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The Recreation and Wellness Center

The Vanderbilt University Recreation and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility. It includes 130,000 square feet of indoor facilities and seven acres of outdoor facility space.

Classes at the Rec and Wellness Center

All classes and clinics are taught by qualified instructors and are open to students, faculty, and staff. Classes include yoga, lifeguard training, rock climbing, weight training, racquetball, and kayaking. Many of the classes and clinics are free, but some may include additional fees. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/classes/

Outdoor Recreation Program

Outdoor Rec offers adventures for students, faculty, staff, and the Vanderbilt community. Nashville is close to gorgeous state parks and natural areas, making it an ideal location for weekend backpacking, spelunking, canoeing, and rafting trips. The resource library includes maps and guidebooks for local parks so you can plan a trip on your own. You can participate in an Outdoor Rec trip or rent gear from Outdoor Rec. The Outdoor Rec is located on Children’s Way, just behind the Rob Roy Purdy Intramural Fields by the Recreation and Wellness Center. www.vanderbilt.edu/outrec.

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Get started on the path to healthy living at Vanderbilt University’s Wellness Resource Center (WRC), located on the first floor of the Rec and Wellness Center. They offer free services, programs, and resources for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, including body fat composition assessment, fitness assessment, and blood pressure screening. Look forward to “Fall into Fitness,” a fitness incentive program brought to you by the Wellness Resource Center to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle, beginning in the fall semester. www.vanderbilt.edu/wellnesscenter

Intramural Sports

The intramural program includes more than 40 sports ranging from basketball to wrestling. Leagues are available in men’s, women’s, and co-recreational divisions. Competitive and recreation divisions exist to meet the desired skill or interest level of the participants. All registration is done through the Office of Campus Recreation. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/intramurals/

Club Sports

This program serves individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. Membership is open to all students. Club teams such as Aikido, angling, badminton, bowling, crew, equestrian, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and water polo can be competitive, recreational, or instructional in nature. Club sports are slightly more competitive than intramural sports, as clubs may represent the university in intercollegiate competition. Many clubs have regular practice times and tournament play. The National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) sets the standards to which our club sports program is managed. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/sportsclub/