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National Employee Health and Fitness Day


National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Join the celebration as Vanderbilt recognizes a day to inspire and sustain healthy lifestyle actions at work.

For all who are able, enhance the celebration by ditching the elevators and shuttles and making meetings walking ones.
Visit the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) throughout the day May 20 as part of the National Employee Health and Fitness Day Free Open House; come enjoy all the amenities.

To view photos from the day, click here.

7:00 – 8:00 am Grab and Go Smoothies (While supplies last)

Smoothie King will be providing 4 oz “Caribbean Way” smoothies at Medical Center North Round Shuttle Drop-off.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Know Your Numbers and Healthy Samples

  • Know Your Numbers Outside Eskind Library provided by Health Plus
  • Healthy Samples offered at Suzie’s Espresso in the Adult Hospital Lobby and Children’s Hospital Food Court, and Au Bon Pain in the Hospital Plaza and 100 Oaks

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Healthy Samples

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Team Walking Relay and Walking Wednesdays

  • Get three co-workers to join you in the fun Team Walking Relay in the VRWC Fieldhouse! Use a “department specific” item to use as a “baton” to pass off to each team member. Be creative with your baton and team name. This is a walking relay – No running allowed. Fill out this form by Monday, May 18 at 5:00 PM to be registered.
  • Walking Wednesdays starts at Eskind Library at 11:30 am

12:15 – 12:45 pm Pound on the Lawn

POUND! on the lawn between Light Hall and Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

4:00 – 5:00 pm Meet the Personal Trainers at VRWC

Join VRWC Personal Trainers Alyson Dickson and Johnny Pryor for games, prizes, and to ask questions!

4:30  – 6:30 pm Bike Repairs provided by Cumberland Transit

Cumberland Transit will be here performing bike repairs in front of the Outdoor Recreation Center at 2600 Children’s Way behind the VRWC.

5:00 –  6:00 pm Van-Fitathan and Fun Run

Total body workout lead by expert fitness associates with prizes given to all who complete.  A Fun Run/Walk will be offered with 1, 2, or 3 mile options.

Social Media Contest throughout the day:

  • Win prizes for your healthy choices with our Employee Health and Fitness day Social Media Contest
  • Add Vanderbilt Rwc on Facebook or @VandyRec on Twitter.
  • Post pictures of yourself being active, eating healthy choices, or making other healthy choices. Tag the VRWC and hashtag #VandyFit2015 to be entered for a special drawing.

Contact Kara Philpot for more information

Thank You to the Sponsors

• Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center • Health PlusVRWC Smoothie King • Vanderbilt Heart • Campus Dining • Medical Center Dining Services • Children’s Hospital Dining Services • Suzie’s Espresso • Au Bon Pain

Activities throughout the day showcase the numerous opportunities offered to support our health.
Please check back for updates.

Contact Marilyn Holmes for more information.

See our National Employee Health and Fitness Day Flyer here.