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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

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Intramural Schedule

Registrations can be completed at the Office of Campus Recreation from 9 am – 5 pm Mon. – Fri. Each house’s vice president will be responsible for assisting the Office of Campus Recreation in promoting and registering teams for both the Commons sporting events and intramural sports. For more info call 3-8186.

There is a $10 Guest Pass for non-student and non-rec center members.

Men’s & Women’s Programs Entry Date Start Date
Soccer                    Feb 24 – 28                 Mar 23

Co-Rec Programs Entry Date Start Date
Soccer                  Feb 24 – 28                  Mar 16
Ultimate Frisbee     Mar 10 – 14                 Mar 23

For a complete calendar of activities and more information, please check out our website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/intramurals/.


We are Looking for Officials for Spring 2014 Soccer

If interested, then we need YOU!!!!!!  Pay: $7.50 per hour
For more info, please contact Lynn Smith@ lynn.a.smith@vanderbilt.edu


Are you a certified Lifeguard???

If so we may have a job for you. For more info, please contact Kit Wilson @ kit.wilson@vanderbilt.edu


February and March Fitness Schedule

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/fitness/wp-content/uploads/Feb-2014-group-fit-schedule-final.pdf


Bowling Center NOW OPEN!

Mon – Fri 5 pm – 9 pm
Sat Noon – 9 pm
Sun 1 – 8 pm
$4 / Game or $20 / Hour
includes ball and shoes
Check, Cash or Commodore Card


Life Phase Series Lunch and Learn

The Life Phase Series is a monthly lunch and learn on an assortment of topics to support a well balanced life. No registration required. Please feel free to bring your lunch as lunch will not be provided. The class will be offered the 3rd Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC).

This Month: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Assistant Director Todd Suttles will be speaking in the Demo Kitchen on Youth Programs (Includes CampVandy, Swim School, Lead, and more). Feb 20th noon-1pm.

Parking will be available behind the facility on Children’s Way, Lot 75A, or via shuttle. For more information please contact marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu or 343-2638.


Nutrition Minute

Nutrition minute will be held at the Recreation and Wellness Center once a week. We will be giving you quick information on ways to maintain healthy eating. Feel free to stop in for a few min. or stay the whole time. This Week join Marilyn Holmes MS, RD, LDN in the Demo Kitchen anytime between 11am-12pm on Thursday, Feb. 20th for ‘Heart Healthy Fruit Becomes Dessert’.


Smoothie King Opened back up Jan. 6th

Beginning January 6th, Smoothie King will include salads, snacks, gluten-free and vegan baked goods. Look for Bongo Java Coffee coming soon.

NEW Hours!
Mon – Fri 7 am – 10 pm
Sat 10 am – 9 pm
Sun 1 pm – 9pm


Vandy Cooks: Heart Healthy

February 28th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, the VRWC invites you to a cooking demonstration featuring Chef George and Marilyn Holmes, RD in the Demonstration Kitchen.  You will receive samples and recipes of all the treats prepared. Please reserve your spot by contacting marilyn.c.holmes@vanderbilt.edu.


Basketball Court Reservations

Basketball court reservations must now be done upstairs in the Offices of Campus Recreation Monday through Friday 8:30am until 5:00 PM. All participants must be VU students or current VRWC member(s). Guests must be sponsored and pay a $10.00 guest fee (photo ID required). VU ID card and/or VRWC membership card is required for entrance into the VRWC and its facilities.

For questions call 615.322.2448


Fitness Assessments

Fitness Assessments are performed by professional staff of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

  • Appointments for Fitness Assessments must be made at least 24 hours prior.
  • Hours available for Fitness Assessments in the Recreation and Wellness Center are limited, so honoring appointments is important.
  • Appointments may last up to one hour and 30 minutes.
  • Appointments can be scheduled between the hours on 6 am – 5 pm Mon through Thu
  • Participants will receive a personalized report of your current fitness status and recommendations for improvement, if needed

Fitness Assessments evaluate several different areas of fitness:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Resting Heart Rate and Bike Test. The participant’s resting heart rate is taken at the start of the assessment to evaluate cardio effectiveness.  This test will determine the participant’s level of oxygen consumption.
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance: Hand Grip and Abdominal Crunch Tests. The participant does as many crunches as comfortably possible. Both men and women must do crunches, and not full sit-ups.
  • Flexibility: Sit and Reach Test. Participant sits on the floor and stretches as comfortably as is possible.
  • Body Composition: Bio-electrical impedance or Infrared technology will be used to determine body fat.
  • Body Mass Index can be figured using the participant’s weight, height, and body frame size.

To schedule an appointment please contact:
Anthony (Tony) Lewis – anthony.b.lewis@vanderbilt.edu
Glenda Lindsey – Glenda.l.swiney@vanderbilt.edu
Randall Brady – Randall.d.brady@vanderbilt.edu


Fitness Center Orientation

A fitness orientation is scheduled by appointment only with a fitness attendant to give you the opportunity to learn about the exercise machines and free weights. If you are unfamiliar with the machines, the fitness attendants will help you set them up and teach you how to properly use the equipment. Fitness Orientations are FREE to students and members of the VRWC .

To schedule an appointment please contact:

Todd Suttles – todd.suttles@vanderbilt.edu
Anthony (Tony) Lewis – anthony.b.lewis@vanderbilt.edu
Glenda Lindsey – Glenda.l.swiney@vanderbilt.edu
Randall Brady – Randall.d.brady@vanderbilt.edu


Rec Cross / CPR / 1st Aid / AED Class Dates

Last class: Sun., Mar 16

Cost: $120 / person

*Each student will receive a Rec Cross certificate upon passing the class.
*Must register by 5 pm on the Thursday before the class in the Office of Campus Recreation.

To register, stop by the Office of Campus Recreation during office hours, Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.  For more information email kelcie.e.hannah@vanderbilt.edu or call 343-8186. No Phone Reservations.

For questions call 615.322.2448


Locker Rental Options

  • Got a quarter handy! Same day use lockers are .25 cents — items must be removed before the VRWC closes.
  • Rent a day pad lock for .50 cents — items must be removed before the VRWC closes.
  • Locker Rentals are assigned for an academic (fall and spring) cycle or academic and summer cycle.
  • Locker Rental  – sizes and prices (See price below)

Besides securer items, another locker rental benefit is towel service — one towel per visit at no additional cost.

Academic Year 13-14

Large               $50
Medium            $45
Small               $40


Spring Break Modified Pool Hours Feb. 28th – Mar. 9th

Click here for Schedule http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/aquatics/hours-2/


Student Recreation Facility Hours:

Mon.- Thu        5 am – 11 pm
Fri                    5 am – 12 am
Sat                   9 am – 10 pm
Sun                  12 pm  – 11 pm