughout the year. " -Robert #whyiGVrec

It's #NationalBikeToWorkWeek from May 13-19! According to @acwgr, bike commuters report lower stress and greater feeling...
05/13/2019

It's #NationalBikeToWorkWeek from May 13-19! According to @acwgr, bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation, and excitement than car commuters 🚲 Find out more at bikeleague.org #BikeToWork #GVGetOA

Shout out to Tess on her #NextStepInCollegiateRec! Tess, who is currently our Fitness Coordinator, will be heading down ...
05/10/2019

Shout out to Tess on her #NextStepInCollegiateRec! Tess, who is currently our Fitness Coordinator, will be heading down to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to serve as their Fitness Coordinator! We will miss you, but are so proud of you βš“ #GVLakerEffect #GVRecFam

05/10/2019
Leave No Trace Principle 5: Minimize Campfire Impacts

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics:
Principle 5 of 7 is Minimize Campfire Impacts. In many cases, having a fire is an important part of camping. Knowing how to handle a fire in an outdoor environment not only protects you, but also your surroundings. Learn more at lnt.org πŸ”₯ GVGetOA #FactFriday

Throwin' it back to March, when we hosted our 21st annual Pathfinder Top-Rope Climbing Competition. This is a pretty gre...
05/09/2019

Throwin' it back to March, when we hosted our 21st annual Pathfinder Top-Rope Climbing Competition. This is a pretty great group of finalists... congrats to you all πŸ‘ #GVGetOA #climbing

"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 ...
05/07/2019

"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 abilities. The Group Exercise classes are not only so much fun, but also a fantastic workout. Intramural Volleyball and Group Ex have made me feel more part of the GVSU community, and I have met so many cool people through my involvement with Campus Rec!"-Karlee #whyiGVrec

Starting this week, the Bike Shop is only OPEN on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-4:30pm over the Spring and Summer ...
05/07/2019

Starting this week, the Bike Shop is only OPEN on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-4:30pm over the Spring and Summer semesters 🚲 Learn more at gvsu.edu/rec/bike or stop by and hang out with us in the Ravine Center! #GVGetOA

University Health Service, University of Michigan
05/06/2019

University Health Service, University of Michigan

Find movement that moves you! Exercise should be enjoyable, work for your body, and encourage you to give your body the nutrients it needs. #MTMY

NIRSA
05/04/2019
NIRSA

NIRSA

"Everyone knows exercise is good for you. But not everyone knows just how good. When you see the health benefits of physical activity in a list, they can seem almost too good to be true."

...and the Spring 2019 IM Flag Football CHAMP title (and sweet t-shirt) goes to.... Team Panda and The Possession Receiv...
05/03/2019

...and the Spring 2019 IM Flag Football CHAMP title (and sweet t-shirt) goes to.... Team Panda and The Possession Receivers! Congrats on a great season πŸ‘ #GVIMSports

Graduating Campus Rec student staff are making an impact in the recreation field across the nation... and that's our #GV...
05/03/2019

Graduating Campus Rec student staff are making an impact in the recreation field across the nation... and that's our #GVLakerEffect. Congrats to Derrick on his role as Club Sports GA at Coastal Carolina University, Zach for his role as Competitive Sports Intern at Florida Gulf Coast University, and Isaac on becoming the Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant at Western Michigan University! We're so proud of you πŸ‘ #GVRecFam #NextStepInCollegiateRec

05/02/2019
Leave No Trace Principle 4: Leave What You Find

@LeaveNoTraceCenterforOutdoorEthics: Principle 4 of 7 is Leave What You Find. Respect for nature is important in order to preserve the environment for future generations. Take only pictures; leave only footprintsπŸ‘£ #GVGetOA

#ThrowbackThursday to ONE MONTH AGO today when Corrin led one of our #GroupExercise SPIN classes for the Alpha Phi Alpha...
05/02/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to ONE MONTH AGO today when Corrin led one of our #GroupExercise SPIN classes for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 🚲 #GVFitnessWellness #TBT

Exercise is Medicine
05/02/2019

Exercise is Medicine

May is Exercise is Medicine Month! How will you promote the benefits of physical activity to others in your life?

We have a number of resources available: http://ow.ly/rkXi50txnBy

05/01/2019
Small Group Training - Winter 2019

β€œWorking out here has given me a sense of I can do this, and, this is something that I can do by myself now.” - Kendall Hudson, Small Group Training participant πŸ™Œ Working out can be intimidating sometimes, but the close knit community offered by Small Group Training gave participants confidence and techniques to design their own workout routines. Small Group Training will be back in the Fall, but you can learn more at gvsu.edu/rec/smallgroups #WorkoutWednesday #WellnessWednesday #GVFitness #GVWellness

"I was a captain on the D3 Hockey team from 2007-2011 (my 4 years at GVSU). After that, I stayed through 2012 as an Assi...
04/30/2019

"I was a captain on the D3 Hockey team from 2007-2011 (my 4 years at GVSU). After that, I stayed through 2012 as an Assistant Coach. Our team was special, I can tell you that. From youth hockey through Junior hockey and College, I’ve never been part of a team that was as close as we were, and still are. My biggest piece of advice to student staff at GVSU Recreation now would be to put every resource you have at your disposal to use for the programs, and make it special!" -Andrew Gilgallon #whyiGVrec

Congrats to Rip City, Master Gators, and Queens of the Court ... our Spring 2019 Intramural Volleyball CHAMPS! ☝️ #G...
04/29/2019

Congrats to Rip City, Master Gators, and Queens of the Court ... our Spring 2019 Intramural Volleyball CHAMPS! ☝️ #GVIMSports

So many of our staff graduated this year (😭), and not only did they leave us with a lot of memories, they also left y...
04/29/2019

So many of our staff graduated this year (😭), and not only did they leave us with a lot of memories, they also left you with a lot of advice! #MotivationMonday #GVRecFam

To be honest, we feel a little bit like this... tired but excited! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ YOU DID IT! Congrats on a finishing the seme...
04/26/2019

To be honest, we feel a little bit like this... tired but excited! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ YOU DID IT! Congrats on a finishing the semester strong, Lakers #GVLakerEffect

Congratulations, Lakers! πŸŽ“ #LakerForALifetime #GVLakerEffect
04/26/2019

Congratulations, Lakers! πŸŽ“ #LakerForALifetime #GVLakerEffect

Congratulations, Lakers! If you are participating in commencement tonight or tomorrow, cherish the moment. Take it all in. It is a mixture of sadness, excitement, happiness, nervousness, & maybe some unknowns. It will be bittersweet, but amazing things are to come! CONGRATULATIONS! πŸŽ“ #LakerForALifetime #GVLakerEffect #GVSUAlumni #GVSUGrad #GVSU

The Spring Group Ex schedule is now live... and we're excited about it! Join us for Yoga, SPIN, Barre, Strength, Zumba, ...
04/26/2019

The Spring Group Ex schedule is now live... and we're excited about it! Join us for Yoga, SPIN, Barre, Strength, Zumba, TRX, or HIIT. Purchase your pass at gvsu.edu/rec/groupex - only $15 for students and $35 for faculty and staff 😎 #GVFitness #GVWellness #GroupExercise

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